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

Little Mice Day Nursery takes a Montessori approach to pre-school learning, understanding the benefits of learning through play at this young and crucial time in individual development.

A fun interior is enhanced by secure outdoor play, enabling staff a great range of versatility and support for free-flow play, while maintaining a focus on all key areas of the EYFS.

Carers look to help each children develop positively, offering regular feedback to parents on progress.

Group: Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd

Person in charge: Beckie Pipe (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 40

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week Christmas

Fees Guide: See website

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Reviews

9.7 Little Mice Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.688)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Little Mice Day 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Mice Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 7 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 4.813 for Little Mice Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (118 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.813

  • 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 4.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Mice Day Nursery is based on 7 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.875

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Mice Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

My child has been attending Little Mice for 18 months now. She enjoys going and always comes home happy. The staff are very knowledgeable and attentive to the children's needs. The food provided is very varied and gives the children opportunity to try foods they wouldn't normally try.
My daughter has come on leaps and bounds with speech and other skills since attending the nursery. They inform you daily of what they have been doing in their daily diary. The management are very flexible at accommodating my irregular shift patterns and changing/adding on days at short notice.
Would highly recommend this nursery.

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

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has settled amazingly so quickly into the setting. Everyone is so friendly and kind. Whenever I'm concerned about anything, they are always helpful straight away. The nursery is always clean and tidy. All staff have a positive attitude, always pleasant. Bubbly towards my child. My daughter is always happy and has a positive experience at Little Mice Nursery. Could have picked a better nursery for my child.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It's really hard to start this review as we are fresh parents and our boy is the first child to go to nursery.

A very nice welcome to our settle down days. It gave us this nice and cosy feeling that we were leaving our baby boy with very qualified staff and with good people.

It's been 8 weeks so far and our little one has never cried when left at the nursery, always smiling to staff and that assures us that no one has made him feel bad there. I could continue for longer but finally, all I can say well done Little Mice Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 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 two children have both attended Little Mice since before their first birthdays and we've been pleased with the care they receive. Staff are friendly and caring and the setting has recently been refurbished to a lovely standard. My youngest had a medical emergency, due to illness, and staff were quick to respond and get help which was very reassuring. My eldest is now at school and doing very well after his time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started Little Mice Day Nursery at the age of 1 year, from her first day to her last she enjoyed being there and learnt so much. Staff always kept me informed of her day and her progress I always felt involved. I will continue to use the preschool in summer holidays from school.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would highly recommend this nursery/preschool. Both my eldest children have attended here and I can't applaud them enough for the brilliant work they do with the children.
My children have come on leaps and bounds since attending here. I am thoroughly impressed with the setting. The staff are very professional but also very kind, caring and considerate of the child's needs.
The best nursery in Stowmarket.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 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

Happy with all improvements made to Little Mice since December 2015.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son loves attending Little Mice Day Nursery! All staff are friendly and approachable. I am advised promptly when he is not well etc. My son has learnt so much at Little Mice Day Nursery. I would recommend the nursery to all.

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

I am extremely happy with all of the attention, care, love and support that is given to my daughter from all of the staff at Little Mice. They all do an amazing job with all of the children and it's clear to see just how happy the children are at the nursery. Communication with the staff is excellent as is the range of activities and learning that takes place. I couldn't be happier with the nursery and highly recommend it if you would like your child to be in an environment as homely, loving and supportive as Little Mice.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 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

A lovely friendly little nursery, which my son enjoys attending. Has really helped in his development and learning over the past two years.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little boy is shy but his key worker was great with him. When she left for maternity leave, my son had another key worker and she was great too. He also got on well with other staff who would make dropping him off easy and fun for my son. I always feel he is in fantastic hands with them and when I pick him up he has done some really fun activities. He is now moving up to 'Little Mice 2 Day Nursery' and I'm sure he will flourish there. We will however miss the staff on a Friday morning.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

My son has been attending 'Little Mice Day Nursery' since he was 10 months old, he is now 2 years old. My son's social skills are fantastic and he has a great level of understanding. I can only put this down to the fantastic, passionate staff that work there. The nursery has since been renovated to a high standard and this can only contribute to his learning in a positive way.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Mice 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

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