Little Bugs Childcare

Little Bugs, Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH

Little Bugs Childcare, York, North Yorkshire
Little Bugs Childcare, York, North Yorkshire
Little Bugs Childcare, York, North Yorkshire

Little Bugs Childcare offer full and part time childcare places for children from birth to five-years-old.

The setting is fully self-contained and offers the children an exciting, comfortable, warm and inviting place for learning and development.

The nursery supports a child’s natural curiosity by providing them with a wide range of different experiences and lots of positive interaction with well-trained and professional staff. They do this through encouraging their own ideas which create long-term projects which can last for a few weeks or a few months.

Staff believe all children have the right to be understood as individuals and to be given their own time to develop as creative and competent learners by providing them with inspiring spaces both indoors and out. The main focus of Little Bugs is to encourage children to fully experience their childhood in a fantastic hands on approach.

Owner: MASCE Ltd

Person in charge: Jane Mann (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: York City Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Sat

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.3 Little Bugs Childcare has a Review Score of 7.3 (7.275)

The Review Score of 7.3 (maximum of 10) for Little Bugs Childcare 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Bugs Childcare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.4 out of 5 from 9 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 4.9 for Little Bugs Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (109 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.9

  • 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 2.375 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Bugs Childcare is based on 9 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.750 , then divided by 2 = 0.375

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Bugs Childcare?

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

Reviewer Connection to Little Bugs Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Our daughter is well looked after and very happy at Little Bugs. The staff go the extra mile to look after the children and we are really impressed with the range of activities on offer. It's great that she can visit creepy crawlies every day and she absolutely loves visiting the animals. The variety of food is excellent. We would definitely recommend Little Bugs.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? 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 loves going to Little Bugs Childcare. The facilities are brilliant and the staff are very caring and friendly. My son has come on leaps and bounds since he started going to Little Bugs, and it's usually a struggle to get him to leave in the afternoons as he has so much fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? 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

My son has attended Little Bugs Childcare for just over a year and he has come on leaps and bounds with the help and guidance of all the amazing staff. He loves it there and I am so pleased that I chose this nursery for him. It has a lovely, warm, welcoming, fun and relaxed air about it. Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? 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

Wonderful nursery. Staff are natural and attentive. They gently discipline and teach in a variety of fun ways. Every day brings new activities and adventures. The nursery has amazing resources and even more through access to creepy crawlies. I feel my children are well looked after, stimulated and constantly learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? 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

A fantastic nursery!! My two children (3 years and 1 year) have been attending 8 months now and they have made great progress. The management are always on hand in the various rooms to speak to parents. The staff are well trained and caring toward the little ones which great activities. The equipment and resources are amazing. The children are extremely lucky to have such an environment to learn in with small ratios.
I love the flexibility that they offer and understand the demands of a working mum!!
Thank you Little Bugs Childcare!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My 2 and a half-year-old has been going to the nursery since Easter and loves it. since starting at the nursery she has developed so much. The team at the nursery are fantastic and really make such a great effort to take care of the children and have helped Gracie build her confidence up massively. Her speech and understanding has come on so much. I love this nursery and would recommend it to anyone. I'll be sending my youngest also once it's time for her to go

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? 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

Fantastic nursery.
LOADS for our daughter to do both indoors and outdoors...including playing in the soft play area Creepy Crawlies each day!
She really enjoys it and has come on leaps since starting here.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started Little Bugs Childcare in January 2014 after her third birthday and settled in amazingly due to the staff's care and commitment! As an early years teacher myself I had very high standards of what I was looking for in a nursery setting for my daughter and Little Bugs Childcare fit our needs and was just what I was looking for! My daughter is now about to start school and had an amazing time at the nursery, she has come on so much and talks often about nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? 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 daughter is getting on really well at little bugs since starting in March this year. The setting is fantastic with lots of outdoor activities and regular visits to the onsite soft play area. The staff are really good with the children being supportive, friendly, kind and encouraging. I know she has great fun while she is there as it's a job to drag her away at the end of the day sometimes! The giant sand pit is a particular favourite. We get a daily progress report and she regularly brings things home that she has made during the day. Learning is encouraged through play and there is plenty for the children to do to keep those little minds busy! I would recommend this nursery to anyone in to York area.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? 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

Fab nursery. My 2 year old granddaughter really enjoys it & always talks about nursery. She is always asking to go and is really excited. She always talks positively about the staff and her friends. They have catered excellently for her allergies to make her feel included.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Bugs Childcare? 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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Staff Profiles

Jane

Jane Mann

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2012

Description:

“I have worked in childcare for more years than I would like to admit! I have experience of caring for children in many different situations from being a private nanny, working in schools, private day nurseries and through being a Beaver Scout Leader. I love to watch and help the children in my care to learn and develop new skills which are going to help them in their future. I feel the best thing we can do as childcare practitioners is to encourage children to fully appreciate their childhood and treasure it and the memories they will make during it.”

Becky

Becky Smith

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2012

Description:

“I have worked in childcare for seven years since I left school. I went to college for two years and I achieved a BTEC national diploma level 3 in Early Years. I have worked with all ages of children up to the age of 8, I have done this through working in baby units, toddlers, pre-school and reception classes. I enjoy making great relationships with the children whilst helping them learn and develop new skills.