Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington

10 Cannon Street, Accrington BB5 1NJ

Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington, Accrington, Lancashire
Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington, Accrington, Lancashire
Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington, Accrington, Lancashire

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.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.833)

The Review Score of 9.8 (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 4.8 out of 5 from 18 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 5 out of 5 from 18 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 4.833 for Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington is calculated as follows: ( (182 Excellents x 5) + (30 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 215 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington is based on 18 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). 18 Reviews ÷ 12.6 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
    15
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Oaks Private Day Nursery, Accrington

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    1

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

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 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.

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

Fantastic nursery my daughter is very happy here. The meals are amazing too.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

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

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 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

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 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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started in January following a last minute application. Everyone has been so accommodating and helpful. I was dreading leaving her and going back to work full-time, but she has settled in so well. She smiles every morning when we arrive and is always tired from playing all day when we pick her up. They have made going back to work really easy.

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

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

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

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 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

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 find this nursery brilliant for my little girl. My little girl loves all the caring staff and they genuinely enjoy their jobs working with all the children which is easy to see. The staff are always on point with her targets and recognise her development and needs in true depth.
The classes are just the right size in my opinion ( not too small or too big) so each child gets the necessary care and attention. Also, provide decent meals and learning facilities.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery has really helped my child with his development, the staff are all really friendly and helpful. They are always willing to help with any questions or issues. It's great having so many crafts coming home as it's lovely to be able to see what they are doing and the daily sheets allow us to see what is being done so we can try and replicate it at home.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Top 10 Large Nursery Groups 2017

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Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017

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