Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)

Mentmore Road, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard), Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard), Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard), Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Cedars Day Nursery is situated in Leighton Buzzard, close to the train station, and offers parents a fully inclusive service all-year-round.

The nursery ensures that outdoor play is an important part of each child’s learning. Access to a large natural garden creates opportunities for all age groups of children to develop social, emotional and physical skills.

The nursery chef supports children to plant, harvest and taste a range of vegetables in their own vegetable plot.

Long-standing, highly trained practitioners help support children's learning through a range of activities designed in line with EYFS principles.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Michelle Nokes (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Central Bedfordshire Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 92

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0715-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

8 Child Vacancies

posted 27 Nov 2017

All age groups - Now taking registrations

Reviews

9.5 Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard) has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.467)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 40 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 12 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • 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 4.815 for Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard) is calculated as follows: ( (400 Excellents x 5) + (71 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 480 Ratings = 4.815

  • 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 4.652 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard) is based on 12 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 18.4 positive Reviews (92 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 18.4 Target = 0.652

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    35
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    39
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)

  • Mother of Child
    35
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I just wanted to say what an amazing team you have at Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard). The manager is fantastic and has ensured that my two girls, who have both left now (my youngest last week) were cared for and educated to a very high standard.
Cedars Day Nursery has been a very happy place for both of our children, but they leave being more confident and prepared ready for school.
Thank you so much to all involved!

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I was confident that my son was safe, which was my number one priority. Most room staff were very friendly and caring.

I did not consider that the menu any more than paying 'lip service' to the idea of healthy eating - cakes, pies, crumbles and various puddings seemed to be served on a very routine basis. I opted out of these things for my son and he was provided with either yoghurt or fruit - but surely this would be more appropriate for all the other children too.

Cleanliness of the toilets used by the children was often poor. Elsewhere cleanliness seemed fine.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Michelle Nokes, Nursery Manager at Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard) responded to this review on 27 Sep 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery.
The company-wide nursery menu is well thought out and, with the help of a nutritionist, is designed to give the children a healthy balanced diet. We appreciate that on occasions parents have a preference for the foods their child eats and will accommodate this where possible, as in this instance.

We continue to listen to parent feedback in regards to the food served and hope that our new Autumn/Winter menu, launching in October will further reinforce our commitment to healthy eating.

Our preschool children are given the opportunity to use the toilets independently which builds self-care skills and provides independence and confidence in preparation for school. Our staff team and domestic assistant regularly check and clean the area throughout the day.

My son has attended Cedars since he was 9 months old (April 2014). I have been thoroughly satisfied with the care right from the start. The standards, environment and attention to detail have had a huge positive impact on his development and has made him more than ready to face the big wide world of school!

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Good

I cannot recommend Cedars highly enough. Management work very hard at making sure the room teams are strong and offer a range of skills and personality types. Bonding and attachment with key workers is very strong and communication with parents is excellent. Staff are, without, fail cheerful and communicative and also knowledgeable about their practice and the children in their care. Children's independence is fostered through all daily activities and they take part in an impressive range of activities, including using external partners to deliver dance and music and physical education. Rooms are always busy and purposeful; the garden space is well used and children go outside in all weathers. As a parent, I feel part of a Cedars community and both of my children have benefitted hugely from their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Good

Our son is very happy at Cedars. The staff are enthusiastic and warm, friendly and approachable. We receive regular updates on our little boy's progress through an app and verbally on his day when we collect him. The nursery arranges weekly themes to aid children's learning, combined with thoughtful activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

A great big thank you to everyone at Cedars Day Nursery for the fantastic way you have cared for our son. He started as a little baby and has now grown into a kind, bubbly little boy. Thank you for providing such a fun and stimulating environment for the children here. We are grateful for your hard work and dedication. We couldn't have dreamed of a better nursery for our son. We will miss you very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My daughter has developed into a beautiful girl, because of Cedars Day Nursery. She is a confident, cheeky and happy baby! She has learnt so much since September - thank you to all those who work at Cedars Day Nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Cedars Day Nursery are an amazing nursery who have helped my daughters develop hugely. I have complete trust in them to keep my daughter safe, happy and feel loved. I wouldn't choose to take her anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Thank you so much for all the care, love, laughter and learning you have given my child over the past two years. He will be leaving as a very proud Bumble Bee! Cedars is a wonderful nursery and I hope you keep going from strength to strength. Thank you for looking after our baby.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Very welcoming and friendly staff who are always attentive and focused on the child's needs. Our son really enjoys going to the nursery and this is reassuring for first-time parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Good

