Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees

Ladybird House, Unit 11, Falcon Court, Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3TS

Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland & Teesside
Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland & Teesside
Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland & Teesside

Little Ladybirds Day Nursery is an Ofsted rated 'Outstanding' nursery situated in a purpose-built venue in Stockton, Teesside. Within the nursery, care is provided for children aged six weeks through to five-years-old.

The nursery is divided into four main rooms, all of which are designed to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Within a very large pre-school room children have access to iPads, touch-screen computers and interactive whiteboards. Outside there is large play area which utilises natural materials and includes a water wall and mud kitchen.

The staff team at Little Ladybirds includes an early years teacher and all staff are trained in paediatric first aid.

There are a number of extra curricula activities provided at no extra charge at Little Ladybirds, including football, French and signing tots.

The nursery provides flexibility on days and two, three and four-year-old grant funding is available.

Owner: Lesley Thompson

Person in charge: Jennifer Thompson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 110

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.417)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 11 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 4.917 for Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees is calculated as follows: ( (187 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees is based on 11 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 22 positive Reviews (110 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 22 Target = 0.500

  • 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
    17
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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Reviewer Connection to Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Foster Parent of Child
    1

I am very happy with little ladybirds nursery and I have recommended it to my friends who have then sent their children to little ladybirds and have had nothing but praise for the facilities and staff. My daughter loves her days at nursery which makes it so much better for me going to work knowing she is enjoying herself and is in safe hands. I love the fact you receive a sheet every day telling me what she has been doing, what she has eaten, basically everything I need to know. I am so happy we found this little gem of a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

This nursery is amazing. My daughter is so clever and she has just turned 3 it's unbelievable how much fun they have while learning at this nursery!

All the ladybirds ?? team are professional and approachable about any queries you have. Any special requirements you have for your child or ways you do things at home are always followed through at nursery/pre school which is perfect for picky parents like me.

Everyone is so friendly from the cook to the management!

Definitely recommended

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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 chose this nursery for many reasons the main one being the warm welcome I received and the excellent way the staff interacted with my child on our visits. My child has some special dietary requirements which the nursery have been happy to accommodate. Knowing my child is safe and happy has made returning to work a lot easier for me than I thought it would.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Little Ladybirds is welcoming, professional and fun for our children. We receive good communication and if the children have ever been unwell this has been managed very appropriately. I feel happy dropping the children there and really feel they get a lot socially and developmentally from the whole team.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Little Ladybirds is somewhere that our son looks forward to going to every day. He has a smile on his face everytime we arrive and it's lovely to see him run towards the staff as soon as we walk through the door. There is a genuine caring atmosphere for all the children and I'm always safe in the knowledge that he is well cared for on a daily basis. He is clearly well stimulated throughout the day and sleeps soundly every night after a busy day at nursery. The staff keep us well informed of his daily activities and progress and he's always fed nutritious meals. Leaving your child in the care of others is something that you never take lightly, we are over the moon that in Little Ladybirds we have found a place that has filled us full of confidence and a nursery where our son will thrive.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Sharon Harrison, Deputy Manager at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you for leaving such a positive review about Little Ladybirds Gemma; we appreciate it.

I honestly couldn't thank the staff for looking after my little boy! Everyone is so helpful and friendly and are just amazing with the kids! They make you feel so at ease and have helped my son grow and he has learnt so much in the time he has been with them! Thank you all so much! I'm going to be gutted when he leaves to go to big school in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Sharon Harrison, Deputy Manager at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

Thank you for such wonderful comments Amanda.

Fantastic nursery would defiantly recommend, unlike many others, they are flexible with dates which is essential for parents who work changing shifts (you do not have to have the same day each week as long as you can give enough notice of which dates so they can ensure enough staff). The staff are all so friendly and approachable and give excellent care to my son and the other children. He has been in 3 rooms whilst at the nursery and all have been excellent and have helped him in his development across a number of different areas.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Sharon Harrison, Deputy Manager at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

What a nice review Clare, thank you so much.

