Little Learners Childcare Northampton

Sunnyside House, Cliftonville, Northampton NN1 5BE

Little Learners Childcare Northampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Little Learners Childcare Northampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Little Learners Childcare Northampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Little Learners Northampton operates from a magnificent grade 2 listed building, perfect for their Reggio inspired approach. They are a truly child led and dedicated nursery, striving for the absolute best for your children. They are a little unique and believe in allowing children to be children, taking manageable risks and exploring with nature to discover all about the world they live in. Their approach to early learning is all about providing the right provocations to children so that they can test theories and make their own judgements, which they believe embeds knowledge and confidence! Their approach to care is simply offering a home from home – children and families become extended family and they work hard every single day to ensure you and your child receive a personal and happy experience. They strive to be an active role in the community and offer a variety of groups for all.

Group: Little Learners Childcare

Person in charge: Danielle Markham (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire 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: 96

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.5 Little Learners Childcare Northampton has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.539)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Little Learners Childcare Northampton 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Learners Childcare Northampton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 14 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 4.81 for Little Learners Childcare Northampton is calculated as follows: ( (154 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.81

  • 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 4.729 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Learners Childcare Northampton is based on 14 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 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 19.2 Target = 0.729

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Learners Childcare Northampton

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2

Couldn't be happier with the care my daughter receives from Little Learners. The facilities they provide are fantastic and staff show genuine care for my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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 Little Learners since she was 2 years old. Since our first visit to the nursery, we loved the environment, the approach and the staff. My daughter has flourished during her time there, enjoying the natural approach. She really embraced the unique environment this setting offers. The staff are fantastic with the children and really helped my daughter settle in quickly. She formed really strong bonds with a number of staff across the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Danielle Markham, Nursery Manager at Little Learners Childcare Northampton responded to this review on 10 Oct 2017:

Thank you very much for your very lovely review.

My daughter and I are so so happy with this nursery, she has a fantastic day every day always coming home with lot to say. The staff are great even to have a chat with, it's such a welcoming atmosphere. My daughter should have already started school now so she is one of the oldest so I feared she would struggle with being with younger children but the staff have acknowledged that she would need more stimulation for the rest of her time and that's exactly what they have given her. She's so forward and confident and this nursery has only incouraged that more. Very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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 attending Little Learners for four months. Staff were brilliant initially helping her to settle and reassuring me.

My daughter has learned so much since starting. She is so much more confident and talkative and has made lots of new friends.

The staff have been brilliant. I love it when I collect her and they share funny little stories about her day and notice the little things she does.

I've been really pleased with Little Learners and the friendly and warm atmosphere X

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I could not be happier with the staff at Little Learners and the care they give my daughter. Each and every member of staff is genuinely interested in her and helps her explore her nutty, creative self. The room activities change daily, with special themes being explored to create productivity (loved the troll party and all the mischief the staff stayed behind to create for the theme). I actually couldn't be happier if she were with a member of my family: they give her the same high level of care and love that I hope I give myself. Great job everyone, she is lucky to be with you!!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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 attending this nursery since he was 10 months old (he's now a few months short of 2).

Initially, he was slow to settle like most children are but now before he goes in the morning he is already excited about going.

The staff there are brilliant and always cater to his needs. He has developed brilliantly whilst being there.
The staff seem to understand my son's character and know what his likes and dislikes are, and always give a thorough handover at the end of the day.

Glad my partner and I chose to send him there.
Only downside (which we all know is an issue) is the parking, but with it being so close to the hospital there is limited parking anyways.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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: Don't Know

Since starting Little Learners my daughter has become a very confident little girl. She loves going to nursery and interacting with the other children. The fantastic staff that look after her are very professional and caring and always tell me what she has been up to throughout the day. The nursery has good facilities, a great outside space for the children to play in and my daughter is always telling me she has been painting or making different things. Overall I'm very satisfied with the care and attention my daughter receives at Little Learners childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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

My daughter has been going here since 8 months (18 months now) and thoroughly enjoys her two sessions here. I love the approach to child care and the encouragement of play through natural resources, my daughter has learnt so much from the nursery and the detailed report at the end of each session is great, I get to hear all about what she's been doing, eaten and nappy changes. All the staff are easily approachable and extremely friendly, it's such a welcoming place and that's why I send my daughter here.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would highly recommend Little Learners Nursery to any of my friends and family. From the moment I enquired about my daughter starting with the nursery, I have found all the staff very friendly and approachable. When attended the Nursery to have a look around all the staff were very passionate about what they have to offer and it was nice to see all the children happy!

