The Maltings Day Nursery

Ship Lane, Ely CB7 4BB

The Maltings Day Nursery is set in the centre of the Cathedral city of Ely, in close proximity to the river and surrounding parks. They provide quality childcare in a welcoming, stimulating and caring environment. The building is ideal for a home from home ethos with individual rooms for different ages allowing the children to develop and grow at their own pace. They promote children’s interests using the Early Years Foundation Stage and underpin all care and learning using the Characteristics of Effective Learning and with the use of Schematic Play. They recognise that each child is individual and take care and time to enrich individual learning. Nursery activities are planned within each ‘key group’ of children. They are exciting, interesting and where possible, they offer the opportunity of first-hand experience. The children are able to take daily outings and walks around Ely, using the nursery bus.

Person in charge: Zoe Lough (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 48

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for The Maltings Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 65 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Maltings Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 39 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 4.923 for The Maltings Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (718 Excellents x 5) + (58 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 777 Ratings = 4.923

  • 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 The Maltings Day Nursery is based on 39 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 9.6 positive Reviews (48 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 39 Reviews ÷ 9.6 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.

9.9 The Maltings Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.923)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Maltings Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    65
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to The Maltings Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    50
  • Father of Child
    15

We are absolutely delighted with the care that our daughter receives at The Maltings Day Nursery. She settled in very quickly thanks to the support of the whole staff team. We always find all of the staff to be very friendly and approachable. They have a good relationship with our daughter. She feels very safe and happy there and comes home after every session talking about her friends, singing new songs she has learned, carrying all sorts of exciting art and telling stories of her adventures around Ely in the nursery 'bus'. Thank you so much to the whole team - we couldn't be happier.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since my son joined the preschool room I have been particularly impressed by the wonderful opportunities for learning that The Maltings Day Nursery makes available to preschool-aged children.
For example during the Forest School session, children are enabled to engage with the natural world by having a pretend campfire.
They have also been introduced to new skills such as knot tying, peeling or drilling.
A lady who comes singing or a real tractor visit or a trip to a fire station are among other things that make this day nursery a truly engaging, stimulating and fun childcare environment.
Apart from being highly professional and caring. Of course.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The Maltings Day Nursery is a warm, welcoming, home-like environment that is staffed by friendly, approachable and caring professionals.

Our son has attended the nursery for the past 3 years and spent time in the following rooms, under 2’s, 2-3s and preschool. He enjoys his time at the nursery and looks forward to going every week. The benefits of him attending this nursery were obvious from early on. His social skills improved leaps and bounds, he has grown in confidence and developed his learning, standing him in good stead for school in September.

We highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As a family, we have been incredibly happy with the level of care and support shown to our child. It is wonderful to see him enjoying himself as he learns and he always has something new to share with us when he returns home. The staff are fantastic and we always feel informed about what our child has been doing each day. Thank you for your dedication.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The Maltings is an outstanding nursery with lovely staff and management. The facilities are excellent and the care for our son has been fantastic from the moment he started. He clearly loves being there and has bonded with all the staff and the other children too. It has a lovely friendly and homely atmosphere. We're delighted!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The whole staff and management have always be kind and attentive to our daughter needs and always open to any kind of dialogue with us parents. We feel confident that every time we leave our daughter with them, she will be in professional, fully trustable and safe hands. We tried other childcares but this is surely the best environment ever.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My 15 month old son has been attending for nearly five months now and he has loved it from the start. Staff are very warm and caring and I feel confident that he is being well looked after. He enjoys the diversity of toys and new challenges introduced each week. His dietary requirements are also taken into account. I am always impressed by the level of organisation.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter has attended The Maltings for over a year now and we are very pleased with her care and her relationship with staff and children. A lot of attention is given each day in providing feedback on how their day was, how they slept, ate, played and learned. My daughter is very fond of all the staff, which gives us that extra reassurance that she is happy and making friends at nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children have attended The Maltings Day Nursery, and I have had contact with the organisation over a period of more than five years now. I and the kids have always found it to be a safe, welcoming and a happy place.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter attended from 18 months through preschool; our son joined age 3 months for 1 day/week which increased when I returned to work; he currently attends preschool 3 days a week. Both of our children benefited hugely from the nurturing provided by the nursery's dedicated, hardworking and personable staff. We have always felt very well informed of what the children have been doing; staff truly treat the children as individuals. It's a very well managed nursery; our children have always felt safe there. Our children bonded with the staff and other children very well; when my son has had ups and downs (as kids are bound to have), the staff have always been clear with him but supportive and kind. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending The Maltings to other families; I am very confident that the experiences my children have had there (and my son continues have) have helped them to feel more secure, confident, and excited about learning as well.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been at the Nursery for nearly 18 months and we're delighted with the care and the experience that she has received. The team are always helpful, keen to share progress and ensure that there is a learning, caring and most of all, fun environment.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter loves attending the nursery, the learning creative environment that the staff have created is exceptional. When we get home we often play at pretending we are back at nursery with all her teddies, dolls and toys standing in as friends. There can be no higher praise than a child recreating nursery when she gets home. She also pretends she is one of the staff, complete with name badge (sticker) and I sit down and listen to story time or circle time.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children have attended The Maltings, my eldest starting in 08/13, so I feel I’ve got to know the staff and setting very well. Staff are friendly, approachable and receptive to their needs and I’m very confident in their child care abilities. Both of my children have developed strong bonds with staff. A good range of activities are offered in each room, both in and outdoors and there is opportunity for outings to the train station, river, parks and town. Various aspects of development are recorded and documented well and there is always a detailed handover giving insight of the day at the end of each day. All in all, I can’t find any faults and I’m very happy with the care my children have received, and the confidence they have gained.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son settled into this new setting beautifully. He is only attending one day a week at the moment but I was impressed how quickly staff got to know him and engaged with him.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We highly recommend this nursery, the size is perfect and the staff are fabulous.
Only complaint is availability of additional days, but this is due to capacity and I wouldn’t change that.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both of by children have attended The Maltings and my daughter is now in the preschool class. I have the utmost respect for The Maltings Day Nursery staff. They consistently display a professional, friendly and caring approach. The staff are always approachable and ready to discuss how things are going with my daughter. It is clear that the management team take pride in leading a great team and establishment. The evidence based written reports compiled throughout the year are comprehensive, informative and a fabulous record of their time at nursery. The activities that my daughter takes part in appear to be fun, educational and well thought through. I'm always impressed by the amount of time that is spent outside, come rain or shine. I have seen that the staff at The Maltings are well trained and put the safety of the children in their care first. I would not hesitate in recommending The Maltings to prospective parents.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A welcoming and friendly environment with wonderful staff.
Lots of activities to keep curious minds busy.
Superb setting.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We were lucky enough to get a place at The Maltings for our son when he was two and we were new to the area. The staff here are absolutely excellent, and work long days putting in a huge amount of effort. As parents we really feel like we get personal attention at the start and end of each day, and that our son has received individual care. Activities at The Maltings are excellent, and our boy (now in preschool) is always very excited to tell us about all the things he has done (and eaten!), both indoors and out in the garden, including sharing his experiences with both the carers and other children. Feedback on each day is excellent and detailed, and the end of term reports are thorough and clearly the result of a lot of attention paid to him as he goes about his own, and guided activities. The fact that he is so happy at drop off and pick up every day is a testament to the staff. Overall we are all super happy and we couldn't recommend The Maltings in Ely enough!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely friendly and caring staff. Well organised, and the children are happy and stimulated. Have had two children use this nursery over the past six years

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our two children attend The Maltings and we are really happy with everything we see. The staff members are caring and attentive, the food is varied and nutritious, and the activities are interesting and well thought out. Our children especially enjoy the Forest School days and baking days. A lot of time is spent outside, which I believe is crucial for good development, and the outings on the nursery's push-along bus are a favourite too. Communication is excellent: we always know what is happening the week beforehand and the monthly plans are very informative as well. The staff members are never in a hurry and are more than happy to discuss how the day went.

