Small World Kindergarten

44a Angelsea Road, Ipswich IP1 3PP

Rated 'Outstanding' in every area by Ofsted in August 2016, Small World Kindergarten provides both all-year and term-time childcare with a Montessori preschool education for children aged between two and five-years-old.

Situated near Christchurch Park in Ipswich, it offers modern, purpose-built premises with three well-equipped classrooms and outdoor areas where children can safely play in all weathers.

The well-qualified team is led by an experienced manager with a degree in Early years (Level 6) as well as a Montessori diploma. She also has over ten years practical experience. The nursery also has a fully qualified primary school teacher to ensure the EYFS is followed, as well as helping to provide a high standard of care and education.

Owner: Emma White

Person in charge: Emma White (Director)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 40

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 1 week in the Summer, between Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: £47 a day inclusive of all meals, snacks and extras (includes nappies)

Directions:

The Nursery entrance is to be found on Paget Road.

Visiting:

Appointments for Visits must be booked in advance

Parking:

There are three spaces outside with a two hour limit.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Small World Kindergarten 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Small World Kindergarten in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.9 out of 5 from 3 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 4.905 for Small World Kindergarten is calculated as follows: ( (76 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.905

  • 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 3.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Small World Kindergarten is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.375

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

8.8 Small World Kindergarten has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.780)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    7
  • Good
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    0
  • Poor
    0
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  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
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    0
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Reviewer Connection to Small World Kindergarten

  • Mother of Child
    7

Our daughter found it difficult to settle at nursery when she initially started. We had a lot of tears and reluctance to attend. Throughout this time, the staff at Smallworld Kindergarten were very supportive, helping us with strategies and helping us to manage this difficult time.

It is such a pleasure to see that after such a rocky start, our daughter absolutely loves going to nursery and is bubbling with all of the things she is learning. We are extremely pleased with the provision and would recommend it highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Small World Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Best nursery in Ipswich.

How likely would you be to recommend Small World Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We have had a fantastic experience at Small World Kindergarten. It is a lovely environment where my daughter has flourished and gained confidence in all areas. This has been down to the wonderful staff who are very caring, dedicated and skilled.
The team communicate really well so that any information is shared appropriately and enables a great working relationship with parents.
My daughter starts school in September and her time at Small World has prepared her really well emotionally, socially, practically and academically.
Thank you all!

How likely would you be to recommend Small World Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter loves her nursery. the staff are truly wonderful! It is an environment where she can flourish in her own little 'world'. The children are surrounded by excellent carers who nurture, guide and teach them through this vital early stage of their little lives. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the brilliant staff, you all do an awesome job! the Ofsted says it all!

How likely would you be to recommend Small World Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is an outstanding nursery which provides a friendly, caring and nurturing environment for the children. The staff are all brilliant. There are so many different exciting activities which the children can enjoy. Our son and daughter have been very happy here.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Varied, educational and fun activities plus obliging, caring and cheerful staff make for happy children.

My little girl settled nicely and simply enjoys being there - which is really all that matters at the end of the day!

There is an emphasis on teaching respect for others and politeness, plus excellent early years learning programme that engages children and prepares them for school.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Small World Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has only attended this nursery since the beginning of September. They have been so good at setting her into the daily nursery routine. All the staff have been caring, attentive where appropriate and my daughter has transitioned beautifully into attending small world. The nursery is well equipped and the classes are always varied, she always spends adequate time outdoors and especially loves the bunny rabbits. I have no complaints or worried with small world and I would recommend it to all my friends with children.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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