Little Apples Day Nursery

14-20 Sandersted Road, South Croydon CR2 0PA

Owner: Aimee Gaddes-Mitchell

Person in charge: Alex Brown (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Croydon Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 75

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

Opening Days: Mon-Sat

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 0700-1900, Sat Play Cafe 1000-1400

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

7.4 Little Apples Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.4 (7.400)

The Review Score of 7.4 (maximum of 10) for Little Apples Day Nursery 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 Little Apples Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 14 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.933 for Little Apples Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (168 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.933

  • 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 2.467 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Apples Day Nursery is based on 14 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.933 , then divided by 2 = 0.467

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Apples Day Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Little Apples Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1

We were looking for a nursery closer to our home and also one of better quality than the previous one our 3-year-old boy attended. A friend recommended Little Apples. They had just been credited 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. They also had space available. From the first contact with the Manager, being shown around , and the setup and feel of the nursery - we knew it was right for our boy. It's a step forward from his previous nursery and everything is better - the facilities, the learning activities, the staff, the food, the online feedback. The staff are friendly and although we were concerned about changing nurseries and our boy taking the time to settle - we had no need to worry. He's been very well looked after and an individually tailored settling in programme has really helped. We're very happy with Little Apples and would definitely recommend it. Wish we had known about this nursery sooner.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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

Amazing staff, well structured learning through play, good feedback systems. My child is always very excited to go and had lots to tell me at the end of the day. Couldn't recommend this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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

Little Apples is a fantastic nursery that I would wholeheartedly recommend. I didn't cry when my daughter was starting school but I did cry when I had to email Little Apples with her leaving date - it just hit me that I had taken her in there as a babe in my arms and she had emerged a confident and sociable 4-year old.
The staff are great, they do so much extra stuff and try lots of innovative new ideas to help encourage learning and help working parents in particular. Also, I have experience with other nurseries and unlike some, Little Apples are not overzealous with their sick policy, which is helpful and pragmatic.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

My son has been part of Little Apples since he was 3 months old. All the staff are amazing.
They all go above and beyond for the children, as well as the parents.
My son even has the choice of the added extra to go to forest school.

My sons is now 2 has learnt his colour shapes numbers and letters. He's noticing letters and numbers out and about and is also able to write the first 3 letter of his name and that's only down to the wonderful girls at Little Apples.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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 am so pleased I sent my daughter to Little Apples, she is 2.5 and has been going since she was 9 months. I believe that they have helped create the wonderful clever little girl that I have today.
She can count to 20, knows all her colours, knows her ABC and phonics and can recognise letters and numbers.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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

My son who is under 1 attends Little Apples Nursery and I couldn't recommend the nursery enough! The staff are very friendly, the atmosphere is great, they are all very positive and the communication i get daily is fantastic! I get photos and updates of what my son is doing. They are very professional and they really care about the children. The nursery is safe, clean and fun. They have a genuine interest of my sons personal development and do all they can to support him when he is there.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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

Our daughter has been at Little Apples Day Nursery since she was 10 months old (now 3.5 years). She loves going and has built up a great relationship with her key worker, and all the other staff, as she has progressed through each stage of the nursery.
The food options are of a great variety and our daughter never comes home hungry, enjoying all of her daily meals.
The nursery has good outdoor facilities which allows children to learn and play in different environments. Also the addition of forest school activities have been a real benefit to the nursery, showing an alternative way of learning and enjoying the great outdoors.
Our daughter has become a very competent little girl and has made many friends along the way.
Our son is due to start nursery soon and we will have no hesitation in sending him to Little Apples because of the great job we have seen them do.
We would thoroughly recommend this nursery to all local parents, it truly is an outstanding place!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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: Don't Know

Little Apples is a fantastic nursery. The staff are amazing. They really care about the children and take great pride in their work. There are endless activites for the children to do, to help them learn, develop, explore but most importantly, have fun.
It's always really clean and well staffed and I wouldn't send my child anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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 son has been at Little Apples since September 2016. The Staff are very welcoming and friendly. My son loves going to nursery!
I would highly recommend Little Apples nursery to anyone!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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

Staff are friendly and happy. Son is well-liked and enjoys time there. He learns a lot and is always singing the songs he has been taught. Communication is good and parents are involved. Very happy with Little Apples.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My two boys have both been attending Little Apples since they were around 8 months old. They have always loved their time there, and the staff are amazing. I would never consider sending them anywhere else!
They truly deserve their outstanding ofsted result, they really are fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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

Outstanding nursery, highly recommend. Staff are very professional, my child has come on leaps and bounds with his development through the staff's great creativity and communication skills. We get two observations per week via an app which I really think is good and keeps me at ease as his mother seeing what he is doing :) he looks forward to going to nursery so thank you very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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

Our daughter has started the nursery only a few months ago and we all absolutely love it.
She is always excited to go in and every day she learns so much.
The staff is highly trained and has the best knowledge about the children.
The place is very lovely and clean.
The food is also tasty (she does eat a lot there so I suppose it is nice) prepared by their chef.
I cannot recommend this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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

Happy children = happy mummy! Staff are very welcoming and my children learn so much. They go in well and sometimes don't even want to leave :-)
The parent's involvement is also encouraged, which I love and believe is very important
I highly recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has been at Little Apples since January 2013 & our daughter has been with them since June 2014. The Staff are very welcoming, friendly & always keep us up to date with their progress & their next steps.

Our children love going to nursery and we are extremely happy with the care they receive.

I would highly recommend Little Apples to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Apples Day Nursery? 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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