The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School

54 King Street, Leicester LE1 6RL

The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School, Leicester, Leicestershire
The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School, Leicester, Leicestershire
The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School, Leicester, Leicestershire

The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School is a family run nursery and pre-school which aim to provide children with the best start in life through playing and learning.

Every day is different at the nursery and pre-school, with a range of stimulating and exciting activities on offer for children to participate in.

There are age specific rooms for children to spend time in, which follows the EYFS to provide children with high quality early years education, which also helps children develop their personal and social skills.

Staff members specialise in their own area of childcare as well as having the relevant qualifications to provide great child care everyday.

Group: The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School

Person in charge: Farhana Usman (Area Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicester City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.9 The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.883)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School 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 4.833 for The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School is calculated as follows: ( (80 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 3.05 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.050

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    2

My son has been going to this nursery for two years now. Everyone is very friendly and he gets on well with everyone. The nursery is a bit more expensive than others but it is worth it due to the level of education and skills they get taught. I would send any of my future children to this nursery. I trust them to look after my son and don't worry when I go to work which is so important.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son started his journey at The Dollshouse in 2008 and my daughter followed him in 2011, both at the tender age of 1. Normally you hear mothers say how much guilt they feel about leaving their kids and going back to work, but you know what, I never did. Reason being that I felt that if they didn't go, they will be missing out on a fantastic life experience and brilliant character building support and that would be a crime worth feeling guilty about. Both of my children have turned out as independent, friendly and well-rounded individuals. Now I would love to take all the credit but it would be extremely unfair to all of the fantastic team of wonderful people. They were there with friendly advice when as a new mother, I was nervous about weaning my little babies or invaluable support with potty training (and I do mean INVALUABLE). They were my family far away from home and I would be forever grateful. I can go on and on about 7 years of fabulous love and care from them.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages 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

Our son has massively improved and developed his speech, confidence and creativity whilst attending The Cottages. His 'line control' when using writing equipment has also improved recently. He also loves how often the children get the opportunity to go outside and do other activities.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages 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

Positive and helpful staff who are friendly, caring and have a sense of humour.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages 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

Welcomed from the start, lovely family feel. Progress of child clearly displayed and made aware of. Our child is very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages 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

An outstanding nursery and pre-school which we are very happy with. Our child has developed very fast and the staff are friendly, supportive and encouraging.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages 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

From the time my son joined The Dolls House a year ago, I felt completely confident and secure leaving him with such a capable and warm, caring team. He loves his time there (3 days a week) and has leant a lot I think, particularly with regards to social development. From the staff in the babies room, to the directors, everyone seems to be really passionate about caring for the children. Sometimes I struggle to get my son to leave!

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

2 of my children have been fortunate to attend the Dolls House and now the Cottages. The staff are very conscientious and enthusiastic. The staff have a great bond with the children, enabling them to feel safer in a vibrant learning environment. The staff are patient in teaching the children the early years curriculum as well as about looking after themselves on a personal level, such as assisting with potty training and brushing their teeth. The nursery has a great culture of working with parents to assist in the development of the children. I have developed great relationships with several members of staff; which expand beyond the nursery setting. The children always seem so happy to be at the nursery. They enjoy varied home cooked food. They recognise all festivals across all faiths and non-faiths. The nursery is diverse, inclusive and teaches the children about each other's heritages. This is an important concept in a successful multi-cultural city like Leicester.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dolls House Nursery & The Cottages Pre School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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