Fireflies Nursery

Station House, 11A Barrett Street, Smethwick B66 4SE

Fireflies Nursery, located in Smethwick, provides a safe and stimulating environment where each child can explore and learn through play.

Fireflies nursery offers a large outdoor play area with a multi-textured surface that is accessible directly from the ground floor, where children can explore the mud kitchen, have story time sitting on the logs or create projects using natural resources. A special baby sensory garden that has been developed with grass and herbs so that babies can learn about nature in safe way.

The nursery offers free childcare to disadvantaged two-year old's and works closely with the Sandwell inclusion support team and parents, providing further support to SEN children to produce an effective learning experience for them.

The nursery consists of a team of skilled and professional childcare practitioners who aim to provide a warm and caring learning environment for all children, working closely with parents through parent partnership to ensure that each child's learning needs are met and maintained in the nursery's environment.

Available sessions include: morning sessions (i.e. 8am - 1pm), afternoon sessions (i.e. 1pm - 6pm) and full day sessions (i.e. 8am - 6pm)

Owner: Fireflies Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Dovile Baikauske (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 96

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

Languages Spoken (other than English): Punjabi Mirpuri, Arabic, Hindi, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Punjabi, Polish, Urdu

Directions:

Fireflies Nursery is based on Barrett Street. It is located opposite new upcoming Midland Metropolitan Super Hospital. Turn left at the roundabout at the end of Dudley Road.

Visiting:

Showarounds and visits may be booked via the phone or email. Parents are welcome to visit for a personal showaround where questions may be answered and registration can be completed.

Parking:

Parking is available in front of the building for parents collecting and dropping children off. Visitors parking available at the end of the building (car park).

Overview

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Fireflies Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Fireflies Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.535 for Fireflies Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (48 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.535

  • 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 3.958 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Fireflies Nursery is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 19.2 Target = 0.208

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.5 Fireflies Nursery has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.493)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Fireflies Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Fireflies Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Cousin of Child
    1

My son has been at Fireflies for almost 12 months. The staff work extremely hard with the children in providing daily enjoyable activities. The rooms are well equipped with a large variety of toys/activities to help the children learn and excel. In the investigator's room, there's even a small climbing (indoor) frame. My son thoroughly enjoys his time at the nursery. Children are taught how to respect all values and other 'all-round' skills to help them to be kind, caring, sharing, independent skills to aid school transition.

How likely would you be to recommend Fireflies Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Since joining The Fireflies my daughter has developed in so many ways. She is more confident and balanced and looks forward to going to nursery every day. My daughter loves the teachers very much and the teachers are very approachable for parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Fireflies Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little one joined Fireflies Nursery when he was about 8 months! Staff are lovely and well trained my little one is well looked after and I get pictures and videos of him through the app it always makes my day at work. They track his progress and development and I get notified of little achievements which are very important at this age. They also have events and involve parents in their children's care.
My son is well fed and always happy on pick up.. they stick to policies even his GP was impressed.
What can I say? I can never praise this nursery enough its clean, homely and professional! Well done team Fireflies Nursery we are a very happy mum and son thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Fireflies Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fireflies is a fabulous nursery with bubbly and welcoming staff. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds since starting fireflies and I couldn't ask for a better nursery for my daughter. As a mother, I feel I can relax knowing that my daughter is in capable hands and she is safe I was very nervous about sending my daughter to nursery but I was made to feel quite relaxed when she started.

How likely would you be to recommend Fireflies Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.6 out of 5

My little cousin started going to this nursery in January as they opened up. It has been amazing to see how much she has learned. She was shy to start and would cry when coming in, now she waves and runs off into the room.
Toys are very nice and classrooms are spacious. She has been exploring all different things such as mud, sand, paint and woodwork tools.
The outdoor area is huge and she goes outside every day. She loves it there. It's always clean and tidy and all staff are very happy and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Fireflies Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I just would like to say since my son has been going to the nursery from January, he has loved every moment of it. My son has always been so attached to me I thought he will never get used to staying there on his own, but I was so surprised within 2 to 3 days he was going on his own. This is all due to the staff, they have been very helpful and caring towards the children. I loved how neatly everything is presented and the atmosphere is very cosy for the children's.
I would recommend every parent to come and have a look and see for themselves. Thank you Fireflies.

How likely would you be to recommend Fireflies Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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September 2017

2017 Early Years Lunch of the Year

Recipient: Fireflies Nursery

Date: Saturday 23 Sep 2017

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