Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds)

Austhorpe Lane, Austhorpe, Leeds LS15 8TP

Set in a happy and welcoming environment, Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds) provides care and education for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of five years.

The nursery’s team of friendly staff is highly experienced and provides a stimulating and enabling environment to promote children’s learning and development. They work closely with parents to establish the best transition through the nursery rooms for the individual child, waiting until they reach certain developmental phases rather than progressing according to age.

Children at the nursery follow the Early Years Foundation Stage in the activities they participate in, which enables them to learn and absorb effectively in a supportive environment, while also developing softer skills such as communication and relationship building.

Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds) also offers out of school clubs, including a before school club, an after school club, and a holiday club, all of which provide children with a fun atmosphere where they can play, draw or complete homework.

Group: Sunbeams Ltd

Person in charge: Leanne Buchanan (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leeds City Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 62

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Sunbeams is located on Austhorpe Lane, in the grounds of Austhorpe Primary school

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds) 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 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.837 for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds) is calculated as follows: ( (202 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 239 Ratings = 4.837

  • 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 Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds) is based on 13 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 12.4 positive Reviews (62 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 12.4 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 Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.837)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    18
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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Reviewer Connection to Sunbeams Day Nursery (Leeds)

  • Mother of Child
    19
  • Father of Child
    1

My son has attended this nursery since he was 7 months old. In each room he has been in so far every member of the team have been fabulous. My little boy loves the days he goes and always comes home with something new he's picked up or learnt. The staff make a personal connection with not just our son but us as a family when we come to collect him. Everyone always seems very friendly and even if they are not involved within the room your child is in they 9/10 acknowledge you and your little ones are there. Even though the area outside is fairly small they manage the time well outside with the kids.

I have recommended this nursery to a few friends who now bring their young ones here.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My little girl has attended the nursery since she was 6 months old, I was very sceptical leaving her to return to work however Sunbeams made that transition to work so easy with how amazing the staff are! She's still here at 3 years old and won't be leaving until the transition to school. Watching her grow and develop over the years and become the cheeky little character she is today. I can safely say that Sunbeams has played a massive part in this and I can't give my gratitude enough! All staff members engage with all me and my little girl regardless of whether she's in the class or not, I would 100% recommend the nursery to everyone.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I'd just like to say I've been really impressed with how the manager has accommodated my son starting and then soon after increasing his days at short notice. I have found the staff in the toddler room to be completely child focused and positive about my boy and I feel very comfortable leaving him. Each week there seems to have been a theme such as backing for mother's day or crafting for easter and he is thriving at nursery. Thank you for taking such good care of my boy!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my children have loved their time at Sunbeams. The staff have known my children inside out and gone out of their way to ensure my children are happy and safe. They have stimulating activities, indoor and outdoor and I love it when they come home with baking! Each time my children have moved into older rooms, the transition has been planned carefully and my children have adapted brilliantly. Activities are varied; crafts, baking, outdoor equipment,paint,sensory experiences. The menu is varied and my children eat a range of flavours and textures. Family style eating, altogether also encourages table manners. My eldest also took part in cook school, learning skills themselves. Thank you Austhorpe Team for your care and commitment.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My little girl has attended since she was 10 months old and is now 3 years old. I’ve always been extremely happy with the nursery and she has always been happy to attend. The staff are fabulous and so caring. Thank you

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter settled into Sunbeams extremely well. She is happy when I leave her and always hands overs pictures and smiles when I pick her up. The key workers are all really friendly and helpful. Very pleased.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been coming here since she was 7 months old. She is now over 2 years old. I can honestly not pick a fault. She has such fun days and loves it. The reassurance from the staff is amazing. The management and staff could not do enough for the children and parents. Every time I pick her up she has a huge smile on her face and always has a cake she has baked or a picture she has made.

I absolutely love this nursery and the staff. Its so clean and so friendly. I know my daughter is in very safe hands which feels fantastic.

