Tots n Tykes Nursery, Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Tots n Tykes Nursery, Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Tots n Tykes Nursery, Pudsey, West Yorkshire

Tots n Tykes Nursery has built up a strong reputation in Pudsey and surrounding communities for quality childcare provision, making a difference to the lives of parents as well as the learning and development of children during their pre-school years. Tots n Tykes believe in connecting children with nature and employ a fully qualified Forest School practitioner to lead forest school sessions.

A child-centred play based approach is adopted, with learning plans that are personalised to each child. Healthy meals and snacks from locally sourced products is another beneficial addition.

Owner: Lesley Maughan

Person in charge: Yona Smith (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leeds City Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 47

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Tots n Tykes Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.877)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Tots n Tykes 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 34 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Tots n Tykes Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 24 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 4.877 for Tots n Tykes Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (360 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 408 Ratings = 4.877

  • 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 Tots n Tykes Nursery is based on 24 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 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 24 Reviews ÷ 9.4 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    33
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    34
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Tots n Tykes Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    28
  • Father of Child
    6

Amazing nursery, great staff. Had no hesitation registering our second child and when we moved away we kept them at Tots n Tykes.
Our eldest has had a great time, learnt so much.
Our youngest has settled in amazingly and looks forward to going.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Lesley Maughan, Nursery Owner at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 01 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review!

Both my children went to Tots n Tykes and they both received fabulous care and a great range of opportunities through play and experiences. All of this was provided with real love and care just like a family. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tots n Tykes.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Lesley Maugahn, Director at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 17 Jul 2017:

It's been a pleasure to look after your children! Thank you for the lovely review.

I am thrilled at my child's personal and educational development since starting at Tots n Tykes last year, and I have no doubt that is due to the well-educated / qualified and dedicated staff who work there, as well as the establishment's holistic and child-led approach which has nurtured my child's curiosity and interest to learn. Consequently, I am confident about my child's upcoming transition to primary school next academic year. Whilst the outside facilities may be limited compared to other nurseries, I am delighted that Tots n Tykes takes advantage of its location by offering extra services such as trips to the park, banks, library, shops, forest school and swimming lessons (the latter at an extra cost). Having moved and subsequently placed my child into different childcare settings, this is the one that I was the happiest with and I have no doubts about sending my second child there in the near future.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lesley Maughan, Director at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 17 Jul 2017:

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are looking forward to welcoming your second child into the setting!

Fantastic nursery run by caring dedicated staff, I feel very happy dropping my daughter off on a morning before I go to work. Can't give any negative comments! My child's development has progressed a great deal because of what she has learnt at nursery. The staff are also very pleasant and always smile! I would recommend this nursery to parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 08 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

The care that my child receives from the 'Baby Room' is absolutely fantastic. I always feel that he is actually loved by the staff as opposed to being just another child. He thoroughly enjoys his time at nursery and his time there has really brought him on. Nursery encourages his learning and it amazes me the things that he learns in just a couple of days. I would highly recommend this nursery to any of my friends and family and will definitely be sending further children here.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review

My daughter started Tots n Tykes last summer and has settled in really well. As a first time mother, I didn't know what to expect or how I would feel leaving her for 2 full days. However, with settling in sessions and friendly staff, this transition has been swift and pain free. The baby room is so cosy and all staff from managers to key worker's are friendly, approachable and hard working. The nursery really feels like a 'close family' and I often gush to family and friends at how lucky we are to have found such a fantastic establishment for our daughter to blossom and grow.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for lovely review

Fabulous nursey. Two children very happy there. Lovely caring staff. Very pleased with every aspect of the care given and the nursery environment. Lots of daily activities, great in the preschool (Forest School and swimming). Well thought out sessions, children always happy. Excellent food, a range of different foods given through the week. Good value for money, best of all fantastic staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review

Our son has been attending the nursery since he was 10 months old. We have been extremely happy with the environment and friendly attitude of all the staff. It is really reassuring to know that he is being so well looked. He seems to be developing really well and loves playing with the other children. Staff are also excellent at feeding back at the end of the day and are happy to spend the time to do this. We feel that they really treat each child as an individual.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review

