Little Learning Ladder

The Chips, 2 Lampwick Lane, New Islington, Manchester M4 6BU

Little Learning Ladder is a family-run, high-quality childcare setting based in the Iconic Chips Building, situated in New Islington on the Outskirts of Manchester City Centre.

The dedicated team of highly qualified, nurturing practitioners have smiley faces and know how to make every child feel special. They're versatile and can be captain of a pirate ship one minute and a chirpy bus driver the next.

They are committed and understand a toilet break will never be a secret again. They proudly sing out of tune in front of lots of laughing little people. They love to hug and drink numerous cups of pretend tea, they can read books upside down with numerous interruptions on every page.

They count heads of lots of moving little people and keep them safe and secure at all times. In addition to the love and care given to each child, the team are experts in Early Years education following the EYFS framework. They are Paediatric First Aid qualified with the added safety benefits of an on-site defibrillator and specialist DE choking equipment.

Owner: Rob Little

Person in charge: Gemma Turner (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Manchester City Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 80

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1900, Sat 0800-1700*, Sun 0830-1700*

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Bengali; Bangla, Spanish; Castilian, French, Hindi, Panjabi, Punjabi, Urdu

Directions:

Located off Old Mill Street, leading from Great Ancoats Street. Adjacent to New Islington Tram Stop and all Major bus routes.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Little Learning Ladder is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Learning Ladder in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.629 for Little Learning Ladder is calculated as follows: ( (132 Excellents x 5) + (65 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 202 Ratings = 4.629

  • 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 Learning Ladder is based on 17 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 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 16 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.

9.6 Little Learning Ladder has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.629)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
    4
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Learning Ladder?

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  • Father of Child
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  • Aunt of Child
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It has been just over 11 months since we started at Little Learning Ladder and I have always been pleased with the care my son was getting at the nursery. The staff loves the children and this is important for the mother.
I like the layout very much and the space. Kids have got planned activities and plenty of educative toys. I also like outside area and that it's so close to the city centre where I work.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Since my son started at Little Learning Ladder he has come on leaps and bounds. I was very apprehensive about him starting nursery and they were very reassuring, keeping me up to date constantly. He has become so much more sociable and his development is going from strength to strength.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We are delighted that our daughter loves her time at Little Learning Ladder. We have been sending our daughter to L.L.L since she was 11 months old and she has developed in her confidence, learning and social skills due to the care and attention given by staff. Our daughter has been able to develop very strong and positive relationships with her Keyworkers and all other staff working at L.L.L.
We have been very happy with the range of activities our daughter gets involved in and the learning opportunities that are given to her which have resulted in her increased confidence with reading, arts, counting and socialising with adults and her peers.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My nephew has been coming to Little Learning Ladder for 5 months now. As the person who drops him of and collects him 90% of the time due to his mums work, I feel that they provide me with all the information I need to pass on to mum. The online connect system is amazing for his mum as she can track his progress, and receive updates during the day on how he is.
Loved the settling in period as we felt there was no pressure for him to settle in an allocated amount of time, its all based on his (and mums) needs.
The 3-week menu is varied and nutritious and I like the fact it is cooked all on site.

State of the art emergency procedures (which I cannot go into due to this being public) but I am in no doubt that if anything bad were to happen my nephew would be safe and secure until we managed to get to him.
The outside space for a city centre nursery is second to none

The management is really amazing, and are always there to listen, and offer advice. The opening hours are great

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nursery environment is completely homely. Kids feel it's their second home. As all staff are on their toes all the time. My experience throughout the year was very good with all. Kids are learning many things at nursery. The nursery staff making efforts to get kids independent in doing their own things e.g eating, brush teeth etc, and provide observations and regularly communicate to parents. Kids have so many activities to do in the nursery like crafts, painting different types of toys.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Overall, we have been very happy with Little Learning Ladder. The staff are very friendly and have developed a good relationship with our daughter. Our daughter has spent about 3 years at Little Learning Ladder and she has learnt important skills.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Little Learning Ladder is a lovely nursery with amazing staff who couldn't be more pleased to see our daughter every morning and vice versa.
They were very supportive when it took time to settle and always offer detailed feedback at the end of the day.
It's very reassuring to know your baby is having a lovely day with people you like and trust. The extended baby room and facilities are a great improvement.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am so pleased I decided to send my daughter to the Little Learning Ladder. She loves it and is so settled there. The staff are wonderful and have built lovely relationships with my daughter. As a first time mum, going back to work full-time, I never worry about my daughter, as I know she is being well cared for and having a lovely time.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We viewed a few different nurseries before we decided on Little Learning Ladder. The staff here are really friendly and know all the children's names, I like that it feels personal not just as a number. I know she has had a good day when she's covered in paint, been playing outside and is always excited to get to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I was originally looking for a childminder, however, Little Learning Ladder was recommended by a friend. My 8-month-old daughter benefitted from an extended settling in process. She is settled and loves going to nursery. The girls are fantastic and I couldn't wish for a better place or people for my little girl.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Little Learning Ladder looks after both my children. The care they provide is exceptional. Their settling in process is what really stood out for me, they really cater for each individual child. They have supported my daughter with toilet training and myself when I felt like giving up.
Thanks to all at Little Learning Ladder.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have only positive things to say about this nursery. It's a place I feel safe in leaving my child to be looked after during the day. He loves it and is very excited to always go.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My twins have been attending now for two years and the nursery has grown wonderfully in this time. The staff are attentive and the kids enjoy their days. They have even been taught Spanish by the Spanish member of staff, which they love showing off. Very well run and a good facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son is attending Little Learning Ladder since he was 6 months. It's been 7 months now and I can see the great impact the nursery has on him. Every single day he is learning something new. He is 13 months now and he is already eating on his own, I can tell that he loves messing with the sand or the colours and he has an amazing time with the other children in his class. The most amazing part is when the weather is nice and they go outside for a walk by the canal or at the "garden" of the nursery. My little one loves that part of the day. The staff are amazing and I cannot thank them enough for their help and patience.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My child goes to Little Learning Ladder after school club. He is very happy to go there. He eats every day whatever he is given. He got some appreciation for his works. It is a great encouragement for him. So this is a good experience for us. If some more educational activities take place it will be more enthusiastic for every child.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Little Learning Ladder has proven to be a safe, clean, hygienic and great learning and developing environment for my child.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Fantastic nursery. My son loves going here everyday and always comes away with a smile on his face. Each staff member knows his name and anyone we pass always says hello and asks how he is - pretty impressive for a large, city centre nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learning Ladder? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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