I am extremely happy with Little Ladybird Nursery. I have found all the staff very helpful and supportive. My little girl really loves her time at nursery and it has been a very positive experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Sharon Harrison, Deputy Manager at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thanks for those kind words Victoria.

I am happy to recommend Little Ladybirds. My child always looks forward to going, clearly enjoys the food and taking part in the activities.
The staff are friendly and helpful, who clearly care a great deal for the children. The administration support is also very efficient.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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: Good

Sharon Harrison, Deputy Manager at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thanks for such positive comments Paul.

My son has attended Ladybirds since he was 6 months old, he will soon be 3. He looks forward to going and will even ask to go when he is not due to. All the staff are very friendly and approachable and make me and him feel welcome on a morning when I drop him off. He is able to participate in a range of activities both indoors and outdoors. He really likes the outdoor area where he plays in the mud kitchen. At the end of the day, staff ensure that they provide me with a detailed description of what he has done that day which includes what he has eaten, his nap times and nappie changes.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Sharon Harrison, Deputy Manager at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 01 Feb 2017:

Thanks for leaving such a nice review Sarah.

A lovely friendly nursery. My little boy loves coming here, he is happy and the staff are great with him.
He has additional needs, which are catered for with no problems at all.
I would recommend Little Ladybirds to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Sharon Harrison, Deputy Manager at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 01 Feb 2017:

Thank you for leaving such a nice review Anne-Marie.

We currently have one child in the nursery but our eldest went there too. Both joined aged just under 6 months and have been very happy there, from the very first day. Staff in each room are competent and very friendly and know how to build strong relationships with children. I can go to work knowing that my child is safe, well looked-after and happy, some days, she doesn't even want to leave!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Excellent staff, friendly and inviting environment. Our daughter has been attending since she was 9months old is has come on so much. She is happy and well looked after at Little Ladybirds and we couldn't be happier with her care

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Neil Shaefer, PR consultant at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 01 Jun 2016:

That's very kind of you Carys, thanks so much.

My daughter is 4.5 years old and attended this nursery since she was 10 months old. She has built strong friendships with the children and staff at the nursery. The staff are very welcoming and have made my daughter feel very welcome, she is already starting to say everyone will miss me when I go to big school. I would strongly recommend the nursery as they have encouraged her and developed her key skills profoundly.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Neil Shaefer, PR consultant at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 01 Jun 2016:

Thanks for posting such a nice review Tracy.

My son has attended Little Ladybirds since January 2016 and it has been a truly great experience for him. In the beginning he was extremely upset to be left at nursery but the girls in the baby room were great with him. Now he gets excited when we tell him he's going to nursery on a morning! The activities he does whilst he's in nursery are good and he eats a nice variety of foods whilst he's there. Their facilities are good and I always think it looks very clean. I recommend Little Ladybirds to my friends, as I believe it's helped my son really come on and become a sociable and confident little toddler.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Neil Shaefer, PR consultant at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 01 Jun 2016:

What a lovely thing to say about Little Ladybirds Faye, thank you.

Staff are always friendly and happy. My little boy always comes home with a big smile on his face, he loves going to nursery. The activities they do are fantastic. Nothing is ever to much trouble for the staff. Would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

Neil Shaefer, PR consultant at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees responded to this review on 01 Jun 2016:

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review.

My son has been in and out of several settings in his three years of life and at little ladybirds he has settled in so well. They have been very supportive when working with me in overcoming some behavioural issues, sorting him an action plan to help him understand his behaviour and a reward system to encourage good behaviour. I think the inclusion of french lessons is a great idea and my son loves learning new words and has been practicing his numbers at home. He thoroughly enjoys playing outside and gets to go out two or three times a day, even in wet weather they go out for short periods for a bit of fresh air and to run off steam. The garden is in the process of getting a make over but it is a nice large open space for them to explore with plants and shrubs surrounding the garden. The pre school room is well laid out with lots of areas to explore, from dressing up and home corner, to messy play, science and maths exploration of materials, magnets natural objects etc, small world, construction area, itc area with interactive white board. And much much more.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Ladybirds Day Nursery - Stockton-on-Tees? 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

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