Little Steps Day Care

To the rear of: 56 Ravensden Road, Renhold, Bedford MK41 0JY

Little Steps Day Care, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Little Steps Day Care, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Little Steps Day Care, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Little Steps Day Care supports children by providing a loving, caring, family environment for them to learn and develop.

Through a focus on discovery, creative play, learning and natural development, the nursery offers children an exciting and stimulating place to learn through play.

Children are free to express themselves, learn about life, have imaginary adventures and explore.
The nursery is situated in the beautiful rural village of Renhold, just outside Bedford.

It has large grounds and woodlands. These surroundings give the children great opportunities to experience nature through woodland walks, teddy bears' picnics, bug hunts and many other exciting activities.

Every child is different and embarks on their own learning journey and the nursery is proud to be a part of it.

Owner: Little Steps Day Care Ltd

Person in charge: Jo McClelland (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council

Number of Staff: 11

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

Total Places for Children: 42

Age Range: from 0 years 4 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8 Little Steps Day Care has a Review Score of 8 (8.017)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Little Steps Day Care 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Steps Day Care in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.898 for Little Steps Day Care is calculated as follows: ( (53 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 59 Ratings = 4.898

  • 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 3.119 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Steps Day Care is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 8.4 positive Reviews (42 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8.4 Target = 0.119

  • 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
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Steps Day Care?

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

Reviewer Connection to Little Steps Day Care

  • Mother of Child
    5

This nursery is lovely. The setting is beautiful, it's easy to get to, and good parking. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, and my little boy has really bonded with all of them. He always seems to have a great day with lots of varying activities.
The food is amazing, always home made and there always seems to be a good variety.
The staff complete a daily diary so you know what you little one has been up to, what they have eaten, how much they have slept, and their nappy changes.
In the time that my little boy has been here, his speech, independence, social skills have all massively progressed.
I have even had a parents evening, where the staff showed me how he is meeting the EYFS Statutory Framework, along with pictures that they document to show he is meeting these targets.
On occasion, they also open and put on fun things for the kids, such as Easter egg hunts, BBQ's etc.
I really love this nursery, it feels like a lovely place, and the staff are really amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Steps Day Care? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Jo McClelland, Manager at Little Steps Day Care responded to this review on 13 Jun 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely comments about our setting and staff. The team work extremely hard to provide the best possible care for the children and the best service for the parents. We are and will always strive for outstanding. Thank you :)

The nursery is in a fantastic location with a fabulous open plan setting that makes interaction between the children easy. The staff are very professional and provide information on your child's progress on a daily basis. It is a must see if you are thinking of placing your child in a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Steps Day Care? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Jo McClelland, Proprietor and Manager at Little Steps Day Care responded to this review on 19 May 2016:

Thank you for your review, it is lovely to hear feedback from our families as it helps us to improve!

Brilliant nursery! My 18 month old settled in extremely quickly, staff go above and beyond expectations and their passion for children is clear to see. Nursery is spacious with plenty of toys and fun things that enable children to learn and grow through play. My little boy thoroughly enjoys it and looks forward to going,much so that I have recently increased the days he attends. Nursery is very clean and set in beautiful countryside surroundings, outside play area reflects this. Staff really are brilliant and very attentive towards children, I am given daily updates of what my child has done, eaten etc that day. My little boy has developed into a confident happy child and I would 100% recommend this nursery to anyone who wants their child to be the same. Good work guys, 5 stars all round!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Steps Day Care? 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: Don't Know

Jo McClelland, Proprietor and Manager at Little Steps Day Care responded to this review on 11 May 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you and your family are happy with our setting so far and we strive to continue to improve. We are enjoying having your son with us and are proud of how well he has come on already! He's a lovely boy and a delight to care for.

I would recommend this nursery to anyone. My son has not been here long and I've already seen a big development in this speech already. He didn't say much at all but now he's chatting away and seems so happy. The staff have been wonderful in making us feel welcome and they always keep us informed. I think the book he comes home with is a great thing it shows me what sort of day he's had. I love the setting of this nursery the large light space inside and out is great. It always looks clean and tidy even when the children are making a mess. It's a very professionally run nursery and I'm looking forward to watching my son grow, learn and develop in the years to come.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Steps Day Care? 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

Jo McClelland, Proprietor and Manager at Little Steps Day Care responded to this review on 11 May 2016:

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy that our setting goes beyond your expectations and we are passionate about providing the best care and education for the children and a high standard of service to their families. We have loved having you and you son as part of the 'Little Steps Family' and look forward to many more years watching your son grow and develop!

My daughter has been going here for about a month and I could not be happier. The nursery is in an amazing setting with big rooms and loads of toys to keep them busy for hours. The staff are amazing, they made us feel welcome from the start, the communication between us is fantastic. My daughter loves going there and we could not be happier. We are so glad we found the nursery when we did.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Steps Day Care? 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

Jo McClelland, Proprietor and Manager at Little Steps Day Care responded to this review on 05 Apr 2016:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you are happy with everything so far and will strive to continue to provide a high standard of care at Little Steps Day Care!

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