Ladybirds Nursery

Birch Centre Hill End Lane, St Albans AL4 0RA

Ladybirds Nursery, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Ladybirds Nursery, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Ladybirds Nursery, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Ladybirds Nursery welcomes babies and children from 3 months to 5 years of age to tranquil surroundings in a parkland setting. It opened in 2003 and is owned and managed by two experienced early years teachers who lead a loyal staff team.

Parents can be confident their child enjoys a broad and balanced curriculum, with both indoor and outdoor play contributing to early development. Staff aim to promote an eagerness to learn, while supporting independent thinking and self confidence.

The aim is to lay the foundations for full-time education by cherishing the importance of the early years.

Owner: Bernadette Lee and Julie O'Kelly

Person in charge: Bernadette Lee (Director/Principal)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire 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: 61

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Ladybirds Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.782)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Ladybirds Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 46 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Ladybirds Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 17 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 4.782 for Ladybirds Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (453 Excellents x 5) + (79 Goods x 4) + (14 Satisfactorys x 3) + (3 Poors x 2) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 550 Ratings = 4.782

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Ladybirds Nursery is based on 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 12.2 positive Reviews (61 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 12.2 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    41
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Ladybirds Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    45
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Ladybirds Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    40
  • Father of Child
    6

My eldest has been at Ladybirds for 2 1/2 years and loved it from day one. Never had any tears dropping her off. Same with my younger daughter who has been there for 6 months. It is a happy caring environment. It is a shame they are not able to provide food, but the care and outdoor exploring and development training make up for this. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our two daughters and son have all been through Ladybirds nursery and have had a wonderful time there. The staff fully support the children to be confident and independent which makes for an easy transition to Primary School. We receive feedback after every session and we love Tapestry which is an online password protected learning journal with photos/videos.

Ladybirds has been a part of our family life for 10 years and we are sad to be moving on! We would highly recommend Ladybirds to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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

We have had an extremely positive experience of Ladybirds nursery. Both our daughters went there, from 9 months old through to pre-school and the nursery has given them a solid foundation for starting school. Pre-school, in particular, is excellent, it closely mirrors the experience of going to school in Reception which has made the transition to school much easier than we expected.

The best thing about Ladybirds though is the warm and caring nature of the staff throughout the nursery. Our girls were always happy going into nursery and always felt secure, largely due to the very positive relationships they had with all the staff. We feel very lucky to have had such an excellent nursery for our girls and would highly recommend it to prospective parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has had a wonderful and happy experience at Ladybirds Nursery which has thoroughly prepared her for starting at her new school. I have been particularly impressed with their focus on healthy eating and they have encouraged my child to try all sorts of new foods. They have had lots of exciting activities and fun focused activities. I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Ladybirds Nursery is an excellent nursery and preschool, we cannot fault it. Staff are very caring and there is a lovely community between staff, children and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children have been through Ladybirds Nursery, with a 3 year age gap. It was lovely to see so many of the same staff still there on our second time around. That is a testament to them and the environment. The surroundings are lovely with at least one trip out to Highfield park each day no matter what the weather so you always know that your children have had fresh air and a good run around. The pre-school is fabulous and has set up both of my children extremely well for starting school. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a small nursery where each child is encouraged to be an individual and can thrive in a caring environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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

Two of my children have had a wonderful experience at Ladybirds Preschool. The staff are warm and attentive. A great deal of care is taken to structure sessions so they are educational, stimulating and fun. There is a big emphasis on getting the children to listen and share ideas which have meant the transitional to reception has been very easy for both my boys. I would highly recommend Ladybirds to anyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

The nursery provides great care for my child. They offer a wide range of activities and are creative in use of toys and materials to keep things interesting.
There is lots of outside time with good use of the garden and the park. At handover, I get a brief update on the day's activities and how she has been and who she has played with.
Encouragement received by my daughter to increase confidence which has been great.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Leaving my 7 month at Ladybirds was hard after maternity leave but the team at the nursery made it so much easier for me. They helped and advised me in terms of introducing solids, how to help when he's poorly and his development. He adores his key worker and her colleagues, which makes it so much easier to leave him.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Ladybirds Nursery is a wonderful place. My daughter has really enjoyed the last year there. She has learnt so much from general knowledge to phonics and numbers. She has also met some great friends and most importantly learnt social skills that have prepared her well for infants. We would not hesitate in recommending Ladybirds Nursery for the outstanding nursery it is on the teaching in the environment and on the basis that they teach having fun whilst learning!

