Giggles Pre-School

268 Central Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 4EE

Owner: Kim Searle

Person in charge: Gemma Wood (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Southend on Sea Borough Council

Number of Staff: 6

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open term time, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 23

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1200 or 1300-1600

When Closed: School Holidays

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Reviews

8.2 Giggles Pre-School has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.217)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Giggles Pre-School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Giggles Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 5 for Giggles Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (48 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 5

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.217 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Giggles Pre-School is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 4.6 positive Reviews (23 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 4.6 Target = 0.217

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Giggles Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Giggles Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    4

It is the best nursery with very friendly staff.
They look after the children so well. I'm so happy with all the achievements that my daughter has done so far.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Cannot fault this nursery. Fantastic and very friendly people. My daughter is always excited to go to this nursery everyday. Never had any problems. I'm sure my son will enjoy being there as much as his sister when he starts in a years time.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started this preschool in January 2016, after attending 2 previous preschools. After two failed attempts at preschool I was unsure how my daughter would react to yet another placement. Giggles preschool made us feel welcome from the minute I enquired about her attending, my daughter has settled in so lovely there, and it is all down to the staff and their routine. Highly organised preschool with lovely friendly staff who are always more than happy to help with any questions or queries you may have. I would highly recommend them to any one. And would love for Giggles staff and owner to know what a awesome job they are doing and to keep up the excellent work!!

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

George and Kim, Owners at Giggles Pre-School responded to this review on 15 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your kind words. Feedback like this proves our staff are working hard to maintain the standards at Giggles we have worked 7 yrs for. A big thank you to all our staff. Also thank you for choosing Giggles Pre-School.

A very good nursery. A kind group of workers, very friendly and helpful. Brilliant with troubled children and bad family background.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

January 2015

Good ofsted

Recipient: Giggles Pre-School

Date: Tuesday 13 Jan 2015

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