Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port

Smithy House, Stanney Lane, Little Stanney, Ellesmere Port, Chester CH2 4HT

Buttercups Private Day Nursery in Ellesmere Port offers daycare for children aged nought to five-years-old.

Buttercups nursery offers outstanding care and learning opportunities for children, covering all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Children are encouraged to play in the nursery’s exciting outdoor area every day and the friendly team even teaches the pre-school children French.

Kind and caring, many of the nursery's experienced and highly-qualified staff hold a Level 3 or above in childcare, a paediatric first aid certificate and safeguarding training. Enhanced DBS checks are carried out on all staff and CCTV and secure door entry systems are in use at the nursery, so families can be happy in the knowledge that their little ones are in safe hands.

Healthy meals and snacks are prepared on-site by the nursery chef from a menu that was awarded the Bronze Catering Mark from the Soil Association in August 2016, and special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Parents and carers are very welcome to visit the nursery without an appointment.

Group: Just Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Katie Salomonson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 63

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

Buttercups is located near Cheshire Oaks retail park and the surrounding business parks, with excellent road links to the nearby motorways M56 and M53.

Visiting:

Parents and carers who would like to visit the nursery and meet the Buttercups team are more than welcome to do so without an appointment.

Parking:

The nursery has a safe car park for pick-ups and drop-offs. Visitors are very welcome to make use of it.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port 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 24 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 18 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 4.84 for Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port is calculated as follows: ( (244 Excellents x 5) + (42 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 288 Ratings = 4.84

  • 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 Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port is based on 18 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 12.6 positive Reviews (63 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 18 Reviews ÷ 12.6 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.

9.8 Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.840)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port

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  • Father of Child
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A wonderful, nurturing environment. The staff will always make the effort to chat about your child's progress.
Our son loves it!
I recommend to all those parents looking for a nursery that goes the extra mile.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

So glad we choose Buttercups as the nursery for our little boy. All the staff are so lovely and really helped him settle in well. He does a wide range of activities whilst he is there, is fed good wholesome food and is very well looked after. Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our eldest child attended this nursery and we had no hesitation in applying for our second child to also attend. The staff have, without exception, always been fantastic. The quality of the care, the activities, the food, everything is great. My only regret is that I sometimes feel like we don't spend enough time interacting more with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery has been great with our child taking care of her needs when changing rooms. Great nursery, great staff. I feel confident my child is well in the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My son started the nursery in January aged 1 and settled in quickly. He comes home singing nursery rhymes that he is singing in nursery. I highly recommend Buttercups Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Absolutely love Buttercups and all the staff there. Both of my children go there and the youngest was very clingy and shy but now will happily go off and play with her friends and the staff which is great to see. Would recommend Buttercups to anyone, both of my children are thriving and are full of confidence and they both love going there.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Buttercups Nursery is absolutely fabulous, I have 2 children who attend weekly, ages 1 and 2. They both love going and it's a big relief to know they are both well looked after whilst I am in work. The staff and management are brilliant, many a time I have asked for assistance and nothing is too much trouble, most importantly they are all lovely with my children and I wouldn't leave them anywhere else, if you're thinking of going, just drop in and take a look, a very friendly homely feel.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Going back to work was very hard after my maternity leave so finding a place where I was happy for my son to be was very important, I looked at a number of nurseries and childminders. But I found Buttercups to be the best choice. My child has loved every day there since going and he gets a big smile on his face when we pull up to the car park.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have been coming here for 3 years and I would recommend this nursery. The staff and management are excellent at what they do with the children and including the care they receive.
The staff are pretty much the same faces since we joined so there is familiarity which I think is important for the children and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child settled into preschool extremely quickly and has thrived there. There's is always lots going on and there is a lovely atmosphere. I have recommended Buttercups to lots of people.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son is comfortable and thriving in this nursery. All of the staff know him, regardless of whether they work directly with him or not. I never have a worry leaving him for a full day in the caring hands of Buttercups.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Such a fantastic Nursery. Both my children have been incredibly happy here, the staff really go above and beyond for all the children:-)

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Dedicated staff and great environment.

