The Little People Day Nursery

165 Hucclecote Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester GL3 3TX

The Little People Day Nursery, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
The Little People Day Nursery, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
The Little People Day Nursery, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted (2014), The Little People Day Nursery has a long established reputation as the leading provider of childcare in Gloucester. The nursery offers outstanding care to children aged 3 months to 5 years and are open from 8am to 6pm Monday - Friday, for 51 weeks of the year (closed during Christmas week).

Located on Hucclecote Road, a short distance from Gloucester Business Park, the nursery enjoys the benefit of a large character property with high ceilings, large airy rooms, and a huge outdoor garden and play space, which the children love and thrive in.

There are separate rooms for babies, toddlers, 2-3 year olds, and Pre-School children, furnished with 'age appropriate' toys and resources, ensuring they provide the best standard of care, development and education.

The Little People Day Nursery operates a Key Person policy, ensuring that your child is cared for by a member of staff who gets to know you and your child really well.

Carers place great emphasis on creating a loving, nurturing and warm environment for your child.

Opening Times

* Monday-Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
* 3 months - 5 years
* Open 51 weeks a year
* Morning, afternoon, and full day care available
* Nutritious lunches and teas served every day
* Large outdoor play area
* Convenient location with own car park
* FREE Childcare available to all 3 - 5 year olds
* All Childcare Vouchers accepted
* Unlimited FREE settling in sessions
* For further information including vacancies and costs, please contact the provider direct.

Person in charge: Melanie Russell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gloucestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 72

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 The Little People Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.772)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for The Little People 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 26 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Little People Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 22 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 4.772 for The Little People Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (244 Excellents x 5) + (65 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 312 Ratings = 4.772

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Little People Day Nursery is based on 22 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 22 Reviews ÷ 14.4 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
    22
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Little People Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    23
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Little People Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    26

Totally delighted with this nursery! My 2 (aged 3 and 2) have come on leaps and bounds, socially, emotionally and physically. Attending 2 mornings a week - it's a mission to get them to leave for pick up! Recently they transitioned to older groups and it's been flawless. Staff preparation created easy settling in stages with lots of enthusiasm and excitement from the children - no reluctance or wishing to go back to their familiar rooms. The key person for each child has been highly motivated, caring, ensuring a personal touch and specific interest in developing and maximising each of my children's interests and skills. Every member of staff knows my children, from the wonderfully professional, friendly manager, to bank staff and even the lovely chef! They take the time to say what my children have been doing and there is never any rush to just drop and leave or collect asap.
The nursery offers great facilities and activities to keep young minds stimulated and developing, but overall, the fantastic staff that create an unbeatable environment. I cannot recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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

A wonderful nursery wanting to help nurture your child to be all they can be. Daily reports on what your child has done help to make parents feel at ease and know their child is safe and happy. I especially love the reports on how your child has developed since they have been at the nursery as well as goals to achieve to help your child develop and grow. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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

Very pleased with the nursery. My child has been there for just under a year and they love it.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This nursery is fantastic. My little boy has a number of additional needs and behaviour problems and they are so good with him.
The whole setting has trained in Makaton to help him communicate and make him feel happier.
They are a very caring and supportive setting.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My husband and I couldn't be happier with our chosen nursery for our son. I'm not sure what caught my attention first, the incredible, friendly staff or the wonderful effort made by key personnel, ensuring our son's needs are met.
Every day you walk in and the day's activities are laid out, you get a glimpse of what your little one will experience. As a parent, all you want is to see your child enjoy the experience.
Our son has double portions for lunch because the food is so good, and he's not even a big eater.
We are so happy with the nursery, the management and our son's progress and development.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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

The Little People Day Nursery (2-3 years) are very friendly, welcoming and any changes/comments are quickly sorted. For example, my little girl was fussy with food and not sleepy at night, so they tried fewer snacks and less sleep. My little girl loves the staff at The Little People Day Nursery and she is very happy!

