Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)

Shenley Road, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes MK5 6AB

Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Acorn’s nursery in Shenley Church End is extremely popular, and the former village primary school offers a spacious interior with well equipped, light and airy rooms. There is an extensive outdoor play area, and the local environment provides several attractive walks and a Forest School site at the nearby Shenley Wood.

All meals and snacks are freshly prepared on site and the children have their own children’s kitchen within the nursery to encourage their involvement. The staff team is very experienced and highly qualified, and they look forward to showing prospective parents around the nursery.

Group: Acorn Early Years Foundation

Person in charge: Joanne Colton (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 46

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End) has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.931)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End) 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 34 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 17 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 4.931 for Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End) is calculated as follows: ( (380 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 407 Ratings = 4.931

  • 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 (Shenley Church End) is based on 17 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 9.2 positive Reviews (46 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 9.2 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
    33
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    34
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)

  • Mother of Child
    27
  • Father of Child
    6
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

What a fantastic Nursery! We recently moved to the area and I was so nervous as to where we were going to send my three-year-old son. I contacted a few nurseries in the area and quickly received a response from Shenley. We visited the school the next day and my son just went off and started playing! I was so surprised, but equally comforted that he took to this new environment almost immediately. Since then, he adjusted so quickly and just runs off and starts playing with his new friends.

The nursery provides a fantastic bunch of different activities like Forest school, swimming and Zumba, and a great menu of freshly cooked food. My son comes home every day happy and with a story to tell - what more can you ask for!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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: Don't Know

Absolutely fantastic nursery. The staff are so professional and care so much about the children. My son has been going there for nearly two years and he loves it. They have a vast range of daily activities and cater for each child's individual needs. The food they have is outstanding, lots of variety and nutritionally balanced, it smells so good when dropping off my son in the morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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: Excellent

Acorn nursery is amazing, my second child has just graduated from there. All our children have been in there since 3 months old. Such amazing, caring staff who are honest about how your child's been.

They are a great help to us as a family, by keeping the routine of the house and teaching of the children with their development and manners. I wouldn't know who else to leave our 3 kids with, having 2 gone through and 1 in their final year.

The manager and her team are all surrogate mothers to the children, making parents feel secure that leaving their children with them, they are in safe hands. You get great feedback and eyLog is amazing and receiving 4 years of eyLog photos and comments on a memory stick to keep for ever was a fantastic touch.

They ask if parents want to read to the kids and to go along to forest school which is brilliant, as are open days and of course bacon rolls on Father's Day.

I'd just like to say a big 'thank you' to the manager and all her staff. Try them out, you won't be disappointed.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

Excellent nursery with outstanding, professional staff who really care about the children. Wonderful fun activities which are different every day. Lots of outdoor fun including visits to the local woods. Confident, happy children who are treated as individuals. Excellent fresh food cooked on site - always smells delicious!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 cannot recommend this nursery more highly. Our daughter has been there two years and she has thrived in here! The care has been exemplary. We love the varied activities such as swimming, Zumba and forest school. The focus on creative and outdoor play is especially good.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter is truly happy at nursery and looks forward to spending her days there, so much so that I sometimes struggle to convince her to come home! She attends full time, 5 days a week and due to the fantastic care she receives in a warm, happy and friendly environment, I am able to have peace of mind whilst I am at work. The staff are fantastic and although she has a key worker, she is happy, relaxed and at ease with any member of the staff and is met with a warm and loving attitude whoever she has contact with. She has developed a close friendship group and nursery has become a real home from home. I couldn't recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End) high enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very friendly and professional nursery. The staff are all lovely and I'm happy knowing he is getting the best possible care while I'm at work. I'm always impressed with the activities they undertake with the children and the food is excellent. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 has been attending Acorn Shenley for the last two years since she was 18 months. I can’t recommend this nursery highly enough. From the settling sessions to the transition from one stage to another, everything is run smoothly. They are extremely caring and I have always felt my daughter is very well looked after. Staff are very knowledgeable and are always happy to discuss any issues or concerns. They are flexible and very accommodating with the children individual needs and I really think they go the extra mile to help you as a parent in any possible way. I am also very confident my child will be well prepared to start school in September.
The outside area is excellent, It is actually the best outside area by far of all the nurseries I checked two years ago. And they do use it a lot, which is fantastic for the children. And their Forest School is amazing!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot rate Acorn Shenley highly enough. I have moved out of the area but couldn't bear to move my daughter to a more convenient local nursery because I love this nursery so much. The staff are wonderful and so caring and my daughter is flourishing. There is a wonderful village feel, lots of fun activities and we are very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 son has attended the nursery since June 2016 and we have been completely satisfied with every aspect. The staff are amazingly loving, caring and attentive. I was so impressed with how quickly all the staff knew my son's name and our faces from very early on. Our son is extremely happy here and it is lovely to see how well he has settled in (despite only going once a week) and how the staff have helped him to do so.
The activities offered to the children are so varied and it's lovely to see and hear all about what he has been up to when we collect him and via on the online log that is updated regularly. I couldn't be happier with the nursery and recommend it regularly to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

