Sunbeams Day Nursery

74 Peverell Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth PL3 4ND

Sunbeams Day Nursery is registered to offer skilled childcare for up to forty children, within an interior that is ideal for making the most of early years learning potential.

The nursery offers parents the experience of a highly-qualified team, always eager to discuss progress with the aim of preparing all children well for the challenges of full-time education, thanks to sound physical, social and emotional development.

Owner: Richard Myers

Person in charge: Heather McGarry (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Plymouth City Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 40

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Sunbeams Day Nursery 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunbeams Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 7 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 4.689 for Sunbeams Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (83 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.689

  • 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 4.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sunbeams Day Nursery 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 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.875

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.6 Sunbeams Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.564)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    8
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunbeams Day Nursery?

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  • Likely
    1
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sunbeams Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    3

My children enjoy going to Sunbeams. They are happy and learn a lot. The staff are great, very friendly.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Heather McGarry, Manager at Sunbeams Day Nursery responded to this review on 27 Mar 2018:

Thank you for your review, it's been a pleasure having both of the children here, so pleased they are happy and learning lots!

My almost 2-year-old boy loves it here, all of the staff make us feel very welcome every session without a doubt! All very happy and smiley! This is my son's 5th session and we have no tears and he is happy to go with staff which puts my mind at rest. It's lovely to see him happy on pickup too which tells me he is very settled and is enjoying his time here. Definitely, recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Heather McGarry, Manager at Sunbeams Day Nursery responded to this review on 27 Mar 2018:

Thank you, Leanne, for a lovely review, he has settled in really well. He really enjoys his time here and making new friends already, thanks again.

A wonderful 'home from home' setting with mindful, caring and engaging staff.
Our daughter has been attending the nursery for a number of months now and the communication from the staff is fantastic. Her tapestry is regularly updated with plenty of photographs of her enjoying her activities, notes on her likes and dislikes, general comments as well as her EYFS notes.
The staff are always welcoming of us calling if we want to check in on our daughter and are quick to communicate with us if needs be - but never unnecessarily.
A stand out member of staff is a young girl who always has such a huge smile on her face and clearly enjoys her job and goes above and beyond- she's a real asset to the nursery.
Would highly recommend.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Heather McGarry, Manager at Sunbeams Day Nursery responded to this review on 26 Mar 2018:

This so lovely, thank you so much for the review, please can you let me know who the member of staff is as we value all feedback and would like to pass it on, thanks.

My 6-year-old son attended this nursery from a baby and absolutely loved it. Now our 3-year-old goes and loves it just as much. Staff are amazing. They are friendly, understanding and fantastic with the children!

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Heather McGarry, Manager at Sunbeams Day Nursery responded to this review on 26 Mar 2018:

Thanks, Yvonne much appreciated! It's been a pleasure watching the boys grow.

Fantastic nursery. My two older children went to Sunbeams, so when it was time for my baby to go, I didn't even look around. Staff are all happy and friendly, the setting is lovely and the manager is fantastic. They are always doing something fun, holiday club is great. I would recommend this nursery to anyone. My older child has Autism and Sunbeams gave us every support and helped us get a diagnosis. Can't praise this place enough. Although outside space is limited, they make full use of what they have and they take the kids over to Central Park which my little lady loves.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our Son has been attending Sunbeams for nearly two years and we could not be happier with the care and learning he has received in that time. Staff are very friendly and caring and we feel lucky to have our son in such a safe and friendly environment. Feedback on progress and activities are regular and detailed. While the outdoor area is small in size, regular outings to the nearby park more than make up for this. Highly recommended.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our son loved every minute of Sunbeams Nursery. The staff are professional yet super friendly and he even talks about how much he loved Pre-School. Thank you so much.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sunbeans Nursery is a wonderful environment for our child. The staff are friendly and welcoming and there is a variety of activities for them to take part in. The only downside is the lack of outdoor space; there is a courtyard which is well maintained and used but quite small. We love the nursery because is not too large which means our child is well known by all staff. Would recommend.

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Home from home environment. Caring staff. Great use of outdoor space, although small. Our toddler doesn't want to come home!

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

The staff are always very friendly, caring, welcoming etc. We are always kept to date with our children's progress. The nursery provides a rich variety of lessons and experiences. Our daughter enjoys singing and music, and story time. A great bonus is having a park nearby (large green area) where the nursery has use of garden allotments. We are pleased that the nursery provides a rich flavour of indoor and outdoor activities.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Heather

Heather McGarry

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2009

Description:

I have been with Sunbeams since 2009, I have a vast experience in management, I currently hold a Level 4 In Childcare and Management.

I have worked in Childcare since leaving school, I was lucky enough to travel using my qualifications.

During my career I have worked in a few different roles mainly management with in baby rooms, I specialised my training in under 1's care.

I have won awards for my practice and I still strive to be the best I can.

At Sunbeams we believe that children learn best through their interests, allowing children to explore allows children to wonder and that is how they learn.

Katie

Katie Newcomb

Job Title: Baby Room Supervisor

Joined: 2009

Description:

I have been with the company since 2009, I have completed all my training at Sunbeams and currently hold a level 3.

I have always worked with babies, as a mother myself I have experienced all aspects of being a mother and returning to work nerves.

As you can see in the gallery we really enjoy messy play and exploring all 5 of our senses.

Claire

Claire Browning

Job Title: Toddler Supervisor

Joined: 2003

Description:

I have been with Sunbeams since 2003, I have completed all my training here and I currently hold a BA Honours in Early Years Studies.

I have been a lead in every age group of the setting so I have valuable knowledge in each age group.

I believe children learn at their own pace and ability, being inquisitive in their natural environments.

Chris

Chris Marshal

Job Title: Pre School Supervisor

Joined: 2014

Description:

I have been with Sunbeams since 2014, I have completed my level 3 in childcare Studies.

I have a deep understanding of how to prepare Children so they are school ready, Teaching children independence skills and the desire to want to achieve is key in their Early years.

I previously worked in a Primary school nursery and reception class for over 15 years.