Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery

33 Wellington Court, Belper DE56 1UP

Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery, Belper, Derbyshire
Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery, Belper, Derbyshire
Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery, Belper, Derbyshire

Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery, based in Belper, provides childcare facilities for children from aged 12 weeks to school age.

A team of professional staff offer a range of mixed activities, suitable a range of abilities within a secure environment.

The nursery features four rooms dedicated to different age groups. Tweenies is available for children aged 12 months to 18 months old, featuring a black and white sensory area, sleep room, changing room and bottle kitchen.

Children aged eighteen months to two years can benefit from the Rainbows unit, where children are encouraged to become independent, while children aged two to three-years-old have access to the Garden room where they can play, paint and draw.

Finally pre-school aged children have access to an outdoor play area and a range of creative and engaging activities.

Food is freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients, ensuring allergies are catered for.

Owner: Claire Gregory

Person in charge: Claire Gregory (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire County Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 110

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 14 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.2 Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.236)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery 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 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.3 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 4.895 for Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (214 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 239 Ratings = 4.895

  • 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 3.341 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Leaps and Bounds 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 22 positive Reviews (110 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 22 Target = 0.091

  • 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
    19
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    20
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    3

My son aged 5 has been going to the Before School Club at Leaps and Bounds for a while. This was the first time I had left my son with anyone else (apart from family) as I have always been a "home mum". They made him feel welcome and made sure he felt comfortable with the surroundings prior to him attending. There are plenty of toys, books etc for my son to do prior to school and there is a selection of breakfast items available.

During his time at Leaps and Bounds, he has had a few health issues eg. inhaler required. I have made sure that the Leaps and Bounds staff are aware of the situation and any messages that needed to be passed onto school (eg son has inhaler) they have passed onto the school, which fills you with confidence and one less thing to worry about. There is no problem with dropping off as there is plenty of parking at the premises; also the nursery is located in a big car park (handy). Staff at Leaps and Bounds are always pleasant, friendly and approachable and are more than happy to help. I would recommend Before School Club at Leaps and Bounds to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery. Has put me at ease from the moment I left my daughter with them 12 months ago. I cannot find a bad word to say. All the staff are friendly and professional and my daughter really enjoys the time she spends there and has made good bonds with her key workers in each room. Have recommended to friends and will continue to do so. Range of activities and toys are great too; something new every day and plenty of outdoor play. Have had no trouble in organising vegetarian meals for my daughter and they are balanced and nutritious.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery have looked after both of our children wonderfully. They are very supportive and helpful and are able to cater for children's individual needs and dietary requirements. The records they keep (and then send back to parents to keep) are very comprehensive and it is lovely to see what the children are doing during their time at nursery. My children have had a very easy transition to school largely due to their experience at Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot recommend this nursery enough. My little girl has enjoyed her whole time in Ladybirds and we have never had a problem. I cannot praise the staff highly enough, everyone is genuine, approachable and fantastic with the children. I would not hesitate in using this nursery again, it would be my first choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

Excellent nursery, been using since our eldest as 6 months old, (now 4) and still using for before & after school care. All staff are helpful and take an interest in what the children are doing.
Never really had the need to ask for anything extra however when we have they have been accommodating .

Only criticism is with the parking facilities, however, the issue here is mainly other parents that ignore the signs about no parking in front of the windows.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My boys have been to this nursery from birth (10 years). They love it, also it's nice the staff can remember them, they are always polite and helpful. I can't recommend it enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has just graduated pre-school with a lovely send off to big school. She is more than ready and I believe this is due to the excellent care and input she has received at Leaps and Bounds. The nursery has been incredibly flexible in accommodating all of our needs and this had made a huge impact on working life. Thank you for this! The creations my daughter has brought home reflect the wonderful caring and imaginative curriculum she has experienced. A fantastic place to send your child!

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

My daughter has attended the nursery since 9 months old and I can't fault any of the stages (rooms she went through). I feel that she is quite advanced for her age in a lot of areas because of her time at the nursery. All the staff are lovely and so nice that they all know her name and speak to her, even if she hasn't been in their direct care. I won't hesitate to put in for a place for my second child for when I return to work after my maternity leave. Brilliant nursery/facility. I would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

My daughter started a wary and a quiet little girl. Nearly two years on and she has been transformed into the most loving, caring and polite little lady. As a first-time parent, I was helping with toilet training and always had advice when needed. All staff are approachable, fun, caring people and all contribute towards this being a fantastic start to early learning. If I could I would never let my daughter leave. 10*

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

Leaps and Bounds is an outstanding nursery. The environment is friendly and welcoming. The staff are professional and engaging. My daughter is always happy, stimulated and well looked after. The value for money compared with other nurseries is amazing. It's like a second family for our daughter, but professional!!

