Sunhill Montessori Nursery, Royston, Hertfordshire
Sunhill Montessori Nursery, Royston, Hertfordshire
Sunhill Montessori Nursery, Royston, Hertfordshire

Sunhill Day Nursery offers a pleasant team of childcarers, based in a convenient location for busy parents from the local community, to support the pursuit of sound early years learning from baby age to pre-school.

The service takes the standards set out by regulator Ofsted seriously, while always looking to consult and collaborate with parents regarding their child's development. Outdoor play areas and a range of age-related resources make for a creative and stimulating atmosphere.

Group: Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd

Person in charge: Rachel Hursey (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 78

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Go to website

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Italian

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.7 Sunhill Montessori Nursery has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.719)

The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Sunhill Montessori 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunhill Montessori 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.

  • 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 4.655 for Sunhill Montessori Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (81 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.655

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

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 15.6 positive Reviews (78 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 15.6 Target = 0.064

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sunhill Montessori Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    2

Lovely setting. Lots of different activities on offer. Always welcoming and friendly staff. My son is always happy to go into nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 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: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son settled into nursery quickly when he was 12 months old and throughout his time there, the staff have been so supportive of his needs and ours as parents. He continues to really enjoy the outside space and has made good progress with all areas of his learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery made the move back to work so much easier than expected. My son loves it and settled in quickly. Thes staff are supportive and practical when it comes to illnesses and the like - Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

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 loves Sunhill Montessori Nursery. She is always happy and excited to attend. We're very satisfied with the feedback and support we receive from the staff. The food, the activities and facilities are all excellent. Highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Really pleased with the care she's receiving.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very supportive nursery. Excellent keyworker who clearly cares for our son. Son very happy at the nursery. Sometimes inconsistencies with staff in the room. Not always introduced to new people in the room so don't know names of staff looking after son. Brilliant outside space- children outside as much as possible which is excellent on has slight stammer and nursery been so supportive.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending Sunhill Daycare Royston for 6 months and I only have positive things to say about all of facility, he was very cautious at first but has been made to feel welcome by all and now looks forward to his days there. Would not hesitate to recommend to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are delighted with the care, genuine affection and focus on development our child receives at Sunhill. The team are all really engaging with the kids and small little efforts like homemade decorations for the room, birthday cards and care for his belongings are all appreciated. The range and quality of the food is excellent and despite the activity of he day the room is pretty clean!

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has been attending the nursery for three months and she loves it. Some mornings we cannot get her undressed quick enough, she trots off to play with the coat half way off. I am very grateful to the staff for how well she has settled in and happy to be there on a full time basis. She is still too small and cannot talk, but I'm sure one day she will tell only good things about her nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery? 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

After moving house my son transferred to the nursery at 3 years of age, and the staff have been great at helping him settle in rapidly. Within a few weeks he was running in, and he seems very happy. The staff are friendly and reliable and the facilities, including outside play areas are excellent. The food is great with carefully planned menus of healthy food. He happily eats things I didn't think he would eat at home, usually going for seconds too. He has developed well with his counting, alphabet, speaking and also in areas such as going to the toilet, washing his hands and dressing himself, all of which he does independently now following support from the carers. It is nice to know he is in a secure, safe and happy environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunhill Montessori Nursery? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2016

October 2012

Ofsted inspection

Recipient: Sunhill Montessori Nursery

Date: Tuesday 23 Oct 2012

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April 2012

Food Hygiene rating

Recipient: Sunhill Montessori Nursery

Date: Wednesday 18 Apr 2012

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