Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate)

Ainsty Road, Harrogate HG1 4AP

Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) offers a stimulating learning environment for children aged from birth to five-years-old.

Children are provided with care and education by a team of skilled and professional staff who follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, while the provision has been purpose-built to meet the needs of babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children. Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) is built to help children learn and has soundproofed walls which aid speech development.

Parents can be assured that their child safe and happy in the loving and supportive care that staff at Sunbeams offer. Staff strive to ensure each child receives the best care and support through every stage of their development and progression, waiting for them to reach the right developmental phase before progressing through the nursery.

Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) 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: Alison McAvoy (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Yorkshire County Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 68

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Sunbeams is in the grounds of St Roberts Primary school on Ainsty Road. Adjacent to Harrogate High School

Parking:

Parking is available at the entrance to Sunbeams with an additional 2 spaces at the entrance to St Roberts PS

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 25 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.875 for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) is calculated as follows: ( (259 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 295 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 (Harrogate) is based on 15 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 13.6 positive Reviews (68 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 13.6 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.

9.9 Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.875)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    25
  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate)?

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    25
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    0
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Reviewer Connection to Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate)

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    2

I would and have highly recommended Sunbeams Nursery, Harrogate.
My little boy started just in March this year after we were also recommended.
My little boy struggled with separation anxiety, however, due to the care and understanding from the staff, he is a lot more confident and settled quite quickly. He’s also learning really well too.
I know and trust he is always well looked after and I can see he is happy.
The staff are all so lovely and friendly and also informative of my little boys progress too.
There’s always lots of activities and events taking place too if parents want to get more involved.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

In my opinion, Sunbeams in Harrogate is one of the best nurseries in the area. We started there 3 years ago (moving my eldest from another nursery to preschool and my youngest to toddlers and now preschool). The staff (including the management) are all so friendly and approachable and the care they give is fantastic. You really get the feeling they know you and your child.
As a learning environment, it is very productive and professional but this works so well alongside the friendly approach so it's not too much. I often drop the boys off wishing I could stay instead of going to work! Thank you to all the staff.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter started at this nursery when she was 18 months old and has now just moved into pre-school. During her time at the nursery, she has flourished with her development. All the staff are so welcoming and take such an interest in each child. My daughter enjoys nursery so much and asks every day to go, which is nice as a parent to know how much she loves it and keeps my mind at ease.

Due to such attention and enjoyable learning techniques from the staff, my daughter has developed so quickly and she is now 6 months more advanced for her age.

As a fitness enthusiast myself I was happy to see that the food the children have was cooked fresh and offered good nutrition, my daughter loves the food at the nursery and tends to like seconds! I would like to thank all the staff at Sunbeams too for their commitment to get into the nursery in bad snow conditions and also for always having smiles on their faces and making you feel welcome!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little boy started here in January and he absolutely loves it, the staff are all brilliant with him. He’s learnt so many things ever since starting. Couldn’t be any happier with it.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little girl loves nursery she doesn’t want to leave sometimes and the staff are so nice and friendly.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A wonderful nursery - our daughter loves it. They do so much with the children, are creative, caring and provide a really stimulating environment. Our daughter has come on leaps and bounds since attending.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The best nursery and preschool in Harrogate for sure! My eldest is extremely shy but since he started at Sunbeams, he has come more and more out of his shell and actually asks to go to school on days he's not there, as he loves it so much! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming every time.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy is 2yrs old. He was ready to mix and make friends. The staff were and still are really helpful and kind as he every morning is in tears when parting from me.
They noticed what his strengths and weaknesses were pretty quickly so worked with him to enhance his skills.
He settled in really well and never didn't want to go. He likes all the staff and is very chatty with them .
The staff are really friendly and tell you all that your child does daily from food to play to nappies and any events happening.
Am very happy with the setting as lots of room and versatility and just enough children per room.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My eldest son whom is now at school had such a great grounding at Sunbeams Harrogate.
He built a foundation that increased his confidence, intellect and intelligence.
My youngest is now in pre school and loves it. All the staff are super friendly, honest, approachable and good fun. I could not fault anything it is just superb and my boys have and continue to strive due to the quality of this day nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

