Little Achievers Nursery in the Park

Park Children's Centre, Barnes Road, Skelmersdale WN8 8HN

Little Achievers Nursery in the Park, in Skelmersdale, has excellent indoor and outdoor play environments for early years learning, benefiting from strong community links, including with outreach workers and health visitors, to offer parents the complete childcare package.

Additional features include a fabulous Reggio Emilia inspired approach to early years , multi-sensory room, nutritious mealtimes thanks to an on-site chef, separate play rooms for babies and toddlers, and soft play surfacing. The nursery has pre-school facilities and an outdoor play is even accessible regardless of the weather, with messy play a very popular addition.

Staff are all dedicated to ensuring the children have a safe, secure and stimulating environment that meets the children’s own individual needs and promoting independence whilst allowing them to take risks with adult support.

The nursery offer a pick-up and drop-off service for children to local schools, along with holiday care for children up to age eight-years-old, in addition to the option of funded childcare for two-year-olds and funding for three to four-year-olds as part of their early years entitlement.

Group: Rosy Apple Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Andrea Norbury (Lead Professional)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 71

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Little Achievers in the Park, The Park Children’s Centre, Barnes Road, Skelmersdale WN8 8HN Situated off the A577 and A5086, also M58 Junction 4. Close to West Lancashire College and surrounding business parks.

Visiting:

Open 7.30am -6.00pm 51 weeks of the year (closed Christmas week and bank holidays). Visit any time!

Parking:

Lots of parking available - easy access too.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Little Achievers Nursery in the Park 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 25 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Achievers Nursery in the Park in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 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 4.818 for Little Achievers Nursery in the Park is calculated as follows: ( (240 Excellents x 5) + (49 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 291 Ratings = 4.818

  • 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 4.032 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Achievers Nursery in the Park is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 14.2 positive Reviews (71 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 14.2 Target = 0.282

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.9 Little Achievers Nursery in the Park has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.850)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park?

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    24
  • Likely
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Reviewer Connection to Little Achievers Nursery in the Park

  • Mother of Child
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  • Nanny/Carer of Child
    1

My 2 and a half-year-old has attended nursery since she was 6 months old. She loves nursery so much and gets upset when it isn't a nursery day. I have had to bring her on a Saturday to show her the gates are locked to calm her down. All the staff are very caring and I feel they are very approachable and will deal with any concerns I have quickly and efficiently.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My granddaughter has attended this nursery on days when she needed to be looked after, after school, this involved her being picked up from school and having tea.
The service and attention we have received was excellent and will definitely be using the service again during school holidays. All the staff were really caring.
Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter started this fantastic nursery at the beginning of November at 8 months old. She was very strange with other people she didn't know but was fine settling in here. All the girls that work here are great and have made you feel so welcome and put my mind at rest. My daughter loves attending nursery and as the weeks have gone on she has started recognising the building and gets excited as she knows where she is going.
I would highly recommend this fabulous nursery to friends and family all the girls do a Fantastic job. Thank You.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son attends Little Achievers Nursery in the Park 3 mornings a week and he absolutely loves it. He's excited to go and loves the children and staff there.
The staff go out of their way to be caring and helpful towards me and my son and always have exciting and educational activities for the children to do.
My son's speech and counting skills have come on leaps and bounds.
I can't recommend this nursery enough.
We viewed other nurseries in the area and Little Achievers Nursery in the Park really shone above the rest.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Andrea Norbury, Manager at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 20 Jun 2017:

Thank you very much for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

The nursery helped my daughter with her speech and her eating habits. I always know what they are learning and the staff always update my daughters learning journey. My daughter loves the nursery and that is what's most important to me.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loved coming to holiday club, she was kept entertained all the time with art, games and even trips out to forest school.
She loves to play with all the staff who are professional, caring and always there to give a cuddle if needed.
Now looking forward to going again.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Lovely caring staff look after the children wonderfully. The manager is friendly and approachable and very flexible which is very reassuring. My son loves his time here and I know he is well looked after which is absolutely everything. I love getting updates on the eyLog it's so lovely to see what he is getting up to and see how much he is learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent day nursery, my little boy loved it, he often talks about it even though he has started school. He came on a long way with his learning and eating and I really appreciate all the hard work of all the staff.
I would recommend this nursery as one of the best in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great nursery, I feel settled knowing my son is in good hands. He enjoys his time there and staff go out their way to let me know if there are any concerns and keep me updated with his progress.
He has come on a great deal since being there.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

I absolutely love this nursery as staff are very friendly but most of all my 2 children are so happy there. If I need to change child care arrangements it's not a problem and they try their best to accommodate you.
My fussy eater likes the food and I always feel my children are loved and well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been going here since six months. She loves it here she gets excited in the morning getting ready and screams with excitement when we get through the gates. She would happily stay there all day if we let her, the staff are amazing and show genuine love and care for the children.
I was worried I'd be a nervous wreck every day leaving her at a nursery but now I feel at ease leaving my daughter there with the staff that she absolutely adores!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I find the nursery very beneficial to my daughter, her speech and attitude have come on amazingly with the help of the staff. She enjoys going to nursery and has settled in very well, I wouldn't want her to go any other nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I was so nervous of leaving my little girl in the care of others, especially in a group with a number of other children. She had only ever been with family members, or a child-minder with a small number of other children. I could not have been more wrong. My little girl absolutely loves it here!

