Little Rascals (Preston)

Lancashire Way, Off Bluebell Way, Preston East, Preston PR2 5PB

Little Rascals (Preston), Preston, Lancashire
Little Rascals (Preston), Preston, Lancashire
Little Rascals (Preston), Preston, Lancashire

Little Rascals is a purpose built nursery, offering dedicated childcare with first class facilities for children aged between three months and five-years-old.

The setting offers both indoor and outdoor facilities which provides a safe and stimulating environment for children in their care.

For a “parents Information” pack or to see some quality images of the nursery, visit their website http://www.littlerascalspreston.co.uk/

Owner: Little Rascals (Preston) Ltd

Person in charge: Kirsty Kenny (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 95

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

7.7 Little Rascals (Preston) has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.720)

The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Little Rascals (Preston) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Rascals (Preston) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.667 for Little Rascals (Preston) is calculated as follows: ( (97 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 3.053 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Rascals (Preston) is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 19 positive Reviews (95 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 19 Target = 0.053

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Rascals (Preston)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Rascals (Preston)

  • Mother of Child
    12

The level of service provided at Little Rascals Nursery is outstanding and staff are brilliant and caring. It’s an inspiring, fun and safe environment for children. Our son has really enjoyed his time at Little Rascals and made some lovely friends. The nursery has the latest teaching and learning resources. It is purpose built and is very spacious and clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Matt Bessent, Marketing Director at Little Rascals (Preston) responded to this review on 17 Jul 2017:

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really sorry to see your son leave us and we will miss him. You have been a delight to work with and your son is an absolute credit to you. From everyone at Little Rascals we wish you well in your new job and wish your son lots of luck in his new setting.

My son recently progressed from the baby room to the toddler room. In the fortnight before he moved he had regular visits to get used to the staff and the children and to make his transition a smooth one. My son loves the new room and is always excited to show me what he has done that day when I pick him up. In the baby room, the staff are friendly and positive and always have time to discuss your child's day with you when you arrive to collect them. The staff are polite and personable and fill you with confidence that your child is in good care.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending Little Rascals since January 2016 and I have been most impressed with the care that my son has been receiving. All the staff I have daily contact with are excellent and a credit to the industry. My son has an excellent bond with all the staff and I can tell he genuinely enjoys his time spent at Little Rascals and is very happy and content. His development and confidence has increased hugely and I put this down to him spending time in a happy and positive learning environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery have been working and supporting us in relation to our daughter with a number of different things, sleep patterns, food allergies and just generally copying what we do at home. We couldn't ask for anymore and can see how much she is developing and growing all the time.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We knew from the moment we left the nursery after viewing it for the first time that it was where we wanted to send our daughter when I returned to work. We didn't get that feeling anywhere else, so it was a relief and we felt relaxed knowing she would be in safe hands. Our daughter loves spending time at nursery and has taken to it so well. We feel this is because all the staff are welcoming, caring and knowledgeable about their role. Our daughter has a dairy allergy and we were concerned about this in a nursery setting, but they have been amazing about giving her dairy free alternatives and being aware of it in her area. They are a fantastic team and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? 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

Very happy with the nursery. Staff are very friendly and approachable. My son really enjoys going to the nursery. It is built for a nursery, so quite modern, spacious, new, lots of toys, daily different activities, variety in the menu, catering to individual needs, committed management, morning and afternoon sessions suits us. Definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Son is only in week three of joining Little Rascals but I would say so far the experience is positive.
Our little boy is unsettled and upset when we have been dropping him off but staff seem to calm him down and get him involved with activities. Lots of feedback when calling up and checking progress through the day. Key worker is very good and really reassures me our son is settling.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Excellent, stimulating environment for my child where they enjoy socialising with friends and learning new things every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at Little Rascals for 2 years now and loves it!
The team are all very attentive and focus on individual development needs as well as group activities.
The facilities are new and purpose built and provide a great learning environment with good outdoor and catering facilities. I would 100% recommend to anyone, I feel 100% at ease that my son is safe and supported - a second home.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

As an education professional used to working with small children, I can honestly say I would have no reservations recommending Little Rascals nursery.
From day one both myself, and more importantly my daughter, have felt nothing but welcome and reassured by the highly professional, knowledgeable and caring members of staff.
The facilities are fantastic and this is supported by well planned and age appropriate activities available daily. To see my little girl so happy when I leave her in the morning, makes my day.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After having my first child after a long time, like any parent returning to work I was extremely nervous about leaving my child at a nursery. However after enrolling my little one at Little Rascals, I was able to relax knowing my child was in very safe, caring and happy hands.
I have found the staff to be very friendly and very interested in my child's learning and development. We formed a very good two way relationship updating each other on my child's development which I found very useful.
The management team are very approachable and welcome feedback and ideas from parents. I would highly recommend this nursery to other parents. Their facilities are amazing and staff are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great location & facilities
Good team - some really engaging & enthusiastic
Good management & very approachable
Worth noting that you pay for bank holidays even when closed - not good.
Daughter much happier here than at our previous local nursery
Team genuinely trying to improve & professionalise the nursery - can see changes & improvements weekly

How likely would you be to recommend Little Rascals (Preston)? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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