Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

Wells Hall Road, Great Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0NH

Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre, Sudbury, Suffolk
Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre, Sudbury, Suffolk
Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre, Sudbury, Suffolk

Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre is dedicated to providing for the childcare needs of the Sudbury community, adhering to consistently high standards of hygiene and security, while being an excellent environment in which to learn and make friends.

This purpose-built nursery offers a spacious baby room with a separate sleeping area and sensory room. The children have access to large outdoor areas and mud kitchen, offering excellent opportunities for exploration and fun.

The nursery received 3 consecutive 'OUTSTANDING' by Ofsted, maintaining exceptionally high standard of care over the years. The highly-trained and experienced nursery staff teams are committed to a consistent service, employing experienced and talented professionals. The management team takes pride in offering the learning opportunities that contribute to long-term academic abilities which contributes to a very low staff turnover.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Joanne Hayes (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.6 (8.633)

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Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

Great nursery, have used for both my children and both have loved it. Nursery has continued their high standards over many years as my little girl attended over 5 years ago but the standard has not changed. The baby room has been changed since our first child attended and this area is now much better being separate. Staff are all really friendly and experienced.

How likely would you be to recommend Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre responded to this review on 03 Sep 2015:

Thank you so much for your great feedback. We really appreciate it.

Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

The Nursery and staff have cared for our son since he was 11 monts old and he is now 4. He is an outgoing and very sociable little boy who is compassionate and loving. All the staff love what they do and it shows through the children. He has transitioned from room to room with ease and has really enjoyed his time with everyone at the nursery. We thank you for helping us bring up our son and also working closely with us as parents. X

How likely would you be to recommend Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre responded to this review on 02 Sep 2015:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care our nursery provides.

Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

I have always found the staff to be warm & caring and the manager is excellent. The facilities are great. My son has been happy there from 10 Months old. I am very happy with my choice. My son will probably stay here until he goes to school & my new daughter is likely to go too.

How likely would you be to recommend Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa, Mrkg at Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre responded to this review on 01 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your warm words and positive feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and compliment on our nursery.

Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

Our daughter has severe and complex needs. Crocus and all the staff have gone above and beyond to cater for her needs. As parents we could not ask for anymore. She thoroughly enjoys her time here, is included in all the activities and spends her days laughing and being pampered. She has progressed through all the age groups and so we have had contact with most of the staff. All are extremely friendly and caring. It is no surprise to me the OFSTED repeatedly give them an outstanding grading. In my opinion it is well deserved.

How likely would you be to recommend Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa, Digital at Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre responded to this review on 01 Sep 2015:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care our nursery provides.

Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

My son has attended Crocus since he was 14 months old. He has just moved out of the Joeys room and into Lambs and seems to enjoy it just as much. I love this nursery. The staff are welcoming and really helpful and its lovely speaking to them about the huge range of exciting and interesting activities they do with the children. It's obvious from the look on his face when I come to collect him that he's had a fantastic time there. I couldn't be happier that I made the choice to come here.

How likely would you be to recommend Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marketa, Digital at Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre responded to this review on 01 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your warm words and positive feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and compliment on our nursery.

Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre

Both my son's have attended Crocus and have loved every minute of their time there, even asking to go at weekends! They both thrived from being in such an amazing nursery. They made strong friendships with other children and were so well prepared for school. It developed their confidence in their abilities and nurtured their own individual interests. All staff are so helpful and always happy to go that extra mile to support us as a family. They offer such amazing extra activities such as cookery club. I cannot have picked a better nursery for my children to attend. My youngest son leaves from school next week and i cannot thank the nursery enough for all they have done, they will all be missed greatly.

How likely would you be to recommend Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre? Extremely likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre responded to this review on 02 Sep 2015:

Thank you very much for your warm words about our nursery. We really value your positive feedback.

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Joanne Hayes

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2003

Description:

I am the nursery manager for Crocus Early Years Centre. I have been working in childcare since 1997. My career started as a nursery nurse working in a baby room. I was promoted to baby room manager and then became the nursery manager after having my second child. I have been working at Crocus Early Years Centre since 2003 years and became the Manager after 5 years since I started at the nursery.

I currently have my third child in the preschool room at the nursery and love getting involved with all the wonderful activities that happen within the nursery. I have a Level 4 Qualification in Early Years Practice and have just completed my Customer Services NVQ 2 qualification.

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Samantha Walker

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2006

Description:

My name is Samantha Walker. I have recently been given the role as Deputy Manager for Crocus Early Years Centre. I have been working at Crocus for since 2006 and came here straight from college. I started here as a nursery nurse before becoming the Pre-school Room Leader, which I did for 5 years before becoming Deputy Manager.
I have 2 children, both boys, one 7 year old and one 4 year old. I have a Level 4 qualification in Early Years Practice and am about to start a degree in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Studies.

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Kim Lawrence

Job Title: Regional Manager

Joined: 1995

Description:

My name is Kim Lawrence and I am the regional manager for Great Cornard. I joined Bright Horizons as part of an acquisition in 2013. I have been working in childcare since 1995.

My career started as a nursery nurse working with all children aged under 5 years before moving into a nursery manager role which I did for 12 years. I joined the HR team and training team for 2 years before moving into the regional manager role. I live in Cambridgeshire with my husband and two children.