Little Houghton Day Nursery

The Old School, 35 Bedford Road, Little Houghton, Northampton NN7 1AB

Little Houghton Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Little Houghton Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Little Houghton Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Little Houghton Day Nursery is a rural childcare setting, situated in a beautiful conservation village close to Brackmills.

The nursery was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in March 2016. Carers pride themselves on high standards of care for children of all abilities and backgrounds. Staff are professionals with the training and experience to look after babies from birth right up until school age children. The nursery also offers healthy food prepared by an on-site chef.

Person in charge: Heather Clark (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 56

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Little Houghton Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.868)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Little Houghton Day Nursery 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 24 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Houghton Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.868 for Little Houghton Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (252 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 288 Ratings = 4.868

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Houghton Day Nursery is based on 15 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 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 11.2 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
    23
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    24
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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Reviewer Connection to Little Houghton Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    7

An excellent nursery. Friendly staff who always have time to talk. They acknowledge each baby/child is an individual with unique needs and worth to accommodate these needs wherever possible. Lovely environment and food is amazing. Our daughter eats very well!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sending your first born to nursery...feelings of apprehension engulfing your mind, right? From the moment we visited Little Houghton Day Nursery that feeling dissipated instantly. The setup is one that encourages enjoyment, inspires belief and nurtures your senses. The individual rooms are designed to stimulate the children through a mixture of interactive and self-learning activities. The outside area is a vast and expansive space ensuring imaginations can run wild - whilst devoid of grass, a local pocket park is only a short walk away for group visits to explore what nature has to offer. A varied menu of freshly prepared meals, catering for all dietary requirements/allergies, encourages healthy living and appetites.
All staff are a credit and an asset to the nursery. In the Ducks room, which my daughter is a member of, the team are extremely talented, dedicated and hardworking individuals, expertly guided by the room leader. I couldn't speak highly enough of this fantastic community.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Our son has been at Little Houghton day nursery for almost a year and he absolutely loves it. The staff are all welcoming, enthusiastic, friendly, approachable and genuinely care about all the children. From our initial show round I have been nothing but impressed and have no regrets in choosing Little Houghton day nursery.
Thank you for all you do, you really are all great. :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

My daughter started at Little Houghton in January and has settled in really well. On touring the nursery for the first time I instantly knew that this was the place that I'd feel most comfortable leaving her at.
The staff are very friendly and enthusiastic, they really seek to provide the best level of care. I'm always given a detailed report of how her day has been and it sounds as though she has a whale of a time.
I definitely think that she will gain a lot from her time here as the staff and activities are very engaging.
I couldn't recommend this nursery more highly!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Both my daughters go to this nursery and love it. My eldest will often ask at the weekends if it's a nursery day and is very disappointed if we tell her that it's not! We have no worries whatsoever dropping them off each day they attend and we love hearing all about the fun they have had at the end of the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Nothing is too much trouble at Little Houghton Day Nursery. My 2 children love it here. Both settled in well to a routine at the nursery. They have made lots of friends and have lots of fun whilst learning too.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Our son has been with Little Houghton Day Nursery for nearly a year and I cannot speak highly enough of all the staff, facilities and nursery as a whole. The Ducks room is brilliant and all the staff are so friendly enthusiastic and helpful.
My son loves the time he spends at Little Houghton Nursery and the nursery keeps him safe and sound and has been a great influence on his development. What better review can there be?

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Since starting in Jan, our little boy is like a completely new child. Placing him here was 100% the best decision. He was very clingy and had no set daily routine. After only a couple of weeks, he had clearly built strong bonds with the staff already and has adopted their daily routine. The staff always happily greet and interact. Within days we were handing over without tears and now he takes himself off before we have even left. The communication is excellent, with in-depth daily feedback.
Our son also has a cow’s milk allergy. The nursery has worked closely with us throughout the diagnosis, dieticians’ advice and medication. Two, in particular, have been so supportive and accommodating of his needs. There is a robust policy in place and the chef prepares specific alternatives for him.
The quality of activities and environment is inviting and stimulating. Although the outside space is restricted, they make fantastic use of it and the babies have their own safe area.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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 thoroughly enjoys attending nursery, he looks forward to seeing his friends and playing superheroes. Staff can not do enough to help, they are always on hand for any queries or questions we have.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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 love this nursery. They have made our child really welcome and any concerns we had about her going to nursery have been dealt with amazingly by all the ladies looking after her. Our daughter started off very unsettled and they have worked hard to help her adjust to nursery life and she is now a very happy child being at the nursery in such a short time. Thank you so much to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Great nursery and my child loves it here! The staff are always full of energy from the time we arrive until pick up time. Food is great and I know my child is in good hands.
Would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

