Daisies Montessori Nursery School

Village Hall, Low Road, Little Stukeley, Huntingdon PE28 4BA

Owner: Anna Elcox

Person in charge: Anna Elcox (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 4

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 26

Age Range: from 2 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1500

When Closed: School Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Makaton

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Reviews

7.1 Daisies Montessori Nursery School has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.092)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for Daisies Montessori Nursery School 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Daisies Montessori Nursery School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 9 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)

  • 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 4.592 for Daisies Montessori Nursery School is calculated as follows: ( (79 Excellents x 5) + (33 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.592

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Daisies Montessori Nursery School is based on 9 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 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Daisies Montessori Nursery School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Daisies Montessori Nursery School

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter left this nursery in July 2015. She loved her time here and so did I. In fact 8 of my 9 children have attended here and I can't wait for the fun to begin all over again when I plan to enrol my youngest child in the spring.
My children, all very different in character, have all flourished at this wonderful little nursery school. My first child was so reluctant to leave me but the care and dedication of the staff were clear as they comforted both him and me, by a reassuring phone call to let me know all was well.
I believe wholeheartedly in the Montessori method of education and it certainly set my children in good stead for starting primary school when the time came. Some of my children had only just turned 4 when they started primary, yet thanks to this great start they seemed prepared!
A high point for our family has always been the Christmas production and the summer sports day.
All in all a home from home atmosphere with fantastic quality educating.

How likely would you be to recommend Daisies Montessori Nursery School? 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

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 03 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves in preparing children for school, ensuring that they have the social and emotional skills needed to flourish. Your commitment to the Montessori style of education is wonderful and we look forward to welcoming your ninth child to Daisies.

Our son attended Daisies from January 2015 to July 2016. He enjoyed his time at Daisies Montessori Nursery School and made his first best friend there. We liked that he was able to pursue his interests such as learning about animals and discovering the world ... He is still very passionate about countries in his new school! We have seen many improvements when the new owner took over and we were able to notice how passionate she is about bringing the best to the children in her care. We are convinced that we have been given a very good start to our son's education and we are happy to recommend this preschool to everyone!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 03 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your lovely comments on our nursery. Your son thrived in our Montessori environment and he particularly enjoyed the Cultural Studies area. We wish your son every success with the next stage of his education.

After having trouble with another nursery we chose Daisies on recommendation from friends. We have been made very welcome and felt comfortable straight away. My son has made so many advances since starting Daisies and is so happy here. The staff are amazing and any concerns or questions are always there to help any time. There are lots of activities for the children to do and lots of opportunity to build on their skills. I would highly recommend daisies.

How likely would you be to recommend Daisies Montessori Nursery School? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 26 Apr 2016:

Thank you for your review. Your son has been a wonderful addition to our cohort and we will be so sorry to see him leave at the end of the academic year. His social and academic progress has been exceptional and there is no question that the Montessori approach has been perfect for him, as it is for so many children. The team all wish you the best of luck with your Cornish adventure!

Highly recommend Daisies Montessori to anyone. My son made a good progress in few months after attending the nursery. We had to remove him from another nursery setting because he didn't settle in after a lot of effort. But the smooth and gentle settling procedure at Daisies made the difference and now my son is happy there. The staff is lovely and caring. They always take a good care to fulfil individual needs of the child and the support receive for the family is amazing. So happy we found this Montessori for our son.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 12 Apr 2016:

Thank you for your review. The progress your son has made during his time with us is a credit to him and the whole team at Daisies. We are so pleased to see how well he has settled and delighted that he enjoys his time with us.

My son is a very active 3 year old who needed a lot more variety in his day other than watching his mum clean house. Daisies has been the perfect place for him. Since starting at the school last fall, he's found interest in so many new things and generally LOVES being at school. The staff are very attentive and are always cheery and absolutely wonderful to work with. My older two boys attended pre-school as well, but I'm not sure they ever got the level of attention and care that my littlest does on a daily basis. He really enjoys Daisies and I'm really glad to have found you!

