Little Explorers Day Nursery

Foley Road East, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield B74 3HR

Little Explorers Day Nursery is a family run nursery providing a team of skilled and qualified childcare staff.

Staff work with children of all ages, from birth up to and including five-years-old and are committed to working with parents and families when providing for the needs of all children in their care.

Rooms at the nursery are fully equipped with a variety of toys to help stimulate development and key skills.

The nursery has its own car park to ensure that parents and families are able to safely drop-off and collect their children.

Owner: Little Explorers Day Nursery (Streetly) Ltd

Person in charge: Karen McWhinnie (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 32

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Parking:

There is plenty of parking spaces at the nursery

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Little Explorers Day Nursery 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Explorers Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 6 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 4.786 for Little Explorers Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (151 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.786

  • 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 4.938 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Explorers Day Nursery is based on 6 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 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target = 0.938

  • 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 Explorers Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.724)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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Reviewer Connection to Little Explorers Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

This is the best nursery their level of care and communication they have is the best I have seen. If I am to rate them, I would give the 200%.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Karen McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 08 Feb 2018:

Thank you so much for your review; it means so much to myself and staff.

The staff are so lovely and dedicated. My granddaughter is so happy here. She has learnt so much. I am always informed of what she has done and said and what she has had for lunch/tea etc.

Since she has been here, she has really developed well.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Karen McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 05 Feb 2018:

It's a pleasure having your Granddaughter here.

Really friendly staff. My daughter loves coming to nursery. She had made a huge progress since she started coming to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Kren McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 19 Jan 2018:

We are glad that your daughter is happy here; we love having her.

My son has been attending this nursery for the last 2.5 years and loves it here. He started in the baby room and is now in the preschool group in the bigger room. The staff are excellent, as is the nursery owner who is always looking at ways that the nursery can improve and make the experience more enjoyable for the children. The food that the children eat is very impressive and I'm often jealous when I hear what he has eaten. The nursery is quite spacious compared to others and has a great outside play area too.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Karen McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 10 Jan 2018:

Thanks, Ty; yes we have a great staff team and a very good caterer.

My son has been attending Little Explorers for the last 5 months now and we are over the moon at how well he has settled in so quickly... mainly due to the superb care of the staff at the nursery. Special thanks to individuals in the Caterpillar room... My son adores them (and he's quite picky!!). Love how many activities are available and especially that no matter the weather (as long as it's not pouring down) the children are able to play outside. I don't know of another nursery that takes the children out on walks or visits the local library as a normal daily activity. So pleased to think of my son not stuck in the same room each day. The food variety is excellent. It's lovely to walk into a room full of happy and laughing children who are clearly content with the staff looking after them. All my requirements were listened to carefully. How quickly my son has settled into the nursery is a testament to the quality of service and care Little Explorers offers.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Karen McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 08 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your compliments. We are so proud of our staff and the amazing care they give all the children. We feel giving the children fresh air daily is essential - so take them out as much as we can.

Little Explorers day nursery staff have been fantastic with my daughter who has been attending for almost a year. I am more than happy with my daughter's progress and cannot thank the staff from both rooms enough. Having had a rocky start to nursery life in another nursery, moving to Little Explorers was the best decision we made. I have nothing but praise for this nursery and will continue to spread the word about the nursery and the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Karen McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 12 Jun 2017:

Thank you, we try to make our nursery a great place for both staff and children.
It's good to hear it is working.

Lovely nursery; friendly staff. My son is very happy here and looks forward to attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Karen McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 05 Apr 2017:

Thanks; we love having your son here; he always keeps us entertained :-)

My son has attended this nursery for nearly a year now and the staff have been great. They have ensured that my son feels settled and secure in their setting and provide a high level of care. Staff provide excellent learning opportunities for the children and continue to encourage development. The online learning journal is fantastic and allows me to contribute aswell as the nursery staff. All staff are friendly and welcoming and very approachable. I struggle to get my son out of nursery which shows how much he enjoys it!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Karen McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 22 Mar 2017:

Thank you. It has been a pleasure watching your son develop whilst he has been here.