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has settled in extremely well to the nursery from the age of 9 months. The staff are so friendly and welcoming and have instantly made her feel comfortable as well as myself and my husband. They talk any issues through with you and want to make sure that they are mirroring your parenting. You get a termly review on line where you can watch videos and see photos of their progress with the opportunity to make comments as well. You also get a daily report as to what your child has been up and what they ate.
I cannot recommend Ladybirds highly enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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

Ladybirds is simply, an amazing nursery. My children attended between 2009-2017, and it was the best decision I made. Ladybirds became home from home for my children, and they were as happy and as cared for as they would have been at home - indeed, probably more so because they wouldn't have had half the opportunities they had at nursery (messy play, anyone?!).

I cannot praise the staff highly enough. They know - and treat - each child as an individual. Routines are catered for, peculiarities (the child's and mine!) taken into account and children are looked after in a nurturing, loving and safe environment. The Pre-School is simply incredible and really prepares the child for a smooth transition to school.

The setting in Highfield Park means that the children can go out every day, to a variety of woodland/park settings. They are free to explore, in a safe setting, and get exercise and fresh air.

I would not hesitate to recommend Ladybirds wholeheartedly to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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

We are very happy to have sent my son to Ladybirds Nursery. He incredibly developed his skills and he has been clearly loved. The staff worked with us parents and advised on how to best guide and develop our son in a very professional manner. The facilities and the mix of activities proposed and deployed are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All 3 of our children have been through Ladybirds from 1 year old to pre school. They have all had extremely good experiences and have all taken so many positive memories with them. Our children all have very different personalities and varying challenges which have been supported extremely well by all their key workers.

I cannot recommend Ladybirds enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended Ladybirds from 18 months old through to Pre school, we will be very sad to see him leave this Friday. My son has complex needs, which became more apparent throughout his time at Ladybirds, therefore we have had quite a journey with the staff involved in his care. I can honestly say throughout this challenging time, we have been fully supported, and as a family, we have felt a sense of security knowing he has been in such good hands during this important stage of development. We feel that Ladybirds have given our son the best foundation possible, for him to achieve his full potential. I do not think there is much more you could ask for, or look for in a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter was well-cared for at Ladybirds. Although initially quite shy and with English, not her first language, Ladybirds staff worked very well with me to ensure that my daughter settled in well. She really enjoyed the pre-school year, made good friends and thrived with all the topics and things on offer. I would warmly recommend this nursery. It is well run with caring and experienced staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have three children (9, 4 and 1). My two youngest are currently at ladybirds and my eldest was also there from 2009 to 2012. All my children have thrived there and continue to do so. I wouldn't want any other type of childcare for them as Ladybirds offers them the best any child (or parent!) would want. My son starts jumping in excitement in his car seat when I park the car in the car park and is very happy going in. My daughter who is now in pre-school and has been at Ladybirds Nursery since she was 8 months has been saying how much she is going to miss nursery the nursery nurse when she goes to "big" school. I couldn't recommend this nursery enough. The love, affection, discipline, variety and overall fun Ladybirds Nursery offers is OUTSTANDING!!

