Clarence House Barns, Ely

183 High Barns, Ely CB7 4RJ

Clarence House Barns, Ely is situated in Barns Community Rooms and caters for children from three months to five years of age.

The nursery space has undergone a recent refurbishment allowing separate areas for toddlers (Lady Birds) and pre-school (Bumble Bees) children. There are also areas for messy play and a large outdoor space with a free flow system in place for both age groups.

The nursery is safe, happy and relaxed environment for the children to learn through play.

Children are supported to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum that enables them to reach their full potential.

The nursery is registered for the Nursery Education Grant Scheme.

Group: Clarence House Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Aga Winiarczyk (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 44

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Portuguese

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Clarence House Barns, Ely 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 25 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Clarence House Barns, Ely in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 16 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 4.779 for Clarence House Barns, Ely is calculated as follows: ( (235 Excellents x 5) + (60 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 298 Ratings = 4.779

  • 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 Clarence House Barns, Ely is based on 16 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 8.8 positive Reviews (44 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 8.8 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 Clarence House Barns, Ely has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.779)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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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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Reviewer Connection to Clarence House Barns, Ely

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    7
  • Aunt of Child
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  • Grandmother of Child
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My son really enjoys going to nursery. He gets on well with all staff who are extremely friendly, accommodating and helpful.
My son has progressed so much since going to nursery especially with his speech which was a little bit behind.
Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been attending for about one month now. The staff have been very welcoming and friendly. They support my son so well with his needs. He is already napping and eats all the food provided. The numbers of children in the rooms seem much lower and therefore the care more personalised than at other nurseries that I have been on tours of. I am really impressed with the staff's relationship with my son already. The daily feedback is very detailed and the service is really flexible.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My Daughter has been attending Clarence House Nursery for over 2 years now and has enjoyed her time at the nursery so much, she now attends after her reception class. The staff at Clarence House are wonderful, my daughter always comes home with lots to tell me about her time spent there. Would highly recommend to anyone who asked for a local nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both of my younger two children have attended Clarence House nursery and they have been brilliant with both of them. My middle child started school in Sept and it was sad for me that she wasn’t going to attend anymore. My youngest is still going though so it’s nice for my little girl to come and say hello at pick up times and they are also invited to parties which is fantastic! They both have had a great relationship with all the girls that work here! I don’t think they have ever not liked any of the staff! It’s currently my youngest boy's last year of nursery. He absolutely loves it here and is always full of smiles when I pick him up. I have never experienced any problems since using the nursery in the last few years! I have recommended them to my friends with children too!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

It's nice to know that my little boy is being looked after by a professional and caring staff.
He has been at Clarence House for 6 months and he seems very happy. It's great to get weekly updates via the nursery web portal, Tapestry. Those pics and videos are fantastic.
Very happy dad.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I’ll keep this brief but my daughter has attended Clarence House Barns since January 2015 and they have been consistently exceptional.

The support and care they offer in so many aspects of the service they provide is exemplary and has no doubt had a wonderful effect on my daughter’s development.

I couldn’t be more delighted with my choice and I’d happily recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I find the nursery a very well run and organised facility that encourages the children to explore and play at their own pace and level. The activities the nursery does outside of the establishment are organised with abilities and understanding of each child in mind. They are well thought out and enjoyable to all. All the staff are caring and well trained. I haven't found one that daughter is not attached to. The manager keeps all parents up to date with newsletters weekly which we didn't have until she started.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My baby girl is always excited to come to the nursery and take an active part in all art craft activities.
She is also eating well at the nursery and we can see that she is building good relationships with her friends.
We also enjoy that she is going to the local parks for trips.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very friendly and helpful staff.
My daughter picked up a lot of English and all staff are very polite and patient with our little one.
I adore that every time she is at the nursery, my daughter is involved in messy activities, goes outside and plays in the mud kitchen.
We also enjoy cooking club and all the cookies our daughter is making.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery! Staff really go the extra mile for my baby daughter! Extremely flexible and caring. My baby has developed her social and cognitive skills greatly since she had been in the nursery and at a very affordable price! Cannot recommend it enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff in the Ladybirds room are absolutely amazing and our boys cherish them. The manager is extremely accommodating and works with you to get exactly what you require. There has been huge progression with our boys and we cannot thank Clarence House staff enough. Overall, a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Clarence House Nursery is a very good nursery.
My little girl, she's always happy to go and to learn new things every day. All the staff are brilliant and they are working very hard to look after our children. All lovely ladies and they all deserve a big star. I'm well happy with the service provided by Clarence House Nursery, Ely.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff are very caring and have the time for all the children. Since my daughter started at Clarence House Barns, Ely, she has become so confident and learnt many things that will prepare her for starting school and also become independent in herself.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has recently left Clarence House Barns, Ely due to starting Primary school, she had been attending for the past 2 years and I cannot thank the staff enough for the positive impact they have had on her, staff have always been very welcoming and communication was also very good.
It has definitely been a great place for my daughter to learn and develop.
I would highly recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have found my sons experience of Clarence House very good. He always comes home very happy and worn out which is a good sign of attention and activities from the staff. His speech improved a lot since he started and when he is dropped off he is happy to be left.

