Little Pebbles Hendon

15A Wilberforce Road, West Hendon, Hendon, London NW9 6BA

Little Pebbles Hendon was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in September 2016. The nursery employs committed and qualified individuals in order to fulfil its goals of quality early years care and education.

All staff members are NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 qualified, teaching the Early Years Foundation Stage, with two UK qualified teachers working with the children. All staff are DBS checked and hold Paediatric First Aid certificates, having regular training in safeguarding, food hygiene, prevent duty and fire awareness.

A key person system is in place to stimulate the development of each child and daily feedback is provided to parents, with parent meetings organised every term.

Little Pebbles Hendon is a multicultural nursery that celebrates all major religious festivals. It serves purely vegetarian food, cooked freshly on-site.

The children have free flowing access to a sensory room and a learning room. The garden has safety surfaces and a wooden Wendy house, together with other resources to stimulate children in all the seven areas of learning.

The children enjoy a range of weekly extracurricular activities included in the fees: PE lessons, Boogie Mites music and movement sessions, La Jolie Ronde French lessons and cooking. Parents can also enrol their children in optional ICT classes.

Other daily activities include letters, sounds and numbers practice, writing, painting, messy play, sand and water play, creative activities, role play, story times, science activities and many more.

The nursery uses Online Learning Journals, meaning that parents have their own password to access their child's journal as often as they wish to see observations, photos and videos of their child. They themselves can upload files to show their child's achievements at home.

Little Pebbles Hendon has no registration fee and offers competitive fees. The nursery offers 30 hours free childcare.

Group: Little Pebbles Ltd

Person in charge: Laura Copcea (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 48

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 2 weeks at Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Bengali; Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Romanian, Slovak, Urdu

Directions:

Very close to Hendon train station. The nearest bus stop is Hendon Station for routes 83 and 183

Visiting:

Please call to book an appointment to visit the nursery

Parking:

Pay and display bays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Little Pebbles Hendon is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 28 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Pebbles Hendon in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 16 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 4.685 for Little Pebbles Hendon is calculated as follows: ( (237 Excellents x 5) + (92 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 336 Ratings = 4.685

  • 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 Pebbles Hendon is based on 16 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 9.6 positive Reviews (48 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 9.6 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.

9.7 Little Pebbles Hendon has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.685)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Pebbles Hendon?

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Reviewer Connection to Little Pebbles Hendon

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  • Father of Child
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  • Grandmother of Child
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I'm very happy, wonderful childcare service and great staff (really friendly). My daughter enjoys every day at nursery and learns so many new things.
The activities they offer are amazing, we loved the Christmas nativity play, Halloween dress up and World Book Day.
My daughter's vocabulary has developed substantially and she continues to attain developmental milestones.
She started to love music, songs and rhymes.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Pebbles Hendon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This nursery is very nice, warm, friendly and very clean. All staff are very friendly with the best key workers.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Pebbles Hendon? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Little Pebbles Hendon has been a great place of growth for my son. He's grown into an amazing, smart, talkative, confident and funny character thanks to all the support and help he has gotten since he first started. The key workers have been amazing with their support and advice, I couldn't ask for better. Thank you Little Pebbles Hendon.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Pebbles Hendon? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Friendly staff, always greet me with a smile on their faces. Very clean and organised environment. My child is always happy when he gets picked up. I get regular updates on his development and activities he is doing in the nursery on daily basis.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have seen in my child a great development in his language skills and personal skills. I feel this is due to the hard work done at Little Pebbles nursery. They take care in ensuring he tries new food, activities that are challenging and activities that develop his relationship with peers as well as his independence. The staff are very caring, and my son enjoys being in their company. He enjoys eating his meals there and the nursery provides a great varied menu for all meals.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Little Pebbles Hendon offers a friendly, caring learning environment for the children where they feel secure and confident to develop. My child loves going to the nursery and is always excited to tell me about the fantastic activities she has experienced. The staff are very professional and monitor the children's development closely and feedback to parents daily. The learning journal online is great allowing parents to see children learning and interacting with peers. I'm very pleased with my decision to send my child here!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Pebbles Hendon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My two boys have attended Little Pebbles for about 18 months. The team there are fantastic with them and also in keeping me up to date on day to day activities and general development.

The staff are very warm and open. Nothing is too difficult for them. It is very comfortable to know that my boys are happy while I’m at work, and also in very capable hands. I would have no issue in recommending Little Pebbles in Hendon.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Little Pebbles has been part of my daughter's life. She feels so comfortable with the atmosphere and especially the care her teachers are giving her. I'm so happy my daughter is attending this nursery as I've seen a huge difference. She has been taught so many things within a short period of time.

