Strawberry Hill Nursery

13 Minto Street, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1RG

Strawberry Hill Nursery, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Strawberry Hill Nursery, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Strawberry Hill Nursery, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Strawberry Hill Nursery is a large and well established setting located in the Grange area in the heart of Edinburgh.

With an excellent staff team at the centre of everything the nursery does, Strawberry Hill provides quality care and education for all children.

The nursery has 21 spacious outdoor play areas including its own vegetable patch. Bright and engaging indoor playrooms have a variety of stimulating resources including a popular Smart Board which all the children love. Diane the on-site nursery chef prepares balanced and delicious meals for all children, catering for all allergies and dietary requirements.

Strawberry Hill Nursery is fortunate enough to have its own Pre-school teacher who provides learning opportunities and support to all children in their pre-school years.

Strawberry Hill Nursery is a recognised Investor in People, member of NDNA and proud Eco-Schools Green Flag holder - Currently working towards their second green flag while developing an Eco-garden!

Strawberry Hill provide a range of session patterns to suit all childcare needs including variable sessions, extra sessions and full time discount. Up to 10% discount for siblings and NHS workers is also available as well as working in partnership with Edinburgh City Council to offer funded pre-school sessions.

Included in fees is a quality early years care and education, freshly made, healthy meals and snacks, a range of extra curricular activities and a celebration of festivals throughout the year. Some staff speak fluent Polish too!

Children are taken on regular outings in the local area and have a graduation ceremony when they move on to primary school.

Please contact the nursery for any more information or to book a personal show round with the nursery manager!

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Maria Sherry (Area Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Edinburgh City Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Christmas & New Year (4 days)

Fees Guide: Pre-school funded sessions available, Sibling % Discount, NHS Staff Discount %

Languages Spoken (other than English): Polish

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.9 Strawberry Hill Nursery has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.883)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Strawberry Hill Nursery 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Strawberry Hill Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.833 for Strawberry Hill Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (112 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 3.05 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Strawberry Hill Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.050

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
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Reviewer Connection to Strawberry Hill Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

Overall very satisfied with the nursery. Large variety of different activities for children, brilliant staff. Clear communication with our daughter's key worker, management and other staff members. Would like to see more occasions for children to go out and about eg. trips to the zoo, etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Both of my children have thrived at Strawberry Hill nursery - the caring and well engaged staff provided a range of experiences and learning opportunities for them. The well structured management team provides a strong base from which the nursery can operate. Previously my son was at a smaller nursery. However the room and staffing structures manage to create a family atmosphere even with greater numbers. My children often "teach me" what they have learned that day at nursery which demonstrates the breadth of their day. I also like the external providers that come in like enjoy-a-ball, Spanish friends and tatty bumpkins. We can also pay extra for swimming lessons which is a great help.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

I feel the nursery is well run and definitely makes the care and development of the child the top priority. I am constantly impressed by the feedback and updates I receive about my child and I find the care staff to be extremely friendly and patient. I get the feeling that top to bottom the nursery is well organised which leads to enthusiastic and motivated staff and great care for my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Strawberry Hill is an absolutely amazing place for children. My daughter joined when she was 11 months old and it was almost 2 years ago. All the rooms she has been in are very well equipped, engage senses and are warm and bright. The staff is very involved, well trained and provide great care. Garden area is really good and used almost every day. Children have yoga classes, Spanish, football classes, the nursery also organizes swimming classes at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Meals are prepared on site, they look nice and fresh. Without hesitation I can recommend Strawberry Hill to all the families looking for the right place.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? 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

We have 18 month old twins and wanted to say that Strawberry Hill Nursery is one of the best decisions we made for them! From the moment we walked into Strawberry Hill we knew it was the right nursery - the manager is so lovely and answered all our questions before we even asked them. She made us feel confident that our girls would be well cared for and looked after. The staff looking after them are also lovely and really care about the girls wellbeing and development. They've been moved up in 3 different rooms now and each time I worried that the new room staff wouldn't be as good as the last, but they've all been great! The girls love going there and we've seen a great improvement in a variety of aspects of their development. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? 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