In short, we don't have a bad word to say about the place.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is 2 years old and has been at The Maltings for approx. 5 months now. The nursery staff are amazing so caring, friendly and very interested in the children’s development. My son's learning has come on leaps and bounds in their care and he enjoys his time there. The weekly newsletters are full of information and pictures and a joy to receive and you can see all the hard work that they put into planning the day’s activities. Would definitely recommend without a doubt.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending The Maltings Day Nursery for over 3 years and we have been extremely happy with the nursery. The staff and facilities are wonderful and it really is a home from home. I am completely reassured that my son is in the best care while I am at work and the range of activities on offer is fantastic. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, they encourage the children constantly and introduce a great variety of activities to help the children grow in confidence, help others and enjoy their time at nursery. Outdoor activities feature highly in the schedule and the forest school activities offered at The Maltings are loved by my son and time and effort is spent with each of the children while they explore and learn new skills. The food on offer is wonderful and the children often get to bake some food and even grow some food in their garden.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The Maltings Day Nursery is an amazing place, my two children have attended over the past five years and it goes from strength to strength. Their attention to detail and relationship with the children is brilliant and I feel that my eldest was very well prepared for the transition to school when he started (my youngest still attends Maltings) The inside and outside learning spaces are excellent, they promote forest school, and all weather play. Music and movement is regular, and learning is promoted in every activity they do. I can't praise this nursery high enough, and I shall be very sad to leave it when my youngest starts school in September!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The Maltings Nursery is a very welcoming and nurturing environment with friendly and approachable staff who are always enthusiastic about the children.

Great communication from the nursery on a daily basis as well as the weekly newsletter and planned activities.

Very satisfied with the nursery overall.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I would highly recommend The Maltings Nursery to others.
I was lucky and friends of mine had already sent their children here, which gave me confidence that my son was going to a good nursery from their recommendations.
And I am happy to say that I am pleased that I listened.
The Team at the Maltings are so friendly and caring and always ready to greet us with a smile. Our son seems to have created a good bond with his key workers which is lovely to see.
Having a son that loves being outdoors, the forestry school and daily outings make me know he will enjoy his time there and possibly will have more fun than when he is stuck at home with me.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very happy with the range of activities. My child is always happy. Good, regular trips out and lots of time outside. Flexible breakfast club is very helpful.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My 3.5-year-old son has been going to this nursery since he was 7 months old and he loves it. The staff are really friendly and the level of care is excellent. I recommend to everyone.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Staff are always warm and friendly, they always have a wide variety of activities planned and the food is great. They keep you very well informed of everything that’s going on and provide meal plans a recipes. Staff also take particular notice of children’s individual needs and helped draw up a plan to help my son with his speech. They came up with a plan for his time at nursery but also gave us advice on what type of things we could do at home with him to help. Cannot praise them enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children attended the Maltings Day Nursery from around 6 months of age. I am extremely satisfied with the care they have received here. The staff are wonderful and know all the children really well. The turnover of staff is low. The environment is just what you would want from a nursery, homely and with plenty to keep the children occupied and stimulated. My children always claim they have fun at nursery when asked at the end of the day.

The children spend a lot of time playing outside in the fantastic garden, my eldest daughter was particularly fond of the mud kitchen. The nursery provides home cooked lunches and teas every day cooked by the nursery's own chef. The nursery is excellent at catering for vegetarians and children with allergies or food intolerances.

Childcare is expensive everywhere, however, the quality of care my children have received at The Maltings makes it is good value for money.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery for 4 months now as has a wonderful time. He was always upset when I left him but the staff cared for him and he always has had a great time when I collect him. I am confident that he is safe and well looked after while attending.The feedback I receive after each visit (and termly) is above my expectations. All the staff are very attentive to any questions I have had.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been attending the Maltings Day Nursery full time since he was 10 months old and is now in the pre-school room. He absolutely loves his time at nursery and is always keen to tell me all about his day in the evenings. The Maltings staff have catered for my son and his developmental style throughout all stages and he is, I'm sure, more healthy, happy, engaging and sociable as a result of his time there.