All the staff at Tot n Tykes are all very caring and helpful when asked for advice about anything, especially potty training advice.
I feel they all take great interest and care over my son.
Will definitely use again if we have another child.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

My children both love the nursery and the staff.
The staff in the baby room have gone above and beyond to make sure both my children settle into nursery.
I have one in the baby room and one in the toddler room and they both love it once they settled down.
I can ring 20 times a day without feeling am being a nuisance.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

My daughter has been in nursery since she was 10 months old and she loves it. She always comes home with stories of what she has been doing.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

Such a wonderful nursery. Moved my little girl here and the staff have done everything I need to ensure my little one settled in.
Their observations are great and they make sure you always know what's happening. It's an amazing atmosphere from the second you walk through the door.
Couldn't thank the staff enough for progressing my little girl and catering for her needs.
They ensure that if you're doing something at home that they follow it on in nursery eg, no dummy, toilet training.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

Tots n Tykes is an amazing nursery and I often recommend them to friends who are looking for childcare. The rooms are like a home from home and the staff are always welcoming and friendly.
Both my children have loved going there, so that speaks for itself really.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

My daughter is very happy at Tots n Tykes and loves to go. The staff are all so caring and make every child feel special.
What I really like is the creative environment that inspires imagination and learning. I would not hesitate to recommend Tots n Tykes.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

Tots n Tykes is a wonderful nursery, much more like an extended family. The staff are exceptional, so welcoming from the moment you meet, friendly and professional, they have a genuine interest in the care of your child. I have a baby who has just started nursery and an older child who is now at school and he loved his time here.
Every day is varied with so many different activities taking place, it's an exciting and enriching environment. Lots of experiences for babies, messy play, heuristic areas and nurturing staff. I was amazed my toddler learnt all of his colours and alphabet so early on through play with his key worker.
Forest school for pre-school children is a definite bonus and free flow play inside and out encourages independence. It's reassuring knowing that your child is in safe hands when you are dashing to work, also to receive photos and videos of what is happening at nursery through the Early Years Log mobile app is a welcome new addition.
Very happy to be back again!

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

Hands down the best nursery in Pudsey, probably even Leeds.

Small single site nursery, some of the staff have been their years. Happy staff, happy children. This nursery cares about the children full stop, not about expanding for more profit.

They have an external dance teacher visit each week, go swimming, go shopping, to the bank, park, library and to a forest school. Fantastic learning fun for the children. My boy has always had plenty of fresh air too, even whilst in the baby room going on walks.

My boy loves going and daughter will be going too.

In nearly two years of my boy being in full-time, I have only been called out once, they appreciate a parent has to work and look after your child as you would yourself.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Excellent care. Staff are very professional and caring.
My son has been attending for over a year and enjoys the variety of activities he takes part in every week.
The learning and development of each child is carefully planned for and the surroundings changed regularly to provide a stimulating environment.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

I wouldn't want my children to go anywhere else except for Tots n Tykes. Both my children have been there since they were 9 months old and my eldest leaves to go to school this year. I can honestly say that she would not be as far along with her development without the input that the staff at tots n tykes have had.
My son will leave for school the following year and I'm confident he will be at a similar level of learning to her.
I'll be so sad when the children have left Tots n Tykes as they are like part of the family.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lesley Maugahn, Director at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thankyou for your lovely review!

An excellent nursery with a variety of activities for the children to do. Also, they do things that other nurseries don't - swimming lessons and forest school which my little boy loves. All the staff are helpful and brilliant with the children and if you have any queries they are always happy to help.
They let you know the weeks menu before hand then you can plan your own meals at home knowing you won't be duplicating what your child had for lunch at teatime. All in all a very highly recommended nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Lesley Maugahn, Director at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thankyou for your lovely review!!

