Nurseries in Chesterton

(17 Posts)
lydia12 Tue 14-Jul-15 23:12:10

Hi all, I am moving to Cambridge - CB4 - this summer and have two younger kids needing 2 days a week child care. It seems only nurseries with any spaces are Butterfly Day Nursery and Snap4Kids. Does anyone have any good or bad things to say about either of these? I am not going too be able to visit before signing up, but if they are both a bit grim I will seek a childminder! My middle girl is currently at a sweet nursery and I don't want to stress her and me out by just plonking her somewhere a bit bleak....any help gratefully received.

WilderRose Wed 15-Jul-15 06:22:52

Cambridge Day Nursery, Clarence House and Chestnut Nursery spring to mind.

WilderRose Wed 15-Jul-15 06:24:54

Sorry, have those no places?
My oldest went to Snap 4 kids many years ago and it was fine. Long time ago though.

lydia12 Wed 15-Jul-15 09:24:15

Thanks, yes i tried Clarence house and they're really full. But thanks for snap 4 kids thought!

lydia12 Wed 15-Jul-15 09:25:45

My youngest is 1 so I need a not nursery school for them....

WilderRose Wed 15-Jul-15 11:13:10

Have you tried Chestnut nursery [same road as Clarence House].
Don't know what it is like as no experience of it.
Snap 4 Kids not grim as I recall it!

tensixtyeight Sat 18-Jul-15 20:28:14

My DS has been at Chestnut for the last year 2 mornings a week and it seems good, he hasn't settled brilliantly but think that's a lot more to do with his personality than anything else. We quite liked the look of Snap 4 Kids but did hear some mixed reviews, particularly about the pre-school part and though the garden was shady it wasn't big and they had very set times to go in it so maybe not ideal if your DC like being outside a lot

lydia12 Mon 20-Jul-15 08:07:45

Thanks for all this- I thought Chestnut was just A Pre- school but I will check it out. Yes, garden is important if possible!

Lizardc Wed 22-Jul-15 11:53:02

My children have been at Cambridge Day Nursery on Milton road for 4 years between them and we love it. They currently have spaces - they had a huge building project which recently finished which I think put people off for a while. But now it's done they have a fabulous event outdoor area for the kids and nice inside space too.

Definitely worth a look.

birdbrained Wed 22-Jul-15 14:43:47

My daughter has been at Chestnut for over a year - they are a nursery not just a pre-school. Good facilities and friendly staff, we're happy with it.

lydia12 Wed 22-Jul-15 22:56:20

Thanks- sadly Chestnut only take 20 month + kids. I will check out Cambridge Day nursery..... Thanks loads for your thoughts

rosemarie04 Wed 22-Jul-15 23:52:28

chestnut nursery takes babies from 3 months old.

lydia12 Thu 23-Jul-15 11:13:49

Oh! Thanks, that's me being mad - i just got them places at Cambridge day nursery which looks lovely so thanks all of you for your help x

Lizardc Thu 23-Jul-15 19:26:26

Oh super! Glad that worked out. If you get here and want to meet up with the kids then give me a shout. Mine are boys ages 5. 3 and 4 months.

lydia12 Fri 24-Jul-15 18:46:55

Thanks! I will!

lydia12 Fri 24-Jul-15 18:47:16

Mine are 5, 3 and 10 months!

Lizardc Sun 26-Jul-15 18:45:28

Oh lovely! smile

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