Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate)

Ainsty Road, Harrogate HG1 4AP

Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate), Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate), Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate), Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.2 Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.234)

The Review Score of 8.2 (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 4.8 out of 5 from 12 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 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.837 for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) is calculated as follows: ( (118 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 141 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 3.397 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate) is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 13.6 positive Reviews (68 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 13.6 Target = 0.147

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sunbeams Day Nursery (Harrogate)

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

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.

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

Am so happy with Sunbeams nursey. After our original nursery closed we started at Sunbeams with preschool and nursery aged boys. From the beginning, all the staff have been so welcoming and friendly. Everyone (& especially the manager on the front desk) are always so happy, regardless of day/ early morning.
The learning and preparation in preschool for the school transition is outstanding and the staff brought out the best in our son helping him grow in confidence. At nursery level the care is very good, they do a wide range of activities and get the feeling all the staff really know the children.
Can not recommend Sunbeams enough and am glad that we are now there, just wish we had started there years earlier.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My overall experience with Sunbeams nursery is excellent. The staff are friendly, caring and always happy to help. My son absolutely loves going and it is the best nursery by far and can't fault it at all.

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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

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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