Sunbeams Day Nursery (Halton)

17 Field End Gardens, Halton, Leeds LS15 0QD

Sunbeams Day Nursery (Halton) is a purpose-built nursery offering a stimulating learning environment for babies and children up to the age of five years.

The team of friendly, highly qualified staff aims to support parents in the care and education of their children while following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), enabling children to build positive relationships and progress as individuals in a supportive environment.

Children at Sunbeams Day Nursery (Halton) are cared for in developmental and age-appropriate rooms for babies, infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. Staff wait for children to reach certain developmental milestones before moving them through the rooms, rather than doing so according to age.

Group: Sunbeams Ltd

Person in charge: Jenny Ducey (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leeds City Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 70

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Halton) 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 28 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Halton) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 20 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 4.783 for Sunbeams Day Nursery (Halton) is calculated as follows: ( (273 Excellents x 5) + (54 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 336 Ratings = 4.783

  • 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 (Halton) is based on 20 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 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 14 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 Sunbeams Day Nursery (Halton) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.783)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Sunbeams Day Nursery (Halton)

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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We LOVE Sunbeams at Halton! Our little boy has been in the baby room since he was 9 months old and it's such a friendly, welcoming place.

His development has been fantastic in the last few months, and he loves the outdoor play, the messy activities and the fantastic staff who care for him so well.

We get daily updates on his progress as well as photos and artwork. It means the world to us to be able to go to work knowing that our boy is happy with his Sunbeams family.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been with Sunbeams Halton since he was 7 months old and although it was a very difficult decision leaving him quite young, his care was outstanding. His 1st key worker was amazing with him and I shed a few tears when he moved up as I felt so secure leaving my baby boy with someone who treasured him as much as I did. His development has come on leaps and bounds and he is loved by so many of his friends in his current room as well as the staff. The environment is clean and well thought out as are the activities. The staff are really friendly in every room I have encountered and very professional. There is a super atmosphere from the moment you walk in and they know every child by name. Little touches make a huge difference. Well done all at Sunbeams Halton.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My son joined Sunbeams at 10 months old and has loved it since the beginning. Now in infants I often struggle to get him to leave as he has such a bond with everyone. The staff are fantastic and always happy and welcoming. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sunbeams to anyone.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Amazing nursery. My son moved here in January and has progressed so much compared to his previous nursery. Staff are very good and communicate very well with what your child needs to focus on to improve. I will definitely be sending my daughter when I'm back at work. :-)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sunbeams staff have looked after our child well. They are very friendly staff who have bonded. The nativity was impressive and there are times when fun things happen like Gruffalo themed food and cooking in the classroom. The food is excellent. The chef has great relationships with the children and provides nutritious meals.
Some things I feel could be improved:
- staff turnover and explanations to children. There have been a number of people leaving, some of whom have established close relationships with my child and it was not explained to him or us.
- outdoor space - this is being looked at so hopefully will improve but it’s a small and pretty uninspiring environment. Really welcome efforts to create natural features and use nature as an approach to learning.
- the size of the room is small for the amount of children which makes a noisy and cramped space.
- on pick up there are times when staff are unable to tell us what he has done that day.

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

My son has attended Halton for 2 years and now my daughter, I trust the staff 100% with my children, they are all very warm and welcoming and go the extra mile to ensure both my children and I are happy.
I can not fault any aspect of the nursery, the setting is always clean and well prepared for the day, the children have a great range of activities and events each week and they get a nutritional meal ever day.
My only wish is that my children didn’t have to leave for school!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our child has been attending this nursery since he was 10 months old and he absolutely loves it. He settled in straight away and has formed lovely relationships with all the staff in his room. They take such good care of him and he is blossoming at Sunbeams Halton.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my boys go to Sunbeams Halton and both are very settled and love their time at Nursery after the usual settling in issues. They each love their key workers and all the staff which makes me feel more comfortable leaving them for such long days without mummy or daddy. Their progress is lovely to see and they learn so many new things daily. All the extra events and charity days are nice to be involved in too. I would highly recommend Halton and its staff to anyone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I’m super happy with Sunbeams, they’ve been great with both my children and I feel treat them as family. My little boy is so excited to go and is coming on leaps and bounds. Such caring staff and easy to communicate with. They also cater to complex allergy needs and have supported me and my children throughout. Can’t recommend more highly.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter started at Sunbeams when she was 9 months old and has gone from baby room to pre-school. She absolutely loves it and all the staff. They are all so lovely and extremely friendly. My daughter has grown so much during her time there and is developing so much everyday and it is down to the wonderful staff at this nursery.

I feel so happy going to work knowing she is safe and happy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Beautifully designed layout with colourful and welcoming class rooms. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. Both my boys attend Sunbeams Halton and both love it there. I can't fault them!