She has gained so much confidence and picked up so many skills, that I'm sorry I didn't start her here sooner. A lovely environment with so much to do and the staff are absolutely outstanding. They keep me fully informed of her progression, and I even have access to photographs of what she is doing throughout the day.

I can work in the confidence that she is very well taken care of. I could not be happier!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

sharon alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 19 Oct 2016:

Thank you for your lovely comments and feedback, I will ensure all the team get to read it too!

I have found the nursery extremely helpful with my working hours and very flexible. All of the staff are very helpful and friendly and all of my children enjoy their time here.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has always been shy and so I was nervous getting her settled into nursery. The staff were warm and welcoming and my daughter soon settled. We are moving and so my daughter will move nursery and I can say we will both miss little achievers in the park. Thank you to the manager and staff in bluebells!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

sharon alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 26 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your lovely comments, we will miss your little girl and hope that she settles well into her new nursery. x

My 16 month old baby girl has attended Little Achievers nursery in the Park since January this year and all the staff have been very welcoming and helped her to settle in. My little boy used to attend before going to school and his experience was a great one. Staff are all lovely and take time to tell you how your child has been during the day, what meals they ate and what activities they have been involved in. There's a lovely welcoming atmosphere there. They are very flexible with their sessions and hours, and have links to the children's centre within the premises. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Sharon Alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 22 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your feedback - I will ensure that the staff team read them :)

Both my children attended and loved every minute they were there. Staff are helpful, informative and professional. There's always plenty to keep them entertained during the time they are there.
I always recommend this setting. I'll be sad when my youngest leaves this year

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Sharon Alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 22 Jun 2016:

Remember us for before and after school care, along with our holiday club too! Thank you for your great comments :)

Staff are lovely and very caring, I feel my child has developed a lot and he loves every day in the nursery. They are very flexible and will help if we need to swap days for our child as we both work full time. The communication is very good, we are informed every day how our child spend the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Sharon Alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 22 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your comments - we always try to go that extra mile with flexibility, we understand just how many plates parents have to spin!!

I'm about to graduate as a nurse and really couldn't have done it without the support I've had from this nursery. Not only have they looked after my children amazingly well but they have supported me as well.
My daughter was diagnosed with special educational needs and the manager here was so supportive and understanding and helped me in any way that she could.
My children are both now in full-time school but still attend Little Achievers holiday club and love it. My daughter is always treated as an equal despite her social and behavioural problems and my son can't wait for school holidays to go back to his nursery friends.
The nursery has a real family feel almost a home away from home whilst still having enough structure to nurture their early years education.
I really cannot recommend this nursery and the staff enough easily the best nursery in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Sharon Alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 17 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your wonderful comments. As a children's nurse myself (though not currently nursing) I fully understand being a nurse and having children in nursery - particularly around children with additional needs. I am delighted that we met your needs. I wish you every success with your nursing career - enjoy! Please recommend us to all of your friends and colleagues :)

My child feels safe and secure here and has made good progress with her personal, social and emotional development- the most important areas to me. She has a very strong relationship with her key person.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I could not speak any higher of Park Nursery. The amount they have done for my boys is amazing! Helped bring speech along, helped an extremely fussy eater try new things (which I still myself struggle with) and even just being people to talk to. To me there is nothing this nursery has done/can do wrong regarding my boys.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

sharon alexander, ceo/founder/owner at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 16 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your fantastic comments, I will ensure they are shared with the staff team. We are so pleased that you entrusted the care and early years education to us. Please go ahead and recommend us.... :) Thank you

When my daughter first started in February she was very clingy and wouldn't play independently, but since coming she has come on loads! The staff are lovely and will accommodate your wishes in all aspects such as times and routine. I'm very happy with my daughter's progress here and have nothing but Praise for all the staff.

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Sharon Alexander, CEO/Founder/Owner at Little Achievers Nursery in the Park responded to this review on 06 Apr 2016:

Thank you for your lovely comments - its amazing how children develop when in nursery - especially socially :) We are all really pleased that you are happy with the care received for your little girl :)

My 7 month old daughter loves coming to nursery. She gets excited as soon as we walk through the door and isn't bothered about me leaving. I enjoy reading her diary when we get home so I know what she has done all day. I was really worried about going back to work and taking her to nursery but I needn't of worried. My mind is at rest when I leave.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Without the nursery I wouldn't of been able to continue with my current job. The nursery take and pick up my little boy and he loves the car journey. Using this service also means my little boy still has contact with all the staff and children, meaning holiday club is a familiar environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Achievers Nursery in the Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Having been potty training my little one for a while, we have found nursery very supportive and helpful. Particularly the leader of bluebells and my son's key person. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they are always there to offer useful advice and guidance.

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