Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)

Bounty Street, New Bradwell, Milton Keynes MK13 0BQ

Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Acorn at New Bradwell works in partnership with New Bradwell School and the Windmill Children’s Centre.

The nursery is small and friendly. It provides wrap-around care for children in the school’s nursery class. It offers after-school and holiday care for children in the main school. There are also free sessional places for eligible two-year-olds.

The nursery is light and spacious, with a homely and child-centred focus and also has an enclosed outdoor play area. As with all Acorn nurseries, the fees are fully inclusive of all meals, snacks, drinks (including approved formula milk), nappies and activities. The friendly staff welcome visits from prospective parents.

Group: Acorn Early Years Foundation

Person in charge: Aimee Pawlak (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 33

Age Range: from 0 years 4 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 3 days at Christmas & 4 Staff Training days

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Reviews

9.4 Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.405)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 7 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 4.405 for Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell) is calculated as follows: ( (39 Excellents x 5) + (40 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.405

  • 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 Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell) is based on 7 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 6.6 positive Reviews (33 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 6.6 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
    4
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)

  • Mother of Child
    7

My eldest daughter left Acorn this month and it was a very emotional experience. After attending the nursery for four years, she had become confident and secure in the environment and her key worker had formed a strong emotional attachment with her.
My younger daughter continues to thrive in the challenging, stimulating surroundings and she is making a high rate of progress with her speech and social development.
The nursery is managed well by a calm and positive individual who puts the children at the heart of everything that they do. Creative play is predominant and children are encouraged to be independent. I would recommend this nursery to anyone who considers a child's welfare and personal development to be fundamental.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two daughters who use Acorn Childcare. My eldest daughter has attended Acorn since nine months old and is now 7. I am extremely happy with the childcare she receives and it's always been available for her at all stages of development. The range of activities and trips are excellent. The staff are always happy and pleased to see the children and vice-versa. The staff know the children's personal needs and likes and dislikes really well and always try to include things they show an interest in and always go the extra mile. I am 100% assured my girls are happy and safe here.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I feel that the nursery is very helpful when it comes to the child's needs as well as the parent(s). My son was on and off when he first started in the nursery but a lot of patience and activities they have it helped him build confidence and social skills.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Where to start? It's fabulous! We moved up to MK from London in 2012 and, after going to look round this nursery, we didn't even bother looking at alternatives, as it was perfect for us -- small, open plan, friendly staff and happy children.
Good balance of free play versus structured group time, lots of messy play and a lovely outside area. Good range of extra activities, such as Forest School (for 3+), sports outside, games, trips to the park, library etc. Food is healthy and varied.
The manager and her team are calm, organised, friendly and you can tell that they really care about the children. My oldest daughter went there and loved it, and my youngest is currently enjoying her time there.
Can't recommend it highly enough! I'm so glad we found this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)? 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

There is so request too big or small for this nursery. All staff are very caring and friendly. A very welcoming nursery environment. They provide good quality food and ensure the children get outside every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

At the beginning of the year I considered changing nursery for my daughter. However after researching a number of settings in the area, I found out that nursery offers the best a way of activities. My child enjoys her meals and truly can see the developments. I would recommend the setting to anyone. The manager is a great asset there.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both of my sons have been attending the nursery for a good 3-4 years, either in nursery or holiday club. The staff are absolutely fantastic, all very kind, polite and show that they all really care about the children.
Both my boys have developed and grown in confidence due to the great staff who work very hard at making the nursery time enjoyable and happy.
I'd highly recommend to friends and family - keep up the good work guys.
Only negative, its very expensive and I've had issues with bills.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (New Bradwell)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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