Buttercups is a fantastic nursery. They provide a healthy, stimulating environment and often focus play around what the children's interests are.
The staff are all really helpful, kind and loving people and will take good care of your children and educate them to the best of their ability. I have been nothing but impressed with the hard work and dedication the staff put into the care and learning of the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All the staff are very professional, polite and clearly enjoy and are very committed to ensuring good practice and caring for all the children they care for.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Amazing staff and a friendly and supportive environment. The activities are really varied and the children are given frequent chances to mix across all age groups. The food is brilliant and all cooked on site! The team are absolutely brilliant and I would definitely recommend Buttercups.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are very happy with our choice in nursery and our little girl had settled in nicely and enjoys her time there, all the staff are friendly and helpful, I would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Nursery overall is excellent, our daughter started in November 17 and was really scared at first as it was all new. If it wasn't for the staff/managers being as good as they are, then our daughter wouldn't be as settled as she is now. She loves going to nursery, and playing with all the different toys and interacting with the other children. Food is excellent as she demolishes everything she eats. Staff are really friendly and approachable and are happy to help in whatever way possible. Communication between parents and staff is really good. I am very pleased with how happy our daughter is and how much she has progressed in only a few months. I can't wait to see her character keep shining through in the months ahead. For all these reasons I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little girl has settled so well within the nursery. His development has come on in leaps and bounds. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.
I would recommend to any parent who is looking for childcare.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Excellent nursery where the child's development is always put first. Staff are friendly and nice.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our 6-month old has been at Buttercups for 2 months now and she absolutely loves it.
We were a bit anxious at first, but seeing her face at the end of day 1 dispelled all concerns. She was glowing after an active and fun time painting, playing and doing other activities like baking; things we would never expect for such a young baby. It’s hard to fully describe the buzz that she clearly had during the day or our buzz at discovering what she could do at such a young age.

When we drop her off now she beams wide smiles and is clearly excited about the day ahead.
We’ve seen her development come on leaps and bounds since going to Buttercups Nursery, mixing with other babies is certainly a great benefit.
Buttercups’ nurturing environment and staff were obvious during our introduction walk around in the faces of every child. This is what made our mind up about which nursery to go with. Such a positive and happy vibe.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have two children who have attended buttercups since September. At first, I was very worried about my little boy; who had never been to nursery before, and my little girl (who had taken months to get used to the previous nursery she had attended) having to start all over again. All the staff were so understanding and supportive of both children (and me). To my surprise they both settled in really well and bonded with the staff very quickly, which made leaving them so much more easier, knowing that they are not upset feel safe. The staff are approachable and always have time to update you on how your children are doing. They encourage the children and their development. The team are a credit to the nursery. Both my children love attending nursery, they talk about their friends and the staff when they get home. My little girl had problems with her speech and didn't say a lot before September, now she surprises me every day! She is so much more confident. I couldn't ask for any more.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Buttercups is a fantastic nursery that we would recommend to anyone. We are always impressed by how well the staff seem to know our children, even those who are not permanent staff/keyworkers in their room. Our children are always happy to be left at nursery and we are always confident that they are being well cared for in a loving environment. The opening hours and being open over Christmas have been a fantastic help. The children have lots of space to explore both inside and outside, and the staff do many activities which have definitely helped our children's development. The creativity of activities in pre-school has been really impressive.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is a wonderful nursery, staff did their utmost to settle my daughter into toddler room a year ago. She has since grown in confidence, which is primarily due to the nursery. She is now in pre-school, excelling there, enjoying learning French. The staff at this nursery are wonderful. They are caring and make nursery more like an extension of our family.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have never used a nursery before but the nursery staff were very understanding and reassuring. My son has settled in very well and loves the staff. He is happy going into nursery, he appears to have an excellent relationship with the nursery staff smiling at them and leaning towards them. This makes us feel very reassured that he is happy here.
The two nursery staff have both demonstrated that they know my sons personality, what he likes to eat etc. other likes and dislikes showing how dedicated they are. We couldn't be happier with how they have cared for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Buttercups Private Day Nursery, Ellesmere Port? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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