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HappylittleSunbeams Day Nursery (Helping your child to shine!)

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Member since Mar 2014 Last Updated Nov 2018 Last Login 18 Jan 2019 Email

Our Summary

Daycare

About Us

Warm, loving, enriched environment where all children shine!

Come and visit us so that you can see for yourself!

Hello my name is Allison, my nursery is called Happy Little Sunbeams Day Nursery, previous to this I was an Ofsted Registered Childminder and now have a nursery off Linthorpe road, Middlesbrough, I have cared for children of all ages for many years and I have a genuine caring and loving nature.

My staff are trained by me and understand that parents are trusting us with their precious goods, we provide an interesting, welcoming and warm environment for your child in the setting and have kept it very home from home.

I worked as a Probation Service Officer for 17 years in the Probation Service, this was prior to me setting up my childminding business. During this role I worked with families, involved with managing risks and safeguarding.

My children were in childcare in the past, so I understand your anxieties. I remember feeling so upset when I left my children and all I can say is after a couple of weeks your child will be fine and so will you when you feel safe in the knowledge that they are settled. You know when they are settled, when your child understands the routine, they know that your coming back to collect them at the end of the day they soon adjust, Trust me, it does get easier!

In order to settle your child into the setting we work with you to support this transition, offering 2 hours free settling in sessions. It is also important to us that you and your child feel comfortable prior to them starting the setting and throughout their stay. We will work together to ensure that your child achieves their full potential and prepare them for school and life in general and help them to gain in confidence.

We constantly communicate with parents via the babysdays system that we use in our nursery, we are paperless! you will receive daily diaries, photographs of your child enjoying their time, menu's and observations, the list is endless, this system has proven to be extremely beneficial in regard to working together with parents and showing parents how their child is developing within the setting.

Our staff
The staff have been with us a long time and love the work they do, we have staff in the setting with teacher status, most staff are either level 2 or level 3 trained. All staff are placed on a lengthy induction and safer recruitment is fully adhered to i.e. thorough interviews, references and checks, overseas criminal checks, enhanced DBS checked, fully first aid trained, trained in all aspects of childcare including Safeguarding, Fire Safety, food hygiene, prevent and lot's more we have a full membership with the NDNA.

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WHAT WE CAN OFFER

We can provide a home from home experience for your child within our setting, the Nursery is based on Park Road North - off Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough.

Parent/Carer relationships:

We want to continue with what we already know and to support any child or parent coming through our door and for them to feel part of the Happy Little Sunbeams family as many children have for many years previous. We have had some wonderful feedback from parents/carers on the progress their child has made since commencing the Nursery. We will do our very best to ensure that your child feels comfortable, safe and achieves the best they possibly can during their stay with us.

Stay and play opportunities for parents/carers to come into the setting to spend time with their child in the nursery and be involved in their play and activities. They feel so important when we have stay and play so they can show you their friends, staff and their room and the work they do at nursery.

We update you daily via our online Babys days system, you will receive notifications of your child's day in nursery by way of photographs, diary, learning and development, newsletters, medication, policies and permissions.


Teaching and learning:

We will provide lots of wonderful activities, outings and groups e.g. sing and sign (we have a lady who attends during the week to teach the children sign language, dental hygiene and messy play). We strive to ensure that your child enjoys themselves and feels settled in our setting and that they have an excellent relationship with their key worker. We provide a full curriculum of topics, activities and play, we complete observations and summative assessments of your child's learning and development, termly reports and statutory documents e.g. Age 2 year progress checks and transitions before reception age. We also meet with school staff to ensure that when your child is moving to school nursery the transition is smooth to support you as parents/carers and your child to enjoy the experience.

We fully adhere to the Early Years Foundation Stage and the 7 Areas of Learning, We incorporate the areas into the play and topics that we will cover to help your child to develop in the areas of learning to prepare them for school.

Prime Areas:

1 Personal, social & emotional development
2 Communication & Language
3 Physical Development

Specific Areas:

4 Literacy
5 Mathematics
6 Understanding the World
7 Expressive Arts & Designs

Food, drinks and health

We have an in-house cook who is trained in Level 2, Level 3 Food Hygiene and awareness of allergens. She has catered for all dietary needs over the time we have been open and she prides herself on the quality of food she provides. She involves the children in cooking activities and teaches them the eat well plate. We offer drinks bottles filled with fresh water all day long, juice or milk with meals.

We ensure that the children are involved in our toothbrushing scheme, this is monitored by NHS and they observe us frequently to ensure we are meeting guidelines. Children have plenty of fresh air, either in our own outdoor area or to the local park, museum or play area.

Our Availability

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 28/11/2018

Our Fees

  • Childcare from £27.00 per morning
  • Childcare from £27.00 per afternoon
  • Childcare from £42.00 per day
  • Childcare from £190.00 per week

Fees are 42.00 full days 7.30 until 6 and 27.00 half days (07:30 until 12:30 and 1pm until 6pm). Fees include breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner.