This week the children from the Oaks went to see a performance at the theatre. I also went along. I was very impressed the by the organisation from the staff before the trip and during the trip. As a parent, I could see the children enjoyed the show and were comfortable through the performance. I was also impressed by the level of safeguarding for the children. The children individually had a tag on one item of their clothing that they wore (my daughter wore a dress and it was attached to the label at the back) which said I am lost, if found please call the nursery or head office with the numbers on the tag. The staff also counted the children on a number of occasions. Overall, the children were well looked after and the individual needs thought about in advance.

In terms of the nursery, I am always impressed and have been since 2015 when my daughter started.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

Both my sons have received excellent care from all staff.
My eldest who is 5 is now at school and I feel he wouldn't be as clever or confident as he is now if he didn't have the chance to enjoy nursery life. His younger brother is 14 months and attends nursery and has all this to look forward to. The best nursery by far.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

Exceptional provision for my son and daughter previously. Staff are excellent and extremely caring towards my child. They know my child very well and he loves going there. Highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

A fantastic nursery and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for child care. The staff are wonderful and clearly take pride in what they do, working together with us to give the best care they can. My son loves it and gains so much from being part of the Acorn family.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 picked this nursery two years ago based on the good reports I had read at the time and have not been disappointed. My daughter only attends one day a week so I was fearful she wouldn't be involved in as many of the tasks and activities as the children that attend every day but I was wrong. The staff shuffle activities to ensure my daughter gets a turn and is as fully involved as possible. The feedback system used is brilliant and allows pictures and messages to be exchanged between home and the nursery very easily. The staff are amazing and all very welcoming, two years into our relationship with Acorn at Shenley my daughter can't wait for nursery day!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

Having visited all the nurseries in Milton Keynes for my child, Acorn at Shenley Church End is the best. The team and key workers are very caring, supportive and encouraging. Within a couple of weeks, my child settled and is always keen to attend her sessions. Key workers are attentive to each individual child's needs and working closely know their temperaments too. Kudos to the team and big thank you for helping us through these early important years in my little one's life. Making learning through play a reality.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 son attends Acorn nursery two days a week and he absolutely loves it. We make cards at home for the people who look after him as he has built such strong attachments to them. He is three years old and learns Spanish, swimming, plus forest school. He comes home and tells me what he had for lunch, what he made in the garden, the songs he has learnt this week. The childcare is inventive and stimulating, the outdoor space is ripe for exploration and the staff both lead the play and let the children discover things themselves. I drop my son off and know there is no better nursery he could be in to grow, learn and be cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

My son absolutely loves going to Shenley Church End nursery. The building itself is lovely from the outside and inside with spacious play areas; the outdoor space is also large and offers a lot to discover and explore; My son really enjoys to be outdoor in the garden with his nursery friends. Everybody working at the nursery is extremely friendly and the whole atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. I am really happy that my son goes to Shenley Church End nursery,

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

I cannot speak highly enough of this nursery. My eldest left in September and my youngest currently attends. It is a wonderful and welcoming nursery, the children are all very happy and well cared for. There are a wide variety of activities available to do, with the staff doing an excellent job of supporting the children in their play and encouraging them to develop their own personalities and interests. It is clear to see that the staff all care for the children which is very reassuring for a parent leaving their child. I have always recommended this nursery to friends, and will continue to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 attends this nursery and it has been fantastic for her. The staff are always arranging different activities, whether it be bug hunting, planting seeds, cooking, making play dough and scenting it with lemon leaves collected from the garden, painting, playing in the mud garden, the list is endless. She always comes home happy and telling us of all the things she's been up to. The food is cooked freshly onsite and there seems to be a great variety, examples include Caribbean chicken, sausage casserole, roast chicken and vegetable curry. The play area outside is exceptional and whether the sun is shining or it's raining the staff will make sure the children get fresh air.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

Both my sons attend the nursery and they love it. My eldest is starting school in September and it's going to be very sad when he leaves however the Manager and her staff have done a magnificent job at preparing him for school. The staff, location, facilities, activities and imagination are all amazing. The food is gorgeous and the education based on play is outstanding. The activities both the older and younger ones do are fantastic. I chose this nursery as I knew in my heart that the children are loved and cared for by all staff. It truly feels like an extension of the family. My youngest is in the baby room and runs straight in every morning with a huge smile on his face. He is completely settled and loves his carers. Both boys have developed immensely at nursery and are very happy there. I can't thank the staff enough for their dedication towards the children. I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 love how much my daughter gains from this nursery - she is so happy there and has been attending since 10 months old. The staff are outstanding - both the wider team and her keyworkers. I cannot fault this nursery at all. I love how much time they spend outdoors on walks, and how much they do with her creatively.
I recommend this nursery to many people.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

