Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington

10 Cannon Street, Accrington BB5 1NJ

Little Oaks is a happy nursery in central Accrington for babies and children up to the age of five years.

The nursery provides care and learning opportunities for children, covering all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The friendly nursery staff encourage children to play in a fun outdoor area every day and provide them with exciting activities that have been planned around their likes and interests.

The nursery has a sensory room filled with sparkling lights, soothing colours and stimulating shapes. The room has been specially designed to help children’s levels of concentration, alertness and calmness.

All meals and snacks at the nursery are freshly prepared on-site by the nursery chef, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The nutritionally balanced seasonal menu was awarded the Bronze Catering Mark from the Soil Association in August 2016.

The Little Oaks team is experienced and highly qualified, with members of staff having enhanced DBS checks as standard. The majority of team members hold a Level 3 or above in childcare, a paediatric first aid certificate and safeguarding training.

Families who would like to visit the nursery and meet the friendly team are very welcome to do so without making an appointment.

Fees include nappies, wipes, sun cream, milk and all meals and snacks.

Group: Just Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Nicola Sledden (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 17

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 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

The nursery is located in central Accrington, near the train station.

Visiting:

Parents and carers are welcome to pop in to the nursery - no appointments necessary.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 23 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 9 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 4.715 for Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington is calculated as follows: ( (210 Excellents x 5) + (50 Goods x 4) + (14 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 274 Ratings = 4.715

  • 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 4.714 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington is based on 9 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). 9 Reviews ÷ 12.6 Target = 0.714

  • 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 Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.429)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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The best nursery in Accrington. They make you feel so comfortable, very easy to approach if you have any problems. The staff are all fantastic, my son looks forward to going on the days he’s in and I would highly recommend his nursery to anyone.
My son has special needs and the support I get from all staff is brilliant especially his key worker, there is really good communication, they tell you if anyone is coming to visit my son and we have regular meetings to check his progress. He is going to miss the nursery when he starts school.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant nursery. All staff are so lovely and my little boy has come on leaps and bounds! Made lots of new friends and loves all the activities that they have going on. Thank you to all the Little Oaks nursery team for being so brilliant with my little boy.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter is 3 and a half and has been attending Little Oaks for two and a half years for 3 days a week. When I went back to work after being on maternity leave It was a huge change but after 3 weeks my little girl settled in and I stopped worrying. I could see my daughter enjoyed herself and that her key worker genuinely built a close bond with her. The nursery is like a big family and my daughter has grown into a happy, confident child. I used to wish I could give up work and look after my daughter full time but now I've learnt it's much better for her development to attend this nursery even if I had a choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Staff are fantastic with the children and build up good relationships with them. Although at times, they do seem too busy in the morning dealing with all the upset children that don't want their parents to leave them, it looks like they could do with a little more assistance whilst it is a busy time.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I am very happy with the work and help I have received with my children and they absolutely love going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All the staff are lovely, easy to approach and happy to offer any help/advice that they can do. My son has been attending for the last two years and has grown so much in his confidence. He loves attending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Lovely nursery, lovely staff. My boy likes it so I am happy. Could have more activities to do and more communication between parents and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.3 out of 5

I couldn’t rate this nursery more, my daughter is very settled here. The staff are fantastic. The activities they do with them and involving the parents also is great. The food they receive is also of a very high standard. I wish I would have found this nursery sooner. Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been at Little Oaks for just over a year and she absolutely loves it. Except when she’s not feeling 100%, she gets excited each morning when I drop her off.
They take time to go through each day with you and let you know of any problems.
The staff are lovely and easy to talk to.

My daughter has a couple of food intolerances at the moment, and they’re dealt with efficiently but with all the children in the class in mind.

Would, and have, highly recommended them to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

As a very nervous first time mother leaving her 2-year old for the very first time my experience has been amazing. The staff have all been fantastic and very supportive and my daughter absolutely loves it. I feel very confident and secure about leaving her which I thought I would struggle with but the staff here have ensured that I leave her and we are both happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We find the nursery's overall standards are excellent and the staff to be friendly and the care/learning to be at a high standard.
We find that our child really enjoys going to this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Very good nursery overall good food and very clean, my little boy struggled to settle at first but they comforted him and made sure he felt OK and reminded him mummy's back lovely staff welcoming and always pleasant

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

This nursery is a great little place for children to meet friends and learn new things. I have used this nursery for two children and have been happy with their progress throughout. The staff are very helpful and friendly and make me feel at ease when I drop my child off there.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Lovely nursery my little boy has progressed so much since this nursery lovely staff and very helpful and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My experience in using this nursery has been great, My son has come on talking a lot more. He loves nursery as well as the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My children are very happy at this nursery and we couldn't be happier with the care they receive. They always talk about nursery at home and they feel very at home here. They have particularly bonded with their key workers who are brilliant with them.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter loves coming to this nursery. She is always excited when we drop her off. The staff are lovely, always helpful and answer any questions we have. Also, my daughter's key worker is amazing with her and always happy and smiley.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The new nursery menu is brilliant. The staff are lovely and very friendly!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff are brilliant, always happy and ready to give advice if needed, my little boy loves coming to nursery and only been here a few weeks has settled from the start. The staff always given positive and lots of feedback at the end of the day with what he has eaten and been doing. The staff are warm, sensitive and caring to each child/parent and always ready to help and listen.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending this nursery over 18 months after starting at a childminders, to move him here full time was the best decision. All the staff are polite and well mannered, all events are given out with plenty of time to prepare. The standards of learning for the children are high and my child has grown to be a well mannered happy child thanks to time, effort and care of the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

After having taken my child to another nursery, I was worried about whether she would enjoy a new nursery, but when I pick her up she's happy playing with other children and she says he enjoys nursery. Her eating has improved and her speech and interaction are improving and she isn't sent home for small matters only when necessary.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Our daughters have a wonderful time at Little Oaks and thrive there every day.
Both of my children's social skills have developed wonderfully here.
They look forward to coming to nursery and all of the staff are very understanding.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have always found the staff at Little Oaks Private Day Nursery to be informative, caring and always held an excellent standard. My son experienced speech and language problems and the nursery have been very proactive in aiding him with this exercises and informing us of his progress. The facilities are small enough to ensure that each individual child is cared for as they should be.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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