WE ARE OPEN SATURDAYS

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU, ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US TO ARRANGE A VISIT.


We accept childcare vouchers and government grants.

Our Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 14/06/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for HappylittleSunbeams. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Savannah has been coming to happy little sunbeams for 2 years now she loves coming and has come on leaps and bounds. I am always amazed by how much she gets to do while there from adventures in the park water play painting messy play dressing up sing and sign they are always having so much fun. She know her alphabet numbers and can sing the phonics songs even I've learnt the actions. Allison becky and all the girls are amazing and I couldn't be happier with everything they do

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about HappylittleSunbeams on 17/01/2018

My son loves everyday at nursery and has come on leaps and bounds since starting!
Every staff member knows who he is and they are always so polite. I'm always well informed of how his day has been an love reading his diary each day!
He has formed strong bonds with the staff and his face lights up which is really comforting for me when I leave him each day.
My son has numerous food allergies and happy little sunbeams are fantastic with dealing with this!
Lovely place.. highly recommended like a home from home!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about HappylittleSunbeams on 14/01/2018

Hello,
Anybody looking for a childminder for their little ones this is the place to take them. Alison and her team are all amazing! My daughter has loved her time with happy sunbeams, particularly growing her own sunflower, crafting, painting etc. As a parent I can't believe how much she has come on and developed in her time with these girls. I feel that Alison goes the extra mile with these children and if I'm honest I didn't realise how much pre nursery education Mary would receive! She sings all the jolly phonics and alphabet and signs too! But most importantly for me Alison is a mother herself so she just gets it! When your leaving the most precious thing in the world with someone it's so good to know that they are looking after your child just as you would yourself.
I love them all and rate everything at Happy sunbeams 5 star

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about HappylittleSunbeams on 22/07/2017


Response by HappylittleSunbeams on 22/07/2017:

Thank you so much Jody, I am over the moon with the review. It was a pleasure caring for your gorgeous girl xxx

My little girl has been with Allison and the girls, a little over 7 months and has come on leaps and bounds ever since. Every morning she's crys to go which to me proves how amazing Allison and her setting is. Allison and the girls are amazing and the activities she provides are great too, everyday I pick up A I'm amazed how much she's learnt and done that day. Overall the environment Allison has created is a loving and nurturing one, her and the girls are always there to help and support you and your child and Allison always goes out of her way to help you wherever or however you need it. Leaving your child is always hard as Is the worry that's comes with it but Allison is always there to help and reassure you that your child is happy through out the day. I have no regrets choosing Allison and the girls, they are wonderful and caring people and A loves and adores them all so very much. I would highly recommend Allison and would like to thank her and girls everything they've done for my daughter, she really is a credit to her profession and a wonderful caring person and you wouldn't find a better person anywhere to care for your child .

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about HappylittleSunbeams on 22/07/2017


Response by HappylittleSunbeams on 23/07/2017:

Thank you for your wonderful review and we love caring for A, she is a total sweetheart and we love having her around.

I strive to ensure that the children are happy and content in my care and that they learn and develop in line with EYFS. My staff are fully trained by me and they understand how important it is to parents that their child's welfare and wellbeing is paramount over everything.

We all love doing what we do and so glad that you are happy with our care.

Lots of love

Alli xxx

My little boy has been going to happy little sunbeams for over 2 years now and words cant describe how much we both love alison and her team and how lucky we are to have found someone so lovely and caring. When i started back to work after having noah, who is my only child, i was apprehensive like any mother but alison soon put my mind at rest. I trust both her and her team implicitly with all my sons needs and know that while im at work there is no one better or no place safer for him to be. I am always astonished by how much they do with the children, i.e. groups, soft play, long walks, baking etc and safely feel that noah is never bored when he is with them. Alison and her team adhere to the eyfs framework and being a qualified teacher myself i can appreciate how much work they put into each child they have in their care. The communication is excellent and whatever i am doing at home with noah alison compliments that within the setting, whether that is behaviour or potty training etc. I honestly feel like alison is one of the family who has not only been there for noah but there for me whenever ive needed her. You could not find a better or safer place for your child to be!! I would never have noah go anywhere else

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about HappylittleSunbeams on 22/01/2017


Response by HappylittleSunbeams on 22/01/2017:

Well Claire, I have just had an emotional moment!. I am so grateful to you for being so kind and appreciative of both my staff and I. I have cared for your son for over 2 years but I can honestly say I have enjoyed every moment of this time I have spent with him. He has come on so much and it has been wonderful for me to have been part of making the transition to school nursery with you both and meeting his lovely teacher too. I appreciate how lovely you always are with all of us including my own children and Mark my husband and you always give them time. I cannot thank you enough over the time I have known you for the beautiful, thoughtful gifts you have brought to the setting for the staff and I, I always place them in pride of place and look at them when I have a bad day to reassure me that I am doing the best I can for the children I care for. I look forward to a wonderful future with you and your son. Lots of love from Allison, family and staff xxxx

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