Little Hens Nursery, Bournemouth, Dorset
Little Hens Nursery, Bournemouth, Dorset
Little Hens Nursery, Bournemouth, Dorset

Little Hen's Nursery is located in a busy residential area of Bournemouth and offers childcare for children aged from three months to five years, in a fun and stimulating environment.

Staff work closely with parents, and using a Key Person system they form close relationships with each child to encourage their development and learning - academically, socially, physically and emotionally.

A wide range of extracurricular activities are available such as dance, drama and sport alongside regular organised trips to the Oceanarium.

Group: Eduko Education Ltd

Person in charge: Hannah Williams (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bournemouth Borough Council

Number of Staff: 23

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

Total Places for Children: 101

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Parking:

Plenty of on-site parking available.

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.4 Little Hens Nursery has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.387)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Little Hens Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Hens Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 3 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 4.738 for Little Hens Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (144 Excellents x 5) + (44 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.738

  • 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 3.649 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Hens Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 20.2 positive Reviews (101 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 20.2 Target = 0.149

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Hens Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Hens Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandfather of Child
    1

My daughter started at the Nursery in October last year. Settling in was tough (she didn't want to leave mummy) but with some help and advice from the room leader, she now loves coming every day to see her little friends and her play partner. I particularly like the golden rules and we try to live by these when at home too - Listening ears, Quiet Voice, Walking feet and respecting toys - I think! They also get breakfast (toast or cereal) a home cooked nutritional lunch and afternoon tea every day which is included in the price!
All the girls in the Little Chicks room do a fantastic job looking after her and helping me raise a confident, polite little girl.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens 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

Lynn Gorman, Customer & Sales Manager at Little Hens Nursery responded to this review on 20 Mar 2017:

Thank you so much, Charlotte, we are so pleased to hear your little girl is really happy and developing well in our nursery.

My son is very happy at the nursery and always participates in a wide range of activities. His key worker has built an excellent relationship with him and he is developing mental and social skills all the time. I have recommended this nursery to a friend and a colleague. Both whom have put their children into the setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Little Hen's since he was 14 months old - he is now 3 and in pre-school. Throughout this time the quality of care he has received has been excellent. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and approachable and have helped me through some tough potty training times!! I will continue to recommend this nursery to all of my friends and family and there is no other nursery I would trust to take care of my 8-month-old baby when I return to work later this year.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens 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 daughter is very happy at the nursery and always participates in a wide range of activities. Her key worker has built an excellent relationship with her and her mental and social skills are developing all the time.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has settled really well at this nursery and I am so glad I have chosen it. They helped my anxiety about leaving her. The settling process included a home visit which was very reassuring. They have a great communication book and really care about the children in their care. Staff, children and parents are always happy at the site. I know my daughter is safe there. I watch my daughter learning every day through the nurturing environment and she has a great relationship with her buddies.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are really pleased with our child's progress. At first, she was very unsure and upset but the staff were very good at reassuring us both. She now says she loves school and looks forward to going each time. The activities they do seem varied and interesting. I like the food they offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

It took my son a while to settle, the staff are great with him and settled him to his needs. He now goes into nursery happily. I would recommend Little Hens to anyone, great nursery. His key worker is brill as all the staff are.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A friendly nursery and the staff always try to be helpful and considerate. My little girl has attended from 6 months to now 19 months. I plan for next baby also to attend. Always activities arranged for the children to participate in. Good monitoring of learning and activities designed to be fun whist promoting development.
Not perhaps the smartest looking and not the most modern toys but recently taken over and this is being improved. What perhaps it lacks in style is more than made up for by the wonderful staff. My daughter is always happy to go there and I leave happy in the knowledge she will be safe and well looked after.
We receive weekly emails on development aims of the week keeping us involved and up to date. Each child has an individual book with photos, art work etc tracking their development.
A happy, stimulating, safe learning environment. You get the impression the staff really care for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Had my two children attend from 6 months up to preschool. Great team, little turnover of staff and my children really love their key workers. Always friendly and helpful. Indoor space and outdoor space really good.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens 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

We are really pleased with the care our son receives when he attends Little Hens. The staff are all professional and very caring. Our son has had some hearing and speech problems and all the staff has gone to great efforts to help him develop especially his key worker. It is always clean and our son loves the outdoor areas. The management team are also really helpful and efficient.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery for both my children who attend 2 days a week. The pre-schooler is always more chatty than usual after attending and very keen to go. He has attended for over 2 years. My youngest in the Little Chicks comes back very lively and most weeks comes home having learned a new skill.

There is lots of outdoor space for them to run around which is partially covered so not weather dependent and the addition of the new forest school is fantastic.

Overall a lovely, friendly nursery which I would defiantly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens Nursery? 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

I could not be happier with little hens, my daughter loves her key worker. All of the staff are friendly and welcoming and help put my mind at ease when I leave her there.

My daughter has improved in many ways since starting at little hens, her speech and
listening to instructions has really come on.

I would recommend the nursery to anyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens 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 Son attended Little Hens before starting school and my daughter currently attends the pre school, she absolutely loves it and has formed a close bond with her key worker along with all other staff in her room. I always get a full report of her day, what she's eaten etc. My favourite aspect of the nursery is how the outside space is used, the children are outside all year round which is a huge plus. My daughter will be sad to leave in the summer.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens Nursery? 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

As a hugely fussy and arguably over protective Mum, choosing a nursery was a MASSIVE 'issue' to me. I only wanted the best for my little girl! Well, she has been happily attending the nursery now for almost a year and I have only have great things to say - so much so that my little boy will be following in her footsteps in the not too distant future! The staff are fabulous. Highly recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Previously collected my Grandson from Little Hens before he started school and now I collect my Granddaughter(s) regularly. The staff, the rooms, the environment are first class. I feel the children are truly cared for in every way and it's always a pleasure to collect and witness children happily engaged in whatever they are doing inside and outside. I am always given a full rundown of what they've been doing, the food they have eaten etc etc. My Grandchildren speak fondly of the nursery and the staff alike which speaks volumes.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens Nursery? 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

My daughter has been at the nursery for the last year and I am very happy with it. the nursery staff are absolutely excellent and feel like a second (more fun!) family for my daughter. There is a good amount of outdoor space which is currently being worked on to make it more stimulating. Each week I receive an email memo to tell me about what my daughter is working on and any general nursery news, I went to see a lot of other childcare settings before deciding on this one and I can honestly say that the motivation of staff, their caring/fun/educational attitude and the services offered are unparalleled locally.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Hens 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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May 2017

EHO 5*

Recipient: Little Hens Nursery

Date: Thursday 04 May 2017

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