The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle

Cherry Tree House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 8SX

The Cedars Nursery in Newcastle offers on-site education and enrichment for children of all backgrounds and cultures. They are passionate about outdoor learning and promoting Speech and Language. They were rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. They work closely with the education community to provide the best support for families.

They follow the Early Years Curriculum and are big believers in 'learning through play'. Twice each day they have adult-led activities in the classroom and in the garden based on the learning goals for that age group.

Each child has their own Development File where their progress is tracked, and they encourage parent/carer contribution. They hold frequent 'Coffee Mornings' where parents/carers can come in and informally chat to staff about their child's development and meet other parents/carers.

They have very well-trained staff; staff have a minimum of NVQ Level 3 (except for apprentices who are working towards the qualification) and boast 5 Early Years Teachers (an equivalent of a PGCE that specialises in 0 to 5 year olds). They work with Northumbria University to ensure continuous improvement.

Meals are cooked fresh on site by the nursery cook and the nursery has a 5* hygiene rating. They cater for all food intolerances and there is always a vegetarian option.

They are based in a beautiful Grade 2 listed Victorian Mansion house which has large rooms with high ceilings and gorgeous windows which provide plenty of natural light. The private and secure garden is very large and boasts a woodland garden (where they practice Forest School), a bug hotel, allotments where they grow their own fruit and vegetables, a nature trail and plenty of fun and safe areas to play. Except in times where the garden is deemed unsafe (for example extreme wind or heavy snow) children go outside twice daily.

The ground floor is accessible by wheelchair. There is on-site parking.

Group: The Cedars Nurseries

Person in charge: Susan Cook (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 72

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Located next to the (now closed) General Hospital and opposite the Prospect Medical Centre - where Westgate Road and Grainer Park Road meet. Look for a large red brick building with a large logo on the side.

Visiting:

They would love to show round prospective parents and do 2 private show arounds a day - in the morning and in the afternoon. These last for around 20 minutes and are a great opportunity to not only see the place but also to ask any questions you may have. Visits are by appointment only please call to arrange.

Parking:

Safe off-road parking available within the nursery premises.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle 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 35 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 21 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 4.789 for The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle is calculated as follows: ( (354 Excellents x 5) + (44 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) + (6 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 417 Ratings = 4.789

  • 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 The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle is based on 21 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 14.4 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 The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.789)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle?

  • Extremely LIKELY
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  • Likely
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  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle

  • Mother of Child
    34
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The Cedars did a fantastic job of helping my daughter settle into nursery at just 9 months old. I was so worried about going back to work but knowing she was happy and well looked after at Cedars made it much easier. Now at 16 months, my little girl loves nursery. She's very comfortable there and I know she has lots of fun. The staff are really friendly and helpful and their outsourcing provision is amazing!

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Susan Cook at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 20 Apr 2018:

Thank you for leaving this review, Fay, we really appreciate it. It's so lovely to hear that you trust us to look after your little one and that she has a wonderful time with us - it is a joy to see her grow and become more confident every day. Thank you.

My son loves the place and the staff. He enjoys his time and learns a lot every day. They have nice activities and big garden.

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Susan Cook at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 19 Apr 2018:

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review, it is much appreciated. Your young man is a pleasure to have with us and it is lovely to see how much he enjoys nursery. Thank you

My son has attended Cedar's since 2015. From the beginning, I have always felt he is in a safe and secure environment. As he has developed, I can see the positive difference having him in Cedar's has brought. He is a very well mannered child, always happy to see all the staff, though he certainly has favourites. He has made friends and is happiest playing outside in the huge garden. The work done at nursery from arts and crafts, reading books, creative play to outdoor play is great. It will be a sad day when he leaves for school.

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Susan Cook at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 19 Apr 2018:

Hi Angela, your son is a big part of the Cedars and is great fun - always willing to try new things and get stuck in - a teacher's dream! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, thank you.

My sons have been coming to The Cedars Nursery since January 2018 and he absolutely loves attending. He’s come on leaps and bounds since starting and he adores his key workers and staff, they always make me feel welcome and I wouldn’t take my son anywhere else. I love how they teach my son and also that they have the children outside as much as they can. The nursery is always clean and the menu sounds lovely and healthy. I feel my son is safe and well looked after when I leave him.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 12 Apr 2018:

Thank you, Joanne. It is wonderful that he enjoys coming to nursery and that you, as a parent, feel comfortable leaving him in our care. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, thank you.

My daughter has attended The Cedars Nursery since July 2014. The girls have been fantastic and she loves going to see her friends. The range of activities are great and I could not recommend a more professional, kind and caring group of people to come for her.

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Sue Cook, Nursery Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 07 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your feedback and your kind words. Your daughter is a pleasure to have around the nursery and we always depend on her for a great conversation.