They are incredibly supportive of routines at home and making sure that home and nursery are not too separate which I think is very important. I am kept up to date with everything my son does and his development, on a daily basis but also via the parents evenings and a folder detailing his progress. There is a big emphasis at the moment on preparing him for school in September, which is fantastic and I've no doubt will allow him to transition more easily. I really couldn't ask for more!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son currently attends preschool at The Maltings and has benefited hugely from the wonderful care and attention provided by the nursery's dedicated staff. His key worker really understands his abilities and interests and utilises them to both advances his learning and make him feel safe and cared for. As parents, we are always kept fully informed of activities, schemas and other general issues that are going on in preschool and it is our opinion that the nursery is managed highly efficiently and effectively. My son has developed socially as well as educationally during his time at The Maltings and has formed strong friendships that have been nurtured by the nursery staff. I never hesitate to recommend The Maltings to other parents and it will be very sad to say goodbye when my son leaves for school this September.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We currently have two children attending the nursery and both absolutely love the setting. The staff are always very welcoming and fantastic at making the children feel at ease. I cannot fault the service they offer.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have nothing but praise for The Maltings. We have two sons there and they both love going. The standard of care is second to none.
All of the staff are superb and our boys enjoy being with them very much. The place is very accommodating and they are very flexible if we have any problems.
The facilities are excellent and it is kept very clean. The food is varied and the diet is healthy.
The activities are designed to encourage the children in all aspects. It is often done outside and they are also taken off-site on quite regular occasions.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started here at 2 and is now 4 and getting ready to move on to big school. We have been more than happy with this preschool and would highly recommend it. All the staff are very friendly and approachable and go the extra mile for the children. The food is excellent.

There is lots of free play but also a structured plan for topics to cover each week which makes learning and exploring new things fun. The outside play area has also recently been refurbished. We receive excellent feedback from the staff on our children’s progress with written reports and parents evenings. Overall, a wonderful local facility.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both of my children have attended The Maltings Day Nursery.

My daughter is currently in her last year there before school, and it will be with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to the fantastic team that makes The Maltings such a wonderful place.

The kids have loved their time at nursery, there is plenty for them to do both in learning and play, the environment is secure, clean, safe and the staff are attentive and approachable.

I couldn't recommend The Maltings highly enough, it has been a very important part of my families life in these crucial early years of development.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The Maltings Day Nursery is absolutely fantastic and I couldn't recommend it more highly. The staff are extremely friendly and truly passionate about the health and development of my child. I get regular updates about my child's progress and the nursery provides a huge range of fun learning activities which means my child can't wait to go in and play every day and comes home with lots of new skills to show us.

The staff will also recommend activities and routines which will help my child develop at home which is really helpful. The facilities are always clean and well presented and I feel very confident leaving my child in their care.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child loves his time at nursery. He has been attending The Maltings since he was 5 months old and has settled in so well that it's more like his second home. He loves the staff, the food (!) and the range of activities on offer. He loves being outside, so the space to play is really important. The staff take time to understand his particular interests and use these to help him develop and learn.

He's such a happy child and I'm sure this is in part due to the excellent care he receives at The Maltings. My daughter also attended The Maltings from the age of 6 months and loved her time there. When she was in pre-school, they prepared her so well for the transition to school that she settled in brilliantly and very quickly. I would always recommend The Maltings Day Nursery to others (and have done in the past).

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I couldn't be happier with The Maltings Day Nursery. Staff members are welcoming, kind, caring and excellent at their job! During a particularly difficult phase for my daughter, the management staff, and all involved with her care, went above-and-beyond to support her – and reassure me – in every way possible. My daughter loves going to nursery every day and her confidence is continuing to grow tremendously.

Staff and children (and parents/guardians) get to know each other really well as the nursery is 'small and friendly' and there is always a member of the management team available to speak to. The emphasis on outdoor activities and learning, plus the 2 days of forest school per week are assets of this fantastic nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My eldest daughter, now 7 attended this nursery and we loved it then. My daughter, aged 2 attends this nursery now and we love it more! The staff are amazing and nothing is too much trouble when it comes to our little ones. They are always striving to better the children's environment and daytime experiences and with always receiving daily feedbacks. I would highly recommend this nursery as have left both my babies from 6 months onwards to continue at work and they made the heartbreaking transition much easier and I felt fully confident they would be the best option for my little one and would give 100% best love and care.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We have used The Maltings Day Nursery for the past 6 years with both of our children. We have found them to always be professional but friendly at all times. The children love to go there. They learn and have fun through a very structured and varied daily plan. We are extremely well informed. My children also attend a school pre-school which is good by far behind The Maltings. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone and my children never want to leave there! Wonderful environment! Wonderful team!

