Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor, Bangor, County Down
Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor, Bangor, County Down
Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor, Bangor, County Down

Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor provide high-quality childcare delivered in a safe, creative and entertaining environment, offering parents peace of mind.

Snuggles nursery is designed and equipped to meet the specific areas of learning for children aged from one to five years. Qualified and experienced staff channel creativity through activity and play, and encourage children to develop their skills.

The team of staff aim to enhance children's confidence for everyday life and encourage children to explore natural environments to increase their understanding of the world. Regular trips to the parks, petting farms and local museums ensure they become aware of nature and their surroundings.

The menus are carefully planned to meet nutritional guidelines and provide a healthy, balanced diet for all children. Fresh food is prepared using high-quality ingredients on-site and recipes are cooked from Annabel Karmel recipe books. Parents are invited to taste foods to ensure quality for their children.

Snuggles Nursery offer a parent zone system which is real time information of what each child has eaten, how long they have slept and other relevant information. The system captures the key moments of a child’s day to share with parents.

Owner: Laura Sykes

Person in charge: Carla Deary (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 53

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.9 Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.938)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 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 4.811 for Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor is calculated as follows: ( (79 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 95 Ratings = 4.811

  • 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 4.127 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor 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 10.6 positive Reviews (53 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 10.6 Target = 0.377

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1

I am extremely pleased with everything about Snuggles Nursery. I never thought I would find someone to look after my children like I do! The staff are extraordinarily friendly, helpful, caring and competent.

It is a huge joy to drop my children off to a group of people what will ensure they are fed, happy and developing. I can't describe my relief to walk away and see that my children don't want to come with me, this fact speaks for them. They love to be in Snuggles!

How likely would you be to recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor? 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

Laura Sykes, Owner at Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor responded to this review on 16 Nov 2017:

Thank you very much for your kind words and we are very pleased that you are all as happy as we are. Providing care and love for the children is what makes it so rewarding.

Excellent nursery with attitude of constant improvement. A warm and welcoming environment, my children only attend one day each week but are welcomed like family each time!
My children adore all the staff and I know the staff adore my children too.

How likely would you be to recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Susanne Nixon, Deputy Manager at Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor responded to this review on 16 Nov 2017:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Amy. The team at Snuggles are very much an extension of all the families who attend, showing all the children how special they are.

I have found the staff extremely helpful in all areas of my son's development and would have no problem in recommending the nursery. The staff have been outstanding, as simple as that.

How likely would you be to recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor? 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

Susanne Nixon, Deputy Manager at Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor responded to this review on 16 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your kind words. the children's development, along with loving care, is of utmost importance to the Snuggles team.

I have 3 children who attended Snuggles 1 in the baby room and 2 who attended in holiday times and they all absolutely love going!
My youngest who is 22 months just goes straight in for a cuddle with the girls every morning and doesn't look back. Which is great because I have no worries in leaving her as you can tell how much she loves it. My eldest 2 talk about Snuggles all the time and really look forward to the school holidays so they can go back. Their school holidays are so much better now as they are so busy doing fun activities in Snuggles while I work and the bonus for me is they are tired when I get them back and I never hear "I'm board" anymore! All the girls are absolutely amazing with the kids and are always happy to see them.

How likely would you be to recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor? 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

Susanne Nixon, Deputy Manager at Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor responded to this review on 16 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your kind words, we work hard to provide an interesting and exciting programme for the children, especially during the summer months when we can incorporate as many trips as possible. We aim to please!

My daughter loves her nursery and talks about her friends and the staff all the time. If she is happy I am happy. I am confident they do a great job with all the children in keeping them safe and giving them the best possible start to learning all the skills needed regarding learning, socialising and gaining independence.

How likely would you be to recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

I am extremely happy with the care that both my children are receiving at Snuggles. The creative play is fantastic, I love that each month they have a new topic to keep them interested and learning about the world around them. I find all the staff approachable and truly interested in my children's welfare and development. The new menu sounds delicious and the addition of High Tea really helps when picking them up late.

How likely would you be to recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor? 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

Great girls. Great welcome everyday. Great update end of the day. My son enjoys the daily activities in afterschool. The nursery has been redecorated and filled with new learning tools for all ages. Highly recommended. Also my son gets high tea and is encouraged to try each time

How likely would you be to recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor? 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

The new owners have gone out of their way to try to make improvements and engage with parents and are really keen to seek out suggestions.
Having used another nursery before, the thing I value most about Snuggles is that I feel that my children get plenty of exercise - out and about on walks etc.
I find all the staff to be very personable and feel that they know me as a parent, but more importantly, know my children well.
The only thing I would have any query with is the charging structure - do after school children have the same cost base as babies? I don't know but intuitively it feels as though younger children would cost more to look after than older children (because of the child to worker ratio / lunches etc) so surely there should be a charging differential. Otherwise, am very happy with my children being at Snuggles.

How likely would you be to recommend Snuggles Day Nursery Bangor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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