Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery

23 Herschell Street, Preston PR1 3QU

Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery team are qualified early years professionals, making the most of a child’s early education. The nursery also has trained Forest School practitioners.

The aim of the friendly team of staff is to encourage children to confidently learn and develop, benefiting from a focus on key skills, such as numeracy and literacy.

All nursery pre-school children are able to access forest school settings, where children experience accelerated learning in a unique environment developing new skills, communication, improved health and personal development through learning outdoors.

This time spent in outdoor spaces and reflective practice develops a child's resilience and re-frames a child's own view of risk.

The nursery holds the coveted NDNA E-Quality award for providing high-quality childcare and is also an Ofsted Registered GOOD Provider (Jan 2017)

Accessing the online learning journey allows parents to monitor their child's learning at nursery, via a secure link to a smartphone, PC or tablet. Photographs, videos and written information will be shared during the day simply by logging in.

Group: Rosy Apple Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Susan Moss (Lead Professional)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 52

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 7 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Gujarati, Urdu

Directions:

Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery, situated off the A6 (London Road) Preston, M6 Junction31 and M65 Junction 1A.

Parking:

Lots of on-site parking

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 35 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Achievers Urban Forest School 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.

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 4.631 for Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (277 Excellents x 5) + (127 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 417 Ratings = 4.631

  • 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 Achievers Urban Forest School 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 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 10.4 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.

9.6 Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.631)

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Reviewer Connection to Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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I love Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery for many reasons@ their flexibility, the child-led approach, the setting, the Forest part, but mainly the staff. It took my son about a year to properly settle but they were caring, persevering, gentle and professional and he now can't wait to go. The staff are friendly, welcoming and inspiring. I can't recommend them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery, my son was in a different nursery and would not settle but this nursery he actually gets excited when he see's the girls.
The care and staff there are fantastic when I collect my son he's always smiling and interacting they have helped him develop and learn.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son thoroughly enjoys going to Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery. He has been attending the nursery for nearly three months now and is so settled and content there. He has bonded really well with all the staff members, learning their names and even calling one staff member "nan".
The nursery has fantastic facilities. My son loves playing in the water and heads straight for an apron to get stuck in every morning.
He also loves the sensory room and is reluctant to leave if he is in there at home time. He is learning new things every day. I am very happy with the overall standards that the staff and nursery provide.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Sharon Alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery responded to this review on 02 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and your great comments

Very happy - always have been.
Our child loves Little Achievers.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Sharon Alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery responded to this review on 24 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your review....we are happy that you are happy too x x

When my child started nursery I was very pleased with the way all the staff came across. It made me feel very comfortable in leaving my child in their care. He has become so confident and gained quite a lot of knowledge from attending Little Achievers.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My child is happy at the nursery which is important to me. He enjoys his time here and is learning too.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I am always pleased to leave my son in good hands. I like the activities which are provided for the children.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My child has been attending this setting since she was seven months old. She loves coming to nursery and enjoys her time here.
The staff are friendly and we are pleased with the recent changes with the nursery becoming a forest school and the new manager!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Very satisfied with how my son has developed over the last year. He enjoys nursery and has made friends.
Fantastic Forest School!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Urban Forest School Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Very friendly staff and accommodating.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A great nursery. My daughter loves the staff who are all great and very pleasant.
Would recommend.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery, helpful staff. Good updates.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Little Achievers is an amazing nursery and I'm glad I chose this nursery for my daughter. the staff are always friendly and helpful.
My daughter enjoys going to nursery and has already learnt so much in the few months she has been here.
I would recommend this nursery to my friends and family.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I can highly recommend this nursery, my daughter settled in very well, they made her welcome. No problems at all and will be considering have my two younger children attending.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has enjoyed his time at nursery and is now ready prepared for school. He is more confident and outgoing, he has learned to respect everyone and the setting is perfect for any child regardless of age. His key worker was fantastic.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

The staff are so caring and good with the children. My son's key carer is brilliant - he loves her. She is kind, friendly and enthusiastic. She knows him really well and is always recording his progress and teaching him new things. Both my children have been well looked after here.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My son has been attending Little Achievers @ Headstart Nursery since he was 9-months-old. He really enjoys coming to nursery and is always welcomed every morning with a warm and welcoming smile by all the staff and he has a really good bond with all the staff especially his key carer. As busy working parents, it's nice to be kept updated on my son's progress and activities he's been up to during the course of the day. Not only by the daily diary but via EYLOG (on-line application) too. Great idea. Brilliant nursery with amazing staff where my son is nurtured and lovingly cared for. I would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I do not have a specific incident or occasion to write a review about but overall I am very satisfied with the nursery. The staff are very pleasant and the environment that my child is in I feel that is very good. My daughter likes the nursery very much and talks all about the staff even at home. All three of my children have gone to this nursery over the last 10 years and I can say all have enjoyed the nursery and from a parent's point of view I am very happy and would likely recommend this nursery and its staff.

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

My son is very happy at nursery and has come on leaps and bounds. He is currently training on using the toilet and the support he is receiving is fantastic.

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

My sons development is always the focal point here. He is ahead in most things intellectually which we believe is due to the nurturing and caring environment that he receives here and the activities he can also continue at home. He especially loves the ballet classes that are integrated into the learning schedule. His key carer spends quality time with him working on the The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) scheme and skills. He has just turned 3 and is already building his numerical and alphabetical recognition and can point to correct numbers and letters - something we work on at home but is clearly worked on at nursery. He is always asking to go in. He loves it, can't recommend it enough.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Excellent nursery. Staff are very caring and give a lot of attention to my son. They also provide a lot of extra curriculum activities, like Forest school where children can learn about nature and they have a lot of activities out in fresh air. The nursery has different rooms and a large garden to cater for children of different age groups.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter has come on leaps and bounds since starting nursery. All staff are very good.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My little girl loves being at nursery, she made loads of friends and is learning so much.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would recommend to all parents thinking of admitting their child. Friendly staff, happy place for your child to develop their skills.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery has looked after my eldest who is now 13, plus my daughter who is 7 and now my youngest who is 2. I highly recommend their services. They are fantastic with their care, their learning and teaching really engages the children.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere. I can see his development growing after each session! Great key worker.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are happy of the way you all care about our child's development. our child really likes coming to nursery and we would like to say thank you and all your staff.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son loves nursery and always talks about his keyworker. He always looks forward to nursery in the morning.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter enjoys coming to the nursery and she is doing very well. AH

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

An excellent nursery that has very good staff. They excel in the work they do and help you to reach your child's maximum potential. My daughter loves it and has grown a lot.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Little Achievers @ Headstart Nursery have helped my child come along with his numbers. He's able to sing along to nursery and has made lots of friends here. I am very happy with his development since coming to this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am extremely pleased with how my daughter has come on over the last 11 months at this nursery. She really enjoys her time at nursery and likes all staff that look after her. Both me and her father were impressed with the nursery when we found out they cater for Muslim children with providing halal (HMC) meat.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An excellent nursery with very caring staff, a great learning environment and super resources. Great value for money and very flexible.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Friendly, welcoming staff always happy to help with any questions or queries.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has settled in very well after a bumpy start. She recognises her key carers and talks about them all the time. They have really helped to settle her and make her comfortable.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

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