My little girl started at Little Houghton in January this year. The nursery has been amazing. My little girl doesn't settle in new places or with new people easily and she is so happy here. The staff have made settling so easy and have made my return to work a much happier one than I could have anticipated. Their communication is excellent and gives me a really good insight to her day! Would happily recommend to others, in fact, have done so already.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

My daughter loves coming to nursery, the staff are incredibly attentive and caring but also willing to push the children to help them reach their potential. The food is great - very fresh and varied and the children even get to help make things sometimes!

I would definitely recommend the nursery to anybody looking to find a trusting and loving home from home.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Both my children attend this nursery and they both absolutely love it! They are looked after by caring professional staff who go the extra mile. The food is fantastic and I know they will have had a great day when I pick them up. Can't recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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: Good

I knew from the first moment I walked into the nursery that it was perfect for my son. He and I had a connection with the staff which meant that communication between us is excellent. My son's development has come on leaps and bounds and any concerns over this that I have, I can relay to the staff and they will take extra time with my son to help develop him further. Incorporating learning through play is vital and this nursery certainly does that, it seems like they have too much fun sometimes! My son was a fussy eater when he first started nursery, he isn't anymore and even has a wider variety of foods at nursery than he does at home which is great. I love the personal touch they provide and even getting your child to make gifts for you which is always a nice surprise.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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 young son has today left the nursery to progress to school today, I am so pleased my instincts we were right about this place, although he only attends part time all the staff understand that all children are individual. My boy has a large personality, they have helped channel the best out of him, all working together he has flourished, and progressed amazingly, support for me through family bereavement was above and beyond, outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Our daughter really loves this nursery. The staff are all really friendly and helpful and our daughter feels very comfortable with them. The learning is great and she's always telling us about her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

Great nursery, very pleased with the attention both children get and their development has come on leaps and bounds since attending Little Houghton day nursery. Really great selection of nutritious food for the children and lots of activities for all the children to do

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are really pleased with the progress our child has made whilst at Little Houghton nursery. She is very sociable, plays well with other children and is always happy to attend nursery. All the staff have been brilliant with her. We feel she is truly ready for big school.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at little Houghton since she was just under a year. After taking some time to settle of which I was fully supported by the nursery she has grown and developed through so many of the wonderful friendships she has made with both her teachers and friends. The nursery has ensured she is confident to talk to others and in herself, alongside some very good manners. Leaving to go to school this year I hope she will form the bonds she has made with the teachers and her friends as she has over the last 4 years. I would highly recommend this nursery as she has been so happy here and had so many wonderful experiences

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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 loves every minute at Little Houghton, she has formed great relationships with staff and made some lovely friends. I am always astounded with how warm, friendly and passionate the staff are, even after a long busy day.
She comes home telling us all about her fun and adventures, she has definitely developed massively as a result of her time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy has been at this nursery since he was 7 months old and is now due to start school in a few months and we could not have picked a better nursery for him to attend. The staff are always very pleasant and helpful nothing is too much trouble.
The time he has spent here has been invaluable to his learning I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

I love Little Houghton as does my daughter who has been attending since she was 8 months old. The staff made me very relaxed as I was very uneasy about leaving my baby for the first time. She is now 17 months and has come on leaps and bounds. She's a very confident child and I believe that's down to the staff. They are brilliant with her. I love hearing all the stories about my daughter when I pick her up and really value the daily report sheet. The varied activities are brilliant and the food is enviable - My daughter has always eaten every spoonful! This fantastic nursery and caring staff have made my daughter's time here a dream. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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 been here a year and completely flourished. They get individualised care to their own routine; Activities are educationally-based but fun. Children encouraged to make friends in all age groups. Menu is delicious, varied and nutritious including food the children cook themselves - he never comes home hungry! They make the best out of the limited outdoor space but regularly explore the village to socialise safely in the 'real world'. Well done team, keep up the outstanding work!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Houghton 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

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