How likely would you be to recommend Daisies Montessori Nursery School? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 30 Mar 2016:

Thank you for your review. Your son has settled so well at Daisies, he has endless curiosity which is wonderful to see. He truly makes the most of the varied Montessori resources that we offer and never fails to have a huge grin on his face. We look forward to the remainder of his time with us.

I had brief experience of this nursery prior to my child starting with new management last October and the new owner and manager now are as fabulous as the staff. The team, ethos and supportive environment at Daisies is very heart warming. The new manager and owner have taken my sons additional needs (he has Down's syndrome) completely in their stride and actually embraces the new skills including sign language to the benefit of all the children and he has become a very confident and chatty little boy who loves his key worker and the whole school experience. The sensory based learning is perfect for a child who is more practical than naturally academic and he has blossomed. I really can not rate them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Daisies Montessori Nursery School? 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

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 24 Mar 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review, and particularly for your kind words about the staff. It is an absolute pleasure to have your son at Daisies and we are delighted with the progress he has made. All of the children are now learning to use Makaton as an additional form of communication, in fact we signed throughout our Christmas concert last year! We are very proud that our Montessori environment benefits all children and gives them the very best start. We cannot wait to see your son continue to flourish.

This school is not for everyone, especially for active boys. My son is now attending a new school and I need to share as follows:
The only thing my son looked forward to school was his friends, whom he misses dearly.
My son showed no obvious progression nor excitement while attending this school.
This school had much to complain about my son at pick-up on his behaviour and yet nothing was ever mentioned on how they fixed the problem. Their willingness to help and work with me was not ideal. But rather made me feel small and a failure as a mother.

How likely would you be to recommend Daisies Montessori Nursery School? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 11 Mar 2016:

As an Early Years provider we have an obligation to discuss with parents any situation where progress in learning and development is less than expected. We are duty bound to link with, and help families to access, relevant services from other agencies as appropriate.

Our Behaviour Policy encourages children to respect themselves and others and care for their environment. Ground rules are explained to each child. When a child's behaviour is such that they are a risk to themselves and the other children we have to report concerns to the parents to ensure consistency when dealing with a situation.

All of our staff are very experienced practitioners who have dedicated their careers to working with children. They show nothing but patience and devotion to the children in their care and detailed plans are put in place for any family whose child requires additional support.

It is imperative that a setting and parents work together to assist the child so that their future development is not hindered. However, we can only do so if parents are supportive of us and trust our educational experience.

My son has attended this nursery for a little over a year. Daisies was the third nursery we looked at and was by far the most superior. My son and I were both impressed with the quiet, calm atmosphere and the independence all the children exhibited. We adore the caring staff and I am impressed with the changes the new management has brought. I always recommend this nursery to anyone who asks and we will miss the Daisies Family when my son goes to Reception next year.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 28 Feb 2016:

Thank you for your review. We will miss your son lots when he starts the next stage of his education. It has been a pleasure to watch his confidence grow.

My son started in this nursery 3 years ago, after being at a different nursery. We have seen the changes in his behaviour and his learning improved greatly. I always find the team pleasant, extremely helpful. They made us feel welcome, they are approachable and easy to talk to. Obviously, we chose to send our daughter too. We always have been happy with everything and we have seen many improvement since the new provider and the new manager took over last year. We didn't know about the Montessori education until we sent our children here but we wouldn't go back to another kind of preschool. My son was an active outdoor child and he always wanted to be outside and we like the fact that he was always allowed to be outside whatever the weather. We feel it's a home from home environment where the staff is caring and give cuddles, they helped our children to settle quickly.

How likely would you be to recommend Daisies Montessori Nursery School? 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: Good

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 12 Feb 2016:

Thank you for your review. Although I didn't meet your son as he attended the nursery before I took ownership, your daughter is a delight who fully immerses herself in all that we do at Daisies.

This was the best thing I could ever do for my son. My son has improved and grown so much just by going to the nursery. The staff is amazing, they work with the children and they teach them how to be independent. The nursery is just not about playing with cheap plastic toys, it is about teaching them how to learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Daisies Montessori Nursery School? 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

Anna Elcox, Owner at Daisies Montessori Nursery School responded to this review on 12 Feb 2016:

Thank you for your review. It has been an absolute pleasure watching your son flourish over the last few months.

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