The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School

6 New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TF

The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School, Leicester, Leicestershire
The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School, Leicester, Leicestershire
The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School, Leicester, Leicestershire

The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School is a family run nursery which aim to provide children with the best start in life through playing and learning.

Every day is different at the nursery and pre-school, with a range of stimulating and exciting activities on offer for children to participate in.

There are age-specific rooms for children to spend time in, which follows the EYFS to provide children with high quality early years education, which also helps children develop their personal and social skills.

Staff members specialise in their own area of childcare as well as having the relevant qualifications to provide great childcare everyday.

Group: The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School

Person in charge: Farhana Usman (Area Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicester City Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 50

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £45 per day - £35 per half day

Languages Spoken (other than English): Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu

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Reviews

8.7 The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.696)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.896 for The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School is calculated as follows: ( (95 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 106 Ratings = 4.896

  • 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 3.8 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.300

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School

  • Mother of Child
    9

The Dolls House is the most wonderful nursery I could ever have imagined for my son. From my very first visit, I felt reassured that I would be leaving him in a nurturing, caring and safe environment, and he has loved it from day one. The staff are all dedicated, helpful and friendly and he has learnt so much from the varied activities he takes part in. The catering is brilliant and he eats so well every day. Now he's moving up to The Cottages and I am so looking forward to seeing all of the exciting things he gets up to!

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? 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

Our son started at the Dolls House at 10 months old and within a few weeks, we saw a difference in him and his progression came on in leaps and bounds. He is now almost 3 and attends the Cottages. He has learnt so much and continues to surprise us week by week. The staff are all very personable and caring with the children and parents particularly the owner, who knows each child's name and who their parents are. We couldn't have picked a better nursery for our son.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? 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 at The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School since she was 9 months old and she has loved it. The staff are fantastic and they all make a great deal of effort to ensure she develops and grows as a child. The food is always varied and she eats lots of nutritious meals. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: 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

Outstanding nursery. The staff and facilities are fantastic. My daughter has been attending this nursery since she was 4 months old. She has always been well cared for by all the staff at the nursery. I wouldn't have felt comfortable with her going anywhere else. Children are learning from the minute they go there. The nursery follow the national curriculum for learning and have excellent activities on for the children daily. I couldn't ask for anything more from this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? 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 at The Dolls House could not be friendlier or more caring. They have a fantastic connection with the children and my baby absoloutley loves his time there. They are wonderfully considerate, professional and caring.
I couldn't be happier in my choice of nursery - it is clean, fresh, has plenty of stimulation and well thought out play and the food is excellent. My baby comes home happy, full and tired from playing socialising, fantastic nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? 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 Dolls House is a fantastic nursery. The minute we took our daughter for a trial, I knew that this was the right nursery. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I am very happy with how my daughter is progressing there, she seems more confident and is learning new songs and activities everyday!
I would highly recommend The Dolls House to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? 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

Our child has been at The Dolls House since Nov 15, she joined at 11 months old in the baby unit. (The Little House) and is currently transitioning into the toddler unit. She has been very happy and formed lovely attachments to her key workers fro day one. She does loads of fun and educational activities and has shown huge developmental progress since starting. The food on offer is very healthy, varied and freshly cooked every day. We have had no complaints or cause for concern in the last 6 months.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? 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

My son has been going to the nursery since July and he loves it as soon as we arrive at the gates he has a huge smile on his face. My son does plenty of activities and does lots of creative art and play. We get a full report which is detailed. The nursery is like a family home and I trust my son in their care. I am vey happy with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? 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

My son is four and has special educational needs. The staff have been wonderfully supportive and he has thrived.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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