Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd

The Old Scout Hut, St Helens Road, Bolton BL5 1AA

Owner: Jennifer Francis and Clare Kennedy

Person in charge: Jennifer Francis and Clare Kennedy (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 41

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Parking:

They have on site parking

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

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

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 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 4.972 for Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (70 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.972

  • 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 4.732 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd is based on 6 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 8.2 positive Reviews (41 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 8.2 Target = 0.732

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

9.7 Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.704)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
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    0

Reviewer Connection to Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    6

It was important for us to find a nursery with the right atmosphere and staff to help our little boy adjust to being in nursery. We expected his adapting to be hard, how wrong we were. The managers have clearly done their research before creating Mucky Munchkins.
As you walk in, the open environment is inviting and refreshing; it's like a little people's world inside, lots of different activities instantly accessible for the children.
Our little one ran off within moments of walking in straight to play, spoilt for choice with what to play with first.
Not only is the inside laid out superbly, but I love the outside play area/mud kitchen, surrounded by the acre of land.
He has settled in so well, made great progress in such a short time; his speech has come on and even his eating habits have improved. We feel so happy with our choice of nursery, and so does our little boy! We can't recommend the nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would always recommend this nursery.
The staff are all friendly, welcoming, kind & approachable.
My son really enjoys his time here & is always happy when we pick him up.
He also loves the outdoor area.
The staff are very supportive, I always feel I can talk to them & ask questions.
If we ever need anything they are always more than happy to help.
Always had a positive experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Moved my daughter here in the middle of December 2017 from a different nursery. My little girl aged 2.5 years old settled in fantastically and we had to look after one of the nursery bears all over the Christmas period. My child loves going to nursery, the staff are fantastic with the children. The food is good, all home cooked. My little girl has made lots of new friends and the managers are involved in the care too, all the children love the staff. The nursery is very clean with wide spread activities and toys.

How likely would you be to recommend Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

After expressing concern that my daughter may have autism and other special needs, the managers and staff have gone above and beyond to support us both in nursery and with the health professionals. They cater to all of my child's needs and they let her be herself whilst trying to encourage learning and development progression. I never thought I would have peace of mind leaving her in the care of someone else, they have given me that and more.
It's a joy for both myself and her to drop her off.

How likely would you be to recommend Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

If I was a child, I would want to go to nursery at Mucky Munchkins. All team members share the same ethos, the children love the team and it is so obvious that love is returned. I visited many nurseries before choosing this one. If they weren't around, I was prepared to give up work and not send my daughter to nursery at all.
My child is exceeding all expectations in her development.

How likely would you be to recommend Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I moved my daughter here from another setting a few months ago and I can honestly say it is the best decision we have made. I was terrified of moving her away from what she had known for so long but the staff made it so much easier.
Everyone is welcoming and friendly and after just a few weeks we noticed a massive jump in her development. Previously I have struggled to get her to go to nursery and now I struggle to get her to come home. Would definitely recommend this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Jennifer, Manager/Owner at Mucky Munchkins Childcare Ltd responded to this review on 19 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your lovely review and comments :-) xxx

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Staff Profiles

Clare

Clare Kennedy

Job Title: Owner/Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

Clare is the Manager and joint owner of the nursery. Clare deals with the day to day running of the nursery to ensure high quality childcare is provided at all times. Clare has two children of her own- Maisey (aged 7) and Isla (aged 4). Clare is a very experienced practitioner and worked as a childminder alongside Jennifer before expanding to open the nursery. Clare is a Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner and is also qualified to Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Clare is the Safeguarding Lead Practitioner within the nursery. Clare is Paediatric First Aid trained.

Jennifer

Jennifer Francis

Job Title: Owner/Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

Jen is the Manager and joint owner of the nursery. Jen deals with the day to day running of the nursery to ensure high quality childcare is provided at all times. Jen has two children of her own- Mollie (aged 8) and Max (aged 4). Jen is a very experienced practitioner and has a passion for working with children. Jennifer worked as a childminder alongside Clare in her home prior to expanding to a nursery. Jen supervises “Little Stars” (18months to 2 years) and “Tiny Stars” (18 months and under) and "Rainbows" (2 to 4 years). Jennifer is the EYFS Lead Practitioner and ensures the quality of teaching is at the highest level across the nursery. Jennifer is a qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner and qualified at Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Jennifer is the SEN (Special Educational Needs) Officer. Jennifer is Paediatric First Aid trained.