St Ives Nursery

Eastwood House, 15 Needingworth Road, St Ives PE27 5JP

St Ives Nursery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
St Ives Nursery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
St Ives Nursery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

St Ives Nursery is a family-run business situated near the centre of St Ives.

Staff support a full age range of pre-school children and also deliver and collect children from Eastfield nursery and infant school.

This aim is fostered by our nursery setting, which is a beautiful Victorian house, allowing us to have homely family groups, each with their own special room and familiar key workers.

The setting values every child as a unique individual with specific needs and talents, whilst keeping them safe, nurtured and stimulated to learn.

Government-funded places are available for two, three and four-year-olds during term time and it is fully regulated and inspected by Ofsted.

Group: ICP Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kim Griffiths (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 84

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 St Ives Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.857)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for St Ives 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for St Ives Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 21 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 4.857 for St Ives Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (216 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 252 Ratings = 4.857

  • 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 St Ives Nursery is based on 21 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 16.8 positive Reviews (84 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 16.8 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
    20
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend St Ives Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to St Ives Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    19
  • Father of Child
    2

St Ives nursery was the only nursery we viewed that felt truly personable and as if our child was not just a number. I can only say that it has absolutely lived up to that and I honestly feel like they try and help us as much as possible when things don't go smoothly our end. The atmosphere is always 'warm and fuzzy' in whichever room my son has been in as he has grown up in the last year. The staff are supportive, encouraging and kind. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else!

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter spent 3 very happy years at St Ives nursery when we first moved to the area and now my son spends 4 very happy days here a week. The nursery is absolutely fantastic and my son especially sees the staff as an extension of his family. I've seen first hand the investment, time and resources that the staff have put into the nursery and the children thrive. The staff turnover is low, the same staff that looked after my daughter are now looking after my son. It is just the loveliest place for little ones, and it makes the guilt of being a working mum that much easier knowing your child is safe, happy and making lovely friends. Can't praise it highly enough!

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

My 3 year old has been here since he was 12 months old and he loves it!
Of all the nurseries we looked at, this one felt the most homely and I felt the most comfortable about leaving my son here. It is a lovely old house so has different rooms for different ages whilst at the same time, it is open and transparent which I really like too.
The girls are lovely, as are all the staff- the office staff are very professional and friendly and they are always very understanding. The cooks are too and always say hello, it’s like a little family really.
If anything has ever been bothering me or my son the staff have always offered advice and reassurance to us which is really helpful. I would highly recommend St Ives Nursery and some of my friend's children have also chosen this nursery and are very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

I have always found St Ives Nursery to be a friendly and delightful place for my children to attend. My son was there for 4 years and my daughter has been there a year so far. Everyone is helpful and my daughter loves attending. She is learning such a lot of has a great deal of fun.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

So satisfying to know that my child in is safe hands and see how excited he is going to the nursery every day.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our 14-month old son will shortly be leaving St Ives Nursery and we're so sad about it. The nursery is well-equipped, warm and bustling. Everything runs smoothly; the ladies in the office are brilliant and they really care about security and keeping parents informed. The nursery nurses in Ducklings are all wonderfully caring and keep the babies entertained. Our son also very much appreciates the homemade food! Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

I am extremely happy with my son being in this nursery!
The level of care from all the staff members is impeccable and they are all so friendly and kind to all children and parents.
The staff are extremely efficient with all aspects of the nursery; including the children's care and the communication with parents.
I feel my son is in very safe hands here. His learning, especially his speech has improved incredibly since he first began at St Ives Nursery and I know he always enjoys his time there and looks forward to it each day.
I would most definitely recommend this nursery to all parents in the area!

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

A fantastic nursery that go above and beyond to accommodate both the parent and child. I'm always sharing our story!

Proud to send my daughter here.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

Best Nursery ever!....The environment is lovely, the staff are fabulous and I feel really safe leaving my child in their care!...You can't go wrong!..I love my sons Nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

All the staff are amazing, always have a smile and always welcoming. My little girl has been there almost a year and she's always happy to go. I wasn't sure about putting my little one in the nursery at the age of two but she's incredibly confident now in what she does.

If it is naming colours or singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', I always get feedback on what she's been up to, so I never miss a thing.

