The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton

Watersmead Business Park, Littlehampton BN17 6LS

The Littlehampton Nursery is a purpose-built facility in Littlehampton, made up of six rooms and a large garden, in which staff have demonstrated successful childcare methods for more than twenty years. The service is set up in collaboration with Government regulations and with Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines, adhering to Ofsted inspections and flexible to the health needs of service users. Parents are welcomed to discuss any concerns they have with the service or with their child's learning and development, working together with staff to ensure their child is prepared for full-time education.

Group: The Co-operative Childcare

Person in charge: Emma Bowman (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 32

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

Total Places for Children: 103

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 29 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 12 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 4.624 for The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton is calculated as follows: ( (239 Excellents x 5) + (84 Goods x 4) + (23 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 346 Ratings = 4.624

  • 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 4.583 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton is based on 12 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 20.6 positive Reviews (103 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 20.6 Target = 0.583

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

9.2 The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.207)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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Reviewer Connection to The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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My daughter started nursery at 16 months. It was tough for all of us at the beginning. It took a while but she has settled in quite well. The nursery staff were fantastic, especially her key worker. There were some teething problems but these soon ironed out. I have seen so much improvement in my daughter and I think we made the right choice when we chose this nursery

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Always happy with care. Issues dealt with by management quickly. My son loves nursery and all the staff are pleasant and polite.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been attending this nursery since September 2017 and so far it has been amazing, he absolutely loves it and he has made so many friends.
The ladies seem great and always greet my son with a friendly smile and always seem happy so see him, when I go to pick him up at the end of his day I get told everything he has done during the day in detail which is really great to hear. The rooms are absolutely lovely and the garden is amazing, I really would recommend this nursery to everyone!

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely nursery with really kind staff who care a lot about the kids and doing a good job. Will go beyond the basic learning and playing doing fun things like gardening, PE lessons, learning to ride a bike and cooking

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

We are extremely satisfied with the nursery, our son comes home every day with new experiences. He has settled in very well, likes the food and the opening hours are very convenient as well. We can highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Really nice nursery, can't fault the staff and they always have set plans for the children (rather than just letting them do what they want all day) - plenty of times my daughter has come home with things (food, paintings etc) she's made, which is nice to see.

They are also genuinely concerned about how children progress - one of the staff seemed particularly happy about my daughter's speech improving. It's comforting to see that they genuinely care - rather than just seeing it as a job.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My son has attended the nursery since he was 3 months old. Pretty much every member of the team know his name and he loves going. Would highly recommend as it is such a wonderful place for children and the staff and management are fantastic

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I love it there and so does my daughter. She always has since she was 9 months old! Never once had to take her when she didn’t want to go.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Recently inconsistent with employees in the morning. Difficult for child to settle at drop off. Variety of activities good.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Both my children have attended this nursery and I have been extremely happy with all my experiences there. They now feel like family. Both my children have been so happy there. They are always engaged in activities and love the garden. My son has informed me he only needs to eat at nursery as their food is so good.

The communication between the nursery and myself is fantastic, always approachable and any questions have always been answered promptly. Having open drop off and collection times is perfect, if I have to stay on at work I’m not panicking I have to get there for 5 pm. Three meals a day and snacks take so much pressure off in the mornings and the menu is great.

Would definitely recommend every room there. My son has been there for 6 months and it will be sad when we leave this summer for big school.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child has settled very well and everyone has been friendly and welcoming. Has learnt so much during his time there.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I have been really impressed with the nursery and the caring team at the Co-Op Littlehampton. This is the first time I've put a baby into a nursery and the staff have been wonderfully friendly and supportive to both myself and our son. He is settling in after only a few weeks and gets on really well with his key worker who I have found to be very knowledgeable, caring and understanding of him as an individual. Our son is already coming home showing new learning and I would highly recommend this nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would recommend this Nursery to anyone.

The staff really get to know the children as individuals and treat them as such. They know the children in their care really well and so notice very quickly if they aren't happy or something is worrying them.

Activities are varied and tailored to children's interests and needs. Children are given the freedom to explore and develop their skills/independence, but with appropriate supervision and support when needed. The balance of play and structured activities in preschool prepares children for their next steps into school, while still allowing plenty of opportunities to be children and enjoy themselves!

The food is of high quality and super yummy!