The staff are always friendly and informative about what he has been doing and saying, they seem to have a general interest in every child and this is more than just a job. I'm very happy for my soon to keep attending here.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We really like that our little girl is so happy to go into nursery every morning. She is safe there and her learning and skills are developing well. She has a lot of friends there and she feels the playgroup include her. All the ladies who take care of her are careful and close to her. She likes the food as well as the feeling of the nursery. The manager helped us with all the programs that the nursery has as well.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Nice staff, good care, nice conditions. We are very pleased. Every action taken is comunicated with us. And our girl always asking to go back at nursery. Our girl had a lot of activities and she know songs and stories learned at nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are really happy with all aspects of Clarence House, the staff are really friendly and cater to each individual child's needs well. Our daughter came to the nursery soon after moving from another area and despite this, she settled in very well. Her first sibling was also born soon after she started at Clarence House and the staff were really helpful at helping her to adjust by playing role play with toy babies. The staff have always been very flexible with dietary requirements and there is a good alternative menu. The mud kitchen in the garden is great for the children's development. We also love being able to interact with the staff using photos, videos and comments on the online tapestry system. The list of positives could go on, but there is only limited space to write!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff are always welcoming and polite, they take the children and comfort them when you leave. My children love how they do singing and dancing. Have a lovely outdoor area, messy play. Always get told about there day and informed on what they have eaten. Help with potty training. There a very good nursery very pleased

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My niece has come to Clarence House for a few months now and I could not recommend a better nursery! After being let down at a previous nursery finding Clarence house was truly a godsend. The staff are all professional and caring towards both my niece and myself and really go the extra mile to help her settle when she is having a bad morning. The activities are planned to suit each child individually and my niece has developed dramatically since starting at Clarence House!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started attending the nursery this year. It's only been a month but he already made great connections with other kids and the staff. He likes going there and whenever he's back home he tries to describe what he did there. Staff are friendly and take good care of their pupils. Would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Great staff, great environment! My daughter loves it! They're all so understanding They genuinely care about the children. My daughter has come along so far since being there. She's been there almost a year now and never wants to leave at home time.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I went to visit the Nursery with my Daughter when my Grandaughter was about 6 months old, we were both so impressed, with the layout of the Nursery, the staff and how well it was equipped. She is nearly 3 now and attends three days a week, sometimes more days if needed. My granddaughter has made so much progress, she adores Nursery and the staff, she has so much encouragement and thrives on it. She is way ahead of other children I know who don't go to Nursery. The staff are wonderful, and so patient, taking time for each child while making sure rules are obeyed and safety is ensured. I have worked in nurseries in the past and from experience would recommend this Nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter recently left Clarence House Barns, Ely having been a full-time attendee for over a year. The staff have always ensured she is well, happy and well-fed. They are sensitive to her needs when in need of an extra cuddle. tThe new staff have injected new life, enthusiasm, and order to the nursery and the weekly updates are great. My daughter has now started school but I would not hesitate to use the nursery's services in school holidays if need be.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son has been attending this nursery since he was 13 months old. He loves it and we are extremely happy with the facilities and care provided. It is a very warm and inviting place and the staff are well-trained, enthusiastic and caring. The activities are stimulating and varied. The garden is large and well equipped and the children are encouraged to go outside regularly. The staff are always thinking of new ways to engage the children, for example exploring colours with colour boxes and providing chattersacks for use at home. I am confident that my child is well looked after and, most importantly, happy when he is there and that there will always be support and cuddles when he needs them. Compared to other nurseries it is also exceptionally good value for money and offers flexible sessions which is incredibly helpful to working parents. I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Barns, Ely? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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