Brookes Cambridge

Flempton Road, Risby, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6QJ

Brookes Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Brookes Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Brookes Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The mission at Brookes Cambridge is to unlock every child’s potential, for them to thrive, to think with logic, to focus and persevere, and to make a positive contribution to society. Throughout the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) "Outstanding" rated nursery, they provide an environment designed to meet your child’s needs. There are few limits to their freedom and decision-making and, through detailed observations, they offer individual lessons and an increasing range of materials to explore.

Each class layout has been custom designed to help children develop their key skills through carefully devised activities. Every morning, they focus on the Montessori work cycle where children engage in a range of different activities, some chosen independently whilst others are presented by a practitioner.

During the afternoon, children enjoy a myriad activities including Music and Movement, yoga, French, art and PE and games.

With the introduction of Forest School into the curriculum, they can provide a unique opportunity for children to experience play and learning in a controlled, natural environment.

Children progress from the nursery and onto the main school, primed with inquisitiveness, confidence and a deep love of learning.

Visit the nursery and find out more about how the nursery can help your child grow.

Owner: Brookes Education Group

Person in charge: Carole Beedham (Head of School)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 130

Age Range: from 3 years 0 months to 13 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Outside of Brookes Term Time

Fees Guide: £39.20 per day (8am until 4pm), £26 per day (8am until 1pm)

Directions:

From Cambridge
Take the A14 East Bound. Leave the A14 at Junction 41 and drive straight on until you see a sign for Risby. Take a right into the village and remain on the road for approximately two miles until you see the Brookes Cambridge sign on the left-hand side.

From Bury St Edmunds
Take the A14 West Bound. Leave the A14 at Junction 41 and follow the signs for Risby. Once you come to a T-junction, turn right and follow the road for approximately 1.5 miles. You will see the Brookes Cambridge sign of the left-hand side.

Parking:

Brookes Cambridge has car parking on-site situated close to the School Office.

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Reviews

9.1 Brookes Cambridge has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.089)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Brookes Cambridge is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Brookes Cambridge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 8 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 4.781 for Brookes Cambridge is calculated as follows: ( (79 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.781

  • 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 4.308 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Brookes Cambridge is based on 8 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 26 positive Reviews (130 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 26 Target = 0.308

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Brookes Cambridge?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Brookes Cambridge

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Guardian of Child
    1

My child has been here since he was 9 months old (although they can now only start at 3 years) and he just loves coming to nursery. The staff really care and are interested in all that goes on in the children's life in and out of nursery. We love the strong Montessori ethos and are pleased with the development in skills and learning. The facilities and outdoor space allow for a wide range of activities to be done.

How likely would you be to recommend Brookes Cambridge? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Brookes Cambridge for the past 2 years and I can not rate the setting highly enough.
The staff are welcoming, warm, caring and professional.
The Montessori approach has helped my son immensely with developing his independence and self-confidence.
The setting is fantastic with access to large fields and a forest school area.
My son particularly enjoys the music session with the music teacher.
I have been continually impressed with all the extras this setting provides- special Mother's Day tea, trips into town to the library, forest school and lovely Christmas parties to name a few.

How likely would you be to recommend Brookes 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

When I asked my two year old Son if he liked his house or would prefer to live somewhere different, he said "I would like to live in my house at Brookes (Cambridge)" I don't think here could be any better commendation.

How likely would you be to recommend Brookes Cambridge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My grandaughter, who was already a bright and confident child, has blossomed during her first year. Her language skills have really advanced to the point at which other adults comment on her vocabulary. She loves attending and asks why she can't go in the school holidays. The staff in both rooms know each child really well and are always ready to listen to and pass on information. They are sensitive to a child's individual circumstances and needs.
It is unfortunate that the nursery ceased to accept Early Years funding, but the decision to allow my grandaughter to continue here anyway was not difficult given the her progress and the obvious benefits to her.

How likely would you be to recommend Brookes 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

I couldn't ask for a better environment or set of practitioners to care for him. He has grown into such a confident, independent and bright little boy. He takes part in a varied range of activities and appears to thrive in the Montessori class environment. He amazes us with the sheer amount of knowledge and facts he comes home with. They run Forest school sessions which my son adores, his love of the great outdoors has just been intensified by this fantastic opportunity. Their online learning journey is fantastic and gives such a valuable insight into his fun-filled days. I love the fact that I can contribute to this from home also. If you want a nurturing enabling nursery environment for your child to attend where they can feel safe, valued and respected as individuals then Brookes is for you. Your child will grow in independence and be given endless opportunities to follow their curiosities and be taught key skills for life.

How likely would you be to recommend Brookes 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

Brookes Cambridge Nursery is a really lovely, safe, creative, calm, and nurturing environment for my child to grow and develop in. He has been attending this nursery for 2 full days a week since he was 1 and is just about to turn 3. My son has benefited from the small class sizes and the Montessori way of learning. He loves all the outside space at the nursery and really enjoys forest school, yoga and French.
The staff are really friendly and attentive to both the children’s and parents needs. It is clear to see the nursery manager genuinely cares about the children (who adore her) and is committed to her job. She is is a total asset to the nursery. My son has dairy and multiple food allergies and the nursery and catering staff go out of their way to accommodate his needs and to ensure he feels included in special events.

How likely would you be to recommend Brookes Cambridge? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery staff are wonderful. My child loves going to school because he enjoys the variety of learning resources and feels genuinely cared for by the staff members. His unique strengths are used to facilitate learning and exploring.

How likely would you be to recommend Brookes Cambridge? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Both of my boys have attended the Brookes Cambridge Nursery over the last 5 years. The staff at the nursery are outstanding and they work so well together as a team. I always feel rest assured that my children are cared for to a standard I would expect at home. They provide amazing conditions with a huge range of activities including a forest school which is much loved by all the children.
I have no worries in saying that my child is fed nutritious food and never comes home hungry. The Montessori environment means that my child can express himself and learn in a way far beyond the classroom. The facilities are well laid out and there is an abundance of equipment and areas for the children to play with. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Nursery to any future parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Brookes Cambridge? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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