Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)

Wadhurst Lane, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes MK7 6JF

Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Acorn at Kents Hill is a purpose-built nursery, in an innovative octagonal shape. It has lovely, spacious play rooms and a central atrium. Each room leads to extensive garden areas, so that the children have access to a range of activities both indoors and outside. Acorn places a strong emphasis on outdoor learning and the children benefit from Acorn’s Forest School sessions.

The nursery is close to the Kingston retail district and approximately four miles from Junction 13 of the M1 and four miles from Central Milton Keynes. All meals are freshly prepared on site by the nursery chef, and children help to grow vegetables and look after the nursery chickens in the extensive outdoor play area. The friendly staff team welcomes visits from prospective parents.

Group: Acorn Early Years Foundation

Person in charge: Elena Martuccio (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 56

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 (Kents Hill) has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.877)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill) 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 44 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 27 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 4.877 for Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill) is calculated as follows: ( (466 Excellents x 5) + (60 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 528 Ratings = 4.877

  • 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 (Kents Hill) is based on 27 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 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 27 Reviews ÷ 11.2 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
    41
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    44
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)

  • Mother of Child
    35
  • Father of Child
    8
  • Sister of Child
    1

We moved to Milton Keynes from Watford earlier this year and my son attended Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill) full time from April 2017 - Sep 2017 (he's in Reception now).
I believe opting for Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill) was one of the best decisions we made.

The staff are wonderful and caring. They provide the utmost care and have children's best interests at heart. The focus on EYFS curriculum, combined with ample outdoor activities (Forest School was the highlight) and amazing food is what makes Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill) stand out.

We could observe so many improvements in our son's self-confidence, communication skills and creativity in last 6 months.
Big thanks to the manager and all the other staff for their invaluable contribution to our son's growth. You are being missed!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My daughter has been coming to Acorn Kents Hill for nearly a year. She attends the nursery one day a week. The staff are so friendly and always have the children's best interests at heart. My daughter has so much fun there.

Yesterday, my daughter had an upset tummy and was in a mess. Her key person went the extra mile and gave my daughter a bath. This was so kind and thoughtful. Also, my daughter enjoyed the conker picking last week. The nursery has a family feel about the place and make the parents and children feel welcome. My daughter also enjoys the delicious dinners that are on offer.

Thank you to all the staff at Acorn Kents Hill for wonderful work you do.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

My daughter has been attending full time for just over 4 months and I am delighted with Acorns at Kents Hill.
From the very initial meetings to settling in sessions and day to day care, I cannot fault the staff at Acorns. They are, without fail, warm, friendly, caring and obviously take the time to know each child's needs and personality. They are consistently helpful and go out of their way to go the extra mile. Feedback at the end of each day is exemplary and my daughter has a fantastic bond with all of the staff in her room, but especially with her key worker.
Whenever I am in the nursery, I am impressed by the activities and resources provided for all of the children, particularly the outside area and regular access to messy play.
My daughter has progressed so much since joining Acorns and most importantly, is so happy to be there.
All in all, thanks to the hard work of all the staff at Acorns, I go to work knowing that my little one is in incredibly safe hands and having fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 is one of the best nurseries I have ever visited. Staff are really very cooperative and helpful. My child is more confident and intelligent now after joining Acorn Nursery. I can see a big difference in my child. Love the environment. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 have two daughters that attend Acorn at Kents Hill. One in the oaks rooms and one recently joining acorns room and both myself and their dad couldn't be happier that they are both there. The staff are all friendly, with great feedback, updates and response to queries. My eldest always comes home explaining to me what she has been doing, the games they have been playing, stories been read and just all the great fun that she has had. I'm happy to say that I would totally recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery staff are lovely and have built a great rapport with my child. The atmosphere is friendly and the children have a lot of freedom to play indoors and out. The gardens are a great feature of the nursery and include vegetable beds and chickens, along with the nature walks in the nearby parks they give the children valuable learning opportunities.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

When visiting the nursery, all staff interacted with my child, making us both feel extremely welcome. There was so much for her to do inside and out and the chickens were the highlight of her visit!
I look forward to our developing partnership as we work together to give my child the best possible start in life.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

We couldn't be happier, Acorn and it's staff are simply the best.