My daughter is very happy at the nursery.
The staff were very good at developing skills and getting her out of nappies.
They always make the most of their large outdoor area.
I have no problems with the nursery at all.

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Sue Cook, Nursery Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 07 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your valued feedback. Your daughter is a pleasure to have around the nursery, it's lovely to see how she developed her confidence and how she communicates both with staff and with her peers. You can always depend on your daughter to give an update on everything that has happened during the day.

My daughter attended the nursery for three months, as we moved to Italy after that. We have been extremely happy about her experience. She went to nursery willingly and really enjoyed herself. The staff was wonderful: caring, attentive and they made it easy for my daughter to get on well with them and with the other children. She learned a lot during those three months, in terms of developing independence but also socialising with others. The outdoor space is ideal and the nursery is a really safe place for children. There were different creative activities. She almost always ate all the food, which means that must have been good too! I am very grateful to all the staff for having allowed my daughter to have such good time during those important three months of her life.

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Sue Cook, Nursery Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 07 Feb 2018:

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback helps us to ensure we continue to provide the best possible care for our children and their families. We do pride ourselves on planning fun, exciting, age and stage appropriate activities for our children which encourage them to want to learn. We will always remember your daughter's smile and how she was always willing to share her dolls with her friends.

These are the most devoted group of people. Their work to bring out the best of these children is outstanding. We're lucky to have them.

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I adore everything about this nursery and I highly recommend this nursery to anyone and the staff. It is so lovely. I can't thank them enough.

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It is a very good nursery which I like in Newcastle. I am extremely satisfied with my little one's every-day development in his learning and speaking habits. Staff are also very cooperative. Very clean environment. Every time when parents need any help they are ready to help. I can see, every day, improvement to my little one's listening, speaking, writing and learning skills. Overall it is a very good nursery in Newcastle.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 09 Aug 2017:

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I'm so glad that you've enjoyed your time with us and that you would recommend us so highly. It has been wonderful to watch your little gentleman grow in confidence and turn into a little chatterbox. I'm so glad we have prepared him well for school - I just know he is going to fly!

My child attended nursery from a baby until school age. She had health problems as a baby but the nursery were fantastic in supporting her. They have supported my daughter ever since, helping and providing her with the skills and knowledge that she has gained. I could not have chosen a better nursery.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for this review. I'm really glad the nursery supported you well - that's what we're here for :) Your daughter will be a big miss and I hope we will still see her when you come to pick up your little one. Thank you for being such an active member of the Cedars it really means a lot that we are appreciated and that you want to be involved. I will pass on your kind words to staff.

The facilities are excellent and the staff provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our boys.
We have nothing but good things to say!

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for this review and for being such an active member of The Cedars, I'm so glad your youngest is still with us so that we will hopefully still see your middle one every now and then!

My girls have attended this nursery for over 6 years. All the staff are warm and welcoming. The nursery environment provides a safe and diverse learning space, especially the gardens which my children have loved. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you for leaving this lovely review. I'm so pleased that your girls enjoyed The Cedars and got a lot from our environment and activities. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing your eldest but if she is anything like your youngest they are both charming young ladies who love to learn. I am sad our long relationship has had to come to an end but wish your family the absolute best for the future!

Since my son joined The Cedars Nursery, he has developed in so many ways. He's more interactive, confident and always looking forward to a day at nursery. His teachers have been brilliant.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear such positive feedback and all the different ways in which your son has developed with us. I will pass on your kind words to his teachers!

The Cedars is a fantastic, fun environment in which to learn and play. My daughter loves coming here and has a really good relationship with all staff. We'll miss it greatly when she starts at school.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for leaving this review. It has been lovely having your daughter and your family with us. She is a kind, bright, young woman and will be missed by both children and staff. Wishing you all the absolute best for the future!

Both my children have attended Cedars and we are very happy with the care and support that is provided.
The staff are very welcoming and a great support. They provide a caring environment for the children to learn and play in.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your review. It has been an absolute pleasure to have your two children at The Cedars. Your young lady is already a miss but I know that she will absolutely fly at school as she is a teachers dream; polite, interested and sociable. Thank you for being such a lovely family and we wish you all the best for the future!

A very good nursery, lovely staff who always made you feel warm and welcome. Highly recommend to others.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is lovely to hear that you would recommend us to others and always felt welcome. Your son is a lovely young man who will have a fantastic time at school. Wishing you and your family all the very best for the future!

A lovely, friendly, well-organised nursery! My daughter has loved her time here.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. It was an absolute pleasure to have your family and your daughter with us and she will be missed. Her zest for life is infectious and her enthusiasm for activities and learning is a teacher's dream! Wishing you all the very best for the future!

