Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne

2 Evans Street, Formererly Hurst Band Club, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 9QD

Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne offers flexible childcare for children aged three months to 11 years, in the nursery, breakfast, afterschool and holiday club.

Little Giggles is a large nursery which was once Evans Street Band Club that has been renovation throughout to provide custom made nursery space.

It offers a school collection for children at Inspire Academy, The Heys, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Hurst Knoll CE Primary and Parochial C of E Primary School.

The setting has specific rooms for babies, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, a pre-school, afterschool club, breakfast club, holiday club, sensory room and a separate sleep room for the toddlers, as well as a large outdoor area.

Children are tracked three times a year to establish where their learning and development is up to, and if there are any gaps. A nursery report is produced twice a year.

Parents are invited in for parents' evenings to share these reports and to talk to the staff about their child's development.

The entire nursery is monitored by CCTV to ensure the safeguarding of each child and there is a strict ‘buzz-in’ door policy for parents collecting their children.

Staff make sure that every child who comes into Little Giggles Nursery will leave feeling happy, confident, independent and prepared for their next big step in life, and most importantly be ‘school ready’.

Group: Little Giggles Private Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Martha Bott (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 136

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0715-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Little Giggles is situated a short walk from Ashton Town Centre and Tameside hospital, It is on a local bus route and a short trip from Ashton train station.

Visiting:

Appointments are not necessary, tours are available between 07:30-11:30 and 13:30-18:00

Parking:

Little Giggles has a large carpark to the front of the property off Rodney Street.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.3 Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.257)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 9 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 4.926 for Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne is calculated as follows: ( (101 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.926

  • 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 4.331 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne is based on 9 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 27.2 positive Reviews (136 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 27.2 Target = 0.331

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

Little Giggles Ashton-Under-Lyne is a fantastic setting with very warm, welcoming and friendly staff. My child has been coming here since May 2015. She started full time in the preschool room and is now in afterschool and holiday club.
My child thoroughly enjoys her time in the setting and has formed some lovely friendships with the children in the club and also built lovely bonds with the staff who work with her. Would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? 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 a baby and I can not rate it high enough. The staff are very friendly and warm and have helped my son develop so much in the 2 and a half years he has been there. It is such a relief knowing that when I leave my son in the morning he is happy and very well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? 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

Jamie, Owner at Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne responded to this review on 09 Nov 2017:

Thank you for such a lovely review.

I could not rate Little Giggles any higher, it is a fantastic friendly nursery. My son has been there since he was 9 months old and is now 3 and has been very well cared for. He has come on so much during his time and nursery and loves every second he is there. All staff are very friendly and professional and I would recommend this nursery to everyone that wants outstanding care for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? 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 coming to Little Giggles since she was 3 months old and she is always happy to come and she loves her time with the children and the staff. She has built excellent relationships with all of the practitioners and she is now ready to go to school with numbers and writing the staff have been doing with her. My daughter was encouraged to make friends and she has now a lovely set of friends that she can't wait to see every day, the creative area is my daughter's favourite and the staff are always there to support her in her mark making and painting.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? 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 parent, I feel my daughter has come on so much since she started and the staff really engage and build good relationships with the children and the other parents. There is a good range of activities and my daughter is also telling me about the things that she has done at nursery and she loves playing in the outdoors. I feel there is a lot of space for the children to explore and I love to use the iconnect online system to see what my daughter has been up too and to read her observations and next steps in learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? 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

Jamie, Owner at Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne responded to this review on 08 Nov 2017:

Thank you for such a lovely review.

My baby girl joined Little Giggles when she was ten months old. She is now eighteen months and loves going to nursery. Her development has come on in leaps and bounds and I'm sure this is down to Little Giggles!
The fabulous facilities and lovely staff make leaving my daughter so much easier. They are like her 'other mummies'. I can go to work knowing my little one is having a ball.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Little Giggles has provided many years of excellent care for my daughter and she now attends the breakfast club, after school club and the holiday club, which she loves attending. She particularly enjoys the fantastic trips that the nursery arranges for all of the children. My child loves coming to Little Giggles and she loves riding in the Little Giggles van when she is being picked up and taken to school in a morning. Could not recommend them any higher!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? 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

Jamie Fitton, Owner at Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne responded to this review on 30 Oct 2017:

Thank You for taking the time to write such a lovely comment Stacey

Little Giggles is an amazing nursery.
The setting is full of areas to cater for all the children's needs.
All the staff are attentive and both my children have benefited massively from attending the nursery.
I cannot recommend it enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Jamie, Owner at Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne responded to this review on 24 Oct 2017:

Hi Lisa, thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review.

Can not praise Little Giggles enough! My children have been there now for 6 months in the baby room and out of school club. The staff are very passionate and professional in their roles providing fantastic care to my children; which ultimately gives me lots of reassurance knowing they're happy and well cared for. Thank you :)

How likely would you be to recommend Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne? 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

Jamie louise Fitton, Owner at Little Giggles Private Day Nursery & Preschool - Ashton-Under-Lyne responded to this review on 11 Oct 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review :)

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Staff Profiles

Martha

Martha Bott

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Martha has been in post since January 2017, she has over 10 years experience in early years and is dedicated in delivering and supporting outstanding care and learning for children.
Martha has numerous qualifications in early years some of them are;
Early Years Foundation Degree
Level 4 in Children's Care Learning and Development
Diploma in Child Care and Education
Paediatric First Aid