Acres of Fun Day Nursery

Priors Court Road, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9SG

Acres of Fun Day Nursery focuses on outdoor play within stunning grounds. Their wonderful facilities, extensive resources and dedicated, highly qualified staff were all praised in their recent ‘Outstanding’ inspection report from Ofsted in September 2017.

Acres of Fun is located conveniently near to J13/M4. The wonderful house and Pre-School are set amidst a couple of acres of fabulous grounds. There are huge lawns, mature woodland, a vegetable garden and leafy glades - perfect for exploring, playing and building dens.

When the time comes for a child to leave Acres of Fun and move onto school staff want them to be confident, happy, with a sense of care and consideration for others. They will also have received an outstanding educational start, ready for the next stage in their young lives.

Owner: Nicola Walters

Person in charge: Rebecca Pritchard (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Berkshire Council

Number of Staff: 49

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

Total Places for Children: 100

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week in August

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Acres of Fun Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acres of Fun Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.951 for Acres of Fun Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (137 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.951

  • 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 4.55 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Acres of Fun Day Nursery is based on 11 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 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.550

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.5 Acres of Fun Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.501)

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery?

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Reviewer Connection to Acres of Fun Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
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Both my children have attended Acres of Fun and absolutely love it, stunning setting where the children are outside as much as possible. A warm, friendly and nurturing environment, where both my children have thrived. My son, who has just started school, is way ahead already thanks to Acres. Amazing quality home cooked food, all prepared from scratch onsite - I wouldn't send my children anywhere else!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Acres of Fun is a fantastic nursery and my son has really thrived since he joined. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. The facilities of the nursery are excellent and the garden really is acres of fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would highly recommend this setting to others. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the children have access to a wide variety of toys and activities from fully engaged and knowledgeable staff.
The staff have been amazing at putting my mind at rest and answering my (many) questions, as a first time Mum I have found it quite hard leaving him, however, I feel completely at ease now due to the fantastic staff.
Thank you, I cannot wait to watch my child grow with your setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are so pleased we chose Acres for our little boy. The staff are so friendly and really care for the children, ensuring they are settled and getting to know each child really well. Our little boy has been really happy at Acres, and he has so many opportunities to play in a variety of ways. The activities are exciting and help him learn; he has grown in confidence and formed close attachments to lots of the staff, especially his key workers. The staff are professional and understanding, showing flexibility to ensure the children feel at home. The grounds and garden areas are superior to any other nursery we looked at -each room has a private garden just for those children and then there is a huge garden. I like that all the children can be outside at the same time. The food is varied and interesting. Our child has an allergy and the nursery is so good at providing for him. He is very happy at nursery and I think it’s down to the excellent quality of care and provision at Acres.

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been with Acres of Fun since she was 8 months old and she's loved every day being there! From the moment we walked in on our visit and saw the huge grounds and fantastic staff, we instantly signed her up and have never looked back. She has learned so much and made so many friends at the nursery, we couldn't think of her going anywhere else. The staff are so knowledgeable, really take an interest in our daughter and her development and offer us so much advice on a daily basis. The facilities are unrivalled in terms of the space for the children to run around and enjoy the outdoors. Every day, rain or shine the children are outside and enjoying getting muddy, learning about nature or the animals and letting off some steam in the garden or woods. We love Acres of Fun and can't recommend it highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Acres of Fun is a super day nursery and we are very grateful that it is closely located to home, therefore convenient for use. Both of our children attend, their development is closely monitored and it looks like they have a lot of fun from the Tapestry updates we get. The outdoor facilities are fantastic and I specifically like that they spend a fair amount of time exploring and enjoying the outdoors. The nursery staff are excellent and caring, to both of our children and both enjoy attending. They are also accommodating where additional days are required etc.
I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Acres of Fun has provided our children with the perfect platform to develop in all ways. Right from babies, they have been enveloped in a caring and stimulating environment.
The facilities are outstanding and when combined with the excellent staff, you have the perfect combination. Their days are always varied from the fundamentals to football training, ballet and learning French. I put particular emphasis on how the staff encourage empathy, friendship and the all-important manners. Their Ofsted report says it all.
I believe when our children get excited about attending nursery and preschool that is a very good gauge as to the true nature of Acres of Fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Best decision I made was choosing to send my daughter to Acres of Fun, I can not recommend Acres of fun enough.
Every day is different, with spring/summer months spent mostly outside in the wonderful outside space, autumn/winter is splashing about in mud and drying off in the warm environment inside.

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An outstanding nursery with excellent staff, facilities and food. Was a significant contributor to our eldest daughter's preschool development, confidence and preparation for school. More importantly, she enjoyed every minute of being there - the fantastic outdoor learning, the commitment to developing life skills and the rapport with the staff team who are dedicated to the needs of the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Acres of Fun is an excellent nursery. The staff are all very friendly and good with the children and they have a high degree of professionalism. There are always lots of activities going on and the facilities are great with lots of outdoor space. My two children love it there!

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been to Nursery since she was 1 year old. She absolutely loves it as she has all attention of the staff. Activities are brilliant for a natural development of my little one! Employees of Acres are very professional, take good care of the development of the little ones. She was potty trained when she was 1.5 years old. Her key worker encouraged her to go on the potty when she felt she was ready for it! Now at pre-school she enjoys every minute! Their environment around the nursery is excellent with the fairy house, their park etc... Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Amazing facilities, excellent outdoor space that can be used in all weathers. Genuine staff who all go the extra mile for the children and a fantastic management team. I can’t speak highly enough of Acres of Fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Acres of Fun Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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