Cedars Nursery has been an excellent nourishing environment where my child has flourished, gained confidence and built outstanding friendships. She has enjoyed her time there - singing praises of the staff and activities. My child will thoroughly miss the nursery experience. An outstanding education facility and caring environment.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you for leaving this review. Your daughter is a wonderful young woman and it has been an absolute pleasure having her here. I'm so glad to hear that she enjoyed the activities, she certainly made the most of each and every one!

I am very happy to have chosen The Cedars Nursery in Newcastle. My son has learnt a lot of things during the time at this nursery and made a lot of friends. He developed a good confidence during the time he spent at this nursery and is now ready prepared for reception school.

I would always recommend this nursery to people I meet who have smaller children.

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for being so involved with The Nursery - it really does help having a parents perspective and I don't think we will ever see such a wonderful Weekend Book as yours! Wishing you all the best for the future!

I first bought my daughter to nursery when she was two and she thought the garden was a park, she couldn't believe it! She still had the best time in the garden and loves her picnic teas.

The staff have become like friends to us; always asking how we are, finding out about what we've been up to at weekends etc. Everyone is really friendly. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds at The Cedars, her numeracy and literacy skills have been established well before leaving for reception. Thank you so much!

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Chloe, Deputy Manager at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 08 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this review, we really appreciate it and I will pass on your kind words to the rest of the staff team. It has been so lovely to have your daughter and family be a part of The Cedars and we all wish her the best for school and just know she is going to love it. Hopefully, if the weather stays okay, we can squeeze in a couple more picnic teas!

What can I say other than perfect!!! My child has been attending the nursery for nearly a year and everything about it is amazing. The staff are attentive, professional, caring and nothing is too much trouble. At all times the needs of the child come first. The nursery has a caring, homely and friendly feel, where with the staff's encouragement children are able to learn and grow at their own pace.
The setting, with extensive outdoor areas ensures they are able to explore all surroundings in a safe and secure manor. The meals provided are always fresh and cooked onsite which is fantastic. I would recommend The Cedars to any parents/caters. The staff, management and overall setup are second to none.

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Chloe, Early Years Teacher at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 09 Jan 2017:

Thank you for this wonderful review, Ann. I will pass on your praise to the rest of the staff team. It's so lovely to hear that you've had such a wonderful time with us - you, and your son, will be missed. I hope you're are as pleased with your future nursery as you are with Cedars and wish you all the best for the future.

We are full-time carers for our 2-year-old granddaughter who has experienced some family difficulties and is still insecure after a year with us. She loves the nursery but because she is used to the 24/7 attendance of relatives she is loath to go anywhere without us. She has been attending for 3 months and still weeps when we leave her but we know she is ok within a couple of minutes. The management and staff have been/are brilliant in getting her settled (she goes twice a week) and in supporting us whilst she becomes accustomed to our leaving her.

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Chloe, Early Years Teacher at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 04 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your review, I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the rest of the staff team.

My son is in his second year at Cedars Nursery (Newcastle), the nursery is great, there is lots to do. The staff are brilliant my son comes home learning so mething new all the time.

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Chloe, Early Years Teacher at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 15 Nov 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I will share your kind comments with the team. It is wonderful to hear that you and your son enjoy coming to The Cedars and that your son has fun learning new things - a love of learning is so important!

I have loved this nursery from day one of my daughter coming here. The staff are excellent, caring and just lovely in general. My daughter loves coming to this nursery and enjoys playing with all the different activities. Overall, I would definitely recommend to everyone.

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Rachael K, Senior Nursery Nurse at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 29 Sep 2016:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Vanessa. I will pass on your kind words to the team :)

I could not speak highly enough about the Cedars Nursery - Newcastle. The overall care is excellent, each and one of the carers are wonderful with the children, they teach them and look after them with so much patience and love. The nursery itself is based in a big building, with big rooms with different areas for the kids to play and develop. It also has a wonderful garden with lots of corners for different activities. The food is home made every day in the nursery kitchen. They have a wide menu with well balanced and nutritious meals. Both of my children are looking forward to going to nursery every day and I leave them knowing they are in a safe place. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Rachael K, Senior Nursery Nurse at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 27 Sep 2016:

Thank you so much for your review. It is a pleasure looking after your boys and lovely to hear that they look forward to coming to nursery and you know they are safe with us. I will pass on your kind words to the staff team.

Caring staff and exciting activities with good food - very pleased I chose this nursery.

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Rachael K, Nursery Nurse at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 26 Sep 2016:

Thank you, Helen for your review and thank you for choosing The Cedars. I will pass on your kind words to the team.

I would expect more learning activities for pre-school children. Staff are always lovely, polite and helpful.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Chloe, Early Years Teacher at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 26 Sep 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review, Anna. With regard to activities, we make sure to plan flexible and varied activities that follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and have 4 Early Years Teachers on the staff team who have had the latest training but perhaps we haven't been telling parents/carers what we are doing and why. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. When you're next in please see your child's Key Worker who will be able to show you where you can find out details of our indoor and outdoor provision and show you your child's Learning Journal and pre-school Floorbook.

