Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley

306 Belswains Lane, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9XE

Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley is an original old stone cottage, complete with an extension and modernised to a high-standard.

The nursery has a baby room, toddler room and is complete with a well-equipped play area, while staff aim to provide care that is tailored to each child's needs.

Little Raccoons Day Nursery is located just a couple of miles from junction 20 of the M25 and three miles from junction 8 of the M1. The nursery has free parking and has nearby roads for easy pick-up and drop-off's.

Group: Little Raccoons Day Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Lauren Peatfield (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 40

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Directions:

The nursery is located just 2 miles from Junction 20 of the M25 and 3 miles from Junction 8 of the M1. There is free parking available and on nearby roads for easy pick up and drop off’s. Apsley Railway station is within close proximity for those parents who need to get into London.

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Reviews

9.8 Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.778)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.778 for Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley is calculated as follows: ( (87 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.778

  • 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 Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley is based on 9 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 8 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
    7
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley

  • Mother of Child
    9

My son joined the nursery aged nine months in March this year. He has thrived under the guidance of the staff at Little Raccoons. He loves going to 'school' and is excited every morning. He has learnt lots of skills and comes home every day with a full report card full of different activities that he has done that day. He has developed some lovely relationships with both staff and other children and my husband and I are really happy that we have found such a good nursery close to home. He is out of the baby room to the next stage in the new year, which will bring more adventure. I highly recommend Little Raccoons, Apsley.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The girls who work in the baby section of the nursery are great. I get the impression from my daughter that it's a lot of fun and she loves going there. All credit to the hard work of the girls who work in the baby session.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Bhama Rudrakumar, Director at Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley responded to this review on 30 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

Little Racoons is such a lovely nursery and my daughter is so happy there. The staff are wonderful and caring - it's like a little family. The staff always do new activities and at the end of each day always take the time to go through my daughter's day with me. The facilities and outdoor area are great and my daughter loves the food! Would definitely recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? 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

The baby team and in fact, all staff including the new manager at Little Raccoons Apsley are just wonderful. They show a genuine warmth towards my baby girl and they have quickly banished my anxiety at leaving my little one aged 7 months in their care. Now at nearly 12 months she is settled, happy and loves nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is a fantastic nursery, my daughter was so happy and well cared for. The nursery is beautifully set up with a great outdoor play area. The staff are all very engaged, friendly and warm and nothing is too much trouble. My daughter did so many creative activities and has learnt so much over the year she spent here. She has been very well prepared for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? 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

Bhama Rudrakumar, Director at Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley responded to this review on 23 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments!

This is an excellent nursery, the facilities are first class, with a great outdoor play area but what really makes Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley stand out are the staff. They are friendly and caring and have really made my son feel safe and loved and he is always learning new things through fun and laughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? 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

The nursery is lovely the staff are so friendly and helpful and the children adore them all. It's a lovely atmosphere the children settle really quickly. The food is lovely my child always eats all his food always. Outside space is well done for children's play.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? 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 husband and I have been absolutely thrilled by the care our daughter has received at 'Little Raccoons'. Staff are extremely welcoming and always make time to outline events that have happened during the day. Your staff have been fantastic in providing us with advice and support and we are very grateful for their help.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? 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 attended for 4 months and she absolutely loved it at Little Raccoons. The staff are warm, welcoming, friendly and yet still very professional. They spent a lot of time with my child and I was so impressed with all the work they did with her. The facilities are fantastic, there is so much there to stimulate the children and a lovely little garden which I know my daughter loved to spend time in catching bugs!
The food was outstanding, she tried lots of new and exciting things that I would never think to offer at home so that was great for her. The whole nursery is run extremely well and you can tell all the children are happy there. I will most likely be sending my younger daughter there once the time comes. A big thumbs up from me!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Raccoons Day Nursery Apsley? 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

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