Our son has been going to Acorn for just over 1 year and he loves every day.

The nursery provides excellent activities and fantastic daily meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

Fantastic place for my daughter to spend her early years amongst great staff and in a fun and friendly atmosphere! Lots of activities and always varied, good healthy food and always great communication from the staff to us parents, keep up the great work!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 Love all the activities done with the children's such as forest school, trips to the local library , and the best of all: trips to the elderly care home where the children can learn from our oldest.
Our son is learning to write and plenty of other things enjoying each minute there. We absolutely love it!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery, the staff and facilities are great with a strong learning through play ethic. Freshly made food and forest school are added bonuses.
Feel like my children are very safe and happy here

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

Can't recommend every single bit of this nursery enough!! The staff, the outside play area, the learning process - they all go above and beyond what I imagined for my son. Every single day that I arrive to pick him up, he's happy and sometimes having so much fun he doesn't even want to come home!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

It's a amazing nursey with great staff. There is a number of different activities they do with the kids.

They feedback on a daily basis of our child's done.

The staff are supportive to activities I do at home and they try and encourage parents to do some of they do at nursey.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

Acorn at Kents Hill provides unbeatable care with the addition of the children having the most amount fun. My son is loving his nursery experience! His social development has improved dramatically since joining Acorn in Sept'16 along with his speech and overall confidence. Staff have worked with him individually, allowing him to learn how to express himself positively without lots of tears. This has improved his friendships both in and out of nursery. We as a family have enjoyed many nursery events, it's lovely to meet and get to know in parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Great team at Acorn at Kents Hill Nursery! I have a one & three year old attend and both girls always have a great time at the nursery. The team support their educational needs both in the class room and outside! Most of all the team are always very caring and attentive which is reflected in the strong and stable relationships my girls have with both staff & children!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Can't speak highly of the place! My son loves it there! So much so he doesn't want to leave when we pick him up at times. Staff are fantastic also really put my wife & I's mind at rest knowing our son is being well looked after & also really developing in every area!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 Acorn Kents Hill 3 days a week and she skips into nursery laughing and excited to see her friends and the staff.
Aged 3 she was being encouraged to start her mark making and can now aged 4 write her name and various other words with no problem - her positive attitude to reading and writing has been actively encouraged by the staff from an early age and I believe this will help her greatly when she starts school. I feel this is just one aspect that sets Acorn apart from other nurseries and pre-schools.
I am always impressed with the level of care, the initiatives they launch for the kids learning and enjoyment and the positive, happy attitude of the team there. I will be genuinely sad when my daughter leaves to start school in September but I know we will still visit her "second" family on a regular basis. I would highly recommend Acorn Kents Hill without any reservations. Keep up the good job Elena and team.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 little girl (10 months) has been attending since Jan 2017 and I've been very pleased with how well she has settled in. All the staff are friendly, warm and welcoming to parents and children. I had a wobble recently and the nursery manager listened to everything I had to say and treated me respectfully and followed up with me a few days later. I am happy with everything I have seen and would definitely recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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: Good

Our daughter loves going to nursery, in fact, some days I think she would prefer to stay with all her friends and play! I'm very pleased and impressed with the level of care and attention they give my precious little lady, I can see her growing and developing brilliantly. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone. It's a perfect setting and they go the extra mile to do different and fun activities with the kids both within the nursery setting, but off out and about as well.

The food is also amazing!!! I get excited reading the menus and hearing what they have eaten, not only that it's all cooked on site which is brilliant. They even got to have pancakes today lucky kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

Staff are always very happy and welcoming. They are very observant and approachable. I am so happy that we have experienced this nursery and they have helped my daughter to grow with a massive amount of confidence. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