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I love this nursery. My son has been going here for 2 years now and he loves it, not to say he's come on really well and is 6 months ahead of his age with makes me really proud. I have recommended my friends and family here now their children go there. I just wish I would of known of this nursery 7 years ago as my old council nursery which I paid a lot every month for them to fail my daughter, so I took them both out when my son was 8 months old. When he was 2 I found out about this nursery and how good it is so I got in touch they welcomed me and my son and make him feel so happy there. The workers are brilliant as at first it took a while to settle but they knew why he wouldn't settle as he wanted one particular worker, so she changed the worker so he would feel more comfortable and now he loves going to nursery and loves everything about this place. I would not say a bad word bout this place will go out there way to make your child develop xx xx

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I literally can not rate this nursery highly enough. There are no words to describe the ladies and gentleman that work at this nursery. My daughter has now been going for over 2 years and she adores every one of you. There is just fun and laughter every time you walk in the room. She has made some amazing friends who she will treasure forever this includes the staff.
Everyone from the cleaner to the management are just so friendly and I could not ask for a better group of people to take care of the most important person in my world... thank you from the bottom of my heart

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since my daughter came to this nursery she has grown so much and at 2 she knew all her abc and could count to twenty, not perfect but she still gave it ago. She loves coming to nursery everyday and I have no concerns.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter has attended this nursery since she was 9 months old and am sad to say she will be leaving to go to Primary School in September.

The staff are lovely, the facilities are fantastic and wow, a private chef with a nutritious menu that changes on a monthly cycle.

Most importantly though, I am always bowled over by the things that she comes home and tells me about, the things that she has learnt. It's great to know your child is being well looked after but its amazing to know that she is thriving in a fantastic learning environment too.

As a little girl who knows her own mind (very well), if she didn't enjoy it, she would not hesitate to make sure I knew and why, Sunbeams most certainly gets the thumbs up from her too!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son absolutely loves coming to nursery he’s becoming since he was 7 months old. All the staff know his name and always make an effort to interact with him. He has many friends at nursery and always enjoys his time in nursery. He gets a wide variety of food, he eaten some stuff that he wouldn’t get to eat at home.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Both my boys started at Sunbeams Halton when they were 8/9 months old. The staff here are amazing. They invest so much time and effort in the children. The relationships they form with the children are lovely to see. My boys absolutely love going to nursery, my eldest is due to start school in September, it will be an emotional day when he leaves.
Keep doing what you’re doing, you are great!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy has attended sunbeams for the last 15 months he is now is the preschool room. He absolutely loves going, he runs in, in the morning without any fuss all the staff are so friendly and approachable. Would highly recommend it. My other 2 older children also attended Sunbeams from being 6 months old till starting school and both had excellent experiences there. Can’t fault them in anyway, great team.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I can't praise Sunbeams highly enough. My son has attended for over three years and, over that time, he has come on leaps and bounds in terms of his confidence, social and personal skills. He counts down the days to nursery! The staff always go the extra mile and have always been there to talk through any questions we have.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been at this nursery for 1.5 years and it’s been one of the best things for her, she has come on leaps and bounds and I believe and know that being placed here has 100% contributed to this. She often comes home having learnt new things/sentences/actions and it surprises me however and makes it easier for me to follow through at home and mirror what skills nursery have thought her. Equally if I have taught her something/strong about how I do something the nursery accommodate my requests and follows these. They allow her to be creative and get messy which she loves. All in all are really great nursery with fabulous staff

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child really enjoys nursery, although he does have some separation issues with me on a morning, the staff at Sunbeams are always extremely patient with him.
His social and communicational development have really come on.
Thank you, everyone, at Sunbeams.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter goes to Halton sunbeams and I have to say that it is an absolutely amazing nursery. She has come on leaps and bounds since being there. She started in the baby room and is now in preschool. All the staff know all the children's names and you really feel the personal touch when there. Such a friendly and warm environment and it definitely gets her seal of approval as she loves going there! Would recommend without hesitation to any of my family and friends!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son goes to sunbeams and has done since January, he absolutely loves it all the staff are amazing and extremely friendly they really do want to best for any child that's in their care - my son since January has come on leaps and bounds they listen to what we want to teach him and they help with achieving this.

They taught my son to say thank you using sign language and he's not even 2! It's stuff like this that makes the whole nursery outstanding

Would 100% recommend to anyone

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My one year old son started nursery full time in September and he absolutely loves it. He is developing so well and learning so many things which is down to the ladies who work here. All the staff are polite and very welcoming and even when they don't work with my son they all know his name. It's a brilliant environment for all children and they make it easier for me to leave him knowing that he is enjoying him days there and is in safe hands. I couldn't have picked a better nursery for him. Thank you.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The girls put you at ease straight away. They are professional and you can tell they love children. Our little boy runs into the nursery and always seems so happy there. We have had no issues and it's made the transition to being full time working parents easier.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter was cared for by the staff at Sunbeams in Halton from the age of 10 months until she started school this year. She loved everyday and always came home with lots of stories or pictures from her day. It is only since she started in school that I have really been able to appreciate how much she was learning whilst also having fun. Despite being one of the youngest in her class, the foundation that Sunbeams gave her is helping her thrive! We all miss the friendly pick ups and drop offs and I am very grateful for the friendly flexibility they offered to me whilst also juggling an older child and work commitments.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have been so thrilled with the care that our daughter has received at Sunbeams. The fact that she is always eager to go is a testament in itself. Any issues we have had have been dealt with promptly and to a very high standard, they take the individual needs of the child and family very seriously.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

All staff are very polite, friendly and helpful every morning and afternoon when I drop off and pick my little boy up. My little boy has come along so much more whilst going to this nursery. Thank you Sunbeams.

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Enabling Environment

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UK Best Indoor Learning Environment

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