Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton

Draft Farm, Flaxton, York YO60 7QP

Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton, York, North Yorkshire
Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton, York, North Yorkshire
Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton, York, North Yorkshire

Little Green Rascals Flaxton is very fortunate to be situated on a farm, within acres of beautiful fields, paddocks, and woodlands.

Flaxton is a small village, situated in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. It is close to the A64 between York and Malton, which is great for local families and those who need to commute across the area. The village of Flaxton lies entirely within a conservation area, meaning the landscape is protected, preserving the wonderful village feel.

This is the ideal location for a Little Green Rascals Nursery, as its entire ethos centres around the importance of outdoor learning, being closer to nature and understanding of the natural environment.

At LGR Flaxton, there are three rooms for Little Rascals to enjoy, with direct free-flow access to the outdoors.

All rooms are designed to support the learning and development of each Rascal, ensuring their individual needs are supported at all times.

With all of the wonderful outdoor and indoor spaces, the setting offers a number of additional sessions each week for Little Rascals such as Forest School, music sessions, Scientots and Rugby Tots.

Children are also very fortunate to have their own, fully qualified chef at the nursery. Delicious, nutritious, homemade organic food is made by the chef.

The nursery also has its own vegetable garden, which Little Rascals enjoy nurturing and tending to.

Group: Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Rebecca Airey (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Yorkshire County Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 30

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £39.00 per day, includes lunch

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Reviews

9.3 Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.278)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 4 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 4.861 for Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton is calculated as follows: ( (93 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.861

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 4.417 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton 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 6 positive Reviews (30 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 6 Target = 0.667

  • 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

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    9
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    0
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    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton?

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    9
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Reviewer Connection to Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton

  • Mother of Child
    9

My daughter has been going to the nursery on and off and the times that she was coming back she would be normal, like she never missed home. So that means she felt happy there as she happily went in for hugs and cuddles with the staff there.
Lovely staff, always helpful and nice, I like the activities very much that my daughter does whilst going to the nursery, she is behaving even better than at home!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? 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

Delighted to be able to take my child to this nursery. Hoped to be able to have another child and bring them to Honey Pots.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? 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 baby boy started with Honey Pots when he was 1 and a half, he was struggling to settle in the early stages as we expected, as it was a new routine for him.

But every single time I to pick him up he is very happy playing around and he loves the outdoor garden in this nursery. They give him lots of cuddles when he is unwell and I think the food is nice as he often comes home with big belly which shows he eats well.

Generally, I am happy with the nursery and I would recommend to friends whose kids love a big garden to play in and appreciate the location of the beautiful countryside .

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? 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 child was welcomed from day 1 and the staff worked hard to help him settle in. He loves his time at nursery and talks about the activities he did there. Staff are excellent and great with the kids.
Excellent facilities and the wood area is a great asset.
My child has thrived from going to this nursery. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? 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

Jo Bussey, Nursery Manager at Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton responded to this review on 06 Sep 2016:

Thank you Jemma for your kind words. It was a pleasure to look after your son. Hope he's enjoying school.

Can highly recommend this nursery my little girl went at 10 months old until last September when she went to school and loved it and the staff were great. The outdoor area is lovely and we liked the free access she had to be outside as much as possible. The transition to school has gone great which shows nursery provided a great start for her

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All the staff are friendly and caring. My little boy asks to attend on days off. They have been very accommodating if I have needed to change the odd morning/session. The environment is very homely with a good range of structured and non structured play.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very pleased with Flaxton Nursery. Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his days there over the past two years and I believe that the staff at the nursery have helped greatly in his development and interaction with others. They maintain an excellent structure during the nursery day and I feel that this is something that greatly benefits the children. There is a huge variety of activities a the nursery which the staff organise which I think is fantastic. Everything at the nursery is put to the children in a fun and interesting way allowing then to enjoy their learning. I also really like the fact that the children spend a lot of time outside, and do this at all times of the year.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? 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 child had attended this nursery since she was 9 months old, she is nearly 3. She has benefitted immensely learning good social skills such as interacting, sharing well, playing with others and communication. The staff are very friendly, helpful and supportive. They organise an extensive array of activities for the children. We have never had a day with tears!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have 2 children at Flaxton Nursery, our older son has been there for 2 years and our younger for 4 months. They love it and are very settled there and we cannot fault the nursery and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery - Flaxton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Rebecca

Rebecca Airey

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

I joined the Little Green Rascals family in September 2014, as the Nursery Manager at our Elvington site. After nearly 3 wonderful years at Elvington, I was very excited to join our Flaxton team as the Nursery Manager, supporting with the transition over to LGR! My little boy, George, is a Little Green Rascal in our Wiggly Worms room and loves coming to nursery with Mummy every day!

I have been a qualified Early Years Practitioner for 19 years, working across a wide range of settings. My experience includes working in nurseries, children centres, providing support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and working

closely with young people and their families. Before joining Little Green Rascals, I was a National Manager for a large Children’s Charity, setting up and supporting childcare provisions across the Royal Air Force (RAF) for over 5 years!

Vanessa

Vanessa Warn

Job Title: Owner

Joined: 2014

Description:

I originally started working in Marketing for a number of the UK’s blue chip organisations, with my final employed role as the Head of European Marketing for American Express in London.

After the birth of my second child, after experiencing the benefits of alternative medicine, I decided to train as a Homeopath, I became fully qualified in 2006.

Following a number of failed attempts to find suitable nursery provision for my children I decided to open up my own Nursery in 2009. The Nursery runs with a wholly ethical philosophy, we respect our environment and strive to do everything in our powers to ensure that not only do we operate with as little impact on the environment as possible but our children also understand and act under this mantra. We use essential oils, have a kitchen garden and use only natural cleaning products. We do not compromise – the children are our totally focus.

We now have two nurseries, with over 400 families and look after up to over 200 children each day. Within six years of opening we now employ over 100 staff and source all our products and services within 10 miles of York.

My passion is nursery care and food and I hope to encourage other providers with research and example.

I was lucky enough to win the North of England’s Business Accelerator Award in 2012. The nursery is an Investor in People and we hold one of only three Gold Awards in the UK from the Soil Association for our Catering.

I currently sit on the Soil Association’s Committee and I am the Deputy Chair for the National Day Nurseries Association in York.

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Jo Bussey

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

I joined the nursery back in 2015 as a Room Leader and have progressed over the last two years, becoming part of the management team! I have 13 years experience in childcare, working in several different nurseries. I have experience working

at a foundation stage primary school, supporting children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). I have also been a nanny for a number of wonderful families, which I thoroughly enjoyed. As the Deputy Manager, I very much enjoy supporting our lovely staff team and spending quality time with our Little Rascals. I also enjoy working behind the scenes, making sure the nursery runs smoothly!

I live in Norton with my partner Carl and my son Seb! We love spending time with our close family & friends. Seb and I especially love going to the seaside!