Tummyticklers Childcare Service

Tummyticklers Centre, Mill Lane, Billingham TS23 1HG

Tummyticklers Childcare Service, Billingham, Cleveland & Teesside
Tummyticklers Childcare Service, Billingham, Cleveland & Teesside
Tummyticklers Childcare Service, Billingham, Cleveland & Teesside

Tummyticklers Childcare Service offers a versatile approach to parents' needs, including full and half day care, wraparound care, breakfast care, as well as after school and holiday services.

Within a friendly environment, children are supported in all key early years learning goals, good health and active play.

All staff are trained to understand the development of pre-school children, at the same time as being fully resourced to support play activities that children enjoy and benefit from physically and cognitively.

Tummyticklers also offer two, three and four-year funding and the 30 hours funding from September 2017.

Owner: Tummyticklers

Person in charge: Jenny Wakelin (Manager)

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

Number of Staff: 17

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

Total Places for Children: 50

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Prices are currently under review

Directions:

Tummyticklers is located on Mill Lane in Billingham opposite the shops

Visiting:

Tummy Ticklers operate an open door policy. You can pop in or make an appointment to have a look around and the meet the team.

Parking:

There is plenty of parking across the road from us.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Tummyticklers Childcare Service has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.460)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Tummyticklers Childcare Service 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Tummyticklers Childcare Service in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 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 4.86 for Tummyticklers Childcare Service is calculated as follows: ( (155 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.86

  • 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 4.6 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Tummyticklers Childcare Service 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.600

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Tummyticklers Childcare Service

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1

I have had 3 children all together and they have all done different nurseries.
This nursery is by far the best one my children have been to.
I never question any of the staff when it comes to my daughter, as I know that they are all professional in their work.
I only need to look at my daughter to realise as she is learning something new every day.
She also talks about all the teachers at home and she always smiles when talking about them.
Excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

The staff are brilliant. My son has special needs and I feel confident he is in good hands. They collaborate with me and my family on strategies with my son and his needs. They are always happy to welcome feedback and calm my nerves over concerns I have.

Very approachable. Unlike the previous nursery, they try to find ways to further my son's education and work with the school.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

Tummyticklers has come a long way since it's very small beginning. The management are a great team and the staff that work with them are fantastic. They are forward thinking and are always focused on the children in their care. I find the staff very approachable and friendly and are very flexible in their arrangements.

My son enjoys his time here, the activities are well planned and are suitable for each age group. They deal with requests quickly and efficiently and any issues have been resolved professionally and in a timely manner. Events they have held in the local community have been incredibly successful and we love attending. I would recommend this childcare service to anyone, even though my son's school offers after-school care, we like/prefer to send him here.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has grown in confidence during the short time she has attended the after-school provision. There are plenty of activities that she can take part in when I pick my child up, staff are friendly and will relate any concerns or incidents that have occurred.

They take the safeguarding of children in their care seriously. I have no concerns regarding the wellbeing or safety of my child. She is very happy and likes all the members of staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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 have been impressed with Tummyticklers Childcare Service right from the first day when I dropped off my very reluctant child! They were fab and made the transition easy and stress-free. I left feeling confident that my son was in very capable hands. Since then (15 months ago) I continue to be impressed and happy with the child care arrangements and my son looks forward to going and has built great rapport with all the staff. A fun, friendly and safe place to leave your children. Well done and keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

When my daughter started 2 years ago with Tummyticklers Childcare Service, I had severe separation anxiety with my daughter and found it difficult to leave her with anyone. She was offered a trial day there and immediately I found she was settled and happy.

Since then they have catered for my daughters fussy eating and gone above and beyond with the care and activities they provide. My daughter loves to attend during the holidays as the activities they provide are fun and she always wants to join in. I feel most importantly that my child is safe whilst in their care. They provide a buzzer and a password system which I found fabulous and put my mind at ease. The staff really care about each child there and it shows. I wouldn’t put my daughter in anyone else’s care and couldn’t recommend enough to anyone that is looking for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

Mel Johnson, Deputy Manager at Tummyticklers Childcare Service responded to this review on 13 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your review. We are glad that your child has settled. At Tummyticklers we thrive to ensure all children are kept and feel safe, whilst in our care and all their needs are catered for alongside parents.

Was very sceptical leaving my children with anyone! But they have settled in well and the team at Tummyticklers are amazing! Wouldn't trust anyone else with my children! Highly recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to take their children.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

Lisa Smith, Proprietor at Tummyticklers Childcare Service responded to this review on 17 Nov 2016:

Thank you very much for your review. We all really appreciate it and are very pleased your children have settled in well.

Tummyticklers staff are always happy and friendly and make an effort to talk to my children. The manager has been so supportive of my husband and my irregular shift pattern and is always flexible to meet our, sometimes very demanding, needs at short notice. The setting is a happy and educational one and I would not hesitate to recommend Tummyticklers to any parent or guardian. The manager is continually working to improve the setting and facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

Very flexible childcare. My children enjoy all the activities on offer. The staff know my children as individuals and my children are clearly fond of them which is great peace of mind for me. I am very happy Tummyticklers was recommended to me, it's been invaluable in childcare help.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly nursery, fab staff, although at first my son didn't want to go, they took it at his pace and now he can't wait to go and doesn't want to come home! Always happy after his sessions! Couldn't ask for nicer or friendly people for my son to be around.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

My son has been going here for over a year and loves it. All staff are friendly and helpful. The site has a massive outdoor space and plenty of room inside including a soft play area. My son has learnt loads from the nursery they constantly help him achieve more. I couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

The staff are very good with both my sons. They are kind and look after them very well. Both my boys love to go. The staff made sure that they settled in well. I can't fault the team and the hard work that they do everyday. They work with you and any problems. They try to solve by helping parents think of solutions. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are amazing and cater to my child's individual needs. Even though my little one has a disability they make sure his needs are met and he is involved in all activities. They go above and beyond with him and he loves going to this nursery. There are lots of activities available for the children in a bright, colourful, clean, caring and safe environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

My daughter loves going to Tummy Ticklers, she has learnt so much and is enjoying her time there, staff are very pleasant, it is very organised and would recommend it to any of my friends or family. They carry out so many activities with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have been with this nursery for 3 to 4 months and our son loves it, the problem we are having now is we find it hard taking him away from the place . We have started to see an improvement in his education they have made him more confident in himself. The staff at this place are out of this world they will bend over backwards for you unlike the last nursery we attended. They helped us with all of our paper work and ring us if we sometimes forget it, ring in to say we want to book the next week I think I need to attend Tummyticklers. Being a single dad is hard on it's own, before I never had time to think as I was run off my feet all the time with work etc and now I don't have to run about at a hundred miles an hour, this place gives me comfort and peace in my own life and I have written this to say thank you Tummyticklers and all the staff that work there.

How likely would you be to recommend Tummyticklers Childcare Service? 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

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