Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone)

Swan Yard, High Street, Whetstone, Leicester LE8 6LQ

Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery Whetstone is a purpose built early years practitioner which opened in 2000.

Close to the town centre and near to shops and local amenities, this homely, warm and friendly nursery is the perfect environment for little learners to feel safe and comfortable whilst they develop and grow.

The baby room is a large hexagonal room, divided at a lower level to help walkers and crawlers develop at their own pace.

The toddler room, for 2-year-olds, is the perfect place for children to extend their learning and there is a sensory room next to this where children can experience light projectors and fluorescent toys.

The preschool area for 3 to 4-year-olds, comprises two rooms which operate on a free flow basis, with access to the outdoor play area.

The ethos behind the nursery is based on Montessori principles, which extols the benefits of child-led play and learning.

Group: Lilliput Montessori Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Stacey Hardie (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicestershire County 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 2 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) 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.

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 4.897 for Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) is calculated as follows: ( (140 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.897

  • 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 Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) 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.

9.4 Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.373)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone)

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    5

My little boy has come on in leaps and bounds with his talking and communication skills since starting at the nursery. The team is great and he loves them all.

How likely would you be to recommend Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Emily Lennon, Nursery Manager at Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) responded to this review on 23 Mar 2018:

Thank you so much for your comments Charlotte.

The staff are excellent, friendly and very good at providing feedback on progress and the day's activities. So many different activities seem to take place and learning and progression seem to be a high priority. A great place to send my daughter.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Emily Lennon, Manager at Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) responded to this review on 20 Mar 2018:

Thank you for your comments, Stewart.

My daughter has been attending Lilliput Montessori Whetstone nursery since she was 9 months old (now 2) and she loves it. The staff are friendly and helpful and my daughter is really settled there. Would certainly recommend to others.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Emily Lennon, Nursery Manager at Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) responded to this review on 20 Mar 2018:

Thank you for your lovely comments, Michaela.

We originally had our son at another nursery but it just wasn't right. So I had a look round Lilliput and the girls were just so warm and friendly and looked like they actually enjoyed being around children rather than it just being a job. He's loved it there ever since. Always super friendly and helpful. Will be sending my other lad there when he's old enough.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Excellent personalised care for my daughter. They really are fantastic at their jobs. They go above and beyond for the children and their parents.
Always friendly, professional and courteous. Would not hesitate (and already have) recommended them to others. Variety of activities on offer is fab!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery is a lovely nursery. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. We looked at a few nurseries and this one just felt right and also felt a lot cosier than some of the others. They do lots of activities with the children, they have lots of fun and I am always looking online to see what my daughter has been up to! Would definitely recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We looked at lots of nurseries for our little boy before choosing Lilliput and we are really happy with our choice. Our son has attended since he was 10 months old (now 2.5)
He really enjoys his time there and I feel confident to leave him knowing he is in good hands. The staff are without exception lovely and kind, he talks about them a lot at home and they do a huge range of different activities. The idea of learning through play really suits our little one and he has developed so well over the last year and a half, I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Harriet Backus-Griffin, Operations Manager at Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) responded to this review on 31 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback, Kerry.

My little boy has been attending this nursery since the middle of last year. He changed nurseries and seems to enjoy Lilliput much more than his previous nursery. I also feel this nursery is better than his previous nursery.
The staff seem to enjoy being there and my boy loves them. They have been really flexible with shift work which has made our lives easier. The management are also very helpful, always answering my emails lol!!! My little girl will look forward to starting there at the end of this year too!!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery is amazing, the staff are very informative, helpful they always give me a great breakdown on what my child has been doing day to day. Explaining what they are working on at the nursery so that we can work together at home to help with that particular skill set she is trying to be taught that week.
The progression she has made has allowed her to be forward for her age which we couldn't be happier about. The management staff are brilliant more than happy to help and go the extra mile to try and accommodate if you need some extra childcare, they have also helped with anything else we have needed advice and help with. Brilliant nursery highly recommended.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have two children at Lilliput Montessori Whetstone Day Nursery, and are really pleased. The staff are fantastic with the kids, the facilities are good with excellent activities and care. Both are very happy there. Would strongly recommend A++++++++

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Great place, convenient location and opening times. Manager is amazing.
Plenty of space and activities for the children to do and freshly cooked meals each day.
Also do school pick up and drop off for the older children.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An established and stable team at the nursery are its key strength, excellent all round care in a friendly and relaxed environment, well trained and genuine interest, care and support. Nothing is too much trouble. It has given our daughter an excellent start in life (0-4yrs) who is now blossoming at school. Our son (0-2yrs) is also enjoying his time with the team and progressing well. We would have hesitation is recommending Lilliput.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Putting my child into nursery was quite hard for me, leaving my child in the care of someone else, but all the staff at Lilliput made me and my son very welcome.
He started nursery just after he turned 1 and I haven't looked back since, the support of the baby room staff was amazing and then moving over to the main side in jungle, and then again to 3 plus.
The care and dedication of the staff is amazing, They always had smiles on their faces and made my son gain confidence in every way possible and made him grow into a well mannered boy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Stacey, Manager at Lilliput Montessori Day Nursery (Whetstone) responded to this review on 20 Jan 2017:

Thank you, Emma, for your kind words, we all hope he is doing well at school and we all miss him being around.

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