Little Mice 2 Day Nursery

Ivy House, Station Road East, Stowmarket IP14 1RQ

Little Mice 2 Day Nursery, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Little Mice 2 Day Nursery, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Little Mice 2 Day Nursery, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Little Mice 2 Day Nursery is a happy and secure environment that is resourced to provide children with stimulating learning experiences, where they can develop confidently and test new abilities.

A mixture of indoor and outdoor play allows learning to flourish and there are designated baby and toddler units. Children can enjoy hard and soft play areas where they have access to bikes, ride-on toys and climbing equipment.

The Montessori approach to learning is adopted, with staff understanding the value of independent play and creativity.

The nursery provides children with a seasonal menu, freshly prepared onsite daily by the nursery cooks, using locally sourced ingredients and catering to special dietary requirements.

Group: Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd

Person in charge: Milly Clarke (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 2 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.9 Little Mice 2 Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.919)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Little Mice 2 Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Mice 2 Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.419 for Little Mice 2 Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (88 Excellents x 5) + (64 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) + (3 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.419

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Mice 2 Day Nursery is based on 6 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 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.500

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Mice 2 Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    1

Reviewer Connection to Little Mice 2 Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    1

My son loves his time at the nursery. He loves telling me about his day. He takes part in a variety of activities and loves the messy play options. This nursery is enhancing his speech social skills and overall development. All staff are very approachable and supportive.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended this nursery since she was 10 months and then building up to full-time by the time she was 20 months until starting school now this September. The staff have been amazing, she has loved her time there. The staff really care about the children and work hard to make their day interesting and stimulating. I could not fault this nursery and have felt really confident leaving my daughter with them when going back to work full-time when she was 20 months old. She has developed well in terms of her confidence, the friends she has made and is well prepared to school thanks to their hard work. We will miss the staff very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

All of the team are lovely, very caring towards our son. They are very helpful with any queries we have. My son thoroughly enjoys his time at nursery, they provide a good range of dinners and we are very happy with everything. His key worker has been fab and he likes all of the staff. The toilets in the preschool room could do with a revamp that's my only suggestion.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Since my daughter has been attending this nursery she has really improved in confidence, social skills and has made some true friends. She absolutely loves coming into the nursery and I always feel that she is safe and secure with the staff. The staff are very approachable and are always ready to let you know what your child has learnt today and any improvements. I think for what they do, they should be recognised more. They will always do their best to accommodate where they can.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Really pleased with my son's progress. He has come on leaps and bounds, with speech, physical development and their developmental milestones, such as toilet training.
He is always happy to go to nursery, and in a good mood when I collect him.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day 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 going to Little Mice 2 for two years now and he loves it. He leaves in Sept for school and I think he's going to miss it a lot.

He has come on in leaps and bounds with his education. He is a bit of a character but all the staff seem to know how to get his attention and guide him the right way and get him focused.

The communication side of things has greatly improved over the last year with weekly newsletters being sent so we know what the children will be doing, which I love.

My son would rather have the meals provided by the nursery rather than my packed lunches!! That's how much he likes them!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day 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: Don't Know

Very poor.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day Nursery? Extremely Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Poor

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Poor

Nice outdoor facilities and play area. All staff are friendly and good with the children's needs. Occasional poor communication and messaged not always relayed or followed up. Good range of activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little boy loves this nursery, always comes home talking about all the things he has done and made and who he plays with. The setting is lovely with lots of different areas so he doesn't get bored and the staff are lovely and very caring he is enjoying lots of new foods to try too. Well recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day 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

Little Mice 2 is a fantastic Nursery/Preschool. I think it's the best in Stowmarket, the staff go the extra mile for the children. They always update the parents on progress. During the time my two daughters have been within the setting, they have come very far, have made many friends and grown in confidence. I'm very happy I sent my children there and would recommend them to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day 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 am really pleased with Little Mice 2. All the staff are really friendly and helpful and helped my son settle really well. He loves coming to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter is enjoying her sessions at Little Mice 2 during the past year and has made lots of friends. The outdoor space is a real bonus and she's come home telling me what she has learnt, most recently about space. The staff are friendly and very popular with the children. They also are very approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Lovely nursery, so friendly and a safe place. My daughter is very happy and so am I.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day 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

This nursery has just been taken over by Sunhill Group and so far since the takeover my opinion of the actual care my child receives hasn't changed although quite a few staff have left. The only negative I have is regarding the menu which although is healthy and varied includes a few more out there meals ie fish curry and red lentil soup which my daughter dislikes so I now provide her with packed lunches as my daughter is more of a meat and veg girl.

The major bug bear I have is the invoicing and contact from head office which is making me doubt placing my second child in their sister nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 2 Day Nursery? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Claire Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Little Mice 2 Day Nursery responded to this review on 07 Mar 2016:

Dear Suzi, many thanks for your review. Sunhill Daycare has a policy of providing balanced, nutritious meals at all of our sites, some of which have previously won healthy eating awards. Please refer to our Parent Factsheets for support regarding introducing new foods, which can take up to 15 times for a child to become used to, alternatively we are also happy for you to provide a healthy packed meal.
With regarding to billing issues, this month is the first time that the invoicing function has been taken over by Sunhill. We have individually contacted all parents asking for support during the transition and are working hard to ensure any teething troubles are resolved as swiftly as possible. We are confident that problems raised will be significantly reduced in time for April invoicing. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have a specific invoice query.

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