Sunshine Day Nursery

151 Eastern Road, Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 0AG

Sunshine Day Nursery is located in central Kemp Town, Brighton. The nursery benefits from two outstanding purpose-built outdoor spaces which allow children of all ages to enjoy outdoor play. Inside, the nursery offers a warm and homely environment in a lovely converted Victorian house.

Staff are warm, welcoming and passionate about their work with children. The nursery exceeds Ofsted staff to child ratios and 90 per cent of staff have a relevant childcare qualification. The remaining 10 per cent are training to become qualified Nursery Practitioners.

The youngest babies are cared for in the 'Tiddler' room which offers a separate cot area, allowing children to rest in comfort with the reassurance of experienced staff close by.

As babies become toddlers they move into 'Toddler' room which offers a range of messy play activities as well as age-appropriate play equipment and dedicated areas such as small world play and play kitchen area. The Toddler unit has access to a fabulous outdoor play space where children can enjoy a range of physical play activities.

Children then move on to the Pre-school unit which prepares them for the transition between nursery and primary school. The Pre-School unit has three large rooms dedicated to different activities and a good sized outdoor play space, a rare find in an inner-city location!

Group: Sunshine Daycare Ltd

Person in charge: Klara Mercer (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Brighton & Hove City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £28-£29 half day, £51-£53 full day

Parking:

On street parking is available opposite the nursery and in neighbouring streets. There is a bus stop outside the nursery with buses arriving every few minutes.

Overview

The Review Score of 7.1 (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 4.6 out of 5 from 11 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 2.5 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.614 for Sunshine Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (81 Excellents x 5) + (51 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.614

  • 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 2.459 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sunshine Day Nursery is based on 11 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.917 , then divided by 2 = 0.459

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

7.1 Sunshine Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.073)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunshine Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    2
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    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sunshine Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1

Sunshine Day Nursery is a caring and nurturing nursery that our daughter loves. I am completely happy with the care and pleased with her development. The atmosphere is friendly, fun, yet nice and calm. The staff seem committed and as far as I can tell do an excellent job.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Fabulous nursery with great feedback provided (almost every time) (although that's probably my son's thought). Yes, highly recommended and they are doing a grand job in the toddler room - THANK YOU, I've seen a real change in our son. That's down to you!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All staff at Sunshine are brilliant. They do many activities throughout the day with the children to keep them entertained. My daughter has been there since she was 9 months old and they have always been great with her. Due to my recommendation, my younger sister now goes there also and she also enjoys Sunshine!

Great nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am very happy with the service that Sunshine Nursery supply. My daughter has developed extremely well since she started nursery.She is very sociable, happy and clever and some of this is credited to Sunshine. She is so happy when she realises she is going to nursery and jumps out of my arms to the staff with a smile. Thanks Sunshine Brighton.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Excellent nursery. Staff really friendly, no matter what room your child is in, They all know each child's name. They incorporate lots of learning into the activities. My child particularly loves the tatty lampkins yoga.
Also, you can go online and see your own child learning and developments and leave feedback which is great,
Professional and genuine good care given.
Would highly recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

The recent level of communication between parents & staff is fantastic. Tapestry is a fantastic tool and new photos are often uploaded which is great to see. The recent parents evening was a great opportunity to get to know our child's key worker better. Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Christmas party!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Sunshine Day Nursery is a great nursery. My son started at the nursery when he was 8 months old, he is four years old now and still attends it. He loves going to nursery every morning, he can't wait to see his friends and his care worker/other care workers. The nursery has made some great improvements over the last two years and the staff are always friendly, attentive and ready to answer any questions/give feedback on my son's day.

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

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Sunshine is a very friendly and caring nursery. Our daughter has been attending Sunshine since she was one and will be leaving for school next year as a very confident and outgoing little girl. Activities are varied and the staff engaging, resulting in the children learning while having fun and building friendships with their peers. I would have no hesitation recommending the nursery to parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Sunshine Day Nursery is a friendly, small nursery. I have always felt welcome and it's lovely that, despite only attending two mornings a week, all the staff know my son by name and greet him with a smile each morning. The nursery staff always seem relaxed and are happy to chat before/after nursery each day. The use of Tapestry is brilliant and it is reassuring and lovely to see pictures of my son happily playing, experimenting and interacting with others during the day.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been at Sunshine since he was about 7 months old, and he's now just moved up to the pre-school section. He has always absolutely loved it. The nursery itself is a big house with several outdoor areas and feels welcoming and well-organised. The staff are really great and always have time to fill you in on the day's activities (in addition to the updates in your child's book and online). They've helped my son walk, talk (including signing), potty train, learn yoga (!) and I'm sure much more to come. He gets healthy, wholesome meals, and they're also really flexible when I have an unexpected deadline and have to book him in for an extra day or two, which is a complete lifesaver for someone as disorganised as I am. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been going to Sunshine Day nursery since he was 8 months old and has loved it from the word go. I've always found the atmosphere welcoming and the staff dedicated and very friendly. I know that my son is in the best hands when he's at nursery and that he's being given the opportunity to take part in a great many activities that he really seems to enjoy. The nursery is a secure environment where safety concerns for the children are paramount. I am always given a daily update of the activities my son has taken part in, and how he has been during the day. He settled into Sunshine so quickly and happily thanks to the care and efforts of the staff and looks forward to going each day to play with his friends. I would happily recommend this nursery to anyone.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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