Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley

2 South Way, Shirley, Croydon CR0 8RP

Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley, Croydon, London
Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley, Croydon, London
Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley, Croydon, London

Little Elms nursery in Shirley opened in May 2015 and offers the winning combination of state-of-the-art facilities and caring staff for which Little Elms is renowned.

The nursery is located in South Way, half-way between West Wickham and South Croydon stations, and in close proximity to Benson Primary School and St John's Primary School.

The nursery rooms provide age-appropriate and stimulating activities for children of all ages, with the three months to two-year-olds being cared for upstairs, and two rooms downstairs providing for two to three-year-olds and three to five-year-olds.

Dance, foreign language and tennis lessons are provided for pre-school children.

Meals are prepared on-site by a full-time kitchen assistant who is guided by an experienced chef. Where possible, locally sourced and organic foods are used to provide a balanced and nutritious menu, and special dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for.

Stringent procedures are in place for safeguarding children, with security doors and a signing-in and out policy for parents and staff.

Group: Little Elms Daycare Nursery Ltd

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Croydon Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 65

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays and early closure (2pm) on Christmas Eve

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Reviews

7.1 Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.085)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.2 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.854 for Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley is calculated as follows: ( (83 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.854

  • 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 2.231 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.462 , then divided by 2 = 0.231

  • 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 Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley

  • Mother of Child
    8

Overall I feel the nursery is very good. It is new so the facilities and resources are all new, although they still replace or get new equipment regularly too. All the staff are friendly and competent and experienced. Communication is sometimes not as good as it should be as new management not always introduced or absences explained.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son started nursery when he was 10 Months old. He's now just turned 1 yrs old and he's developed so much since attending nursery 4 days a week. They have a brilliant learning journal online, where parents get to see what there child does each day they attend nursery and its linked to the EYFS so you see the progress/development your child is making at nursery.
All the staff are brilliant, very caring and supportive of a big step in my sons life and my life of me leaving my son in there care. My son is more than happy in this nursery as I see it by he's expression when we arrive at nursery and he sees the familiar staff faces, he is very happy to leave me and be with the nursery staff that instantly reassures me that my son is in safe hands. The facilities in this nursery are brilliant, very clean and tidy and everyday there are different activities for the children to engage in and enjoy. I would highly recommend Little Elms Shirley to any prospectus parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley? 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

My daughter is 16 months old and loves going to nursery 2 days a week, she gets really excited now when I get her out the car and take her up to the baby room, she literally runs off into the staffs arms... an excellent testament and reassuring for me that she is going to have a great day.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley? 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 5 full days since he started and I have seen nothing but growth in him staff are amazing and treat each child as if he or she were their own and ensure each child is treated equally but always different depending on each child's different need. Management are great very effective in answering questions and dealing with issues. Parents are always up to date with news and events and the events are always great rain or shine. Staff are warm and welcoming at all times. My son is now in the 2 to 3 year old room where he had amazing support in toilet training thanks to his key worker and knows all the phonics and actions to jolly phonic it is an amazing feeling when practitioners want the best for your child and ensure they fulfill wishes and work in parent partnership. I would recommend this nursery to anyone and just watch your child develop and know they are in safe hands at all times. Thank you to all staff at Shirley branch you are amazing for support you have given my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley? 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

Although our son is only at the nursery one day a week, he is clearly very happy there. He gets lots of individual attention and is clearly highly thought of by the staff looking after him. He is developing nicely and staff can always answer my questions regarding any behaviours and expectations for his age. Each day he is there we receive an information sheet notifying us of his day, we find this very useful.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son recently started this nursery after viewing various other options. Although further away, this nursery was by far the most impressive. In line with my first impressions, the staff seem very friendly and approachable, yet professional.
They seem very caring and compassionate and made me feel very much at ease when leaving my son for his first sessions. I've seen how they manage potential challenges and communicate effectively with my child to achieve desired outcomes (for example, stratigically managing the removal of his hat and coat etc when he was initially very distressed). Staff seem attententive and understanding of the needs of children.
My son has settled very well and seems to be building friendships.
The nursery always seems clean and welcoming and I am reassured by the daily handovers. The activities seem sufficient and enjoyable and the children seem to enjoy it.
I am impressed with the room manager (of 2-3 year olds), who gives me confidence in leaving my child

How likely would you be to recommend Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley? 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

As a parent and a member of staff I can see on a daily basis how well my daughter has settled in. I have also noticed since attending Little Elms her ability to feed herself has improved dramatically. She doesn't want to go home at the end of the day and has great bonds with all of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley? 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

Becky Sheath, Nursery Manager at Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley responded to this review on 11 Aug 2015:

Dear Nisha,
Thank you for your positive feedback, it is great to hear how happy you are! I will pass on all of your kind words to the staff team!

Staff are always so helpful, since my son started this nursery his speech has developed so much. Also he is enjoying different activities, everyday comes back home so happily and satisfied which I really appreciate.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley? 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

Becky Sheath, Nursery Manager at Little Elms Daycare Nursery Shirley responded to this review on 22 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your review Megumi!

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