Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge

2A Stretten Avenue, Cambridge CB4 3EP

Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Sunflower nursery is a welcoming nursery that is equipped with a range of facilities to ensure children achieve the best possible start to life.

Staff take time to get to know every child attending the nursery and interact with all children, adding to the friendly and homely feel of the nursery.

The individual needs of each child at the nursery are met through a range of care, fun and learning and parents are regularly encouraged to become involved with nursery events and open nursery sessions. A parents evening is held once or twice a year and a monthly newsletter is sent to parents to allow them to keep up to date with the nursery’s most recent activities.

Group: CHS Group (CHS)

Person in charge: Kristen Dutton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 16

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 42

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.549)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 7 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 4.716 for Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge is calculated as follows: ( (116 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.716

  • 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 4.833 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge is based on 7 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 8.4 positive Reviews (42 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 8.4 Target = 0.833

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

We started sending our daughter to the nursery since she was nearly 6 months and has now been at the nursery for almost 12 months. It took our wee one a bit longer to adapt to her new environment and unfamiliar faces. Staff have very patient with our child since day one.

Staff provide accurate feedback on our child daily; parents are notified with a phone call to assure our child has settled in the morning. We like the fact that her home and nursery environment have very little contrast in her life. The new Manager is great, as she is approachable, proactive and suggestions are implemented swiftly. My child is interacting with other babies of a similar age group and the size of the group is fairly small which allows my child to really bond with her friends and key staff members.

At the end of the day when you pick up your little one and they are content, it gives you that overall satisfaction that staff at the nursery have taken good care of your child during your absence.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our children started Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge when they were about 10 months old. Leaving your child in care to return to work is daunting for any parent, but the children quickly settled in and have flourished in the safe and nurturing environment.

The staff make a huge effort to make every day different and to do fun and educational activities. Because the nursery is small, they get to know each child well and certainly helped our children work through their terrible twos (!) in an individualised way. The staff show huge pride when the children learn something new, which is evidence of their devotion to them. Our eldest daughter is now at school but loves to pick up her brother as the staff still shower her with attention. She often talks about missing it and remains close to the children she was there with.

We will eventually have had three children through Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge and feel they will all have benefited from the family centred place it is.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been so impressed with every aspect of Sunflower Nursery and our little boy loves attending. The baby room is cosy and inviting with many different stations for curious babies, there is a new and exciting activity for them to discover every day. The garden is great and another area for the babies to explore, also the mud kitchen is a big hit! Our little boy enjoys the food and naps soundly in the separate sleeping room. Most importantly, the staff are simply wonderful, they are so warm and friendly and have such an excellent rapport with our son. I would absolutely recommend Sunflower Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? 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

Good experience for staff, availability and location.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Absolutely fantastic nursery. The staff are so friendly, calm, informative and really take the time to tell you about your child’s day. I have absolute confidence in their handling of my son - when he needs more cuddles than usual, I know that they really see to his needs.

The facilities are fantastic, the Snowdrops room is so lovely, full of lovely toys, a separate sleeping area and a wet play area too, with sand, water play and a ball pool.

Food is freshly cooked every day and my son always seems to have had a full day of food that he has enjoyed.

They always seem to spend time in the garden which is lovely, and my son is really enjoying his time there. Would really recommend (and have recommended) the nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? 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

Both of our children (aged 2 and 4) are at Sunflower Nursery and they love it. The youngest has been there since he was 10 months old. I particularly like the fact that the baby room has a limited number of spaces so feels nice and homely. The pre-school room combines fun and learning so they are well prepared for the transition to school. The staff in all the rooms are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Sunflower for the last 8 months (aged 4), and close friends' children have attended here over the past 6 years. Our experiences are universally positive and I am very happy to recommend this nursery.

Sunflower is small, friendly and cheerful with a creative and exuberant approach to learning. The outdoor courtyard is quite limited, but the facilities are brilliant and expeditions are made out into the wider world. The departure of the previous, excellent manager in the autumn has resulted in new management and staff roles. As with all strong organisations, the legacy is a reinvigorated team who are developing their new identities and responsibilities with enthusiasm. Each week sees learning activities prepared and announced to parents in advance. The staff are extremely professional, caring and well trained, and there are many opportunities for feedback and advice. Our son feels safe and happy, and he is thriving.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? 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 son was at the nursery from eight months to four years. He began in the separate Snowdrop (baby) flat, progressed to the Bluebell (toddler) room, then to the main room (Tulip / Buttercup). I never had the slightest qualm about leaving him, because ALL the staff were fantastic - kind, patient, positive. Equipment & activities are great, the atmosphere warm and friendly. Babies and toddlers have their own safe spaces; each group has dedicated core staff, for continuity through the year, but also varied extra helpers so the children get to know all the staff. Amazing activities from babies up - jelly and custard play! Shaving foam with glitter, or masses of shredded paper! - and also help prepare the oldest children for school. Lovely food, splendid bathrooms with their own named flannels. Consistently excellent handover from the staff at the end of the day & good comms. Could not recommend more highly. In fact, probably worth having another baby just to get another few years of Sunflower!

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I really was nervous when my child started nursery but the wonderful staff in Sunflower were always kind and gentle with appropriate teachings of discipline when is needed. I feel my son has made good progress and being supported and stimulated in his interests and being given wonderful care. Lunches are great. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for childcare with full confidence.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great nursery, our child is really well looked after Great staff, no complaints.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sunflower Nursery looked after my son really well and prepared him for school in the best possible way. They are now caring for my daughter who loves attending and has lots of friends there. The food is excellent and the different themes each week/every day make it exciting for the kids who are constantly stimulated.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son, who attends the nursery full time 5 days a week does not want to go home at the end of the day. The staff constantly come up with new fun and stimulating activities and are always cheerful, professional and really care about the children. The nursery was recommended to me by several colleagues and I highly recommend it myself.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our child has been attending the nursery for about a year and a half and we have seen nothing but the very best of care, attention, education, mental stimulation, encouragement and support in his growth and development. Very highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Sunflower Nursery @ Cambridge? 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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