Tots n Tykes have very friendly and approachable staff.
My little boy loves attending 3 days a week.
He settled in very well and has made excellent progress since starting.
I feel extremely comfortable with him being placed there.
It's a fun, enjoyable and friendly atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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: Excellent

Lesley Maughan, Director at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

The nursery provides such a warm home from home for the children. Individual interests are noted and included in the planning regularly.
My child has an amazing bond with her key worker who she loves but also it seems that every member of staff takes an interest in every child, so they are always met by familiar faces who know them well.
We can't recommend it highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Tots n Tykes are a very welcoming setting with a friendly staff team.
The children get treated with respect, and they are listened to.
If my daughter gets upset, there's always someone to give her a cuddle.
The management are enthusiastic and take the time to see you with any questions, or suggestions.
They take the children outside no matter what the weather (unless it is extreme) which is amazing, and even the little ones get to go out on little trips to places like the local park, which is fantastic.
The open door policy with the slightly older children upstairs is amazing, and my older daughter could go outside whenever she wanted.
Not to forget the kitchen staff.
Apparently, my little girl eats all her dinners and snacks, and they hardly ever offer unhealthy sugary desserts/ snacks (unless there are celebrations of course!) which is really amazing, and I'm grateful for that.
I believe Tots n Tykes is a nurturing, inspiring and fun place for children to go to.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Fabulous local nursery with caring and nurturing staff.
They have been able to accommodate my requests for baby-led weaning and using cloth nappies without any issues.
My son loves his days here, joining in the many varied child led activities and eating everything they put in front of him.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Many thanks for your lovely review.

My little boy started here in the toddler room and stayed for three years until it was time to go to school. He absolutely loved the nursery and had some fantastic key workers who were really responsive to him and caring.
I was so happy when my second child could also have a place, he has been going for 6 months now and enjoys it too. His key workers are very proactive and always ensure they speak with me or my partner at the beginning and end of the day. The communication between the nursery and parents is really good which is always helpful when the little one is poorly.
The provision at the nursery always looks great both inside and out. I would recommend the nursery to family and friends as it is a great feeling to know children are in such a great environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

Yona Smith, Nursery Manager at Tots n Tykes Nursery responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Many thanks for your lovely review.

My son has been attending Tots n Tykes for a couple of years now. During that time the nursery has played a significant part in his development and confidence. I find all of the staff to be friendly and caring, whilst also ensuring that discipline is maintained.

We chose the Tots n Tykes after a meeting with the Nursery Manager, who talked passionately about recognising the children's development and educational needs before moving on to the fun stuff.

The staff at Tots n Tykes always have the parents in mind too. It's lovely when he comes home with a cards or hand made presents on special occasions.

Sometimes it's the little things that matter. He has been taught some basic sign language by the nursery practitioners and this impresses everyone that he uses it on!

All in all, we are extremely satisfied with the staff and facilities at Tots n Tykes....we made a great choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would have no hesitation in recommending Tots n Tykes to anyone. My twins have attended since they were approx 18 months and will soon be moving on to school. The facilities are great and location is handy and central. There are great meals provided and the nursery is always clean There are varied and different spaces inside from messy play to sensory room and plenty of outdoor space and activities.
There are also water confidence lessons on offer as well as forestry school. The main selling point for me is the staff right from top to bottom they are first class. They really do care about your children and their development. My kids have formed really strong bonds with their key workers and we will all be very sad when they move on to school. I have noticed a very positive development from my children since attending tots n tykes and I am really glad we decided to chose Tots n tykes.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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 of my children have attended Tots N Tykes over the last 6 years (both starting in baby room around 9/10 months old and moving through into pre-school until 3/4 yrs old). I can honestly say that from their first visit day until their last day both of my children have been settled, happy and extremely well cared for. I feel that the 'family/home from home' atmosphere that is evident from the moment you step foot through the door has most definitely contributed to this. Every single member of staff is competent and shows a genuine interest of the children in their care. Attention to detail and the personal touch are both things the nursery should be proud of, from the food served to communication with parents, displays around the nursery to activities planned and so much more. Knowing my children have been left in such a caring, safe, stimulating environment has greatly reduced the anxiety associated with the daunting task of returning to work.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my children currently attend the nursery and I couldn't be happier with the standard of care they receive. The staff are very warm and friendly to family and form bonds with the children which I feel is very important.
I love the small intimate nature of the nursery. I chose it because it felt more personal, less sterile than some other nurseries I had visited.
The staff are very accommodating to each of my children's routines and dietary requirements and offer feedback at the end of the day.
The transition period when first starting was excellent and both my children settled very quickly and this continues when they have moved to a different room and age group. The children have a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities available from the baby room, through to the toddler room and pre-school. I feel the nursery has always supported early learning while still encouraging play and creativity, encouraging them to be children!

