Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery

St Vincent's Church Hall, Over Hulton, Bolton BL5 1ER

Owner: Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery

Person in charge: Sarah Howcroft (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 5

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 35

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1500

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: Please call the nursery for further information on sessions available and fees.

Directions:

Turn onto Rutherford Drive, Over Hulton, Bolton, large nursery car park on the left.

Visiting:

Feel free to visit the nursery anytime.

Parking:

Large car park available.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

7.3 Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.3 (7.262)

The Review Score of 7.3 (maximum of 10) for Tiny Footsteps 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.4 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 4.833 for Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (60 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 2.429 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery 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 7 positive Reviews (35 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 7 Target = 0.857 , then divided by 2 = 0.429

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6

My son has attended Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery since September 2015 and has loved it. He is always involved in activities relating to seasonal or national events. The staff are helpful, experienced and give constant feedback on how he is getting along. I feel he has benefited greatly from attending and it has put him in good stead for moving on to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Footsteps 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

Sarah Howcroft, Manager at Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery responded to this review on 26 Sep 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely review xx

Would definitely recommend Tiny Footsteps, both my children have attended, my youngest is still there and they both absolutely love it. It's a very welcoming place the staff are brilliant, its just a lovely place for children to play and learn.

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery? 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

Sarah howcroft, Msnager at Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery responded to this review on 20 Jun 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery x

From the offset, it was very obvious the experienced staff would all care and help to develop our child. Initially our child wasn't mixing and happy to play on her own.The key worker worked with our daughter and encouraged her to bring things into nursery that she loved at home and to show the other children. Now, she has many friends and mixes easily.
Each day our daughter comes home with lovely art work and stories of what she's been doing on that particular day. A true sign that she is very happy there. Our little person gets very excited about her Nursery. Each term we receive a lovely journal with our child's progression including a detailed text as to where our child is progressing within the early years foundation stage and beautiful photographs of her doing activities.
Her counting and phonics are excellent for her age. We would highly recommend this setting. All staff are very approachable and definitely make every child matter.

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Footsteps 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

Sarah Jane Howcroft, Manager at Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery responded to this review on 01 Jun 2016:

Thank you so much Kate for the lovely comments on this review, your daughter is a joy to teach.

My daughter has been attending Tiny footsteps for nearly a year now and loves every minute! She skips in the door and has never had any settling in issues. The staff are extremely friendly and approachable and are always willing to help and answer questions. The early years provision they provide is excellent and my daughter talks about everything she's been doing at Tiny Footsteps at home.

Thank you to everyone at Tiny Footsteps for their continued hard work.

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Footsteps 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

Sarah Howcroft, Manager/Owner at Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery responded to this review on 27 May 2016:

Thank you so much for taking time to add a review of our nursery, I am so pleased with your lovely comments, thanks Sarah x

Both children have attended Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery, and have both very much enjoyed their experience there. The staff are extremely friendly, nurturing and are very good at keeping me updated on my child's progress. I have always felt that my child is in a safe pair of hands, in a happy and fun environment.
It is a large area space with plenty of areas of interest, where my child can play and learn. The nursery has also good links with the local primary school, and has prepared my eldest well for their transition to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Footsteps 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

Sarah Howcroft, Manager at Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery responded to this review on 23 May 2016:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and feedback, Sarah Howcroft

Tiny Footsteps has friendly staff with a caring and nurturing outlook who seem able to put children at ease. The environment is stimulating and to date I have had regular feedback about what my child has been involved with and interesting things my child may have said and done.
My child has only been attending the nursery for the past two months but loves going and I feel very comfortable leaving my child in the care of the nursery and the staff.
The only potential downside I have noticed is that the nursery has only a limited amount of outdoor space however the space is utilised well to encourage outdoor play as opposed to just running around.
So far our experience has been positive and I hope that my child will continue to attend until they are ready for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Sarah howcroft, Manager at Tiny Footsteps Day Nursery responded to this review on 19 May 2016:

Thankyou for taking the time to add a review of our nursery and your lovely comments

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