Little Shipmates Day Nursery

1 Malwood Road West, Hythe, Southampton SO45 5DB

Little Shipmates Day Nursery has three rooms catering for the different age groups of children. The three rooms are spacious and offer a wide range of activities and experiences and as does the large outdoor area including a sand pit, gravel pit, digging area, vegetable garden and a wide variety of physical equipment that the children use all year round. The dedicated, highly qualified and experienced staff provide high level quality care that is fun and stimulating. Planned activities are based on the children's interests and individual needs. The nursery works in partnership with parents by involving them fully in nursery life by organising fun days, parties, regular parents evenings, monthly newsletters, regular feedback opportunities etc.

Group: The Little Shipmates Family

Person in charge: Rachael Austin (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £42.50 per full day

Overview

The Review Score of 6.9 (maximum of 10) for Little Shipmates Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Shipmates Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.9 out of 5 from 3 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no positive reviews in the last 12 months)

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 Little Shipmates Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (36 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 36 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 1.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Shipmates Day Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5 then divided by 2 = 1.750

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.250 , then divided by 2 = 0.125

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

6.9 Little Shipmates Day Nursery has a Review Score of 6.9 (6.875)

Average Ratings

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    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Shipmates Day Nursery?

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    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Shipmates Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3

I would highly recommend Little Shipmates to other parents. They take excellent care of all my daughter's needs as well as helping her to achieve and exceed her targets.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Shipmates Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are really happy about this lovely nursery. The staff are lovely and always available. My little one is very happy to go to the nursery and loves the teachers. We are very happy with our choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Shipmates Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son started nursery in February 2016, at first I was really worried about leaving him and returning to work. However, the staff made this transition as good as it could be. Everyone is so friendly and I know that when I pick him up he has had a good day which is always confirmed by the NPs. He does so many different activities and he loves interacting with other children. I look forward to reading through his book every day to find out what he has done and the food he has eaten.... the food aswell always is amazing... he eats better than I do! and the tapestry notifications are a nice reminder that he is enjoying himself. I highly recommend Little Shipmates to anyone who is looking for a nursery.... I think every parent is always wary who you trust your child with and I can honestly say I have no worries about him spending the day here. All the members of staff at Red Cabin are great and it's lovely seeing that my son has a relationship with each of them. Thank you!!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Shipmates Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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Rebecca Pickles

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2010

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NVQ Level 4 in Children's Care Learning and Development

Paediatric First Aid Instructor