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The Maltings Day Nursery has been excellent. The staff are warm, caring and professional and the activities are really varied and engaging with strong educational value but also great fun. For example last week the pre-schoolers made a volcano using cardboard tubes they painted, then did a science experiment to make the volcano erupt (using vinegar and baking powder I think). My daughter gets a lot out of her days there and has really blossomed and developed her social skills, as well as channelling her creativity through singing, drawing, painting and storytelling.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The standard of care at The Maltings is exemplary. The staff go above and beyond to ensure that your child is well cared for. I have recommended The Maltings to a number of friends who are also equally delighted with their child's experience there.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have always been impressed with The Maltings high standard of care professionalism and genuine interest and engagement with our child. How they managed our daughter's transition from the baby room to the 2-3's room was faultless with everybody's needs accounted for.
I'm excited for when my daughter goes to preschool (I love how all the rooms have a chance to mix, with our daughter knowing all the staff) and we'll be genuinely sad when she leaves. The highest praise we can give us seeing the joy our daughter has when going to The Maltings.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Both my son and daughter have attended the Maltings Day Nursery and I have found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. I have always felt comfortable leaving my children at the Maltings. My children have enjoyed the nursery rooms and are stimulated with the various activities and love the opportunities to go outside.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter attends the Maltings Day Nursery and she is very happy there. The staff are friendly, approachable, professional and mostly importantly for us they are personable.
Often the key workers support the parents with things that we are working on at home, toilet training, sleeping in own bed, preparing to become a big sister to name a few. We particularly like the outside space that the nursery have which allows the children to run around and explore the different areas. They provide a nice home from home environment which was essential to us when our daughter started there at age 13 months. Our son will also attend the nursery later in the year. We would recommend the nursery to our friends

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our 20 month old has been going to the Maltings since he was 6 months and we have been very happy with the quality of care that's been provided.The staff are always friendly and work hard to build bonds with the children and their parents. Our son arrives with a smile on his face in the morning and is still smiling when we collect him - he clearly enjoys his time at nursery. We would highly recommend the Maltings nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We love The Maltings Day Nursery and so does our nearly 3 year old son. We relocated last year and had to change our son's nursery. The staff at The Maltings did all they could to ensure that not only did he settle in quickly and easily, they also got to know him well very soon after he started. The children take part in a variety of activities - our son loves playing outside in the all weather garden. He also enjoys the trips out on the nursery bus into town or to the river to see the ducks. Overall we can't fault the care provided by The Maltings Day Nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son enjoys nursery and I attribute this to the friendly and approachable staff who know the children well. The nursery is well run and makes an effort to provide interesting and themed activities to engage the children and get them to participate.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We could not be happier with the service provided by The Maltings! Our daughter just loves going and she is always happy and smiling when we pick her up each evening. The staff are warm and friendly and the range of activities they provide for the children is amazing. We feel so lucky to have got a place there and cannot recommend it highly enough!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great facilities and knowledgeable, friendly staff. Daughter sometimes having so much fun that she doesn't want to come home. Impressed with the variety of activities and adventures the children participate in.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are so pleased we moved our child to The Maltings Day Nursery. The staff are extremely friendly and our little boy loves going in each morning to see his friends! Seeing our son develop and grow in confidence with new skills he is learning is testament to the great work the staff at the Nursery do!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All of my three children have attended the Maltings from around 7 months onwards. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Monthly activity themes and daily activities. Always play outside come rain or shine in fabulous outdoor space newly refurbished. Wonderful freshly cooked meals on site every day by amazing cook. I wouldn't change a thing. Good value too.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have both our children attending Maltings for a couple of days each week. All the staff that I interact with are extremely professional, but also friendly and approachable. The children are always welcomed into the nursery and as parents we get a great debrief at the end of the day. The children's activities are fresh and interesting; we appreciate the emailed plan for the coming month and weekly news letter. The parents evenings, though limited in time, are an extremely useful contact point to discuss details of the children's development. The file that is kept recording each child's activities and observation is an impressive record and illustrates the dedication of the staff. The nursery always appears clean and well equipped. We have been impressed by the recent investment in the outside play area. My son really enjoys this.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both of our children attend The Maltings and thoroughly enjoy going every week. The staff are all approachable and friendly and you feel comfortable knowing that your children are well cared for and having lots of fun. The facilities are excellent and activities are regularly planned to ensure that all children's interests are included. We would recommend this nursery to any parents who are looking at childcare provision in the Ely area.

