Little Explorers Day Nursery

Foley Road East, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield B74 3HR

Little Explorers Day Nursery, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Little Explorers Day Nursery, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Little Explorers Day Nursery, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

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: 11

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 8 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

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Little Explorers Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.799)

The Review Score of 9.8 (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 12 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 5 out of 5 from 7 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 4.799 for Little Explorers Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (115 Excellents x 5) + (29 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.799

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Explorers Day Nursery is based on 7 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). 7 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Explorers Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Explorers Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

This is the best nursery. My son loves going to nursery, judging from my friend's experience with other nurseries. Little Explorers, their love is so amazing. The staff there, l can't find the right word. Superamazing. My son's nursery nurse - bless her golden heart.

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

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

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

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

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

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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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