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

A wonderfully caring and stimulating nursery that I cannot recommend highly enough. We have been fortunate enough to send two of our three boys to Ladybirds over the last five years and have watched them thrive as Starlings, Kingfishers and pre-schoolers. What strikes me particularly as our youngest starts school is how much he already enjoys learning, how confident he is with numbers and phonics and how well he has been prepared for Reception by the teaching staff in the pre-school. As a parent, I have also really appreciated how little the staff has changed over the last five years, which is not only wonderful from the children's perspective but says much about the working environment there. Ladybirds rightly deserves its outstanding OFSTED rating.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Both of our children have attended Ladybirds since they were 9 months old. Our eldest has just finished pre-school nearly 4 years later. In the four different age rooms the children are always provided with stimulating, developing, fun and often messy activities. One of the greatest benefits is that Ladybirds take advantage of being located in Highfield Park and so the children spend a lot of time outdoors rather than cooped up inside. Fantastic staff. Extremely happy parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

A wonderful nursery where the teaching and care is second to none. Staff are nurturing and encouraging and dedicated to building confidence and independence into the children. The pre-school is excellent and my child has thrived under their guidance. He can recognise and write his name, count confidently, draw, paint and colour neatly.
I would not hesitate in recommending Ladybirds nursery (and have done so several times!)

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been very pleased with every aspect of Ladybirds. Our son has been happy there, he has been safe, and has received a good education. I would recommend the nursery to anyone living in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

As this is the end of our time at Ladybirds, I really want to thank you really sincerely for all the support we have had and the enjoyment our daughter has had at Nursery . We made a wonderful decision to come to Ladybirds and have been so pleased. She has absolutely thrived thanks to you all and the environment which allows her to do that. We are ready for the next stage but sad this week as well, that this phase is ending.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot recommend Ladybirds nursery highly enough. Both of our children attended the nursery, from the baby room through to the preschool, and every room has been outstanding in its care, nurturing, support, fun, activities and learning. Their attention to every individual child is incredible, both in their knowledge of each child's personality and achievements, and in the time and interest that they have for them all. What often amazes me is how the nursery manages to do all this and yet still have the time to lay excellent foundations for readying the children (and parents!) for school. So many of the staff have been at the nursery throughout the whole of our time there, which really adds to the sense of community and warmth - we're very sad to have to say goodbye after all of these years!

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Ladybirds have given my son the excellent start in literacy and numeracy, his confidence has grown amazingly and this is down to the excellent staff.
So warm and welcoming, there has never been a day he's not wanted to go. Always had so much fun & learning at the same time, especially the daily walks around the beautiful grounds with so much freedom to explore. We will both be sad to leave, and would highly recommend for the perfect start for reception. Thank you to all members of staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at Ladybirds for a year and really enjoys going. The staff are very attentive and the location is fabulous. Everyday the children go out and about in the park and really get that outside feeling. One thing to factor in though, is that they only provide breakfast, so you have to make the other meals which they serve. Your key worker is there when you drop off and pick up for any questions you may have. Overall a fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my children have attended Ladybirds from 1 year through to the end of their pre school year. Over this time, I've witnessed them growing with confidence and knowledge. The care received has been nurturing and kind and the children have been encouraged to become independent in their actions and thoughts. The pre school year has been excellent. My children could not be in a better place to start their school careers.
Thank you Ladybirds!

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has always been extremely happy here. She was here from the age of 1 and a half to end of pre-school. The staff are very caring and develop real bonds with the children. I was always kept very well informed about what my child had been up to that day and I was also given recommendations of things I could do at home to support her development. I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have always found Ladybirds to be an excellent environment for our son, who has attended the nursery since he was 9 months old. He has attended the pre-school since last September and has had an excellent grounding in literacy and numeracy which will serve him well when he starts school in September. The Nursery has a warm and welcoming feel and the staff seem genuinely engaged.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Preschool is fantastic - sets your child up for first year of school. Children get used to carpet time, can read their name and know their phonics, which puts them a step ahead when starting school.
A wonderful start to learning is given by Ladybirds.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Ladybirds is a wonderful nursery with a very warm and cosy atmosphere.
I couldn't be more thankful to the staff who helped my child grow in so many ways.
I am more than happy to recommend this nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our son has settled very well at ladybirds and he is very happy there. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. The setting is also excellent and it's great that the children go outside nearly every day. Big negatives for us are the lack of food, shorter hours and poor/old facilities. Also the cost is high given the negatives I have noted.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Poor

