Smarty Tots, Folkestone, Kent
Smarty Tots, Folkestone, Kent
Smarty Tots, Folkestone, Kent

Smarty Tots is a thirty-six capacity nursery located in Folkestone that employs professional childcare staff in order to pursue a high standard of early years learning within a safe and comfortable interior.

Parents are made to feel welcome by a friendly team who are always pleased to discuss their child's development or any other aspects of the service.

Smarty Tots is Ofted regulated and committed to assisting the lives of local parents with the many challenges they face in bringing up children.

Owner: Smarty Pants Nursery School Ltd

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 36

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1700

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Smarty Tots has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.924)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Smarty Tots is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Smarty Tots in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.924 for Smarty Tots is calculated as follows: ( (123 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.924

  • 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 Smarty Tots is based on 9 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 7.2 positive Reviews (36 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 7.2 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
    10
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Smarty Tots?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Smarty Tots

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter is loving her time at nursery. She has built a good relationship with the staff and loves giving them cuddles. She has turned out to be such a happy and sociable little girl since being at nursery. The staff always write in her contact book, what she has been doing - the nursery offers a fantastic range of different activities. This really is a great nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy with my daughter's nursery, the support they have given to my daughter has been amazing. I would highly recommend to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? 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 attended Smarty Tots for the last 4 years and has thrived. It's a wonderful setting with caring, kind and professional staff. They have supported us 110% as a family and during additional support from Speech Therapy.
The nursery provided additional one to one for my son for his speech ensuring he had the chance to make as much progress as possible. The communication we received was outstanding and we always felt included in what was going on with regards to activities, learning and topics etc...
I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone looking for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? 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

Both my boys have done so well here. They both enjoy going to school and the staff are so supportive. They have been very helpful and patient with my youngest's speech.
The staff always have time to listen if you have a problem and do their best to help.
I would recommend to anyone. They have been brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? 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

Both of my children have attended nursery from 10 months of age.
Over 7 years I have always been very happy with the nursery's care, environment and learning through play.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have a 3-year-old plus a nearly 2-year-old that attend this nursery.
I have always found it to be suited to our needs. The staff team are very friendly, approachable and willing to help in every way.
I highly recommend this nursery to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? 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

The nursery and staff are excellent, kind caring, friendly and they do so much for the children. They help out with any issues the children may have and they help get them what they need ie speech therapy. They cater to all children's individual needs in a clean, tidy and safe environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? 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

Both of my daughters have attended the nursery since they were 6 months old. I cannot fault the nursery at all. The staff are amazing. Both of my daughters love going to nursery. I have recommended the nursery to numerous people and will carry on doing so.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? 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 10-month-old child has settled very well to nursery life and is a happy little chap when he comes home. Can not wait to see how he grows and develops in his nursery life.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Both my children have attended this nursery, over the period of eight years to date, with my son. The nursery provides excellent care for the children as well as teaching educational needs to each individual child. I highly recommend this nursery and I personally feel that they provide the best care and educational a nursery can give within the Folkstone area.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? 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

Smarty Tots is an amazing nursery. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. My daughter is always happy and excited to come to nursery and she is always full of smiles when she comes home. I am always kept well informed as to how she is doing at nursery. I would 100% recommend this nursery to everyone. Many of my friend's children have been to Smarty Tots and have all LOVED the nursery as much as I do.

How likely would you be to recommend Smarty Tots? 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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