Thank you Sunbeams!!!! You do an amazing job xxxx

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Sunbeams on Halton since last March and she absolutely loves it! Her social skills and speaking are excellent and the staff are fab! I couldn’t have picked a better nursery to send my daughter to.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely Nursery, all the staff are friendly and lovely with the children.The nursery is kept clean and tidy. My daughter absolutely loves it.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sunbeams Austhorpe is just simply the best. The care and attention they show to each and every child is second to none. My daughter has been attending for two and a half years and she has come on leaps and bounds. They balance education with enough play for a 3 year old not to get overwhelmed or bored! The staff are fantastic and my daughter sees them as family not teachers! I could not recommend highly enough.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

What a fantastic nursery! We have been so delighted with the care provided for our daughter for the past 2 years. The staff are so welcoming and really take an interest in each and every child as an individual. My daughter loves going to nursery and is very comfortable being left with the lovely staff. The nursery have dealt so well with my daughter's allergies too. I have felt very reassured.

I would recommend this nursery to all my friends and look forward to our younger daughter starting next year.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both son and daughter go to sunbeams and enjoy going. My three year old son has learnt how to spell letter of his name with the help and dedication of the staff in preparation for school. My two year old daughter loves the activities like baking and playing with sand. All staff really friendly and nice and reassuring as both my children have cried at drop off time in the morning but quickly settle with cuddles from the staff which put me as a mum at ease leaving them whilst going to work.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Our daughter has attended this nursery for the last 26 months and we never have any worries leaving her there. Any issues have been addressed immediately and professionally and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sunbeams. Our daughter talks about the staff as much as her friends and looks forward to her time there.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son's communication, social interaction, confidence, maturity and general wellbeing has been developed and nurtured continually whilst attending nursery. We recently moved him into a separate programme for pre-schools. The children in this class are the same every day, they know each other, they are allowed to develop their voices and to deepen their understanding and relationships. The activities in this room are pitched at their stage in nursery life and has done more to prepare him for school in September than in a room with children with varying age groups. They have developed his knowledge of phonics so much so he is happy to write a couple of Christmas cards which would have been unheard of 2 months ago. Progress is made and rewarded as applicable.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sunbeams Austhorpe Leeds Nursery is excellent, the staff are so kind and professional. I have felt very comfortable that my little one is extremely well looked after, safe and his educational development needs are nurtured and encouraged.
We have also just seen the kids do their first nativity play - which was fabulous. I would recommend this nursery to all my friends and family. Thank you Sunbeams Austhorpe, Leeds.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been there since he was one and he is very happy. He started part-time but now is full time. The management and staff are very caring, supportive and understanding. I never worry about my son while he is there. This means a lot as a working mother. At certain times, they have been flexible with me in terms of additional days. I would recommend the nursery to parents with no hesitation.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I can highly recommend Sunbeams nursery, we have used them for the last 3 years to care for my 2 daughters and everyone has been exceptional. The staff really care about my girls and do everything they can to make their days in nursery enjoyable. They took extra care and gave lots of extra cuddles through the early days when they were settling in and now both of them love going. They have both come on really well and the staff are very knowledgeable about how to develop them in specific areas when needed.
The outdoor area is very good and they go outside as much as the weather permits, it's a great location with views of fields and the occasional tractor or herd of cows for entertainment!
Thanks to Sunbeams my eldest is already well prepared to start school next year and looking forward to it (even if I'm not!). We will continue to use the holiday clubs for many years to come as it is a great facility, again run by really caring staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery with outstanding service. Trust the long standing staff who are trained at a very high level. Detailed explanations of what a child has/ has not done at end of each day. Very good communication between staff/ parents/ children. Was worried when I moved my daughter from another nursery but she settled in well. When I had concerns that she didn't know her numbers very well, the preschool staff spent time and focused on this straightaway. My son has settled in very well too. The efforts and dedication of the staff definitely show through in the children's development.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little girl is extremely happy here, she has been going since she was six months old and loves every day there. No matter what mood she is in when I take her, she is all smiles and happiness as soon as she gets in the front door. The staff are exceptional and they have a fantastic balance between learning and playing. I could not recommend them higher.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sunbeams have always been fantastic with my son, he has been going to this nursery since April and has never had any complaints or worries, even back in the days of him crying every morning when I would leave him staff were so lovely and take care of parents as well as your precious babies!

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Enabling Environment

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UK Best Indoor Learning Environment

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