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our daughter has been with The Little People since she was 10 months old, I only have positive things to say, the staff are wonderful and our daughter has come on leaps and bounds since she started with them.
The communication between the staff and us are great and it's very reassuring to know our daughter is in safe hands.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People Day Nursery? Extremely 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Attending since April and daughter loves going.
Has learnt a lot and really developed quickly with help of staff - especially encouraging her with walking.
Very happy with the staff and care towards my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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

We have been really happy with all aspects of the childcare provided by the Little People. They are genuinely caring and my daughter loves her time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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 is thriving and I put this down to his time at nursery. He is always happy at start and finish time and always singing songs, counting and telling me numbers. Outdoor space is fab and he loves it outside. I don't mind travelling here as it's highly recommended. My son is always clean and happy when he comes home.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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 had a lovely time here. He struggled to settle at first but the team looked after him really well and helped him feel happy and secure. They use his own interests as a basis for his learning and activities and he has a good bond.
My daughter also thoroughly enjoyed her 4 years here before starting school in September 2016.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery has a lovely welcoming feel to it. The rooms are light and spacious. The staff are wonderful and have got a natural way with the children.
My son has settled very well here and enjoys the range of activities that are offered. He loves being active and this is encouraged!
I am really happy with every aspect of the nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A great nursery. The children do a varied range of activities and the staff are very caring.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Little People has been fantastic for my two girls. They have been in both the under 2's room and the 2-3's room. The staff are fantastic with them. Food is lovely, routines are brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Excellent staff, really helpful and friendly. Making unique relationships with both child and parents. All procedures are clear and described accurately. Outstanding level of communication between parents and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter gets excellent care, she loves coming in and always enjoys her time here.
My daughter needs extra care when learning and she gets this within the surrounding. They care very adaptable. A*

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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 daughter always looks happy in nursery and loves her carers. They are so enthusiastic about her with lovely compliments. They give insightful daily feedback on how she has been and genuinely seem to care. They never seem stressed and always happy around the babies. Lovely environment to play and to rest in where they can all play together. Very happy mum!

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great nursery. Really helped my little boy increase his confidence.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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

Always happy with the environment, service and care provided by the lovely key workers at The Little People.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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

Everyone at the Little People has been amazing with my son helping him settle in and encourage him to interact with others in his group. He is always happy when I come to pick him up which shows he has enjoyed his time.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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 daughter has been very happy at this nursery and has made improvements in many areas of her development whilst here.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fabulous nursery. My daughter loves attending. I feel the children are well looked after and are always happy, playing beautifully and well supervised. The food is exceptional and I often have envy. My daughter's progress is obvious since starting here and well documented and reviewed.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son joined initially when he was one. As my son was extremely poorly when he was born he spent a considerable time in scubu. He had a extremely strong attachment to me mum and would scream and cry terribly when I dropped him off for settling in sessions.
I could not praise this nursery enough not only for their patience and persistence with him but with their creative skills in discovering everything he enjoys to ease translation when he left me. After a considerable amount of settling in sessions he is now well settled into the nursery and we have never looked back.
The staff are extremely friendly- creative - always full of fun and smiles (which I'm sure is no mean feat after a long day with my child let alone all the others).
Thank you little people day nursery you deserved your outstanding Ofsted rating as you really are superb!
And most importantly my son loves it- and regularly talks about the great staff on a regular basis.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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 daughter loves going to The Little People, she has come on leaps and bounds since she has moved up to pre-school. All of the staff are excellent and my daughter has a very strong bond with all of them. I am always happy with leaving my daughter and know that she is well cared for and looked after. She enjoys learning new things and spending lots of time in the garden.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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 would definitely recommend. The Little People to anyone. The care they provide is excellent and genuine, and even if difficult times the staff are supportive and caring to both child and parent. The facilities are very good, especially the outdoor space which is well used and encouraged. Food is nutritious and varied, encouraging children to try new things, but allergies and intolerances are well catered for and taken seriously.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been with The Little People since he was 9 months old he is now 4 and leaving to go to big school. I looked around 10 nurseries feeling I was never going to find 'the one.' After only being in the building 10 minutes I cried. A member of staff asked me if I was OK and I said it was happy tears because I had finally found the right nursery for my son. I have driven half an hour out of my way for three days a week for 4 years because this was the only nursery I felt comfortable to leave my son. We went on to have a daughter now two who has also been here since she was 9 months old. Both have made life long friends. Every member of staff is kind, helpful, polite, professional and caring. My children love coming here and when we pull into the car park they both always cheer yey! It is important to find a nursery that you and your children are happy with. I go to work knowing my children will be well cared for and have lots of fun. I really couldn't give The Little People any more praise. Thank you to all we have had the pleasure of working with.

How likely would you be to recommend The Little People 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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