Butterfly Day Nursery

27a Elizabeth Way, Cambridge CB4 1DD

Butterfly Day Nursery offers a home from home environment, with a caring team of well trained and experienced staff. Their current Ofsted rating was 'Good' received in July 2017.

The nursery offers spacious, bright rooms for toddlers and pre-school on the ground level and two large rooms upstairs for the baby area.

There are two gardens, one at the front and one at the rear of the nursery with excellent resources which offer learning and development opportunities for all ages.

Owner: Bernadette Chevli

Person in charge: Jo Mackenzie (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 52

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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There is a fully accessible car park available to enable parents to drop their children off safely away from the road.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Butterfly 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Butterfly Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 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 4.657 for Butterfly Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (74 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.657

  • 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 4.865 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Butterfly Day Nursery is based on 9 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 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 10.4 Target = 0.865

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

9.5 Butterfly Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.522)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    7
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Butterfly Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Butterfly Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

The Butterfly Day Nursery has a long history of being a very friendly and caring nursery. My son has settled well, he had never really been left before but he had a good period of settling in and the staff really helped him enjoy his time.
Each child has a key person and they really spend time finding out about the children and their home routines, I felt well informed about how my child was doing and the flow of information was excellent. The online learning journal is very helpful and means I can add my own observations and photographs showing his interests at home.
The food is cooked fresh every day by an onsite chef.
The staff have a good knowledge of my child’s likes and dislikes and I can freely read what the key person has planned for him and why. This gives me the opportunity to ask questions and continue things at home.
All the staff are very friendly and will always help or answer questions no matter which room they are in, this is very reassuring.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our children always love and loved going to nursery. The staff are extremely caring and lovely, they provide great support for the children's development and support the parents e.g. with potty training, speech development of their child etc. The management has very much improved compared to when we started 3.5 years ago. We are always recommending this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Our daughter has been at Butterfly Day Nursery for 3 months and despite being unsettled initially, she is now having a lovely time thanks to the staff. We get regular updates from her key person and online with some great photos of her playing. She has become much more adventurous and sociable since going to nursery. Staff are always friendly and helpful. The children have access to outdoor space and they do use it regularly - weather permitting! We are very happy leaving our daughter at Butterfly Day Nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our son started at the nursery about four months ago and he's really enjoyed it since day one. The staff are supportive and caring, run a wide range of activities for the children, and keep us well informed both in person and by the written daily reports and online learning site. Meals are cooked on-site, are varied and our son enjoys them which is the most important thing.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I highly recommend Butterfly Day Nursery, I have 2 children in the nursery and they are both very happy there.

The baby unit is great, the staff is very friendly and caring. The exchange of information is good and on a daily basis.

The pre-school unit is excellent, the staff there is great and they all really care for the children. The activities are diverse and include yoga and dancing class.

The nursery is very welcoming, and very supportive, especially for international children. My 3-year-old starts attending the nursery without speaking English at all, but amazingly the staff was communicating with her very well and helped her settle in smoothly.
Very good nursery in a good location.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child has been attending Butterfly Day Nursery for about 15 months now and has always been very happy there. We had no trouble settling in. Have always been made very welcome and are always greeted with a smile. It is a very friendly, caring and loving environment with lots of different stimuli for the children. There is good communication between the staff and the parents with a daily exchange of information, as well as an on-line system with regular updates and photos.
Food is prepared on the premises and the menu is very diverse and uses seasonal ingredients.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Lovely, small, independent nursery in a city centre location. The staff are friendly and really care about the children. The food is cooked by an on-site chef.
A good online feedback system between nursery and parents is in place and regularly updated.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Our child attends this nursery for 2.5 years. The team and staff are excellent - they are extremely supportive and caring and they give guidance and comfort to parents as well. My child loves being part of the environment, which is positive and nourishing. We can see how much the child is developing different skills. There is a good communication, concerns are addressed appropriately, and parents are informed about daily activities in person and via an online platform. The playground is small but they do make the most of it; they also take the kids to the nearby park and excursions. They offer yoga to all, and language and dancing classes. Food is cooked on the premises - our little one is eating it all up. There is new management as of this year, and we see improvements in terms of clarifying policies and communication - it is too early to give an overall rating. The owner could be more present and available to discuss policies with parents, including those affecting fees and attendance.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter had difficulty in settling when she was 7 months and we sent her back when she turned 20 months, Butterfly Day Nursery took her back with all the kindness and friendliness I could expect and helped her settle with ease within a week. The caregivers are very responsible and take care of the children with such great care that we are very grateful. We get daily reports, we could view progress on line, and we could reach out to the manager very easily. We would recommend this day nursery without hesitation.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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