Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue

29 Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AE

Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Opened in March 2014, this unique purpose-built nursery caters for the pre-school children from 2.5 to five-years-old. The nursery is an expansion to their "Baby only" nursery in Station Road.

Chiltern Avenue has two rooms to help the children transition from the sister nursery. They have Little Sunshine's which is a smaller room, this room helps the children settle into their new pre-school and there is a large open planned main room Bug Sunshine's with different areas for literacy, play and quiet areas.

There is a fantastic outside area consisting of a small artificial grass area leading from the creative play room, which is called the sensory garden, and a large all weather, safety surfaced area with large play equipment, slide, tunnel, sand and story telling area.

Group: Daybreak Nurseries

Person in charge: Laura Stevens (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 19

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 2 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Visiting:

They ask that you book by appointment only. Anybody who does not have an appointment will not be let into the nursery. They also ask that you have identification with you, e.g passport or drivers licence.
If you wish to make an appointment please call the nursery direct.

Parking:

They have a car park at the front of our nursery, this is to allow drop off and pick up times easier for you. Please do not leave you car in our car park for long periods of time. Many thanks

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.2 Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.188)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 5 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 4.688 for Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue is calculated as follows: ( (103 Excellents x 5) + (37 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.688

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue is based on 5 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.500

  • 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
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    2

I was very pleased with the level of care provided to my little one during the 12 months that he went to Daybreak Chiltern Avenue. The activities they put together were very good and the staff were very caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have used Daybreak Nurseries (both Amersham sites over the years) to care for each of my children in turn since 2009. My youngest has recently left to start school. They have always made me feel that my children were safe and cared for. The staff have almost universally been warm and welcoming. Additionally, I have been amazed at the efforts and encouragement put into my children's development, and the teaching of EYFS. I feel that Daybreak provide extremely high quality, and therefore very good value for money, childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue is an excellent nursery. The staff are very welcoming, kind and caring towards the children and communication from the managers is excellent. They are very vigilant when it comes to safety and always communicate via telephone if my child has had a little bump or fall.

My son has experienced a wealth of learning opportunities and I have witnessed the high-quality practice of the staff. He loves pre school and has developed fantastic relationships with his key workers and other children. The nursery is really forward thinking and celebrates different events throughout the year, which contributes to the children's understanding of the world. There is also the option of having additional ICT/ French and cooking sessions. The nursery also operates an excellent transition policy when the children move up into the next room.

My son is happy, confident and growing in independence. I know he is having an excellent start to prepare him for school. I can't recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We recently moved to the area and my daughter started at Daybreak. The staff were so caring and accommodating, helping us every step of the way to ensure we all felt comfortable with all the changes in our lives. My daughter has settled in so well and is right at home there. Thank you to all the Daybreak staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

A year ago, I would have wholeheartedly said that this nursery was outstanding and the place to send your child, however, my view has changed somewhat in recent months. Something in the culture of the nursery has changed! In my opinion, this nursery has suffered from a constant turnover of staff which, whilst this is relatively normal for the industry, I find concerning as the effect on the team is evident. There are a number of outstanding team members who have a visible natural affiliation with the children although, at times, even these stars have seemed disheartened. In my opinion, due to the recurrent staff changes, standards across the nursery have declined. I have to be clear that this is purely my opinion and may not reflect that of other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We have been very pleased with our nursery having "moved up" from the previous nursery over the road (same company). Our two-year-old is happy to remind us that "I like preschool".

The staff are interested and attentive.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I've been very happy with the care provided for my children at Daybreak. The staff always greet my child with a smile and welcome. They take a real interest in the children and are enthusiastic. I've noticed how my child is being prepared for starting school and is able to tell me all about various facts and things she's learnt while at nursery. It feels like a very well organised setting and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere to place their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son is currently at Daybreak ACA, and my daughter was there until last year (she currently attends the break regularly). I have been very impressed by the dedication of the staff, the warm atmosphere and the amount of fun and educational activities organised for the children. Most importantly, it feels like a safe and caring environment for our children to spend time and have fun in whilst myself and my partner are at work. The staff are brilliant and have built really strong bonds with both of my children. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? 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

Daybreak is amazing. Even my father who thought a child should stay at home with their mother admitted he was wrong as he saw his grandchild develop. No parent has the tools or knowledge to prepare their child for school in the way Daybreak did for us and our child. She was head and shoulders above most children when she started school and continues to do well. All I think is due to the guidance we and our child has received. I am very thankful to all the staff throughout our child's 4 years with daybreak and continued into the Break.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We moved our son here a year ago from a local nursery based on recommendations. We are very pleased that we made that tough decision. The main reason for our satisfaction are the staff. Always warm, welcoming, enthusiastic and energetic - I don't know how they do it! I have also been really impressed with our son's learning and general development (he attends 4 long days a week). The indoor/outdoor flow is flexible, they often have extra planned activities and we also pay extra for some classes run by external suppliers (e.g. French, IT, sport, cooking).

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at 'Big Daybreak' for 6 months now, having moved up from 'little Daybreak'. We are very happy with the level of care and attention given to her as the staff are interested and invested in the children and my daughter is very happy to be left with them. She has even told me on occasion that she doesn't want to come home yet as she hasn't finished playing! The mixture of learning through play is very well balanced with general fun and the kids can go out to play in the garden whenever they like. I feel very confident that she will be ready to go to school when the time comes and that Daybreak will have played an enormous role in that preparation.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

My daughter has attended Daybreak in Amersham since she was 4 months old, she is now 4 and she has loved her time here. The staff are amazing, its a warm friendly environment, which has really helped my girl to socialise and build bonds with both the staff and other children. I have felt complete confidence in the knowledge that she will be properly cared for with love and affection in a totally professional environment. The range of activities is fantastic and encourages the children to explore the world around them. It has been great preparation for starting school and developing lots of skills and I would not hesitate to recommend Daybreak.

How likely would you be to recommend Daybreak Nurseries Amersham Chiltern Avenue? 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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