Sunnydale Nursery

1 Sunnydale, Northfield Lane, Mansfield NG19 8NX

Owner: Sunnydale Nursery

Person in charge: Gemma Skeavington (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 40

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Full week £154.50 Full day £36.05 Half day £25.75 Hourly rate £7.00 School Nursery drop off or pick up £3.00 Breakfast club (includes breakfast and drop off at school) £5.67 After school club (includes pick up from school and a hot meal) £10.30 Holiday club full day £28.84 (7am until 6pm) Holiday club half day £16.48 (7am until 12.30pm or 12.30pm until 6pm) 1:1 tutoring £20.60 per hour

Directions:

Go straight up Cox's Lane until you arrive at a dirt track with a field to the right. Follow the road round to the right and you will see the nursery building on the left.

Visiting:

If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the nursery.

Parking:

Parking is permitted through the nursery gates.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Sunnydale Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.933)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Sunnydale Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sunnydale Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.933 for Sunnydale Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (167 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.933

  • 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 Sunnydale Nursery is based on 15 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 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    15
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sunnydale Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sunnydale Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The difference in my son's social skills since joining the nursery in June 2017 is amazing to see being an only child this is extremely important to us that he mixes well with others and learns to share. They are always teaching him new things which shows in his development. The staff are so friendly and approachable that we have no problem with dropping him off first thing in a morning while we go to work and are able to concentrate rather than worrying about him all day.

I love the fact that Sunnydale Nursery has their own minibuses so when they go on trips my son is safely transported rather than having to go on public transport (with no car seat)! My son loves the nursery so much when I ask him if he's going to nursery today his answer is always yes, he genuinely loves the staff and they love him. Our son is our pride and joy and we wouldn't send him anywhere else. I cannot rate Sunnydale Nursery highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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

I couldn't recommend this beautiful setting highly enough!
I love this place.
My 21-month-old has been attending since September and hasn't been the easiest to settle but the baby room staff and especially his key worker have been amazing at trying different things and tailoring his settling to suit his needs.
They do so many exciting and engaging activities and he gets to try lots of new things.
If you are in doubt arrange a viewing. The whole team will give you a warm welcome!

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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 started Sunnydale when she was 5 months old. The staff were amazing, worked with me when weaning my daughter and kept to her routine with sleeping etc. They also supported me as I was unsure whether to leave her at such a young age. They always have her involved with all activities and encourage her to get stuck in, which I love!
Now, my daughter will be 2 in March and she absolutely loves going to Nursery. I usually get something sent home which she has made and she always comes home in brilliant mood. Her speech has come on so much with the help of the staff at Nursery and I am so surprised with the little things she keeps doing - such as putting her hand over her mouth when she coughs (must be something she learnt at Nursery as nobody else has taught her that at home!). My little girl is turning into a very polite child and I have the nursery to thank for this!
My baby loves her Sunnydale family.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale Nursery? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has recently started at the nursery and has found it difficult to settle. The staff have been fantastic, they communicate well with parents and go above and beyond. They are like an extended family to your child. Wouldn't want her anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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

Just wonderful! Staff go above and beyond to provide a loving, safe learning environment for the children. My son adores going to nursery and I feel very confident and comfortable leaving him in the care of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale Nursery? 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

Since returning to work, both my children go here, wow what can I say.

My daughter goes to the after-school club and she loves every moment of it. When it's my days off she hates the fact I have to collect her from school. They don't just stay in the grounds of the nursery they are always off out and about somewhere so much fun for her.

They have supported her with reading and she's made so many friends.

My son, who is now one, goes all day. All the staff in the baby room are just amazing! Peace of mind knowing he is somewhere where they are so loving and kind. Again they do trips to support development and learning.

The team, as a whole, are like a family and provide home from home care for our little ones. They have been great working around my rota at work.

I'm so glad I choose this nursery and would recommend it to anyone

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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

I can not recommend this nursery setting highly enough. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the food is all freshly cooked and my children have such a rich environment to thrive in. As well as being in the nursery setting, they try to take the children out at least once a week even if it’s only to the local park or on to the field to pick leaves or spot different animals and insects.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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

Our daughter has come on leaps and bounds since starting in January 2017. Her social skills, confidence and speech are second to none since she began. I have nothing but praise for the staff and management at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little boy soon to turn 3 has been at the Sunnydale Nursery for over a year now and he has progressed unbelievable amounts having started the nursery a shy little lad. He has more than definitely come out of his shell. The staff are always on hand if you need a chat to them and are absolutely always willing to help you out and listen to your worries. I couldn't wish for my boy to be anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale Nursery? 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

Gemma Skeavington, Manager at Sunnydale Nursery responded to this review on 24 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your review Bec, we love having your little boy at nursery and are all so proud of how far he has come on in all aspects of his development.

