Little Tots Academy

25-27 Sherburn Terrace, Consett DH8 6ND

Owner: Des Young

Person in charge: Elizabeth Holden (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Durham County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 80

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Full Day Session from £36.00

Admission Information: Full and part time places available

Visiting:

Contact the nursery manager to arrange to view the nursery.

Parking:

Spaces available outside nursery. Car parking facilities across from the nursery.

Vacancies

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Reviews

6.7 Little Tots Academy has a Review Score of 6.7 (6.733)

The Review Score of 6.7 (maximum of 10) for Little Tots Academy 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Tots Academy in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.889 for Little Tots Academy is calculated as follows: ( (32 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.889

  • 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 1.844 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Tots Academy is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5 then divided by 2 = 1.750

    2. Target of 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.188 , then divided by 2 = 0.094

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Tots Academy?

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

Reviewer Connection to Little Tots Academy

  • Mother of Child
    3

Would highly recommend this nursery, the staff are amazing also management, any problems are helped straight away. Support you with everything needed. My daughter started wearing nappies with in a week she was using toilet with no nappies with support from staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Tots Academy? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

There was a time when we thought our son would never start nursery, he is a timid and shy little boy who is nervous of new situations and people. We approached Little Tots Academy and felt reassured our son's emotional well-being was very important to the manager and staff. I have to say we weren't disappointed, we felt supported and informed throughout the settling in process but most importantly to us the communication with the nursery manager was excellent (as well as the constant reassurance that we could all do this! My son included). It's such a relief to us he now goes to nursery with minimal fuss.
Our son has made a good attachment to his key worker who he clearly trusts. The nursery are supporting his learning and development, they also encourage him to try new foods and he thoroughly enjoys the range of activities on offer. The manager is on hand to answer queries whenever needed and is very approachable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to others. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Tots Academy? 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: Excellent

Elaine Ritchie, Nursery Manager at Little Tots Academy responded to this review on 04 May 2016:

Thank you for your review Helen. We know that the separation period is hard for children and families, as staff have been through similar times with their own children. It's wonderful how well he has settled into nursery and now we see his great personality. He has done extremely well. Thank you.

My son has attended Little Tots Academy for a month now. His settling in period seemed great then he started his two mornings a week and he seemed really unsettled. The staff were fab! They were very patient and encourage him along and reassured myself and his nana that he will be okay. He receives two meals within the 4-5 hours and is encouraged to brush his teeth after both meals, which is a great help to me. Now I'm getting chased out the door "bye mammy" I can take a hint! Now it's so much more satisfying when he actually looks forward to going. He is loving it and if he's happy so are we! Thank you very much Little Tots Academy.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Tots Academy? 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

Elaine Ritchie, Nursery Manager at Little Tots Academy responded to this review on 12 Apr 2016:

Little Tots Academy would like to thank you for your review. The staff are very understanding of the anxiety regarding settling in for both children and families, going beyond practice to ensure the children in our care are happy. Some of the staff are parents themselves and have been through similar experiences with their own children, giving the support needed to ensure the settling in period is a smooth transfer.

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