Our son was born with a chronic illness so we were naturally worried about enrolling him into nursery but the staff at Cedars instantly put us at ease during our first visit. Since he joined we've seen him grow into a smart, friendly and loving little boy.
The staff are warm and welcoming and they make it such a pleasant place for everyone. Their desire to know about his condition demonstrates the kind nature of the staff and their enthusiasm to provide the best possible care for him. They were fantastic at integrating him with the other children without making his complexities obvious. This is all done without compromising his safety. They take the time to understand each child, and it shows by the way they interact with them.
The staff are informative and great at communicating their day in great detail, plus the ‘Friday focus’ e-alert is fab at outlining the forthcoming plans. The daily activities keep my son stimulated and the nursery environment is intriguing and informative.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My 8-month-old baby has settled in at nursery so quickly and easily thanks to the staff.
He gets lots of cuddles and attention and seems to love going. The weekly newsletter really helps to understand more about his experiences at nursery.
His keyworker and several other staff really seem to care about his well-being and have been kind and sensible when he has been unwell.
We couldn't be happier with the nursery so far.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I realised today is our son's one year anniversary of being at Cedars nursery and we have been so pleased with the nursery and I know he has a fab time every day and loves being there.

Since he joined when he was only 8 months old in January 2016, he has learnt to crawl then walk, talk and eat "all" of everything. He has created strong bonds with the staff and his development continues to amaze us. I am sure being in the nursery environment has helped him to develop so fast.

Special thank you to his key workers who have all been amazing and supportive in his transition between rooms and to the fantastic chef for all of the delicious food she cooks, the recipes she has shared and for making my son a birthday cake!

All of the staff are friendly and engaging and we've never once felt uncomfortable leaving my son in their care.

We look forward to sending the next bundle of joy along to you in 2018!

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Amazing Nursery, excellent care and brilliant environment. Staff are fantastic and children happy! I could not be happier with the care received or the management of this nursery. In my opinion, this is an outstanding nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My daughter has been at Cedars for 3 years now and leaves for school at the end of August. During this time she has grown so much in confidence. The staff are fantastic, caring, fun and kind.
My daughter was very shy when she first started there and the team helped greatly in settling her in and alleviated any worries I had. She has learnt so much, help cut down fruit from trees, been to the zoo, examined various fish from the fishmongers, played and played and played, learnt phonics, made friends and above all felt safe.
She has had fantastic exposure to so many wonderful things through play which we feel is so important. The menu is great and she always has seconds. The management team is run very well and always welcoming at the start and end of the day.
Cannot recommend Cedars highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My daughter is leaving Cedars Day Nursery to go to a pre school as part of the school she will hopefully go to next year. She has been there for 2.5 years and loved every minute of it. I have always felt completely happy that she is safe and secure there which is my main need. The staff have always been friendly, welcoming, happy, informative at every stage and I would absolutely recommend you to anyone. My son is 8 months old and now with you there, he seems just as happy!

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Friendly, warm staff who my child clearly feels very comfortable with, even though she only attends 1 1/2 days. The only thing I would suggest is if nursery feedback can be more updated i.e. my previous nursery sent an email update every day. My sisters son's nursery often send pictures of things he has done, like when he stood for the first time and email them across to the parents immediately so the parent can enjoy the moment even if they are at work.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has only been here a month but has settled in well and likes all the activities and food at the nursery. All staff are friendly and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Both my children, a son now 5 and a daughter 3 have attended Cedars and have enjoyed a wonderful experience. The staff are wonderful and from the minute you walk in the door, you get the feeling of being part of a bigger family. As a parent, you feel happy in the knowledge that your children are being looked after and cared for to an excellent standard. Both children came home happy everyday and I would recommend this nursery if you want your child to have a fun day every day. Thank you to the team who provide excellent experiences for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Fantastic, very welcoming, really good with my child as he gets upset when being dropped off, but the staff are great and he's ok and happy after a couple of minutes. He Loves playing outside and the garden is great for him. He has learnt a lot since being here and he's talking really well now.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I chose Cedars because I was very impressed with the Manager who gave me a huge amount of confidence that the nursery was well run; my son would receive personal and affectionate care and that I could easily communicate my views with the nursery. My confidence was not misplaced; the nursery is all of those things and more. My son adores his key worker (something that warms my heart) but all the ladies in the room assist in the care of my son and he easily and happily goes to them for cuddles and play. The nursery cares for my son in a seemingly loving and gentle fashion. The outdoor space is fab. The nursery holds various events which I love attending and are a nice opportunity to spend time with my son in the nursery setting. The Friday newsletter is a welcome addition and when I have raised a couple of matters for discussion the nursery has been quick to respond. A fabulous nursery with some very lovely ladies who do a fabulous job of caring for my son. Very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Cedars was a very friendly and supportive environment not just for he children but for the nervous parents dropping their children off for the first time. The staff ensure the children can learn as they play and have plenty of space, toys and various activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has just left Cedars after almost 3 years and it has been amazing. The staff are really caring and kind. They cater to individual differences and every day is varied with different activities and focus depending on age group. They spend a lot of time outdoors which I loved. The gardens are a good size with lots of activities to chose from, couldn't recommend more highly. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic nusery, my son attended 3 days a week from 11 weeks to 10 months old. All staff were excellent with him, my son has a milk allergy and they were very supportive and helpful with this. Could not fault anything, my son will hopefully be returning after the summer.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Cedars is a lovely, friendly nursery and I always feel happy to leave my son in their care. The facilities, food and outdoor area is all really stimulating and of good standards. I would 100% recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Cedars is a great learning environment where the children have lots of fun. Our children both love coming to their nursery and their development has come on a lot. The key workers are lovely and very helpful to the children. We would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