Sunnydale go above and beyond for my child. He is happy and settled here and that is because of the fantastic staff. They ensure he is hitting his age related goals and he has come on leaps and bounds in numeracy and literacy since attending Sunnydale.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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: Don't Know

Gemma Skeavington, Manager at Sunnydale Nursery responded to this review on 24 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your review Charlotte. We are looking forward to your little boy returning after the summer holidays.

In all my born days and I am 53 years old I have never ever known a nursery as magnificent as this one. All the staff are professional, loving, caring, true, honest and loyal. This nursery is my grandson's second family. Nothing is hidden. Everything is up to spec and above board in relation to legal requirements. The nursery is safe, homely and clean. The staff are amazing, they put all the children first.

I am hoping all my grandchildren will go to Sunnydale Nursery. Having the choice for my grandson to stop there with his friends and lovely staff, instead of going to get a place at council school is second to none. My grandson has come on in leaps and bounds. I feel honoured and proud to say my grandson attends this nursery. I feel privileged you have him there too. I've loved his reports and the social media updates. I love going to all the fun days charity days you hold.

This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best nursery in England. Thank you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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

Gemma Skeavington, Manager at Sunnydale Nursery responded to this review on 23 Aug 2017:

Wow, Karen! Reading this has made me very emotional! We pride ourselves on being a second family to our children. We love how involved you all are in our event days (your cakes are to die for!) Thank you so much for such positive feedback. Your little boy is a pleasure to have and Sunnydale Nursery just wouldn't be the same place without him in it. Absolutely dreading when he has to leave for big school!

Since starting Sunnydale my little boy has developed so much. The staff are amazing with all the children and nothing is ever too much trouble. There is so much for the children to do and I couldn't recommend this nursery enough to people.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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

Gemma Skeavington, Manager at Sunnydale Nursery responded to this review on 24 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your feedback, Becky. We all adore your little boy, especially his sloppy kisses and cuddles.

Our boys have been going here a few months and really enjoy it. They take part in lots of activities and the staff can never help you enough. Our little one is really bad when separated from us and the staff have been so helpful in trying different things to make the separation better for us all. He also tends to be poorly quite a lot and on his grumpy/not feeling on top form days, I've often caught him having cuddles when he's not wanted to be put down. It's very reassuring that the staff there try to do the things we do as parents :)

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Scott Skeavington, Deputy Manager at Sunnydale Nursery responded to this review on 23 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your lovely comments, Sonia. We absolutely love your little boy coming to our nursery and love having cuddles! He is now settling really quickly and is having lots of fun playing with his little friends. We can't wait for our baby room extension to be complete and our new play area developed- we think he will really enjoy having such an exciting space to play in- especially on a rainy day in his wellies and puddle suit!

Sunnydale Nursery is a fabulous place for children to play and thrive. Both our children attend nursery and absolutely love it! Both myself and the kids feel welcomed with open arms and smiley faces every day. I would highly recommend Sunnydale to any of my friends and family!

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale 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

Gemma Skeavington, Manager at Sunnydale Nursery responded to this review on 23 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Chloe! We love having your children here and cannot wait for your new addition to arrive too!

The nursery itself is very safe and secure. There is an electric gate with a buzzer and a key code on the outside door as well as on every door inside the building. The outside area has a large gate that is locked at all times.
The staff take the children on plenty of trips locally and also further afield as they have their own mini bus to take the children anywhere. They also do school pick ups and drop offs.

My son has lots of friends and always tells me what he has been up to and who he has been playing with. When he first started, he barely spoke a word. Now you can't get him to be quiet!! The nursery staff really have helped encourage his speaking as well as helping him to communicate with the other children in the nursery, they also encourage the children to do fun activities that will help them develop in all areas.

He really has changed for the better and he's now a very sociable boy who absolutely adores every member of staff at the nursery. I can't thank them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Sunnydale Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Jade Dabell, Childcare Practitioner at Sunnydale Nursery responded to this review on 23 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your lovely comments Steph. We love having A at nursery and we are all so proud of how far he has come! Can't wait for him to attend more :-)

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