Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford

105A Sandringham Road, Watford WD24 7FQ

Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire
Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire
Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire

Little Raccoons Day Nursery is a purpose built boutique nursery that is personally managed and carefully designed. They provide high standards of care and education for children, respecting and accommodating their individual needs and requirements.

Little Raccoons Day Nursery promote the partnership with parents and celebrate all cultures throughout their practice. They believe that children need a strong foundation to feel safe, learn, develop and achieve full potential in life.

The nursery offers an exclusive and meaningful curriculum of activities where children’s interests and abilities are the starting point for engaging and moving them forward in their learning and development.

Practitioners are committed to children’s well-being and education and work closely to parents to ensure all needs of their children are met. At Little Raccoons Day Nursery children are happy, feel safe and are able to explore a beautiful and challengeable environment.

Group: Little Raccoons Day Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Sara Griffths (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire 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: 22

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.8 Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.792)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.792 for Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford is calculated as follows: ( (57 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.792

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford is based on 6 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 4.4 positive Reviews (22 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 4.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

We visited a number of nurseries but Little Racoons was a clear stand out for us. It's a small nursery which was perfect for us as it means there's more to do for the kids than at child minders but it's also small enough for the kids to receive great personal care in an unintimidating environment.
The manager is brilliant. She always goes above and beyond and has helped our son settle in really well and has been great at giving me and my wife comprehensive updates on how he's getting on.
She's always available should you need to speak to her. Her team are equally as good and show a real passion for their work. They have all built a great relationship with our son, it really does have a family feel which we didn't find at the other nurseries. Highly recommend Little Racoons!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both of my sons have thrived at Little Raccoons in Watford. My eldest has just started in reception; I feel that the support he received at the nursery prepared him well for the transition to primary school in developing social skills along with a good foundation of literacy and numeracy. My youngest still loves going to the nursery and always tells me about the fun activities that they do. The staff have always been fully supportive and very nurturing.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford for almost a year, I was quite concerned when it was time for my son to start nursery but the staff has made me feel at ease since day 1. Both I and my son settled into this new experience quickly thanks to the staff who I feel is very caring and engaged with the children.
It is a small nursery where I feel that the staff has time to focus on each individual child and give them attention and support to ensure that they are always progressing and learning.
My son loves his days at the nursery and I have 100% confidence that he is well taken care of during his time there.
The communication between staff and parents is great as well, I'm always updated on his development and I feel that I'm always welcomed to speak to them if I have any questions or concerns.
It is overall a great nursery that I would definitely recommend to other parents

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sara Griffiths, Nursery Manager at Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford responded to this review on 19 Oct 2017:

Thank you for the lovely review.

My little son has been attending the Little Racoons Nursery since March 2017 on daily bases spending long hours at the nursery. He has settled in nicely and quickly after our big move. That is all due to the excellent approach of the profesional, yet friendly, staff who always welcome him with a big smile and lots of enthusiasm to start a new day.

I love the idea of the big room with sections for different ages, where children from each section are allowed and encouraged to follow freely and socialize with their friends from all ages, it's just like a big family! The nursery is always kept clean. There is always a big variety of toys and activities keeping the kids busy and happy.

You can easily notice the staff's efforts with the kids which reflects on the kids' manners and their speech and skills progress. I am very pleased with their support through the potty training process for my kid. I would strongly and easily recommend this nursery to any parent in the vicinity.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford? 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

Bhama Rudrakumar, Director at Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford responded to this review on 13 Oct 2017:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our nursery!

We've been absolutely delighted with Little Raccoons from day one. It's a small nursery, which is great in our opinion. All of the staff know all of the kids and kids of different ages get to interact - we think this has helped our son develop confidence and 'moving up' to the next group isn't such a big deal. The atmosphere is incredibly friendly and caring and our son is very happy. There's a great range of fun activities for the kids to take part in, but the staff always ensure the kids are learning too. Our little one also loves the food - a really healthy and varied menu. It's also been really helpful having staff be so supportive with potty training. I'd strongly recommend Little Raccoons to parents in Watford.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford? 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

Sara Griffiths, Nursery Manager at Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford responded to this review on 19 Oct 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

A fantastic nursery with warm, kind staff, lovely facilities and an extensive range of toys and activities. Our child loves his time at Little Raccoons and is always excited to start a new a day there. We've experienced nothing but friendly support from staff and feel very lucky to have found such a happy, nurturing environment. We recommend Little Raccoons to anyone looking for a first class nursery in Watford.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Watford? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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