After looking around several nurseries in the Harrogate area, we were very impressed with The Manager and her team at Sunbeams, our baby daughter started in January 2018 and she is very happy.
We are always fully informed of what she has done throughout the day.
There are always lots of activities for the children to take part in and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the nursery to anyone thinking of booking a place.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I always feel completely happy and relaxed when leaving my daughter at Sunbeams. She loves the staff and has made many friends in preschool. The lunches are varied and healthy and there are always many fun activities planned. Lots of fun in an educational way. Thank you Sunbeams, you make an anxious parent feel completely reassured!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended Sunbeams in Harrogate for over a year now. Each day my daughter comes home exhausted because she has had so much fun and been involved in so many activities. All the staff are so kind and friendly and you get such a warm welcome on every visit. My daughter has learnt so many new songs and made lots of really creative art work. As a parent I find the parent mail app an amazing tool to keep up to date with all the events taking place at Sunbeams. I couldn’t recommend Sunbeams enough!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son Oliver has attended Halton Sunbeams since October 2017, he loves every minute of being there. He loved the baby room spending lots of time with his key worker. He’s moved up to infants now and has a great time, the staff keep him entertained all day. I would recommend Sunbeams to any parent.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been going for over 2 years to sunbeams he absolutely loves it will be sad when he has to leave for school. The staff are so friendly and helpful, they do a lot of themed events for the kids to get involved with and have a nice out door area for the kids to blow off some steam would definitely recommend to friends

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since starting the staff have been very welcoming and friendly towards myself and my daughter. I have been impressed with the meals and snacks offered and the amount of time they spend outside is great.
My daughter looks forward to going.
I would recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

We are really happy about Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) and this is only because our little boy has loved staying there. Staff are dedicated and responsible. There are also many activities from which we can see that our bot learnt a lot of skills, songs and words and most important of all - confidence.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has been at this nursery for over a year now and is very settled and happy. Staff have been excellent in helping her to settle in, and providing care to her. She is provided with a wide range of activities each day, which have really helped her development.
Her key worker is excellent and I cannot praise her and the rest of the team enough. We are moving out of the area next year and I will be very upset to have to move my daughter out of the nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff at Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) are of great help in terms of getting my two year old settled and providing good care. My boy is definitely starting to enjoy nursery life including eating and playing with other children. He has also learnt a good amount of songs and stories and numbers. I would highly recommend this daycare nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My little boy has been at Sunbeams for a year now, starting in the babies class when he was 11 months old and now in the toddlers class. Every member of staff at Sunbeams is friendly and caring and takes the time to get to know each child. It really feels like an extended family and my little boy often comes home asking when he is going to see his nursery teachers again!
I have already recommended Sunbeams to other parents as they do such a fantastic job of caring and educating the children and above all, the staff work with the parents to do their best to make sure the children are happy and enjoy their time at nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

From the introductory tour, I knew that Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) was where I wanted my baby to go. Staff were so friendly and welcoming. They made me feel comfortable straight away. The nursery itself is always clean and so child orientated; it's the perfect environment for kids. My little boy's key worker is superb. He loves her and she knows him inside out.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Since my children joined Sunbeams they have developed in so many ways. My daughter is more confident, learning lots of new words in English. My son starting walking and is balanced. My children look forward to going into the nursery every day.
My son and daughter love the teachers very much and the teachers are very approachable to parents. I really highly recommend this place.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I cannot praise sunbeams enough for the hard work, love, care and dedication to the children who attend the setting. I have been using sunbeams since my eldest was 14 months old and she is now 7, and my youngest started when she was 5months old and is now 3 and a half.
The staff are wonderful and have helped shape both of my girls into the amazing little beings that they are today. The activities are always educational and interesting and I enjoy hearing the girls mainly the youngest about the day they have had and what they have been doing or what they are going to do in the next coming days.
The cook is also exceptional making some healthy but tasty and interesting meals that the children enjoy.
Sunbeams staff are also outstanding when it comes to supporting the parents/children, I do believe that a close relationship with the parents is just as vital to sustaining and maintaining a relationship with the children.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Sunbeams is the most friendly place, they keep my son entertained and happy all the time. The people who work with him, have even gone out of their way to make a reward chart in their own time for us to use at home, also they keep me very up to date and listen to any problems I think I may be having.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been in Sunbeams since he was 10.5 months old up until him starting school this coming Monday. We absolutely adore this nursery. The staff are very caring and friendly, they helped my son settle in, learn, develop and have fun doing it. He is always happy to go in and most days doesn’t want to leave. Fun activities like arts and crafts, baking, gardening or hatching butterflies to name a few have really enriched his experience in Sunbeams. I am also very fond of the outdoor facilities, if rain or shine, kids love spending time outside playing, looking for bugs, gardening or in a gazebo. Sunbeams have definitely helped shape my little sunshine into a confident, lively, polite and charming boy that he is. Thank you!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sunbeans are fantastic. They work closely with EYFS practitioners at all levels to ensure pupil/child development. The girls are well cared for and enjoy the activities they do. Overall, wholly brilliant nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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October 2015

Enabling Environment

Recipient: Sunbeams Ltd

Date: Saturday 03 Oct 2015

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November 2014

UK Best Indoor Learning Environment

Recipient: Sunbeams Ltd

Date: Saturday 01 Nov 2014

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