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Minibugs Nurseries Limited

Member since Sep 2018 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 22 Jul 2020 Email Website

Our Summary

Pre-School
Ofsted Registered
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Us

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: WE ARE OPEN AND PROVIDING CARE FOR OUR REGISTERED KEY WORKER CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN GROUPS

Changes to our operational procedures have been put in place to protect our staff and children and we want to reassure those parents still able to access our services that we will continue to do all we can to keep the settings open where it is safe for you and our children to do so and where the numbers of children that require our care are viable.

If you are a key worker and require childcare at this time, please contact our nursery management teams to discuss what you need and how we can help you.

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.

Our Availability

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Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/04/2020

Our Fees

  • Childcare from £28.50 per morning
  • Childcare from £25.00 per afternoon
  • Childcare from £48.50 per day

Our Documents

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 28/09/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 28/09/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Minibugs. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

I can't recommend this nursery enough! They have been brilliant with my little girl, she's come on leaps and bounds since she started a few months ago. She never wants to leave when I go to collect her! She is doing something different every day. Always different crafts and messy play. I love getting the photo updates on the app. Fab! The nursery staff are lovely and I trust them 100% to look after my precious girl.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Minibugs on 09/12/2019

I need to start this by saying THANK YOU!

As most parents in this day and age, I had to return to work after my maternity leave, after being in that bubble it is absolutely heart retching to make a child care decision but you have made it so easy on my little family and my mum guilt.

The team were incredible from the very start, the comprehensive look around gave me all of the details I needed and answered my mountain of questions. The staff from the outset were clearly knowledgeable, capable and loved their jobs. The setting just ‘fits’ everything has a purpose, a goal and that hits you as soon as you walk in, the resources are current and in date, the setting is immaculate and the staff are all present with smiles on their faces.

The manager Rebecca and deputy Kirstie worked tirelessly to get the process underway, east any trepidation, passify my many many questions and again… ease the mum guilt which gave me the confidence I needed to start my little ones Minibug journey.

From day one the baby room staff worked hard to maintain my home routine and my little girl has just flourished ever since. They take effort to get to know the babies and the parents, daily they provided me with updates via the app and handover each time I collected her. Seeing the team getting as excited as I do over her activities is extremly heart-warming.

My little girl’s development has also flourished since attending the setting. There is a clear drive and focus on the Early Years structure through the core running of the nursery, even for the smaller children to pick up and develop their basic skills. This has been crucial in my little one reaching some incredible milestones and becoming a fabulous toddler.

I could not sing your praises enough, the truth in all of the above is the little ones smile and mine when she reaches your door.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Minibugs on 20/11/2019

My daughter has been at Minibugs since her 2nd birthday and is now 3 1/2 and really enjoying the School Readiness programme. This nursery have taken such good care of her and she learns something incredible every day to show or tell us from a very broad curriculum for her age. She has been nurtured as an individual and it is obvious in speaking to every team member that they take great pride in really knowing each child and helping each of them to like who they are.
Over our time with Minibugs it has been reassuring to watch the setting continually improve. This is not a place that will ever become complacent or satisfied to tick boxes. As a result the already excellent nursery has become noticeably calmer recently which I believe has helped my daughter to further develop her confidence and social skills. New systems for behaviour management have helped her to understand exactly what is expected of everyone and how to treat others. I am already confident that she has the skills to happily move on to school in September thanks to all the careful planning at nursery and the lengths that her keyworkers go to to communicate with us. As a parent it always feels that children's needs and wellbeing are central here and that no time or expense is spared to equip the setting or maintain high standards.
My son will start at nursery in January, at 8 months. I would not want to leave him anywhere else and know he will gain so much from the early experiences and love he has there. We are very proud to be a family of Minibugs!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Minibugs on 20/11/2019

My son has been attending Minibugs for 2 years and we could not be happier with the care he receives. The staff are friendly, easy to talk to and dedicated. I get regular updates on his progress through observations and parents evenings. I love receiving photos during the day of what he is doing and seeing he is happy and settled. The manager is fantastic! She is always proactive and sorts any issues immediately. Overall an outstanding nursery and we cannot wait for our 2nd child to start!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Minibugs on 20/11/2019

My little boy came to your nursery from a different setting. All the staff where and still are happy to help with any difficulties you may be having. They were ever so supportive when it came to toilet training and even made him his own Alien stickers to encourage him. He is such a busy boy and we feel that they always keep him busy. Now he is older he can communicate what he has done throughout the day, and how each morning he can’t wait to go. The staff are always warm and welcoming, it’s great that daily we get updates. I can easily see what he has eaten and done.As I don’t get to pick him up, for us it’s a lovely in the evening we can look and talk about what he has done.
Would definitely recommend Minibugs!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Minibugs on 06/12/2018


Response by Minibugs on 06/12/2018:

Thank you so much for this lovely review! We really do appreciate all parent and carer feedback as we are continually reviewing our processes and looking at ways to improve our nursery care. It's lovely to hear that we have been able to support both you and your child so well. We aim to ensure our parents feel well communicated with so it's great to hear we've got this right for you. Thanks again.
The Minibugs Nursery Team.

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