Giggles Galore, Spalding, Lincolnshire
Giggles Galore, Spalding, Lincolnshire
Giggles Galore, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Giggles Galore in Spalding, Lincolnshire provides high quality care for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

The nursery ensure that the service on offer is of the highest standard and a team of dedicated staff endeavour to ensure that each child’s experience is a happy, stimulating and rewarding one.

Giggles Galore nursery encourages each child to develop and flourish in a happy, supportive and secure environment, enabling them to feel cared for, confident, challenged and successful.

The nursery also offer extended opening hours on weekdays and provide homework club and crèche services on a Saturday.

Owner: Giggles of Gedney Hill Ltd

Person in charge: Paula Somers (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 40

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Sat

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 0630-1930, Sat 0830-1330

When Closed: Bank Holidays only

Fees Guide: Please contact us via our website for details

Admission Information: None

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.2 Giggles Galore has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.154)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Giggles Galore 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Giggles Galore in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 4 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 4.904 for Giggles Galore is calculated as follows: ( (229 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 251 Ratings = 4.904

  • 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 4.25 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Giggles Galore is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.500

  • 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
    20
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Giggles Galore?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Giggles Galore

  • Mother of Child
    18
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I cannot recommend Giggles Galore enough!. My Daughter has recently started there and she loves it. Staff are fab and the place has such a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend to anyone. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

Superb nursery! The manager is great as are all the staff. Our child thoroughly enjoys her time. Everybody goes above and beyond to keep us informed about the days there. They work closely with parents to ensure your child's routine etc is kept. Very highly recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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 thoroughly enjoys every day he spends at Giggles, since starting last year his communication has come on incredibly. I couldn't ask any more from the staff and would highly recommend to anyone looking to put their child in a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

A wonderful setting for children to learn and grow. The children all seem to love the staff.

Having to juggle work and childcare can be hard, however the flexibility of the management team here makes what could be a stressful situation very easy.

Would definitely recommend Giggles Galore!

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

Giggles Galore is great for me and my little girl, through each stage of my little girl growing up and now going to school. I feel she has always been their top priority. They are very flexible and accommodating if I need help with day to day situations if I'm running late, if my little girl has been poorly they have always been excellent!

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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 for a year now since she was 3 months old. What can I say other than this is a fantastic nursery in which I would recommend their services to all of my friends and family. The nursery is very accommodating in regards to hours and individual family requirements. My daughter has improved dramatically in her social, emotional and physical capabilities. The staff at giggles are very welcoming, there is not a day that goes by that each member is not smiling. They are a very friendly bunch of ladies that make my daughter feel at ease. My daughter cannot wait to go to nursery and stands at my door with her bag ready to go each day. She absolutely loves it. My second daughter will be attending the nursery later this month, I have no doubt in my mind that she will also be cared for to a very high standard. The manager is very passionate and enthusiastic about her job. I cannot fault them at all. Very happy mummy :)

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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 attends this wonderful nursery 4 days a week and he has a fantastic time. The staff are welcoming, friendly and professional, which is great peace of mind leaving my son there while I go to work. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

The manager and the team at Giggles have made my daughter feel so welcomed, and are always willing to do what it takes for parents to feel comfortable. They are honest, communicative and truly work as a team to help your child grow in a supportive, nurturing environment. Some days I'm in awe of how much my little one has learnt - it must be the magic Giggles fairy dust at work again!

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I love sending my son to Giggles Galore, never does he come home sad or refuse to go the following day. Especially after a tough few weeks of being pretty unhappy when he first started but all the staff were extremely caring and still are 100% devoted to each and every one of the children. I wouldn't want my boy to go anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My experience with Giggles Galore is a very good experience. The management and staff treat all the children with the same care and no child is left out. I have 3 children that attend the nursery before and after school as well as holidays and they always love going and on some occasions don't want to come home.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My children love going to Giggles, it's like home from home. My 6 year old daughter always wants to stay longer at home time. I love the flexibility of all of the wonderful staff and don't think twice about leaving my kids. Staff are loving towards the children and always extremely attentive. The place is always clean as are the staff. Overall a definite 10 out of 10. I'd be lost without this place.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fab girls that work there. It's more than just a job to them, they enjoy the children. I feel very at ease leaving my 10 month old baby there.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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 children joined Giggles for after school provision and before school care in November 2015. They absolutely love going to Giggles. They are disappointed if it is a day when they aren't going. The care is very individualised and very personal The manager is passionate about providing excellent care, the children felt settled and secure from the first day they went, and have thrived and excelled with the care they have received there. My youngest, who finds new situations difficult and finds trusting new people hard very quickly vocalised. "I love going to Giggles and I love the manager".