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Very Poor

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Poor

My son has grown in confidence and learnt so much at Ladybirds as well as had lots of fun. His key workers and all the staff have gone the extra mile to support and encourage him. The newsletters and opportunities to be involved in what they are doing is excellent. It's also useful to have the daily feedback to know what he's been up to. The curriculum is well thought out to cover important topical events to help them understand the world.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing staff, very caring and take on board any request I have. Paying attention to details and informing me on everything that happened during the day.
Very clean and there's lots of fun activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Ladybirds nursery since he was 6 months old and there has never been a day where I have worried about him being there. He thoroughly enjoys everyday, the staff are super friendly and know all the children's names and parents and both my son and I have made some wonderful friends for life. I will be sad when he leaves to go to school and hope that the school we have chosen will be able to follow the excellent foundation that Ladybirds has provided.

The nursery is always clean and tidied at the end of the day, the activities and learning they provide and fun and structure, giving them a head start when transitioning to school.

I thoroughly recommend this nursery.

Thank you Ladybirds for making the transition back to work an easier one and for caring and looking after our son.

The only downside is I wish they provided lunch and dinner - more nutritious having freshly cooked meals rather than having something in a lunch box.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my boys thrived at Ladybirds. The staff are extremely caring and form really strong bonds with the kids. The nursery setting in Highfield park is unbeatable and kids enjoy exploring the park on a daily basis. I have nothing bad to say about this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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

A wonderful nursery. Such personalised care and attention to learning. My son has been so happy and has made such good progress. He is now very well prepared for school. All staff are lovely and have really made my child feel special.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a fantastic nursery. Both of my sons have enjoyed their time here and have been encouraged, nurtured and cared for in an exemplary fashion. Staff make every effort to keep parents informed and involved. The location is wonderful and safe with a large park outside and children are taken for walks everyday.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My husband and I are delighted with Ladybirds Nursery and we highly recommend it. Our son has been at Ladybirds for a year, based in the Doves (the baby room). He settled in extremely well and thoroughly enjoys every day he spends there. His key worker is excellent, she takes such good care of our son, he is turning into a charming, polite, well behaved boy (who sleeps and eats!) and we attribute so much of that to his key worker and the Ladybirds environment. We find all staff at the nursery a real pleasure to deal with, they are all very good with our son and it is clear he is very fond of all of them. Our son is learning rapidly and this is a result of the disciplines in place and nurturing staff at the nursery. We are especially keen on the fact that there is a focus on outdoor activities. The location of the nursery, in the middle of a lovely park, is a big advantage over other nurseries in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My son went to Ladybird nursery for a year and half and he thoroughly enjoyed his time there. Amazing nursery with lovely staff!! Staff are extremely friendly and supportive to both children and parents. You are guaranteed peace of mind knowing that you child Is safe and having a great time at the nursery. My son learnt a lot during his stay there through learning and playing. There were lot art and craft activities, both indoor and outdoor things to do for children.

Staff were very supportive and patient when toilet training my three year old. My son made some amazing friendship during his stay there. Staff had made a great impression and he still keeps talking about them!! Will recommend this nursery at anytime!!

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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 son has been at Ladybirds for the last 4 years. The staff are amazing and incredibly committed to the development of the children in their care. During the final year (pre school) my son has exceeded all my expectations in his development. This is largely down to the high standard of the teaching he has received.
The nursery is set in beautiful grounds and the children benefit from this daily by being taken out twice a day to different places in the park such as the maze, the duck pond and the balls area. This has given my son a keen interest in nature and the world around him.
Leaving your child with someone else is always the hardest thing to do. All of the staff at Ladybirds make it feel reassuringly easier. They are an exceptional team of very skilled staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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

I would have no hesitations in recommending Ladybirds Nursery. Our daughter started at the nursery when she was eighteen months old and has thoroughly enjoyed her time there. The standards of teaching and levels of care for children are both very high and children are encouraged to develop through both learning and playing. It is also in a fantastic location, meaning that when weather permits, children can make full use of the park and surrounding area.