I am so pleased with the nursery, my sons key workers and the other staff in the baby room clearly know him and loves him and fulfill all his needs when he is in their care. The environment and resources they provide are stimulating and there are a wide range of interesting activities for him to take part in and be challenged and supported in. My son is very happy and his confidence has grown in leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son is currently in the Caterpillar room but will shortly be moving up into the next room. The team in the Caterpillar room are amazing, my son loves being at nursery and I feel confident leaving him there. The activities they do with the children are great and my son is learning new things everyday which they capture in his journey log so I don't feel I am missing some of those "special moments" everyone at Cedars Day Nursery is friendly and approachable. They put on events such as a first aid course for parents and send out a weekly newsletter to keep you updated.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My little girl has been in Caterpillars for 4 months and loves it. She settled in instantly because of the brilliant team and her keyworker. She is about to change to Laybirds and I am confident that her transition will run smoothly because of how much they have helped her grow.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Cedars has helped to greatly increase our son's confidence since he has started, in only two months. He interacts more confidently with other children now and he loves his key worker at the nursery. His eating has also improved since starting Cedars as has his mobility.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My child has had the same key worker for a couple of years now. She has looked after her in a professional way. My daughter has taken to her fantastically. Moving the next stage is good for her but I am sure that she will miss her. The key worker has been there for us whenever we had any questions and has been very supportive. Overall we are very happy and long may it continue.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The review was very sweet, enjoyed learning what our grandson does each nursery visit. His folder with the photos was very enjoyable. The nursery is great and staff helpful and obliging. Even though the nursery nurse was running late at no time did she make us feel rushed or moved on.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter is 15 months old and full time at Cedars. She started when she was 10 months and has loved the nursery from the start. The staff are great with her, really make an effort to fit things around her home routine and she has blossomed in their care. We have every intention of her remaining full time in Cedars until she goes to school.

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Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Excellent

My son has settled very well into nursery, the girls in the ladybirds room have been great.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My 4 year old left Cedars in the September ready to start school having been there since he was 11 months old. I have never had a bad word to say in all that time. My youngest son then started in Caterpillars and i have again been reminded what a fantastic nursery this is. I have been amazed at how quickly he has settled and the bond he already shares with his key person is lovely to see. Delicious food, naps when he want to, so much space, wonderful activities and so much variety, Cedars is again the only place I would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

At its most simple, our experience is defined by how comfortable we feel leaving our most loved little being in the hands of other people responsible for his wellbeing and development. Our experience has been of the highest order. My son has loved his time at Cedars and we as parents have felt 110% comfortable leaving him every morning knowing he is having a great time and being looked after. Congratulations to your team on this amazing achievement. We are tough critics I promise! A special thanks must go to the chef for helping with his special diet and the key workers and staff for their care, love and support. We will miss you and my son will miss you to.

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

My daughter attended Cedars Day Nursery between the ages of 8 months & 3 years. I have found the care outstanding from all members of staff. They really focus on building relationships with the children & my daughter has had a great relationship with all of her key workers. My daughter had some health issues during her time at nursery and the staff were very helpful & could not do enough to help us & my daughter, providing her the one on one care she needed at the time. Over the last couple of years our daughter has developed very well during her time at Cedars nursery & she will miss it!

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We always received wonderful care for our daughter, however when we had a family crisis Cedars Nursery really stepped in and assisted in every way possible. Outstanding staff and care meant that we could cope with living in a hospital for 6 months with our prem baby whilst keeping life as normal as possible for her. I can't express my gratitude and thanks for their impressive attitude/flexibility and care.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Both my daughters attended this nursery since they were about a year old. Not having any family in this country, childcare was a big issue for us, Cedars Day Nursery sort of became family to us. My girls thrived there and are very confident, polite and intelligent girls. The staff are very friendly and approachable and we are very fond of this nursery. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We started our son in Cedars at six months in May this year and we have been so pleased with everything about the Nursery. It's well run with lots going on and it's been a lovely positive experience for our baby who is there three full days a week. All the staff are helpful and contacting the nursery is always very easy.

How likely would you be to recommend Cedars Day Nursery (Leighton Buzzard)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

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