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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 attended Tots n Tykes for two years, starting in the toddlers room and progressing to preschool. He has been very happy there, particularly in his last year in preschool where he has come on in leaps and bounds. The staff have without exception been fantastic - nurturing and attentive - and the nursery goes above and beyond in their provision of interesting activities for the children, including inviting parents in for special occasions like mother's day tea and father's day breakfast. Learning is embedded in everything they do (particularly in preschool) but in an engaging way that is led by the children's interests. Having access to external activities like swimming lessons and forest school has been a bonus too. I am really happy I chose Tots n Tykes and would recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

I have now had two children through Tots N Tykes since 2010. I originally heard good things about the nursery from local childminders compared to other local providers. I went to visit and fell in love with how homely it felt and after visiting many nurseries it seemed to be the only one where the staff seemed happy and engaged with the kids. I thinks it's important for children to feel at home when you have to go to work. Even though they are small I love the outdoor areas and the fact they can play outside all day if they want to. The staff seemed to be encouraged to form bonds with the children, which I think is excellent as young children need this. I sometimes take my daughter back to pick up my son and all the staff seem excited to see her and she was only there one day a week.

I also really love how flexible and accommodating they are to changing family situations and work schedules. They always seem like they are trying to help!

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children currently attend Tots 'n' Tykes and both really enjoy their time at nursery. My daughter has had lots of allergies which the nursery has helped manage. There is both inside activity areas as well as access to the gardens, one for the little tots and one for the preschool children. The activities in nursery are varied, stimulating and educational including build projects (in the Pre School room) such as building a house out of egg boxes. There are lots of external activities making use of the local park, library, schools and leisure centre. I cannot recommend this nursery enough both of my children are confident and happy and have made lots of friends within the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? 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

I feel very happy with the care and the level of provision provided for the my child at Tots n Tykes. The staff know him very well and always give me great feedback about his day.

The staff are knowledgeable and have an excellent manner with the children. I particularly like the way they foster good routines and habits and encourage independence.

I would happily recommend the nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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 son has been going to Tots n Tykes Nursery 3 and a half years. My wife and I have been happy with the progress in learning since he has been at the nursery. The baby and toddlers room have friendly, caring staff and the outdoor space has recently updated for children to spend more time outside with staff. My son is one of the eldest children at the nursery at the moment. His key workers has been with him for most of the time he has been there. We have noticed a massive change in his development through spending 3 days a week with Tots n Tykes Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have had three children attend the nursery over the past 13 years, during this time we have seen the nursery go from strength to strength with a clear focus on quality and high quality care being provided. Our youngest is still at nursery and when we ask his older siblings about their time at nursery they always talk fondly of their time spent their. We feel involved as parents and the extra curricula activities available such as water confidence have enabled our youngest get a head start on important life skills. Our son start's the forest school project this term and he is very excited about this as it's at one of the local schools, the nursery also puts on a Christmas production, sports day, Easter egg hunts, graduation ceremonies and the children leaving for school get to go on a special leaver's trip. Many of the staff have worked at the nursery for years and it's been nice to see the same faces throughout the years, the staff are warm and welcoming and when your children speak of their past key workers this tells me all I need to know about how good the staff are.
All our children have loved their time at nursery and would highly recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Tots n Tykes 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

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