Munchkins Nursery and Pre School

44 York Road, Holland-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 5NN

Munchkins Nursery and Pre School, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Munchkins Nursery and Pre School, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Munchkins Nursery and Pre School, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Run from a converted house in the middle of Holland on Sea and a stones throw from the beach, Munchkins has established itself as a leader in top quality childcare. The nursery accepts children from the ages of 0-5 years, the only local setting to provide both full day and sessional care. Munchkins also boasts the accolade of being the only nursery for miles around to offer CCTV that you can view in a secure and safe way so that your mind is always put at rest that your munchkin is settled and having fun!

The nursery was purchased just three years ago and it has undergone a stunning transformation in that time with bright, cozy and stimulating rooms, fabulous garden, a separate café (where home cooked food is provided), a cloakroom and even an indoor play centre so that children can remain active all year round.

Munchkins takes full advantage of the local environment, with regular trips to the beach, park and library as well as working in partnership with York House Care Home where the children enjoy celebrating Christmas, Easter and Harvest with the residents.

The nursery tries to be as flexible with parents' needs as possible and also offer term time or full year care with funded places available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Owner: Jo Callaghan & Liz Makins

Person in charge: June Oliver (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 38

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.4 Munchkins Nursery and Pre School has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.394)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Munchkins Nursery and Pre School 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Munchkins Nursery and Pre School 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 4.881 for Munchkins Nursery and Pre School is calculated as follows: ( (75 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.881

  • 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 3.513 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Munchkins Nursery and Pre School 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 7.6 positive Reviews (38 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 7.6 Target = 0.263

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Munchkins Nursery and Pre School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Munchkins Nursery and Pre School

  • Mother of Child
    7

My little girl started Munchkins when she was fifteen months old in the teeny weenie room with her key worker. I wanted to write a review hoping that other potential parents might see it at this nursery and all the staff are amazing! I felt at such ease leaving my daughter here whilst I worked, and she always came home happy and smiling. The love and attention they gave her was incredible, and the communication and the updates provided to me were great. All the staff were wonderful and my little girl formed great attachments with them. My little girl has excelled whilst there and is now very advanced for her age and I owe a lot of that to Munchkins! I could not have asked for a better nursery and I would recommend it to any parents looking for a safe, loving, clean, reasonably priced and happy nursery/preschool for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Munchkins Nursery and Pre School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Munchkins Nursery and Pre-School is a brilliant nursery, the staff are amazing and my little girl loves coming here! I never have to worry about my little girl when she is at munchkins. The staff communicate well with me as the parent and are brilliant with my child. Couldn't ask for a better nursery. Would recommend highly to everyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Munchkins Nursery and Pre School? 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

Munchkins Day Nursery and Pre School is an amazing nursery with a home from home feel.
The staff are friendly, caring and competent in their roles.
I would recommend this nursery to everyone as a beautiful setting where your children are well cared for and happy!!

Well done Munchkins!!

How likely would you be to recommend Munchkins Nursery and Pre School? 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 little boy has been at Munchkins for a little over a year now and I couldn't be happier with the care he receives!
He is always happy to go in and is full of story's when he comes home of what he has been up too!
He learns so much whilst he's there as well as having fun!
They provide excellent food.
Always happy to help and I can't thank them enough for the brilliant way they look after my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Munchkins Nursery and Pre School? 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

Just lovely, the CCTV in place is very reassuring and the nursery is getting better by listening and responding to parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Munchkins Nursery and Pre School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy has been at Munchkins since March 2014, I have always been happy with the level of care that he has received. He has developed both socially and academically very well. All the staff at Munchkins are kind and friendly and they should be very proud of the nursery hey have formed.

How likely would you be to recommend Munchkins Nursery and Pre School? 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

As every mother would, I wanted the best for my children. I viewed several nurseries around the Clacton area and for at least a year I couldn't find one that I was happy to let them go to until I found this nursery.
My boys have been here for over a year now and I can't praise the nursery and staff enough. They have accommodated my every need (and believe me I change them enough) without any trouble. The staff are all lovely and go that extra mile to make myself and my boys always feel at ease. This nursery feels more like a home from home and both boys are exceeding in all areas. I would reccomend this nursery all day long

How likely would you be to recommend Munchkins Nursery and Pre School? 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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