I can't praise the staff at The Cedars Newcastle enough. My son had a wobble about attending nursery earlier in the year due to us expecting a baby and the staff worked so hard to get him back to loving the place.

We chose this nursery due to them being able to accommodate our family work shift patterns and nothing is ever a bother about the rota. It's very hard to find a nursery who will accept a rota place and we couldn't be happier with our choice.

Our son now doesn't want to leave at the end of the day as he loves the outdoor space so much he just wants to stay with his friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Chloe, Early Years Teacher at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 15 Sep 2016:

Thank you for this lovely review, Kathryn. It is an absolute pleasure looking after your young man.

The Cedars Nursery offers exceptionally high quality childcare with professional staff who are passionate about providing a loving, friendly and safe environment for the children. The range of activities, learning resources and meals on offer are of an excellent standard, and the huge garden enables the children to explore and enjoy the outdoors freely and safely. My three children all went to The Cedars Nursery and loved every minute of it. I would highly recommend The Cedars Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Vijay Kritzinger, Marketing Manager at Cedars Nursery at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 13 Jul 2016:

Hi Gemma, thank you for your wonderful review. The children enjoy the outdoor activities immensely, as you will see from our fun outdoor balloon painting creative session in our gallery photos. We most definitely have some Jackson Pollock inspiration happening here :-)

My daughter has been coming to the nursery from being a baby and my son also came until he was 5 yrs old. I can not say enough praise for the staff and the way they help the children settle in. My daughter loves coming to nursery to see her baby friends and loves playing in the extensive garden. My son had behavioural difficulties and although they had to deal with some difficult situations, they never stopped him from coming to nursery. My son now attends school with no problems and I feel nursery prepared him for the school environment. He had no problems settling in. Thank you to all the staff who look after my daughter and my son when he was at Cedars.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Vijay Kritzinger, Marketing Manager at Cedars Nursery at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 06 Jul 2016:

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review of our nursery. We are so pleased that you have such a positive experience with our staff and our service. We are always striving to improve on care and facilities and your daughter is going to especially love what we are busy doing with our woodland garden at the moment. Our staff and volunteers are in the process of creating a nice outdoor theatre / stage area to make outdoor activities even more fun!

Our two little girls (1&2) attend Cedars and we have been very happy with the standard of care, facilities, and staff members there. The nursery itself is large with ample play and learning areas. The garden is very large, and the children spend much of the day outside if the weather is good. The staff are very friendly and have been responsive to our requirements - for example, introducing potty training. There is an emphasis on fun and play, and the staff create a 'home-from-home' feeling which has really helped our two year old develop into a confident and happy little girl. With 3 meals per day included and a significant discount for full-time care (5 days for the price of 4), plus a sibling discount, we have also found Cedars to be good value for money compared to other nurseries.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Vijay Kritzinger, Marketing Manager at The Cedars Nursery at The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle responded to this review on 06 Jul 2016:

Dear Laura, thank you so much for your lovely review. Our nursery staff love their work and are very happy to hear that you and your little girls are happy with our care...we strive to improve our standards everyday and your feedback is very encouraging and helpful, thank you:-)

My little one who is 4 is attending this nursery for more than a year now.
On a whole the nursery is ok. I have personally found school attached nurseries to be more productive education wise. This is more of a daycare. I found majority of the staff to be polite and welcoming but a few of them are really uncooperative. In my one year experience in this nursery I have not seen them arrange any trips for the students, which I feel is also integral in the overall growth of a child.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle? Unlikely

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

My daughter has been going to cedars since she was 9 months old, now as a four year old little girl she has flourished at the nursery. The staff are very welcoming and really take the time to know each child. Now in her last year at Cedars I know there will be tears alround when the time comes to leave. I am confident the nursery has set her up to a great start at school.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter attended this nursery part time as did her friend.
I chose this nursery because it was close to my house but had many problems. In the beginning they lost my application form so I had to send in another one.
On a daily basis, the staff did not seem very engaging and many times we didn't sign her in on the register as they said they would do it later.
As my daughter took a while to settle in I had the chance to wait outside and witness the way the nursery was run.
They hardly took activities out and set them up on tables but did during Ofsted inspection week!
At hometime my daughter was outside where they have a large space but staff always sat on the step whilst the children ran around I don't know how they could see them from where they were sitting.
I even saw a child fall over because water from water tray had not been mopped up whilst two members of staff were sitting nearby.
I only ever saw the head teacher once when my daughter returned from a trip.
I've heard similar experiences from two other parents of this nursery.
It's a shame because at Christmas and Easter the staff made an effort and did activities if only they would do this for the rest of the year!

How likely would you be to recommend The Cedars Nursery - Newcastle? Extremely Unlikely

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Average Rating:   2.7 out of 5

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