Sunshine Day Nursery

9 Heathfield Road, Croydon CR0 1EY

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

Overview

The Review Score of 7.8 (maximum of 10) for Sunshine Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunshine Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.667 for Sunshine Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (48 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 3.139 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sunshine Day Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 7.2 positive Reviews (36 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 7.2 Target = 0.139

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

7.8 Sunshine Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.8 (7.806)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunshine Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • 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
    4
  • Father of Child
    2

My son has been attending Sunshine since he was 9 months old and he is due to start school in September. My daughter also attends and she is now 2.
I have no hesitation in recommending this nursery, the staff are friendly and supportive. My children are very happy at the nursery which is the main thing for me. The staff genuinely care about the children and always help me to get the children ready for their next steps.
The nursery is very accommodating to parents. I've never had a problem with occasionally swapping days if there is availability at nursery. They always have interesting things for children like sing and sign and travel zoo. I would highly recommend the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The nursery is well run and child-friendly. Most importantly, my son is happy when he arrives and happy when he leaves. We have generally been happy with the quality of staff and openness of the owners. There are same day-to-day areas for improvement but the owners and the manager are receptive to feedback and actively address it. My son enjoys the food and the play activity. The staff record any incidents that happen to the children and notify the parents immediately. My son started when he was around 8 months and is still there a year and a half later. We are very happy with the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My two daughters were in this nursery for a year, the youngest is still attending and I hope she will do so until she goes to school. My main impression is the wonderful staff, very warm and inviting. They know exactly what's going on with each child 100% of the time. The staff go by each child's specific needs (for example with sleeping habits), encouraging them to be more independent and learn more through songs, fun activities and free play. There's a separation between the babies room upstairs and the toddlers' and preschoolers' rooms downstairs, but they do meet the other kids here and there. My girls always used to go with a smile in the morning and come back full of stories in the afternoon.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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