Sunshine Day Nursery

9 Heathfield Road, Croydon CR0 1EY

Sunshine Day Nursery, Croydon, London
Sunshine Day Nursery, Croydon, London
Sunshine Day Nursery, Croydon, London

Sunshine Day Nursery's professional team are dedicated to providing a service that prioritises children's happiness and safety, as they look to lay the foundations in the first five years of a child's life.

While being an ideal environment for early years learning, the service takes pride in freshly cooked meals every day, supporting physical development with a healthy and balanced diet.

The nursery benefits from secure indoor and outdoor areas where children can learn and develop through play.

Owner: Sunshine Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Natalie Hilliard (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Croydon Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 36

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Current Reviews

8.3 Sunshine Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.309)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Sunshine Day Nursery is based on 4 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.309 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.688 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.622 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a nursery is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 8.309 for Sunshine Day Nursery is based on 4 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the nursery is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The 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. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.688 for Sunshine Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (33 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.688

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a nursery. 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 care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a nursery requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of children) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a nursery has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of children to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a nursery with 40 children has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

      The Quantity Score of 3.622 for Sunshine Day Nursery is calculated as follows:

      1. 4 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 4 Positive Reviews = 0.400

      3. (4 Positive Reviews ÷ 36 Children) x 2 = 0.222

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of child places at the Day Nursery.

  • Before 1st July 2015 daynurseries.co.uk only accepted Recommendations (positive comments only) and the Ratings were limited to Excellent, Good & Satisfactory. These are marked up as Recommendations.

  • As of 1st July 2015 daynurseries.co.uk changed from Recommendations to Reviews (positive and negative comments) and added the Ratings Poor and Very Poor. These are marked up as Reviews. Between 1st July and 31st December 2015, we are still processing a number of Recommendations from Recommendation cards sent out before 1st July (These are marked up as Recommendations).

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunshine Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sunshine Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3
  • Father of Child
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

3 Reviews* is 4.7 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 3 reviews. Ratings from the 1 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

It's a small family type setting. The staff contributed immensely to my boy's growth and development. The staff were like an extended family. Boys always looked forward to going to nursery and every day they learnt something new. During the time, my boys attended the nursery and we didn't have any issues whatsoever.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunshine Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 22-month old child is going to this nursery. Few things that matter and helped - 1. Settling Sessions - 1hour to 1 full day in a 2 week's span 2. Staff-So polite, responsible, caring and inviting. They all are similar in terms of giving attention and care to the child. It is not just the key person, but every other staff that I meet on the way give me some end-of-day updates about my child. If we give any updates on our child's health/sleep pattern/food requirement on the start of the day, caretakers are very attentive and make sure our inputs are taken care, and passed on to the team. 3. Place-Home like the environment and huge outdoor. 4. Food-4 week meal menu repeated every month with different varieties. Overall, it is only through my child's smile, laughter and spirit it is evident that he is absolutely happy and comfortable. The main aspect is -THE CARETAKERS I have placed my child in a few other nurseries and viewed all the nurseries in Croydon. This is the best and well suited for my child.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I did bit of research before deciding Sunshine as it was my little one’s first nursery and I feel now it was very much right decision.

My daughter started to pick-up numbers, alphabet, rhymes quickly when she started with nursery. She was too addicted to television, tablet before, but when she started SunShine, her interest changed very quickly. Now at home, she keeps drawing, painting, sticking or ask us for reading books. First thing she asks after she wakes in the morning is papers and pen to draw. In-house Library, Music sessions, Children’s parties, Animals club, football matches e.t.c are really fantasy. Most important thing is attitude of the staffs. I had gone for viewing many nurseries but here you can understand how caring the staff is within 15 minutes. They are very much approachable, really caring about the kids, they know about each and every needs of kids, we can always feel safe that we are left kids in safe hands. People who look for kids developmental needs than highly sophisticated infrastructure, I always suggest Sunshine is the best in Croydon.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended for 2 years and I have always been impressed with the care and attention given to him and all the other children. All staff are ready to listen and my observation is the children are always happy. My son settled in really well and has never complained about his experience at the Nursery. I am sorry to see him leave to reception and hope he is as happy at Sunshine Day Nursery when he moves on to big school!

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

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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