She is also given a healthy snack so I know she has not gone hungry. I would definitely recommend this nursery to all those parents who want to be confident that their kids are in good hands thank you so much to everyone for there brilliant work.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

Our three children are very happy at St Ives Nursery and really enjoy the time they spend there. The staff are all fantastic - they really care about the children and are so helpful and supportive. We couldn’t ask for more in a nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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 attended St Ives Nursery from the age of 9 months to school Age and my son from 12 months.

The Nursery is fantastic, I couldn’t recommend it more highly. Both my children have special dietary needs and nothing has been too much trouble for the nursery staff when it comes to their needs, including my daughter when she had a long-term illness and needed medication daily. It was stressful for me when she was ill but they were so supportive to me as well, as a parent.

Nursery staff have always given advice when requested and give fantastic feedback not only on the day’s achievements and fun but longer-term learning.

Communication with the Nursery is brilliant. The staff always come back to me really quickly and are always willing to help whenever they can.

It’s so hard to go back to work, leaving your baby in someone else’s care for the first time but soon the friendly faces at the nursery became familiar to us and I am so grateful for the support they’ve given.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

All three of mine have gone or going to this amazing nursery. They have each grown and learnt so much here could not recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

I absolutely adore St Ives Nursery. The staff are amazing. The facilities are well laid out and looked after. The activities are fun and engaging. The menu is well rounded and healthy. I recommend this child care provider to everyone. They love my daughter and she loves them. It feels like I’m leaving her with family.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at the nursery are brilliant. My child loves the nursery and I feel completely at ease when I am at work knowing she is in good hands.

Her learning and confidence have come on in leaps and bounds.

Could not speak more highly of St Ives Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

I am a mummy to two little girls aged 8 and 2 and a half. My oldest attended St Ives nursery until she was able to start school and absolutely loved her time there. My youngest loves her days at nursery and gets even more excited if she does extra hours/days. Staff all lovely, friendly and professional. Wouldn’t send my child anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

St Ives nursery has such a lovely warm, kind atmosphere. My little boy loves coming to nursery each week and doesn’t like to leave at the end of the day. All of the staff are very supportive throughout each stage of development including the dreaded potty training! Definitely a 5* nursery all round! :)

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

The atmosphere at St Ives Nursery is always friendly and warm. The staff team clearly have a huge passion to provide good quality childcare.
When our daughter joined at the age of 9 months we were anxious about leaving her, however, the girls took time to get to know our daughter and she soon settled very quickly. We felt very welcome and reassured from day one.
Our daughter is now 19 months and each week we enjoy hearing about all the exciting activities she has been doing and the yummy homemade food she enjoyed tucking into! We look forward to all the Christmas festivities she will be joining in with soon.

Thank you, St Ives Nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have been extremely impressed with St Ives Nursery.
After my maternity leave I had a period of uncertainty with my job, therefore I wasn’t fully able to commit to the days/times that my son needed to go. The management were understanding and supportive and were as flexible as they could be in helping me in my situation.
My son can be quite shy and reserved with new people and situations but the nursery seems to bring him out of his shell and I have never felt uncomfortable leaving him.
He really seems to enjoy nursery, all the staff seem extremely pleasant and my son seems to like them all!
They really seem to know him as his reports are spot on, which although they should be, it must be difficult to remember each individual child and their separate abilities.
I already have, and will continue, to recommend St Ives Nursery to everyone. In a small town, there is quite a lot of choice for daytime childcare but I wouldn’t think to look elsewhere.
Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

The nursery have been amazing! The staff are all wonderful and make sure your child/children are well cared for. As a mum of a special needs child, I cannot fault the nursery for giving my daughter the attention she needs. They go above and beyond to learn and understand her condition to be able to care for her.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

St Ives Nursery has been a lovely "home away from home" for my son. He started there when he was 11 months old and the girls working there have been so good and understanding. They know how to deal with any situation in a calm and caring way. Management has been very helpful and forth coming to me as a working parent; allowing extra sessions, helping me find evening baby sitters.
Low staff turnover, so my son became familiar with all the girls working there.

How likely would you be to recommend St Ives 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

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