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The owner of Giggles is amazing, she has natural ability with children. She is a celebrity in this village! People come from miles around to put their children in her care, and you could not ask for anyone better. We have no other family members that can care for our child and the manager has filled that gap and made our lives better, I will be forever grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

To say that this nursery goes the extra mile is an understatement. I honestly do not know how to thank Giggles enough, they have made my return to work following maternity much easier, knowing my children are left in a loving and safe environment. Both of my children receive truly wonderful care from the Manager and her staff. I have a toddler and a school age child. Giggles often do the school run to the local school for me, and their extended opening times have been a real bonus. If you want a nursery that gives individual care to your child in a safe and happy environment than look no further than Giggles Galore; they have got it just right!

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

I have a happy, bright little boy who is always excited to be at nursery, that can only be put down to the care and attention he receives whilst there. Learning is made fun and the children are encouraged to grow and progress at there own rate. The general atmosphere is positive and happy, I always feel able to talk to the staff and know they truly will go the extra mile to accommodate any parent requests

In short a fabulous nursery with staff who put the children's needs first and treat each and every one of them as the individuals they are. I trust them implicitly and have total confidence that my child is safe and cared whilst at Giggles Galore, what more can a parent ask.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

I would like to thank the Manager and her staff members for all the hard work they do.

Firstly I would like to comment on a professional level. During my work I come into contact with Nurseries on a regular basis and I have never been as impressed as I am with Giggles Nursery for the following reasons:

1) Communication of all staff is excellent
2 ) Staff are always thinking how they can improve the Nursery to aid the children with stimulation and development.
3) Staff listen and support parents with any issues they may have in respect of their child/ren and advise accordingly.
4) If a parent has a concern the Manager will listen and put a plan of action in place that is agreeable with the parents to ensure the best outcome for the children and reassure the parent.
5) will support parents with all areas of development of the child/ren and will undertake this in the nursery so it mirrors what is put in place at home and the child/ren are not given mixed messages.
6) The Manager ensures all the children’s safety is paramount at all times.
7) The Manager always ensures she has the correct ratio of staff to children.

On a personal note I would like to say many many thanks to the Manager and her team for all they have done for my daughter and grandchildren. I think you are all doing wonderful job and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

Overall excellent nursery, individual care given here (which is often something said but not done in many places) very happy with the care my daughter receives. Friendly and caring staff who have time and patience. Good outdoor space for children to run around.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am so pleased this nursery has opened in our area. All of the staff give so much individual attention to each child and take time to learn their likes and dislikes. The nursery set up is excellent, and my daughter is always so excited to go to nursery. My son, who is school age also loves to go to, and as they provide an excellent before and after school club with school pick up, it's very handy. The nursery has very close links with the local schools which helps ease the transition from nursery to school. I am very happy with this nursery and would happily recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

What a nursery Giggles Galore is! my two year old loves going I was a bit nervous at first as he goes 4 days a week but he never gets upset just pure excitement as soon as he sees the building, he runs in dying to get playing with his friends and the lovely staff, they have done so much for him from learning colours, numbers and alphabet to potty training! Highly recommend to anyone and everyone! such a lovely friendly place one very happy mummy on such a wonderful place with amazing people :)

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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

I love this nursery and moving my children here was an excellent choice. They are flexible and always happy for one off child care arrangements on top of your regular child care. They do school runs which is an excellent service. The staff are all friendly, approachable and are willing to work easily with you and your routines. I think it is an excellent idea that they work with the two local primary schools to help children transition easily from nursery to primary school. All three of my children love nursery and they all love the staff. I have a toddler a preschool and a school age child. When I drop the two youngest off in the morning they happily run into nursery without any worry. My school age child is collected from school a couple of nights in the week and she is so excited on 'nursery afternoon'. I cannot express enough as to how happy I am with this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Giggles Galore? 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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July 2017

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Date: Wednesday 12 Jul 2017

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