Giggles 4 Kids Ltd

Forest View, 25 Elliott Road, West Howe Industrial Estate, Bournemouth BH11 8LQ

Giggles 4 Kids Ltd, Bournemouth, Dorset
Giggles 4 Kids Ltd, Bournemouth, Dorset
Giggles 4 Kids Ltd, Bournemouth, Dorset

Giggles 4 Kids Ltd pride themselves on creating a secure and happy environment to allow children to be responsive to the opportunities for playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.

The setting is Ofsted registered and can accommodate children aged three months to five years.

Children are supported in various ways including, role modelling, interaction, scaffolding, observation and assessment.

A caring team of staff focus on setting up meaningful activities to support the individual children’s learning, where a warm welcome awaits each child.

The nursery offers a wide range of excellent resources, well-planned activities and scope for adventurous and imaginative play both indoors and outdoors.

There is an open ethos about the nursery that encourages adults and children to contribute towards the nursery and its success.

The setting has been under new ownership since December 2013 and is proud of its commitment to the community by continuing to provide excellent care and education.

Owner: Lisa Dennis-Lunn

Person in charge: Laura Clark (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bournemouth Borough Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 63

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Please see broucher

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Reviews

9.3 Giggles 4 Kids Ltd has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.276)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Giggles 4 Kids Ltd 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Giggles 4 Kids Ltd 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 4.8 for Giggles 4 Kids Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (147 Excellents x 5) + (32 Goods x 4) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.8

  • 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 4.476 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Giggles 4 Kids Ltd 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 12.6 positive Reviews (63 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 12.6 Target = 0.476

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Giggles 4 Kids Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter has just started school, she went to Giggles from the age of eight months old. She attends 3-4 full days at Giggles and it very quickly became like her second home. The manageress has always tried to assist me when I have needed some flexibility with my daughter's care, which as a single parent has been so helpful. All the staff are genuinely caring, lovely people, and my daughter has made some very special bonds with several of the staff, especially one staff member whom she absolutely adored. My daughter has needed some support with her speech and the nursery has worked hard to develop her speech and language skills. The cost of the care is extremely competitive and it has been a godsend that she has been able to use the Giggles play centre free of charge whilst attending the nursery. When she had her last day at nursery it was a very sad day for us indeed. My child is a fiercely independent, sassy, strong-willed, confident little girl and that is a big credit to Giggles. I would, without a doubt, recommend the nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I was very skeptical about putting my just two-year-old in the nursery, as I felt it was almost mean to. However, since returning to work and placing him in Giggles Nursery, I have quickly realised it was the best decision to make. He has been going for around four months now, and you can really notice it. His speech is now amazing, whereas he was only saying the odd word before, and his behaviour has changed dramatically at home, the terrible twos have passed. Phew! He didn't settle great to start with and the staff were amazing with him, comforting him and caring for him. All he talks about are the staff there and how much he loves them. Thank you Giggles for helping him go from a baby to a boy. You are all amazing!

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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 sons have attended 'Giggles' over the last 4 years. The manager and her team are friendly and they have made many positive changes. Both of my children enjoy attending and are always very chatty about their day on the way home.

The staff are lovely, smiling in the morning, great at handover and positive about my son's day.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending Giggles Nursery for 2 weeks now. The staff are absolutely fantastic, very kind and caring to both me and my son. I receive lots of photos and messages most days through eyLog, which is just brilliant, as a working parent I really appreciate all the time and effort the staff out in to make this possible for me to see.

My son is very happy at Giggles and is enjoying making new friends and building relationships with the staff at Giggles. Very impressed.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has just left Giggles after being there for the last 4 1/2 years going from the baby room to the pre-school room, and the care and attention she has had during this time I could not have asked for more. As a working parent you have to trust the nursery with your most precious possession and all the practitioners that have looked after her have always kept me informed on her developments and learning from walking, talking, potty training and more recently 'getting ready for school' so I feel I have not missed out on those big milestones. I could not have asked for more love, care and attention from a nursery that puts the child at the heart of all they do. I have never had any issues or causes for concern and the nursery have always been very flexible regarding availability on sessions as and when required. If you are looking for a nursery I can't recommend it enough - thank you all at Giggles :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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

Giggles is fantastic! An amazingly caring environment for any child.
I never feel any worries or stresses knowing that they are caring for my child.
Wonderful staff and an owner who couldn't do any more to make sure the customers and parents are happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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

My daughter joined Giggles in September 2015. Aged 1 1/2 The week long settle in period was a heartbreaking experience for me and her but the nursery nurses assured me that she would adapt to her surrounding and it would be good for her as she is a only child at home. 5 months on and now being resettled in the 2s plus room she is a different child she waves at me by the door and is happy to attend. I will definitely be keeping my daughter in this nursery until l have no choice to remove her (school age) oh and I also love the fact that I get a up to date Elog of her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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: Very Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been going for two years and is a very happy child.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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

Giggles 4 Kids is an excellent nursery. My son loves it and never wants to come home. The staff are so friendly and easy to talk to. They accommodate to fit everyone's different needs and are very flexible with childrens nursery times. I would and have recommended Giggles to everyone with children.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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 older daughter of 6 years old went here from the age of 1 years, as well as my 2 year old now. They have both been very advanced in everything that they do in all areas of development, and I believe that is thanks to Giggles Nursery and their staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are great, friendly and helpful. Always take the time to interact with children and parents. My daughter has developed well with support from Gigggles. Her appetite is great and she always tries different food at nursery. They have great communication and always answer any queries as soon as they're raised. I am extremely happy with my choice to send my daughter there.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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 daughter attended Giggles Nursery for a short period before starting school. In this time she achieved so much, it was all recorded in her folder and I loved looking at the pictures of her doing different things. Especially climbing independently! The staff settled her very quickly and she gained some life long friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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

Laura Clark, Manager at Giggles 4 Kids Ltd responded to this review on 15 Sep 2015:

It was lovely have your little girl for the short time she was here, we hope she enjoys big school and excels in what she does, don't forget to pop back and say hello.

My son goes to the nursery and loves it. The staff are amazing and have helped us with his behaviour and supporting us with his communication. My son looks forward to seeing his key worker and has a strong bond with her.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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 in the nursery since he was 3 months old and is now 18 months. I have seen massive changes over the year and my son has developed into a cheeky monkey with a bubbly character, thanks to the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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 Staff are amazing with my baby girl who has now learned to walk and has developed her social interaction.
My son loves going and wakes up in the morning happy when he knows he is going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles 4 Kids Ltd? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Laura Clark, Manager at Giggles 4 Kids Ltd responded to this review on 04 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your review, we continue to develop our nursery and love to hear parents views.

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Full accreditation BQS

Recipient: Giggles 4 Kids Ltd

Date: Friday 28 Aug 2015

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