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My daughters love going to The Maltings. Everything about it is excellent, from the managers who are visible and welcoming, to the staff who are brilliant to the food and the environment. The staff are clearly encouraged to be creative and they rise to the challenge with ideas to interest and entertain the children and never lose sight of the need to have fun and enjoy yourself. All of this is conducted in a safe and caring environment.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The nursery has been fantastic since day one.
The staff are especially professional, friendly and keen to assist wherever possible.
My son started at The Maltings just before his 1st birthday, it was an apprehensive time as he had not been in childcare before. However as a family we were welcomed and made to feel at ease, I met his key worker along with other other staff members who worked in his room and we sat and discussed my son at length.
A big plus point for me is their attitude to outdoor play, they believe in all weather play. The facilities on site are of a very high standard with a recent renovation of the outside area.
The play activities are varied and educational, with external visitors such as a lady who does singing.
The food is all cooked on site combining different healthy options with occasional treats, which I agree with everything in moderation.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this nursery, I believe the nursery has been integral in my sons development.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are very pleased with the nursery since our baby started at the age of 6 months. The staff are very caring, genuine, gentle and positive with the children. They communicate very well amongst themselves, as well as with us as parents and are very well supervised at all levels. They have been flexible so that we can keep our baby's routine, such as nap times. The staff know the names of all the children in the nursery, even if they do not look after them directly. They are safe and conscientious about things that matter, not simply ticking boxes for the sake of it. We have found them to be very honest if there has been an incident such as a fall. The food is varied and healthy. The nursery space is smaller than some other nurseries, but that means that the children are never out of sight. We go to work knowing that our little one is being looked after well, doing lots of activities and learning to socialise. We feel that we and nursery are a team looking after our baby.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot rate this nursery highly enough. The key workers take time to get to know their children, allowing them to provide the most relevant care for that child. My son is a very active little boy with a curiosity for all things and I can see from his general well being and enthusiasm to go to nursery each day that he is thoroughly stimulated in this environment.

I especially like that they take the children out of nursery, with trips to nearby attractions, which is very important for us since my son attends nursery on a full time basis.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A very professional establishment, staffed by wonderfully caring individuals who genuinely enjoy working with young children. The outdoors space is really impressive: cleverly designed and well maintained. My daughter loved her time there and my son enjoys his nursery sessions. Friendly, enthusiastic staff really do have the children's best interest in mind and the communication with parents is great. I feel lucky that we have this resource in our town.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic nursery. They know each and every child's needs and personalities, so you feel happy and confident to leave them in their care. My daughter loves going there, feels safe with every member of staff and is always well fed. Her development is thoroughly taken care of and she will leave there confident to start primary school.

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My son has attended the Maltings since he was just over a year old. He is now almost four. He absolutely loves it. The carers are friendly and attentive, they do a wide range of fun and educational activities, and sometimes it's difficult to get him to leave at the end of the day!

It is the people that make the Maltings so wonderful. The team there are outstanding. I have no qualms about leaving my son in their care.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Maltings to other families. I only wish they did Reception classes!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been attending here for 3 years and we haven't once had cause to regret sending him in all that time. There are always well planned activities for the children to take part in and learning centres around different topics each month keeping it interesting and fresh for my child. There is plenty of feedback from the staff (including twice yearly parents evenings) so we know how he spends his time there and they are all so caring and approachable.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both of my children have attended this nursery and my son currently attends the pre school class. It is a hugely supportive environment for the children and my son continues to progress very well in all areas. Best of all he always looks forward to it and tells me about everything he has got up to during the day. They staff give excellent daily reviews in person and also always offer additional time of you want to discuss anything. My son has a wonderful set of friends here- with many birthday parties for you to attend now! The team here clearly work extremely hard to provide this wonderful experience, thank you!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This nursery is fantastic. I am always impressed by the range of activities that is provided. My child always looks forward to going to nursery and enjoys all the varied activities that take place. The staff are great and know my child well.

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