Our daughter has left Ladybirds with a good grasp of literacy and numeracy and has also made some good friends during her time at the nursery, so we have been very happy overall.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

2 of my children have been lucky enough to attend Ladybirds Nursery (from 18 months to 4 years old). The staff here are extremely caring and nurturing and really get to know the children well. My boys really were so happy here which made leaving them so much easier. There are a great variety of activities available to the children - they did games and craft activities that I would never have dreamt up! The surroundings are fabulous and the children are able to explore Highfield Park every day. The Pre-school was incredible, it gave them a solid foundation on which to start school and they learnt so much without even realising it! They ignited a love of learning in the boys which they will be able to carry with them throughout their school life. Ladybirds is very nurturing and has a very warm feel to it- the children all look very happy and engaged and it is lovely to see the older children helping the younger ones if needed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ladybirds Nursery and will just keep my fingers crossed that my youngest will be able to be part of this special nursery in the future.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My two sons have been at Ladybirds for over two years and they have both had fantastic experiences there. The staff are simply incredible, they are very caring but also firm when it comes to acceptable behavior, my sons respect them and my youngest son's behaviour has improved a lot during his time at Ladybirds. The pre-school teaching is exceptional, the teachers make learning fun and I am continually surprised at just how much my son has learnt during his pre-school year. I feel that Ladybirds have laid very good foundations for my son starting school in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Ladybirds is a lovely nursery, all the staff are so patient and friendly, the children are relaxed and happy. They have excellent facilities in a park surrounding, which the children get to enjoy every day. My son really enjoyed going to Ladybirds nursery, it has helped him become a confident, sociable little boy, I cannot thank all the team at Ladybirds enough for giving my son the best start possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Ladybirds is a wonderful nursery, set within beautiful grounds which play a daily part in activities come rain, snow or shine. Both my children attended fun focus sessions over the last 3 years and loved every minute. The staff are focussed on each child as an individual, with differing needs and I felt they were very experienced overcoming confidence issues (too much in one child and not enough in the other) amongst the other usual steppingstones. The environment is bright, fun, clean and centred on children's creativity, has modern toys and computers as well as a lovely newly refurbished garden. My children were made to feel secure, were given structure which they thrived on and were given the opportunities to learn to be more independent. The messy play was super messy but so much fun and you can tell when you talked to the staff at the end of the day that they had as much fun as the kids did. Big thank you to everyone that made our time so special at such an important time in a child's development - first time in a class environment without mummy or daddy. We are truly very sad to be leaving the nursery this year but will definitely return on the occasion to say hello.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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 son will be leaving pre school at Ladybirds this month and we will be sad to say goodbye to such a lovely nursery and lovely staff. I think how they teach and develop the children will stand them in good stead for big school and I would highly recommend sending your child to Ladybirds. They have provided fantastic care, support and attention to my son since he started in Fun Focus and I thank them for this. My son has been very happy and content there and has loved being part of the Ladybirds community.

How likely would you be to recommend Ladybirds Nursery? 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

Submit a Review for Ladybirds Nursery

    • We welcome parents/individuals responsible for a child to submit reviews to daynurseries.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the nursery)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on daynurseries.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

April 2016

'Ofsted Outstanding' 2015-2016

Recipient: Ladybirds Nursery

Date: Thursday 21 Apr 2016

more details

February 2013

January 2011

'Ofsted Outstanding' 2010-11

Recipient: Ladybirds Nursery

Date: Wednesday 19 Jan 2011

more details

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet