Wee Gems - Livingston

2 Carmondean Centre Road South, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT

Livingston Nursery has been recently renovated with modern features fitted to improve services for children attending the nursery. There are three rooms for children to send time playing with similar aged children in. Children between the age of 0 and three are cared for at Livingston Nursery, which is part of the Wee Gems nursery group.

The nursery has a fitted kitchen where healthy meals are prepared and served to children every day. There is a four week menu to ensure children receive a varied diet, with special considerations made for children with extra dietary needs.

Group: Wee Gems Holdings Ltd

Person in charge: Diane Young (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Lothian Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 89

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0715-1815

When Closed: 25th & 26th Dec, 1st & 2nd Jan

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Wee Gems - Livingston 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 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Wee Gems - Livingston in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.924 for Wee Gems - Livingston is calculated as follows: ( (243 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 263 Ratings = 4.924

  • 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 4.843 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Wee Gems - Livingston is based on 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 17.8 positive Reviews (89 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 17.8 Target = 0.843

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

9.8 Wee Gems - Livingston has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.767)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Wee Gems - Livingston

  • Mother of Child
    22

I cannot rate this nursery highly enough! My son has been going since he was nine months old and it was the best decision we made. He was going one day a week then he loved it that much we have put it up to three. He does so much when he is at nursery and always runs in and can’t wait to go in. I love the great observations we receive to let us know how he is getting on. He has the best time and the staff are the nicest people.
My son has been in the baby room and the 1-2 room and will be going up to the 2-3 room which I was very nervous about but the staff have been taking him up throughout his days in nursery to help him adjust which he has loved anyway. I cannot thank the nursery enough. I feel that my son is in a happy and safe place.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Livingston? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been going to Wee Gems since she was 11 months old. The hours are perfect for accommodating full time working parents. The nursery is located within walking distance to the train station making it very handy for dropping off and picking up if travelling into Edinburgh/Glasgow for work. Staff have always been very approachable and helpful. Most importantly our daughter enjoys going to Wee Gems.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Livingston? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little boy has been attending Wee Gems since he was 11 months old and he loves it. The staff are fantastic with him; he’s a stubborn and demanding little lad who requires lots of cuddles and everyone is always patient with him. I’m also grateful for all the teaching and encouragement they give him, as a working mum it is a relief to know that he is being so well looked after. The food is always healthy and great tasting (he usually has extra!), the nursery is very clean and the facilities are excellent. I’m so glad we chose Wee Gems and would definitely recommend it.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending since she was 7 months old and loves it. The staff really take the time to get to know the children as individuals and the opening/closing times are great for working parents.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves Wee Gems and goes in happily every day he is there which is the sign of a happy nursery. The staff are excellent and very caring with lots of activities every day outside and inside. The nursery make good use of their garden and the surrounding library and shops. The manager is very approachable. The food is cooked in the nursery and is excellent. Great range of activities every day!

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Livingston? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has been attending Wee Gems Livingston since he was 6months old. He is now in the 1-2s room and he runs in every morning without even a second glance at me never mind a goodbye! He loves the wide range of activities they get up to each day and he has become close with the staff. The staff are all lovely and will keep you updated on your child’s day and development. My sons developing quickly and it’s down to him attending Wee Gems!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter attends this nursery for one morning session a week and she has a fantastic relationship with all of the staff. They make so much effort with my little girl even though she's only in for a short period. I would totally recommend this nursery to anyone who is looking for full or part time childcare.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I couldn’t recommend Wee Gems Livingston enough. The staff are amazing With my children and us as parents. My children are happy to go to the staff and they are comfortable at the nursery. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful to us as parents with feedback and updates on the kids day. The kids are also coming home with hand made cards and gifts that they make which I love. The kind of keepsakes you want to keep and display. I know the staff have the children’s best interests at heart and it’s evident in the relationships my children have with the staff, the food and nutrition they get and the different activities and experiences they have. I highly recommend Wee Gems Livingston.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son absolutely loves his time at Wee Gems! The staff have made it so easy for him to settle in and enjoy every day he is there.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery due to the brilliant care from the nursery staff.

Our child absolutely loves the nursery and, as a teacher, am more than happy sending him in for the day. Great activities and learning opportunities and again, such personal care given by the staff throughout the nursery.

Looking forward to my youngest starting the baby room soon.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Livingston? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Wee Gems since she was 11 months old and has settled in really well which is due to the lovely staff who welcome her with a big smile every day and she has lots of fun there. They do so many varied activities every day, her development has come on leaps and bounds. It can be daunting leaving your child in another’s care but I feel comfortable doing so knowing that Wee Gems take such good care of my little girl. I also appreciate the flexibility the nursery offers as they are happy to accommodate changes in line with my husband’s shift pattern. I would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Amazing nursery. My son has been going since he was 11 months old and has been in every room so far (babies, 1/2, 2/3). The staff are so friendly and helpful, and the manager is always available if we have any questions. I am quite anxious leaving my son but they always reassure me and he loves it there. They are so encouraging and the children always seem happy. They make leaving him in a nursery easier for me. Update the app with his daily activities and developments/photos so I don't feel like I am missing out on his day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic nursery. My little girl loves going and the staff are great. They are good at keeping parents up to date with everything. Would definitely recommend!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff at Wee Gems - Livingston are brilliant. Always friendly and welcoming, they take a genuine interest in the children in their care and will go above and beyond to make sure the children feel at home. Our daughter has formed some lovely bonds with her key worker and many other members of staff. There's always a great range of activities each day tailored to the age of the child and their interests and abilities. It's lovely hearing what our daughter's been up to when I collect her. Our daughter loves Wee Gems, she settled in so quickly and I know that's down to the fantastic staff and happy environment she's in. Keep up the great work Wee Gems.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has attended Wee Gems - Livingston, since June 2017 and since then his development has skyrocketed. The staff are amazing and attentive and each one always receives a huge smile from him on arrival. He is content there and never cries when I go to leave which as a mother proves to me how safe he feels and how much fun he has there. Every member of staff is kind friendly and approachable Never had any issues and would recommend to anyone seeking childcare!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Friendly staff, bright and colourful rooms, my son is always out on walks and out in the garden.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has attended this nursery for nearly two years and has come on so much in this time. His confidence has grown and his independence, which will benefit him when he is ready for school. He always talks about nursery with enthusiasm and I enjoy looking at his observations to keep up to date with is learning. The staff are all very caring and I know my son feels very comfortable in their care. I think the standard of learning is excellent as my son has developed so much during his time here and the staff always give detailed feedback on what he has been doing that day. Lovely nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery since he was 18 months old. Most days he is happy to go and see all the staff and his friends with the occasional day he is unsettled. I have to say all the staff are very good at reassuring my son and comforting him. Allowing me to head off to work knowing that he is happy and being cared for in the highest standard.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter attended Wee Gems Livingston from 15 mths to age 5, and absolutely loved it. She was devastated to leave and start school. She was, from an early age, a fantastic reader, and the girls in pre school really encouraged her, and allowed her to read stories to the other kids. I never had a single issue with her during the whole time she was in the care of the nursery.
My 2.5 yr old son now attends the nursery too, and has done since he was 13 mths old. He can be quite clingy at drop off time, but the girls always take time to reassure him, and make sure he settles well.

All of the staff are totally approachable, and I consider them as friends, who I trust implicitly.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little girl has only been at this nursery since last summer, but I have to say the ladies have made her feel really welcome in the 1-2s room. At the start she didn't want to leave me she always cries but the girls let her take her panda which made going to nursery a lot easier for her. Now she goes to nursery no problem, is all excited to see me when I come pick her up. She even sings nursery rhymes that's she learnt at nursery and gets all excited when she gets its right. Honestly I can't thank wee gems nursery enough for how well my little girl is getting on now. Her speaking has come on so much, she says please and thank you more which is great. When she is in nursery I know she is safe and getting well looked after. Also I have to say the food must be lovely as my daughter always seems to want to have extra which is a great thing as sometimes she could be picky with what she ate. Hope to continue to used wee gems nursery in the future.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children attend wee gems in Livingston and are both very happy. The staff are always very friendly.

They have great facilities and make learning fun. The communication from the staff is great. They keep up up to date with their learning and development.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Both my children love Wee Gems Livingston and enjoy going in each day. The learning in pre-school is excellent and I'm always informed about the learning that week which means we can continue it at home. I have seen my youngest come on leaps and bounds since starting Wee Gems Livingston. The staff interaction is brilliant and both my children have great relationships with staff members

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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