Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)

Blue Support House, 17a Moorlands Road, St Austell PL25 5BS

Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell), St Austell, Cornwall
Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell), St Austell, Cornwall
Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell), St Austell, Cornwall

Minibugs - A happy and caring place for mini people to grow and thrive.

Minibugs Nurseries (St Austell) is based in a purpose-built brand new building. The nursery will provide modern facilities and a stimulating and nurturing early years environment for children between the ages of three months and five years.

Places to learn, play and grow. Nursery rooms are full of natural play resources to help your child's imagination thrive.

Involving you every step of the way…

Parent partnerships are so important to Minibugs. The nursery team will keep you updated on daily activities and observations, and work with you to monitor and evidence your child’s individual learning journey. Minibugs only work with staff who believe in themselves and the core philosophy of the nursery.

Each child has a key member of staff responsible for their care routines. Activities are planned to extend each child’s skills and knowledge, focussing on their interests.

The highly trained Minibugs nursery team are all advanced paediatric first aid trained and receive regular safeguarding and early years child development training.

Group: Minibugs Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Samantha McCarthy (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cornwall Council

Number of Staff: 5

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 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Contact us for nursery fee information

Directions:

The nursery is co-located in blue support house off Moorlands Road in St Austell. Full address is 17a Moorlands Road, St Austell PL25 5BS.

The nursery is clearly signposted....just follow the bugs

Visiting:

Please can interested parents / carers contact the nursery team to book a tour. Due to safeguarding reasons the nursery cannot accept unplanned visits / tours.

Parking:

The nursery site has parking and a drop off area for parents / carers to use.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.833)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) 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 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 22 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 Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) is calculated as follows: ( (219 Excellents x 5) + (44 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 263 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) is based on 22 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 8.4 positive Reviews (42 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 22 Reviews ÷ 8.4 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
    20
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    20
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    5
  • Stepfather of Child
    1

My little girl absolutely loves coming to nursery. She always comes home with a smile on her face talking about her day. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and always reassure me if I have any worries.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Astra Pitman, Operations Director at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 15 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell.

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

My youngest son started Minibugs in September. He was not used to being away from us and really struggled when we left him. The staff at Minibugs were great, they really worked hard to help him settle and soon enough he did. He now loves his nursery and looks forward to going. They carry out a wide range of activities and he has come on in leaps and bounds. He also enjoys the healthy meals and snacks that snacks they provide.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Astra Pitman, Operations Director at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 11 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell.

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

My son has settled well and is developing nicely. He looks forward to going to nursery and seeing all of his friends there. The comments are always good and he eats well and enjoys activities which makes me comfortable and happy with my choice to place him there.

Thank you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell.

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

Friendly and very caring staff. Great facilities. A warm and welcoming atmosphere. Child's special dietary needs catered for. Daily emails/photos of your child's day. Would highly recommend. 5*

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

My son started nursery back in November. The girls were so welcoming to him and he settled so quickly. I always feel relaxed leaving him there and he has come so far with his development in such a short space of time

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

We have been using Minibugs for a few months now and we couldn't be happier with the service we've received. Our son has come on leaps and bounds since going. We are always pleased with the staff. They seem to be happy throughout the day and very caring. Would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

My little boy took a while to settle in but with a lot of patience and persistent he has finally settled and absolutely loves it! He appears very happy here now. The nursery itself is lovely and the staff are wonderful! It's great to receive a daily email of what he has been up to along with some lovely pictures which show me how happy he is. Thanks all! Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell.

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

The emails about the children’s day could be better. I only receive one email. Although I have two children that go and they don’t always have the correct information about them.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell.

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

We will look into the point you raised about only receiving one email.

Minibugs Nursery Team

My daughter loves going every week and she likes all the staff. The staff are always happy to help, friendly and approachable. Highly recommend Minibugs St Austell.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,
It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.
Minibugs Nursery Team

Minibugs Nursery in St.Austell is amazing. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and polite. I suffer from huge anxiety and I was very reluctant to leave my son but they made me feel at ease and they made sure I knew my son would be safe and well.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,
It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

My daughter has been going here for a while. She settled in really well and loves going every week. The staff are friendly welcoming and easily approachable. Highly recommend Minibugs St Austell.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Astra Pitman, Operations Director at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 06 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

I think Minibugs are a great nursery. My daughter's speech has come along so well since being there and always comes out smiling! Also, I'd like to say thank you for all the pictures and updates from you guys on how my daughter is getting on!

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Astra Pitman, Operations Director at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 06 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

Extremely professional, great feedback on how your child is doing throughout the day and the after day reports are amazing.

Cannot recommend them highly enough!

Our daughter is a more confident and outgoing little girl because of this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Astra Pitman, Operations Director at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Sep 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell.

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team.

My daughter started at Minibugs Nursery as soon as they opened in May. Having moved her down from a different nursery I already knew what I was looking for.

Minibugs has exceeded all my expectations and my daughter absolutely loves going there.

All the staff are extremely caring and have also supported me on a personal level with some problems I had at home.

I love getting the emails each evening to see what my daughter has got up to during the day. She's always kept busy with fun and creative activities and there is something different to do each day.

I have recommended Minibugs Nursery to friends already and will continue to do so.

I can't thank them enough for the hard work they put in each day to make my daughter feel at home there.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell.

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team.

