Small Fries Day Nursery

Hertford Place, Coventry CV1 3JZ

At Small Fries Day Nursery the highly skilled and trained staff team, many of whom are parents themselves, recognise how difficult it is for parents to entrust the care of their child, which is why they place great importance on partnership with parents.

Small Fries Day Nursery has a great location only a 4-minute walk from both the city centre and train station.

This dedicated early years provision offers a high standard of childcare from 7:00am onwards, for children from birth to 5-years, set in a fantastic newly refurbished building.

The aim of the nursery is to provide a friendly and stimulating environment to encourage the development of your child whilst they are taking their first steps towards independence.

A menu of freshly prepared food is available from the chef on a daily basis. Any special dietary requests can be catered for.

They were graded 'Good' in October 2017 by Ofsted in all areas, and recently received a 5-star food hygiene rating.

Owner: Small Fries Day Nursery

Person in charge: Lucy Tunnicliffe (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Coventry City Council

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

Total Places for Children: 76

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1730

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Small Fries Day Nursery 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Small Fries Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.875 for Small Fries Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (84 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 4.526 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Small Fries Day Nursery is based on 8 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 15.2 positive Reviews (76 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 15.2 Target = 0.526

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

9.4 Small Fries Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.401)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Small Fries Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    2

Both my children have attended this nursery. One in the babies and one in the pre-school room. They are both so happy and settled here, I have no worries about leaving them and they adore their key workers! I find the facilities excellent and the activities stimulating. I love being able to see on the app what they been up to and regularly get sent photos of them throughout the day. I couldn't recommend this nursery more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Small Fries Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son moved here after a very unsettling experience at another nursery in Coventry. The staff and management have gone above and beyond to help him settle in whilst also helping us to manage his special dietary requirements. He started in the baby room aged 1 and is now in the 2+ area and thoroughly enjoying it. As well as daily electronic and verbal updates, we have parent forum sessions, which help us feedback to staff and also hear about new developments.
The creativity used in bringing books to life helps us to reinforce the learning he is getting in the day. A well-rounded nursery which only seems to be getting better. Thank you Small Fries team.

How likely would you be to recommend Small Fries Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Having pulled our son out from the first nursery he attended in the city, we really did look into Small Fries Nursery policies, procedures and the environment that our son would be in.
They were so forthcoming and made us all feel very welcome and at ease. We are very pleased to say that the nursery far exceeded our expectations. The staff are great; communication from both staff and management is excellent. Our son has an allergy to dairy and despite this, the chef still creates fantastic meal alternatives that he is more than happy to tell us about when we pick him up. I would highly recommend a look around.

How likely would you be to recommend Small Fries Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son started the nursery just before Christmas. It’s a big change for him going from a childminder to a nursery but they’ve helped him settle in. It also eases my mind knowing he’ll be looked after and make lots of friends. Looking forward to seeing his progression over the next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Small Fries Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely place, my daughter has learned so much in there. As her first language is Polish I was worried that she would have a problem with communication, but the staff were very helpful and made her settle very easily. Her language skills become better and better. Staff are very friendly, always helpful when we have any issues. 10/10.

How likely would you be to recommend Small Fries Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son is so loved, cared for and happy at Small Fries. The staff are friendly, fun and professional and there is a great manager in place who is working hard to build a strong partnership with parents. I send my little man off to Small Fries knowing he will be challenged and guided and supported. He is very happy and nursery and clearly feels safe. He has strong relationships with staff who know him well. Would highly recommend this setting.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 4-year-old son really enjoys going to nursery. All of the staff are always warm, friendly and caring. Their passion for caring for the children is clear and it is reassuring to know my son is looked after so well whilst at nursery. The link with parents is really good and I know if I ever had any worries/questions about anything I could easily speak to any of the staff. He is in the preschool area and starting school next year, therefore the staff are working to get him school ready and prepared for reception.

He has a group of similarly aged children who he enjoys playing with and has made some good friendships. At pick up time a staff member who has been looking after him will give a verbal handover including a summary of what he has done in the day and what food he has eaten. They will bring to my attention anything positive such as 'he got a sticker for good tidying'.

I would definitely recommend Small Fries to anyone looking for a day nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Small Fries Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As a new parent, selecting a nursery for our baby was extremely difficult. At Small Fries they really make you feel like your child is an extension of their family.
My daughter has settled in so well and now prefers being at the nursery to home! I feel this is largely due to the fact that every day she takes part in a new experience.
The staff are well trained and many parents themselves so they understand firsthand how anxious new parents can be.

Each day the team provide detailed feedback verbally and via email to let us know how she has been, what she has learnt, skills developed and how she has eaten. This is really useful to ensure consistency between home and nursery.

The team care for my daughter so well and we are so grateful for all that they do.

How likely would you be to recommend Small Fries Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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