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

Leaps and Bounds nursery provides a caring, safe, fun and developmental environment for children. Our daughter began attending at 18 months of age and as a mother I was nervous and emotional about the situation. The manager at the nursery was so helpful, informative and supportive. The staff looking after her were friendly, professional and provide and excellent level of feedback after every session. The fresh food on offer is nutritious and delicious, and the range of activities supports learning with their detailed care plan as well as being home from home fun. Amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter started at Leaps and Bounds at their "schools out" after school club 2 years ago. We have nothing but praise for their excellent care and facilities. The staff really play with the children be it board games, cards, tag in the playground. or arts and crafts and baking! The only problem we have is when we come to picking her up ......she wants to stay!! Well done Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

My daughter has had a fantastic experience from start to finish with Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery. We have felt completely at ease with this nursery. Our daughter loves going which has made our life easy as we thought it would a be a battle to get her to go but thanks to the friendly, caring staff who manage to make every visit a fun and entertaining one our daughter can't wait for the next one!

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

This is a brilliant nursery. The staff are fab, they all know the children, more importantly my 3 boys always like going and can't wait to get there in the mornings. The care plans they use are easy to understand as parents, i can't recommend this nursery highly enough. The transition to the next rooms are made easy for the children and are in part child led. The range of activities is excellent. Keep up the good work Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery you're doing a great job.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

My son has been at Leaps and Bounds from the age of six months, now three and a half and has come on so much more than what I could give him at home. He knows all the colours, counts to ten, naming every part of his body and just learning the alphabet all at the age of three! The staff are so friendly, welcoming and caring. The cook is fantastic he has a balanced diet and bakes the best biscuits! My son always comes home with lots of arts and crafts. They have days out which is great! I love Leaps and Bounds it's fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

My daughter has been going to Leaps and Bounds since she was six months old, the staff are very friendly and helpful, my daughter has learnt so much thanks to Leaps and Bounds i.e learning to talk and full potty trained by two years old. I wouldn't put any of my children any where else, food is excellent, good choice of food. I have no complaints about Leaps and Bounds. They are great.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

Our little boy is now in Preschool Bumblebees, he has been at Leaps and Bounds (previously Mulberry Bush) since he was 9 months old.

He has loved every room he's been in and has shown progression as he's grown and developed, all with the help of his key workers and other nursery staff.

Each member of staff go out of their way to communicate with our son and ourselves. He has built up some lovely bonds.

He's so happy to come to "Preschool," he asks "Are we going to preschool now?!" And we have to look for the preschool building as we come in to the car park.

Our son loves the nursery food, he tends to have seconds. It's nice being able to sample the odd pudding in an evening.

It is a lovely, caring nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

My eldest daughter started Leaps and Bounds a year ago aged 3 ½, alongside my youngest 10 months. Both instantly took to the nursery staff and their new surroundings. As a mum this immediately reassured me that I had made the right decision after looking at so many local nurseries. The level of care we have experienced here has gone above and beyond our expectations. Staff are always friendly, the nursery is secure and the children happy. I have now experienced three out of four rooms in the nursery and cannot pick a fault with any. The additional activities the nursery arrange, such as trips, visits to the River Gardens etc. really show such a high level of organisation from the staff. My children have and do adore coming here, I am one happy parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

As a working parent, it is the most difficult thing sending your children to nursery however that was the predicament we faced when I returned to work after having my first child. After visiting a couple of nurseries and walking away in tears I was in a position were I didn't want to return to work until I stepped into Leaps and Bounds, what was then the Mulberry Bush. Walking in I was made to feel so welcome, and not that I was just a prospective customer! All were so very welcoming, and so fantastic with my son. I felt like it was a home from home and loved the set up of the nursery. He had induction days to settle him in which were hard at first but he soon got in to the swing of things and progressed fantastically. He has been at nursery a year and a half now and has now been in three different rooms. All of his key workers are fantastic and are encouragingly positive in progressing him in every single way! Now I have just returned to work after having my second child and I have not been able to take off the length of time that I so desired however I am so happy with the care that leaps and bounds have provided to my son I would not think twice about sending my second child anywhere but here! All I can say is that leaps and bounds offer a fantastic standard of care to all the children within their, and offer an exceptional standard of service to parents. It has a very family feel to it rather than an establishment that is more bothered about getting quantity of children rather than quality of care!

Thank you to the Manager and the team!

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds 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

My son has been at leaps and bounds for almost two years, and since my first contact with the nursery to arrange for him to start, the service and communication has been excellent. My son has now moved to his third stage room, and I can say that every key worker and support staff have been excellent my son eats and sleeps well which I feel is a sign he's content there, helps always has seconds of dinner and tea! He is always very happy when I pick him up and I always have a thorough update by a staff member of his day along with what he's eaten. They are also very accommodating if I have to book him in for extra days or swap days due to work commitments. My son has made some friends too and I have never had any issues of bad behaviour from my son or any other children he mixes with. I also really like the range of ages with the staff showing that many have worked in childcare for many years, and have children and grandchildren of their own, I feel this is a credit to management being able to keep the valuable staff. I will be sorry when my son has to leave but that's not for a couple of years yet!

How likely would you be to recommend Leaps and Bounds Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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