My twins girls (2 1/2 years) have been going to Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) since May. They absolutely love it, they have been to other nurseries in the past with concerns for me and Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) have certainly ticked all the boxes. I feel like I can talk to the staff about any concerns and help they need easily which puts me at ease. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and the activities for the children are fab lots to do and learn. They do something new every day and bring something home. Also, I get sent emails and pictures of what the girls have done and eaten throughout the day, which I love the great idea. The girls always come home with a smile on their face. Lovely ladies who genuinely care for all children. Can't thank them enough and would definitely recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

I can not praise Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) nursery enough!
Both I and my partner were apprehensive about sending our two-year-old son to nursery.
He has additional needs and can be quite challenging at times.
All the staff have been fantastic! Prior to starting, his appetite was poor, he is now eating meals and trying different types of food as his a confidence has increased tremendously. His communication and behaviour issues have also improved. He has begun to socialise and play games and appears a much happier boy in general.
Staff are always informative at home-time but I also receive a detailed email with photos attached after every session. A great idea! All my family look forward to reading about his day. It's comforting to be able to look at the photos and see him happy and content. Gives me that extra sense of reassurance.
Thank you Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell). I can relax (finally) when he is with you as I know he is well cared for.
(A happy mum)

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell.

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team.

A brilliant nursery, clean, light and airy. Lovely, warm and caring staff who could not do more for children or their families. The nursery focus appears to be on using the imagination, sensory play and enjoying outdoor playtime. They also have a fantastic outdoor mud kitchen! Lovely home cooked healthy meals. My child is vegan and they make a real effort to cook special meals for him. Wonderful updates for parents/Carer's via emails with full details of your child's day and gorgeous photos of them enjoying their nursery experience, this really helps you to feel included in your child's life at nursery, and their educational development too.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

My little girl loves going to Minibugs, she goes once a week and has such a lovely time! She has made lots of friends and loves the staff. They are always telling me about her day and she is always so happy when we go home! She also loves the food there which she would never eat at home!
The staff at Minibugs are all so lovely and I never have any worries about leaving my little girl for the day! They always make me feel comfortable and I know she is safe with them!
Such a lovely nursery with lots of toys and activities for them to do! I would highly recommend Minibugs to my family and friends!

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

I and my partner viewed a lot of other nurseries before choosing Minibugs but none stood out to us like Minibugs did. The staff are so friendly and welcoming and you can talk to them about anything.
The setting is so lovely and the outside area is great.
We love getting our email at the end of the session to say what our daughter has been up to and to see pictures of her doing activities and playing with her friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

Fantastic staff who provide consistent care and attention to all the children. My son absolutely loves his nursery days and comes home with stories about what he has been up to. The email update at the end of the day is also really lovely to see as well as useful for knowing sleep times etc. The food variety is very good, with lots of different snacks and meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

My twin boys come here and they love it! Such brilliant and professional nursery teachers, yeah so much and look after the children so well. My two don't like me to leave them due to attachment issues but after 2 mins they love all day here!
Coming home to new words, actions and emotion, really feel like they are learning leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

The staff and facilities at Minibugs in St Austell are fantastic. My little girl loves coming to nursery and doing all the different activities. They are well organised and friendly and I have had no concerns.
The staff are warm, welcoming and I would highly recommend Minibugs to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell)? 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

Anna Sarginson, Director of Communications and Development at Minibugs Nurseries Ltd (St Austell) responded to this review on 27 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review of Minibugs Nursery St Austell,

It is really important for us to receive feedback from our parents/carers so that we can continually improve our nursery care and environment.

We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been receiving from our registered parents/carers and look forward to working in partnership with all our families to support the children’s learning and development journey.

Minibugs Nursery Team

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Staff Profiles

Samantha

Samantha McCarthy

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Sam was the Deputy Nursery Manager at Minibugs Nursery in Liskeard and moved over to lead our fantastic new nursery facility in St Austell.

'I have been studying childcare for many years and have always been passionate about their learning and development. Since having my son in 2015 I have become even more dedicated to providing the best environment possible for children to flourish.

I have been with Minibugs since the start and am fully invested in our ethos, and the opportunities that we strive to provide for our children.

I couldn’t be more excited about extending the Minibugs family and look forward to meeting all our new children and families as they join'.

Kelly

Kelly Haddaway

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have a foundation degree in teaching and learning and have been working with children for 14 years. I have a 10 year old son and since having him it has allowed me to have a mums perspective when it comes to providing a happy, safe, fun, secure environment where I would be happy to leave him.

I am a very passionate about the learning and development of the children, watching them grow. I am looking forward to the opportunities that Minibugs will bring.

Val

Val Geel

Job Title: Nursery Practioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have worked in a school nursery with preschool children for 14 years and have a NVQ 3 in early years.

I have recently moved to Cornwall with my husband and daughter from Surrey and am really excited to join the Minibugs team.

I love working with young children, watching them thrive and blossom, every child is unique and deserves the best possible start in their education.

I love living in Cornwall and in my spare time enjoy baking, going to the beach, walking and spending precious time with my family.“

Lucy

Lucy Armstrong

Job Title: Nursery Practioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have worked in childcare for 4 years, I have had experience working with children of all ages as I have previously worked in a nursery and a primary school during school holidays.

I completed an apprenticeship in childcare at a preschool. I have a passion for working with children, I enjoy working with children to support their development and see them progress.

I am very happy and friendly, I enjoy being creative and doing lots of messy play activities with the children.

I am very excited to be part of the Minibugs team and meet all the children.

Holly

Holly Miedema

Job Title: Nursery Practioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

I am a level 3 qualified Practitioner and have nearly four years’ experience in Childcare. I have always wanted to work with children, even from a young age. I enjoy spending my spare time with my best friend and her little boy.

Sophie

Sophie Tucker

Job Title: Nurse Practitioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

I am a level 3 qualified practitioner with 4 years’ experience working with children of all ages. I enjoy supporting children to build relationships and watching them blossom whilst having fun and learning at the same time. I enjoy messy play, especially being outdoors. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends.