Apricot Day Nursery

Longsands Community College, Longsands Road, St Neots PE19 1LQ

Apricot Day Nursery, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Apricot Day Nursery, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Apricot Day Nursery, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Apricot Day Nursery, in St Neots, is registered with Ofsted to care for up to forty-seven children at their nursery site, and up to twenty-four children a day in their separate preschool site. Both sites benefit from a friendly, enjoyable and stimulating environment, set up to help children with gaining in confidence and learning in their early years before full-time education.

The aim of staff is to respect each child as a developing individual, while keeping close contact with parents regarding any anxieties they might have, with professional advice available on health and hygiene concerns, and proven curriculums pursued that are age-specific and cover a range of subjects.

Group: Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd

Person in charge: Donna Fraser (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 72

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Go to website

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Reviews

9.8 Apricot Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.766)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Apricot Day Nursery 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Apricot Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.766 for Apricot Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (196 Excellents x 5) + (53 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 252 Ratings = 4.766

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Apricot Day Nursery is based on 15 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    17
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Apricot Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    19
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Apricot Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Grandmother of Child
    3
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter and son-in-law are both in the armed forces. In June my daughter went 'out of area' and my son-in-law was working away too. I was more than happy to take care of my grandson.

Because I work full time on the same site as Apricot it was logical to move him from his base nursery. The staff were very accommodating and helpful with the move and made us very welcome.

I cannot praise more highly all the staff at Apricot. I feel l shared the four month experience with warm, friendly, caring people. Thank you all.

ps My grandson is now back with his parents, a happy, talkative little man and as if nothing had ever changed.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All four of my grandchildren have attended this nursery and I cannot fault the outstanding care and education provided. My grand-daughter has recently started and the staff have helped her to settle in and develop strong attachments with her. I collect and drop her at nursery and am always given fantastic feedback and kept up to date with her learning and next steps and ideas to do at home.

The nursery has also recently been updated and redecorated which looks fantastic. I cannot express enough gratitude to the outstanding staff, management and nursery.

Keep up the good work!

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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

Keep up the good work.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When choosing a nursery, I visited a few and immediately fell in love with this one over all of the others. The staff are lovely, warm and friendly and the communication is fantastic. I feel very confident leaving my son here. The staff have ensured that he has settled well, the food is very good and varied. The activities and learning opportunities are also great. I would (and have) recommended to all.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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

Excellent Care. Staff are very loving and caring, also very professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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

This review is about the whole time my son has been in this nursery and it is flawless.
From the attention, they give my son down to all the information I get about his day every day.
I can't recommend this nursery enough! Thank you to all the employees that work there.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day 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

Very happy with the nursery. Staff all very caring and welcoming. They are very informative and share what has been happening in the nursery. Our granddaughter is reaching her milestone and we feel that the staff have contributed to this.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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

Apricot Day Nursery has been great at responding to all requests from me. The manager was very happy to purchase some new resources for my son (on alternative families, as I am a single mum by choice) The staff have been very thoughtful of our situation too, making cards for grandad instead of dad for example. This made me feel very included and happy that my son wasn't treated differently.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son always enjoys attending nursery. Staff very friendly, helpful and caring. Flexible which is key around a busy work schedule and family life.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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

Really good care and learning - my son enjoys every day he attends.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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

When we were first searching for a nursery for our daughter, we were looking for a place with a nurturing environment. This is exactly what we found at Apricots. From the moment the children walk in they are greeted by the staff with a smile and hello. All of the staff that have played a role in my daughter's care have gone above and beyond to provide fantastic care, to helping her learn and grow. We receive weekly updates of what learning has taken place and love how the children's work is displayed on the walls. After every session, the staff are fantastic at telling me what our daughter has been up to. Any new achievements she may have achieved. We are very happy with how our daughter is looked after by the staff. Thank you, everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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

Absolutely outstanding nursery. Have nothing but good things to say. A brilliant group of people. I have full trust in them helping my child to grow and develop. They always have new ideas to keep the children occupied. All the staff are always happy to help too.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day 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

My daughter has been attending Apricot Day Nursery for around 5/6 weeks. She has settled in really well. All the staff are lovely and friendly and I am happy going to work knowing she is being looked after well. My daughter's socialising has come on leaps and bounds in the short time she has been there. She was so clingy before. She is also eating so much better now. The food provided is brilliant and she eats lots of new things. I am so glad we chose Apricots. My daughter is very happy there.

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

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

We are really happy with Apricot Day Nursery. Our daughter started in the baby room in September and she seems to have settled in really well and enjoys it there. The staff in the baby room are superb, they all know each of the babies really well and attend to their individual needs with care and professionalism at all times.
Leaving our daughter at nursery was very difficult for me at the beginning, but I never doubted either the setting or the staff – I knew that she would be well taken care of and that they would discuss any issues or concerns with me.
Not only do the staff have good relationships with the babies, I feel they also have a good relationship with us as parents – they are always happy to discuss any aspect of our daughter’s time there.
We feel very fortunate to have found such a good and well-run nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have been nothing but pleased with Apricot Nursery. All the staff there are lovely to my daughter and she loves being there. Also, the food they provide sounds really nice. They are always so nice when I or my mum go to pick her up and tell you everything she has done and how she has been. They always send weekly emails to us, keeping us updated which I think is a lovely touch.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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 recently started nursery and from the beginning, we have received such a positive welcome. It's been so refreshing that they were happy and flexible to work around my partners shift pattern and over the past 4 weeks, my daughter has begun to settle well in her group and has begun to form lovely relationships with all the staff.
All the staff I have been in contact with so far have been helpful and caring which is such a relief as I know she will be in safe hands. It is also lovely that the manager is so hands-on with all the children and knows them personally. All in all, it has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience for both my daughter and myself so far.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day 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

My son appears to be very happy at Apricots. We have used the setting for my daughter for the past 5 years.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The information received from nursery is always informative and useful. Feedback when picking up my child is again useful and informative. The variety of food provided is excellent as are the activities done for the children.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy so far! My son hasn't been here long but he seems very happy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are really happy with Apricot Nursery. All the staff are incredibly supportive and caring. We feel very happy having our son here.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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

Apricot Day Nursery is absolutely fantastic. We cannot praise the staff enough for their dedicated care and support.

How likely would you be to recommend Apricot Day Nursery? 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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