Thanks to all the teachers for the effort that they're giving my daughter, especially the care and kindness.

I am proud of this nursery and I would recommend people to allow their children to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Pebbles Hendon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We came to Little Pebbles after moving to the area and our son had already been to several nurseries. Our son settled quickly and made lots of friends. The staff are wonderful and have made our sons experience very special. He seems happier than ever and loves coming in every morning. The outside space could be a bit bigger but the space indoors makes up for it as it's very bright, spacious and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Pebbles Hendon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Wonderfully kind and supportive staff who really care for all the children. Always smiling and seeking to improve, my daughter loved coming here every day and always came home with a smile on her face. Thank you so much for everything!

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Lovely, friendly nursery with polite staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very happy with the service provided. I am very happy with the teacher's approach and their work.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am pleased to bring my child to Little Pebbles Hendon because after a few months of attendance. I can notice a good improvement of my child learning skills.

Nice staff.
Good communication.
Nice environment and activities.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The nursery is well organised. The staff treat the children very well. I like it.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff at the setting are really friendly and caring.

My child has settled really well in the nursery and is getting full support from her carers. Both her carers have built a special bond with my child and she has progressed a lot.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am happy with his progress and I have been given enough information about everything I need. I am using Tapestry and I am happy with it. It gives me the chance to see some videos about my son while he plays with others.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic nursery with amazing staff. I am so pleased with my daughter's progress since she has been there. The rooms and set out is perfect and all the activities going on look so fun and educational. The location is great, menu is vegetarian which suits all. I always have a very happy child when I collect her. Key workers are great, they pay so much attention to the children and show that they really care about them.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter really enjoys coming to nursery, which is reassuring for any parent to know their child is in a happy and safe environment. She joined 2 years ago and her development has grown and grown. The team has always been great and really know how to interact and help the children develop their skill set. The nursery has good all round experience and their facilities are exceptional. Great management.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I send my son to the nursery every morning and I can see from his face that he has had a great time. When I check on his progress, it's always available. I always get feedback when I go to pick him up, with a smile and a friendly tone.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter and I are received with a smile each day. My daughter is always happy to come to nursery, which is comfortable to know. There is a good range of activities and there is a good food menu.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son has been at this nursery for nearly two years now and I am very happy with the childcare and services they offer. It is a clean, safe and happy environment where the staff are very friendly, caring and professional. My child has developed and gained so many skills from attending this nursery and I would be happy to recommend it to anyone.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Little Pebbles Hendon is a happy place to be in for my daughter. She absolutely loves this place. She learns new things every day which is quite a good feeling as a mother. The staff in this nursery is so loving and caring, very supportive when you have any questions. One thing I like about this nursery is- getting feedback from the parents and listen/follow up to their suggestions and I think this characteristic makes them one of the best :)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I'm really happy with the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

As a mother, I am happy with my daughter's progress at nursery. She has learnt rhymes and how to mix with other children. She now eats more kinds of food, especially fruit whereas before she was a very fussy eater. The staff members are friendly.
I would recommend this nursery to my family and friends. My daughter has learnt so much more at nursery than she would have by staying at home.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This nursery is very good and up to the mark for my satisfaction. All learning skills and activities in the nursery operated by the staff members of the nursery are good. The best thing is that we are vegetarian and the nursery is also vegetarian. All members of the nursery are very cooperative and lovable with all of us.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very pleased with the nursery, especially the staff members. My son learns many things here and is happy.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

We are lucky to send our grandson to such a great nursery. The staff are happy and helpful and he has lots of fun there. He already knows his letters and he can write a few. They organise school trips, we have just been to a farm.
The garden is not their best feature, as it could be bigger. However it is not in their control and they have just got a refurbishment, making the small outdoor space look colourful and fabulous. The teachers engage my grandson in many outdoor activities and he loves them. Thank you, ladies.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Little Pebbles has been a wonderful experience for my child. She has thrived here. All nursery teachers have been wonderful, caring at all times and very approachable. I am so pleased with the progress my little girl has made here and I recommend it highly. I am sure it must be one of the best nurseries in the Hendon area. My little girl will start school in September and we will miss Little Pebbles very much. Thank you to all the teachers and nursery nurses very much for all they have done to make our experience here wonderful.

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2018

Top 20 Small Nursery Groups 2018

Recipient: Little Pebbles Ltd

Date: Thursday 01 Mar 2018

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September 2016

'Good' by Ofsted

Recipient: Little Pebbles Hendon

Date: Wednesday 21 Sep 2016

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June 2016

Food Hygiene

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Date: Thursday 02 Jun 2016

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Laura Copcea

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

UK QTS qualified Nursery Manager, safeguarding officer, Health and Safety officer