When we were looking for a nursery for our son over 7 years ago, and stepped in to Acorn Shenley Church End, I personally got a warm feeling, which no other nursery had given me. Staff felt liked they cared about the individual children and there seemed to be several staff members, who had enjoyed working there for several years, they made us very welcome. My son then went on to enjoy the nursery for full time from 1 year old until he started school.
My daughter has also enjoyed the Acorn's homely setting for over two years now and was lucky to be cared for by the same familiar key worker as my son had in the baby room so many years ago.
Acorn offers worry free childcare as everything is included, nappies, milk, on site cooked dinners, snacks and extra activities, which parents using different nurseries are often surprised by, e.g.: swimming, forest school, music and dance sessions, baking and French studies. Staff have even helped our kids to stay bilingual with my mother tongue.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

My daughter is 15 months old, she has attended the nursery for 6 months, she loves it at the nursery - when I drop her off she waves me off, which is quite extraordinary as she is a clingy baby! and is always happy and smiley when I collect her. The staff are lovely, very friendly and provide her with great care. My daughters day is full of fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

The Acorns is a great friendly safe place for our daughter. The staff are very kind and supportive. As well as the Lindfield site the Acorns also has use of two sites situated in the countryside, these give the children an opportunity to run and play outside.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

My daughter has been attending Acorn for the last eighteen months, she is very happy and settled and waves me off in the morning with a smile. The thing that makes this nursery the best in the area are the staff and the family atmosphere, all staff know all the children on a personal level not just by name and my daughter is happy and comfortable around any of them. In additional to the fantastic staff the activities the children get involved in are varied and interesting especially the forest walks and Zumba. I can't recommend this nursery enough it is so popular we waited months for a place and it was well worth the wait.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 granddaughter has been attending Shenley for almost a year now, after a disappointing experience elsewhere. She adjusted well to the change due to the support from the nurturing staff. The family were amazed at the positive impact the nursery had on her by how her speech and use of language improved and her role playing increased just after one week. My granddaughter is now an Oak and she particularly enjoys her swimming lessons, experiences at Forest School and the daily routine things like friendships, sharing experiences with her key person, choosing a book and taking it to share at home in her book bag, mud kitchen outside. She is a very fussy eater but she will try more foods at nursery for her keyperson than she will at home. She is beginning to recognise some letter sounds and attempting to write her name, she was 3 in Aug and we were concerned with her being the youngest in her school year and starting in Sept but we are no longer concerned after witnessing her progress, thank you to all involved in her care and education xx

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

Absolutely wonderful nursery. Our son has been at Acorn since he was 11 months old and he's now 4. The staff know our son well, and give him the time and support he needs. The children partake in a full range of activities and our son particularly enjoys forest school and Zumba to mention a few. The staff are professional and give detailed feedback. Needless to say our other son will be attending the nursery when he's 1.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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't stress how impressed I am with Acorns nursery, and how they continue to care for my son with professionalism, inventiveness, and character. We are always kept up to date with everything that is happening both with my sons development, and with activities and events happening at the nursery. Choosing acorns has certainly been one of the very best decisions we have made as new parents and I have no hesitation to bring our new child here either as we just know she will receive the same exceptional care.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

We really can't fault the care our son has received since starting at nursery 2 years ago. They have been fantastic at helping to manage all of the problems associated with his eczema, while really helping him develop into a confident and sociable boy. We would be delighted for his new baby sister to follow him here in due course as all the staff provide the kind care that makes us feel confident he is in the safest pairs of hands at all times.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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 currently have one son attending Acorn nursery and one son who left last September. I have always been very happy with the quality of care and professionalism.
I particularly like the range of activities available to the children (including Spanish lessons, Zumba and Forest School)
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Acorn nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

Always been an excellent nursery, a positive environment with a supportive, educational atmosphere. Also the only nursery never to mention price discounts or early booking discounts reinforcing the educational nature rather than business nature of the establishment.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

Acorn Day Nursery staff have done wonders for my daughter. She had never left our side before and Acorn have helped her to grow in confidence and independence. Staff are always very helpful and will try their very best to make the experiences the best they can for every child. They provide detailed feedback about your child's day and make you feel part of a big family. I would not hesitate to send my child to Acorn Day Nursery and have been extremely happy with it. My daughter looks forward to going to nursery and has a lovely relationship with her key worker and other staff too.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery. The staff are welcoming, caring and enthusiastic. The children do lots of different and interesting activities which makes learning fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Shenley Church End)? 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

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