Both my children have been there since 9 months, and the eldest just about to start school. Saw 5 nurseries before selecting Strawberry Hill, and definately made the right decision. Amazing staff throughout, wonderful opportunities with many different activities, outstanding healthy meals and snacks. Just cannot fault anything.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Strawberry Hill nursery for 1.5 years and thoroughly enjoys it. She will start pre school in August and I have no doubt that she will continue to thrive under their care.

The staff are fantastic and always have time to engage. My daughter loves finding staff from her previous rooms and they always make time for a chat.

I love the eco garden idea and the food provided by the chefs is excellent.

I have no hesitation in recommending Strawberry Hill to any parents looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? 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

This is an excellent nursery. My children are educated and looked after to an extremely high level. They learn yoga and Spanish among an extensive list of other things. My children are very advanced for their age due to this nursery education. They are taught great manners and the food they are given is healthy and exceptional. I do not believe that there is a better nursery that my children could have possibly attended. From a parental viewpoint the staff are extremely accommodating and understanding and I've enjoyed meeting all of them. This is an excellent nursery beyond any doubt.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? 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 daughter attended Strawberry Hill nursery (now age 7) and now my son does. After looking at several nurseries, I chose this nursery first time around as it had a friendly atmosphere, lots of good outdoor space and importantly a cook on site who prepares a great choice of food for the children. Second time around it's great to see the same familiar faces and management team . There's always lots of activities going on for the children and the staff are extremely motivated, introducing new ideas regularly.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? 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

This is an excellent nursery with wonderful staff that are great with children of all ages. When I first arrived at the nursery with my then 6-month old (premature) baby, I felt very welcomed and reassured by staff. Since then, my two sons have progressed through different rooms that provide stimulation, learning opportunities and lots of fun for different age groups. The nursery offers additional classes such as football, yoga & Spanish that are great additions to the kids' days. The nursery cook is enthusiastic and engaged in the children's education regarding the environment. She offers children the opportunity to learn about food (through her eco garden) and also to enjoy healthy, freshly cooked meals. My older son is now in School and Strawberry Hill and its pre-school education proved to be very valuable for a successful start to P1. Son 2 will follow next year and I will be sad to say good-bye to the nursery (and the staff) that has become such a big part of our family life.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? 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

The nursery is great and all the staff are friendly and know my son well.
They have great activities for the kids while also maintaining a good routine.
They are always welcoming and the lunch is always varied and smells amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Strawberry Hill Nursery? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

July 2013

Eco School

Recipient: Strawberry Hill Nursery

Date: Friday 19 Jul 2013

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

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Maria Sherry

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Strawberry Hill's manager has a professional qualification in childcare and many years experience working with children of all ages.

Diane

Diane Lamont

Job Title: Nursery Chef

Joined: 2007

Description:

Diane is our fantastic nursery cook. She is a mum of 5 and has developed her skills of preparing healthy and balanced meals for children over the last 25 years. She prepares fresh meals for the children in our nursery every day, taking in to consideration everyone’s dietary requirements as well as children’s individual preferences. The children thoroughly enjoy the meals which are prepared for them and the parents often ask Diane for recipes and tips! She has a huge impact on the lives of the children in our nursery and their families.

Diane goes above and beyond for the children at Strawberry Hill by engaging them in a variety of activities including vegetable planting and maintaining our eco garden and greenhouse, baking and cooking lessons, preparing yummy treats for special occasions e.g. birthdays and always ensuring that everyone is included no matter what their dietary requirements may be.

Diane has embraced our Eco Schools Program and encourages the children to think about growing their own food. Diane has set up a greenhouse and vegetable patch in our eco garden and regularly takes groups of children to help her look after the crops.