My daughter is 8 months old and I was nervous about her starting especially being there for the whole day – she has settled in very well and could not have gone any better so a big thank you to the nursery practitioner and senior in the baby room.

So pleased that I decided on Little Learners and looking forward to my daughter growing with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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

Amazing nursery. Staff are very helpful and friendly. My son has settled in great. I will be telling family and friends to check it. The outside space is massive and the children are so friendly towards each other. A+

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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 11-month daughter has now been attending this nursery for a month. We attended the open day back in the summer and were obviously very impressed. The lady who showed us round was clearly very passionate about younger years education and the nursery. The feel of the nursery is home from home and the building inside is beautiful. The settling in sessions was useful and we got to meet our daughter's key worker at our home. By the third session, I was confident my daughter would be fine. The staff, in general, are very friendly and helpful. The staff in the baby room, in particular, have been amazing with my family, I couldn't praise them enough. I and my husband have already noticed a change in our daughter, being much more confident and adventurous. We look forward to seeing her blossom over the years there. The owner must be extremely proud of her staff. 100% recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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

Sam Evans, Owner at Little Learners Childcare Northampton responded to this review on 27 Feb 2017:

Thank you for the lovely review, I am the owner and can confirm I am extremely proud of my staff.

I am impressed daily by the commitment of all nursery staff. They cater for my child who has some health problems. They go above and beyond to make my child safe and ease the anxieties of a worried parent.
I would describe the staff I've encountered as dedicated to their role. They show true motivation to develop and encourage all children.
Without this approach, it is unlikely I could have placed my child in a nursery setting. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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

My daughter has attended Little Learners for 18 months. Without question an amazing setting for children to thrive and grow a fantastic vision by all involved.
Very proud for my daughter to be part of the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

I would highly recommend Little Learners Nursery due to the staffs caring, engaging and enthusiastic approach. When my little boy first started at the age of 2 it took him about a month to settle but he had never been in a larger setting before. This was in his nature and I am glad I persisted as he is now three and a half and has so much to say about his learning during the day. He eats brilliantly there and on the odd occasion of picking up early the meals look and smell very scrummy - the fact that he eats so much at nursery but is fussy at home shows how great the staff are at supporting eating habits. When asking about his day i.e. food and sleep etc... a member of staff has ALWAYS been able to inform us on how his day has been. There is an emphasis on being able to use natural materials and objects to have fun and not needing pre-made toys... his imagination has grown. It has been the best decision for us!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sam Evans, Owner at Little Learners Childcare Northampton responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

At first our son appeared to settle well in the nursery. However, after a few months the amount of children increased and it felt overcrowded there at times. We did not get the feeling that our son enjoyed it there and at the end he did not want to go there. There were some nice staff and we felt that had some awareness about individual child. However, sometimes we felt that when we went to collect our son some of them were not sure what he was doing during the day. To find a parking space outside the nursery was challenging as the car park was often cramped. Most of the spaces in the car park were taken by staff and if we were lucky to get a space will end to be blocked by someone so we will struggle to get out or we will have to block someone in order to park. On the positive side the nursery was flexible in accommodating our needs with regards to the sessions and claiming free entitlement.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Childcare Northampton? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Sam Evans, Proprietor at Little Learners Childcare Northampton responded to this review on 24 Jun 2016:

This is really disappointing to read, no concerns were ever brought to our attention which is a shame because we would have looked into these and reassured the parent as we were always informed they were happy. The child was happy and settled, and was only leaving our nursery for convenience due to working conditions.

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