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot deny how much my son loves his nursery. I, however, have a few issues which I am trying to ignore for my son's sake.
I do not agree with the automated messages regarding payments. I have an anxiety disorder and recently received an email stating that my son was not welcome at the nursery until our outstanding payments were sorted. We had nothing outstanding and the money being referred to was a refund issued after they deducted money from my bank when we pay vouchers.
In that same week, my son soiled himself and had his favourite boxers binned and we were not informed. This set us back with our potty training as he thought he was being punished for having diarrhoea. The staff at the nursery are lovely and as much as I would love to see work, paintings, pictures come home, I can't fault for how much my son loves going. As a business, however, it lacks the personal touch in regards to the parents and families. Given my condition, I don't appreciate automated and incorrect emails.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Neither Unlikely or Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Our son has been attending this nursery since he was 12 weeks old. At all times we have felt safe and confident of the care he is receiving. The daily feedback sheets, regular email and facebook communication plus parent forums and parent meetings mean we are kept completely up to date with his progress. The wide variety of educational development activities and great resources available mean he has experienced much more than we could have provided at home. He enjoys being at nursery, loves the staff, knows most of them by name now and they know him very well. We would thoroughly recommend the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I would highly recommend this nursery. My son is almost 4 and has been coming here for almost 2 years. He loves it.
They have a good variety of activities (fun and developmental) and a large garden with lots of things to do outside. The staff are caring and fun and support the children (and parents!) when they move up to the other rooms.
They also organise lots of events during the year (charity events, sports day, Christmas and Easter fayres) which are great to get involved with.
I am happy we chose this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been there for 18 months. She's been in 2 rooms and they have both been fantastic. The range of activities they provide is brilliant. Both rooms have stuck to our normal routine i.e. Bed times at lunch for the 3 days she's at nursery. Staff are brilliant friendly welcoming and keep us up to date on our daughters day and progress.

Would highly recommend this nursery to anyone thinking of using it.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My youngest son goes to this nursery and my eldest previously attended who is now at school. I have never had any problems with the nursery and find the staff very good with my children. They are always caring, approachable and happy to help when I have any queries. I would be more than happy to recommend this nursery to anyone and have done so in the past.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

A rocky start with our first and only child, however, we understand that teething problems can occur. Many changes have taken place and some as a direct result of our feedback which is good. Hopeful that the next few months are good ones.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

My daughter has been going to this nursery for 3 years and I can honestly say that all the staff are great, they are so friendly and make you and your child feel really welcomed.
They have a great variety of activities and the garden is amazing so much space for them to play in.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has taken a while to settled into the nursery and I have had fantastic support from the staff. My son seems very happy and enjoys being at nursery. I can tell when he comes home that he is learning lots of new things.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little one is extremely excited each week when he knows it is nursery day, which in itself speaks volumes. The nursery as a whole is brilliant when it comes to catering for dietary requirements and ensuring no one is excluded from activities regardless of their beliefs. I don't feel I get a lot of feedback about what my son has done while he was there or if he achieved anything new, which is a shame as due to this I can't really rate the nursery for the activities they offer because I don't really know. Apart from that, it's a lovely place, my son has always been very happy there and has certainly progressed a lot since joining. I would recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Wonderful nursery, staff are caring and well trained, and knowledgeable.
We have been attending for 3 years and we've always had brilliant key workers and room staff. One main plus is the hot food and varied menu.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

My son started in January and loves going to nursery The staff are amazing with him and I am very happy that I moved him to The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton. I would definitely recommend this nursery to all my family and friends.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are generally very happy with the nursery. The staff and care appear to be very good and both of our children are happy and seem to be well taught and supervised. The gardens could do with a little investment but this is not the fault of the staff and maybe some more investment from head office as I feel the fees warrant this. The payment system has caused a few frustrations but immediately resolved by the senior staff at the nursery. Very happy with our children's care, education and well-being.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Outstanding members of staff, always friendly and welcoming. My daughter loves this nursery and always comes home happy, fed and tired. What more could a parent ask for from a nursery, thank you, everyone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child attended this nursery from 10 months of age until he started school last year. I was very happy with the level of care and attentiveness throughout this time and my child enjoyed attending this nursery. The outside space is fully utilised and is an exceptional benefit to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Great nursery, my son loves it! I do find it a lot of money but you do get what you pay for. The staff are lovely and the menu looks amazing. The outside parking is a bit of a nightmare but not the Nursery's fault, not everyone parks straight.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Littlehampton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Fantastic nursery with the most wonderful, caring staff. It feels like a drop my little girl off each day with family. This nursery has first class facilities and a fun atmosphere with lots of varied activities. Highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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