As a first time mother I was very nervous leaving my little girl, however, the staff at Little Explorers made this transition very easy. The staff are very caring and loving, always greet you with a smile. I would recommend this nursery, my daughter loves it!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has been going to this nursery for around a year and a half and I can honestly say he has come on leaps and bounds because of this nursery. It's clear to see they are a caring and compassionate and have your child's best interest at heart. I would recommend anyone with children to send them to Little Explorers Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Karen McWhinnie, Manager at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 13 Mar 2017:

Thank you. It's been a pleasure having your son here at Little Explorers.

We could not be more happy with the care, support and learning experiences provided by the manager and the team at Little Explorers. Communication is excellent, with daily reports, an online learning journal and daily conversations with staff. The staff are caring and friendly and our son quickly formed relationships and feels secure and happy in the environment. As a relatively new nursery, Little Explorers make a huge effort to continuously improve and adapt the learning environment; there are always new resources and activities appearing. They take the children outdoors whenever possible and have a wonderful garden space with play equipment. They are very aware of each child's individual needs and have communicated closely with us to support our son's progression.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

It was with real apprehension that I started the process of looking for a nursery for my daughter. Having viewed a handful locally, Little Explorers was my clear favourite. They were brilliant at putting both my daughter and I at ease as she went through the settling in process and were very sensitive to my worry at leaving her in the hands of a third party (albeit a very well qualified one). Since then, we haven't looked back. She's been at Little Explorers for 7/8 months now and clearly loves it. The staff are enthusiastic, seem to really enjoy interacting with the children and genuinely care about them. It is also very well equipped and they make a lot of effort with activities etc. For her part, our daughter (who is now 18 months old) will nod her head when asked in the morning if she wishes to go to nursery, will gleefully ring the doorbell herself on arrival and then happily wave me goodbye as she toddles off for breakfast. She loves it; as do we. Would recommend it to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Karen McWhinnie, Manager/owner at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 02 Mar 2017:

We love looking after your daughter too. Thank you.

We have been sending our eldest son to Little Explorers since November 2015 and we have already registered our new baby son to start attending next year.

This is a truly wonderful nursery. It's a family run business and that family feeling can be felt when you walk into the nursery. The staff are so kind and friendly, they genuinely care about each and every child. They are supportive and go out of their way for the children and the parents.

The online Tapestry facility is brilliant, we now have a mini diary of all the milestones our son has achieved over the past 12 months and it shows how they apply the EYF
(Early Years Foundation) criteria to your child. There is a regular and informative newsletter so you know what's going on, a parents forum and CCTV in all the rooms for added peace of mind.

Little Explorers does all the things you expect a nursery to do but they do it with such love and care that it feels home from home.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Karen McWhinnie, Manager/owner at Little Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 10 Nov 2016:

Thank you Lindsey, I am very proud of our staff here at Little Explorers Day Nursery, they do their best to meet the individual needs of each and every child attending. I am so pleased to hear that it is clearly working.

My children love going! The standard of care is very high and the staff very friendly.
My children have being attending since October 2015 and it's being brilliant. They even run a after school club which is extremely helpful!
This nursery gets 5 stars from our family!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter started this month. As all parents we were nervous and anxious. The staff and manager did all they could to settle our daughter in and to put us at ease and it was paramount to how she has settled well.

They provide an excellent level of care and encouragement in all areas.

The online updates just add to your ease at sending your child to be in the care of someone else.

I am more than impressed.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Brilliant nursery, my daughter absolutely loves going. She asks daily if she can go to nursery and knows all the names of the staff. They are very informative at the nursery and answer all questions you have. I love the tapestry they have and they are very good at keeping you up to date with pictures and observations, honestly couldn't rate the nursery any better and would recommend all friends and family!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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