Little Chestnuts Day Nursery

Chestnuts Primary School, St Georges Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 5EN

Little Chestnuts Day Nursery, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Little Chestnuts Day Nursery, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Little Chestnuts Day Nursery, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Little Chestnuts Day Nursery (attached to Chestnuts Primary School), enjoys spacious surroundings, which is ideal for energetic play. The nursery is bright and airy to ensure all children have the freedom to move around to explore all areas of the nursery at their leisure.

Little Chestnuts Day Nursery and Pre-School was awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in October 2012 for its quality and standards that give children the very best start in life. At every stage, children are encouraged to develop with structured educational play and overall enjoy their ‘second’ home.

Caring for children aged from three months to five-years-old, the qualified and experienced staff actively work in partnership with parents and guardians to ensure the children are healthy and happy children and ready for mainstream school.

The nursery provide the children with healthy and nutritious meals to support the healthy growth and development of each child. Regular informative parents evenings and holiday activity camps are also provided by Little Chestnuts.

The nursery also provides breakfast and after school clubs with a wide variety of activities to start and end the day well. Children are provided with breakfast in the morning and snacks in the evening, with staff on hand to assist with homework and plenty of space to play and let off steam.

Group: Kids Play Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Farmer (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 45

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8 Little Chestnuts Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8 (8.021)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Little Chestnuts Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Chestnuts Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.5 out of 5 from 2 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 4.549 for Little Chestnuts Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (88 Excellents x 5) + (47 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.549

  • 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 3.472 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Chestnuts Day Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 9 positive Reviews (45 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 9 Target = 0.222

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Chestnuts Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

I love my child when she comes to nursery. I am always happy with the staff when they look after her, always recommend them.

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

My son has only been attending Little Chestnuts for a couple of months, 2 mornings a week. He has settled in very well. So far I have been happy with his care apart from the morning where one member of staff was looking after 2 rooms when children were arriving. The member of staff was greeting a lot of children and I felt that I had to stay with my son until another member of staff arrived, Overall, I would say the nursery is satisfactory in what they fo, but feel it could do a little bit more.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My child has learnt a lot since starting nursery and has so much confidence. He loves it. My only concern was some issues he had with another child where he got hurt a couple of times. However, since speaking to management we have not had any more problems.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Little Chestnuts Day Nursery is great, the staff are all lovely and friendly, great with my child, helping with learning new things and development.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Chestnuts Day Nursery? 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 all absolutely fantastic. Our little man has progressed so much since he started 1 year ago. He has really developed his interpersonal skills. The activities the staff arrange keeps the kids constantly busy and developing. Would highly recommend Little Chestnuts.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son loves coming to nursery. The ladies here are so lovely, really welcoming and treat the children as their own. I recommend Chestnuts 100%

How likely would you be to recommend Little Chestnuts 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

The staff at little Chestnuts are fantastic! My son enters nursery/pre-school happily every morning and leaves every day excited to tell me about all the wonderful things he has gotten up to. I am extremely happy with the care - he is well looked after and I fully trust the staff which is important. This nursery is the best in my opinion and I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Chestnuts 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

All staff are very welcoming and friendly and always have time to talk to you. End of the day feedback is particularly good and informative. My second child is now attending nursery here. I am really pleased with the progress that my child is making and the progress that my other child made whilst in the setting. This really helped my other child to be prepared and settled into school quickly.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

A really great nursery that I feel confident leaving my 18-month-old at. His social and language skills have improved since he started at Chestnuts and the staff are all very friendly. There is always a new activity for the children to participate in and he always comes home happy. Security is excellent and I am quite sure my child is safe all day while I have to work. Excellent staff means happy children and parents.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Staff are overall very good and there are a few that always go beyond standards, helpful and polite. My daughter is more confident around children due to experiences from the nursery. Always been bright, polite, caring but like that she has stayed so throughout the nursery. Lots of different areas to play and like that layout changes during terms.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 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: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I find the staff very friendly and they care for the children well. My child is attached to the staff and enjoys seeing them and her friends.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have to say after raising 3 children, this has been the best nursery I have experienced. The staff are obviously passionate about the children's welfare and happiness and bend over backwards to be helpful. My daughter loved coming in and built really close relationships with the staff which meant leaving her was made so much easier. My daughter is now about to start school but attended Little Chestnuts Day nursery for about a year, and I did not have a single cause for complaint in that time. I would definitely recommend this nursery!!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Chestnuts 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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