All the staff are really nice and helpful. My son loves the nursery. Every time I ask him if he enjoyed it, he'll say that he can't wait to go back. No complaints at all.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 noticed that our son's development and learning took on a faster pace when he started coming to the nursery. All the staff are great with him and treat him as an individual. He has made lots of friends and looks forward to going to nursery every day. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Acorn at Kents Hill to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 always enjoys attending. A wide range of experiences, resources and activities are always set up.
My daughter enjoys the food.
Staff are always friendly, polite and have a great relationship with the children.
My girls have both had fantastic experiences here.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 this nursery for over 1 year now. She has grown so much confidence in messy playing, she loves the outdoor opportunity provided and in particular the Forest School. We are also extremely happy with the food and I am very pleased with quality and variety. There is a good focus on healthy eating here. I am registering my youngest daughter to attend here soon. We thoroughly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very good nursery. Lovely staff and very helpful, just lovely.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

All staff are brilliant with my son, very helpful with progress. I had a moment of vomiting with every he gets but they worked alongside with me and the hospital to get to the bottom of the problem. The environment is friendly and welcoming. Feedback from staff to parent is amazing. Food wise very nutritious and well balanced. All food is cooked from scratch.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Staff are friendly and helpful - very focused on care and development of child. Always working on learning and teaching child new things. They know how to help child with whatever development requirements and have seen child improve greatly. Outside facilities and activities are great. Lots of different activities to do every day and always focus on social interaction etc sharing, caring, helping etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

Acorn at Kents Hill has been the BEST choice for our little boy. He started in March 2016 when he was nearly a year old and is so happy to go to nursery every day. They do different activities each day (including lots of messy play - which means less need to do it at home). Plus I think they eat better than we do with a chef catering fresh food for them every day! It's a massive weight off our mind knowing that he's happy there until we can pick him up, I'd highly recommend Kents Hill to anyone looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Amazing nursery and amazing staff. My little boy absolutely loves it there and the staff have made his settling in experience a dream. My little boy always comes out of nursery full of smiles and laughter.
Thank you

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 children have just started at Acorn at Kents Hill and I am very impressed by the nursery. It's very secure, the staff are all friendly and great with the children, the daily activities are great and they are going to Forest School on Monday which sounds great. Outside space is a bonus and one of the big reasons I chose Acorns. The app to see photos and videos from the day is also reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 environment at the nursery is conducive for children. My children (two of them) have tremendously benefited from the nursery in the area of speech, creativity and interpretation of words with other children. Confidence in the children wherever they go is incredible. In terms of progress on the website, their progress is chronologically appreciated. Lastly, I personally, as a father, appreciate the hard working of the teaching at the nursery because, they have contributed to their quota as far as the bringing up of my ward are concerned. I do thank everyone and encourage them to keep it up.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My child loves being at nursery, it has helped him develop in so many ways. He is always happy and has built strong relationships in his room. I feel very comfortable with him being there knowing he is well looked after in a safe and happy environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 9 month old daughter started here in April and we can't praise this nursery enough. All the staff are amazing and our daughter loves everyone, in particular her key worker who is fantastic with her. We get regular updates, videos and a diary every day. Our daughter has settled in so well and the settling in process is great and very reassuring. The manager is fantastic and very approachable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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 was extremely nervous and scared to put my son in any nursery due to previous experience but Acorn at Kents Hill is just wow! My son loves it there, he is learning so much and making loads of friends. The care from the staff towards the children is amazing, I really couldn't of picked a better place! Feedback is great, what I personally love is I get 3/4 different members of staff tell me different things that my son has done that day. I love the way they interact with all kids and not just the child's key worker. 10/10.

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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 is so happy to go to Acorn. She never has any problems and thoroughly enjoys all the activities and interactions around her, especially when it's Forest School day! We appreciate so much all staff 's helpfulness for every her/our needs.

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Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery! Our little boy loves going to Acorn every morning. He build strong relationships to the staff and children and always comes home really happy and excited about his day at Acorn. The staff are always brilliant, helping with any queries and the daily feedback is a lovely way to involve parents. The food at the nursery is super. Lots of variety and our little boy started finally eating his veggies ;) But the biggest highlight are the chickens and the outdoor space. Our little boy especially likes Clucky ;)

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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

I couldn't be happier with the care Acorn at Kents Hill provide for my son. He loves going so much that I struggle getting him to leave some days! Every member of staff is so friendly, helpful and keen to help my son in anyway they can. I feel they really care and take pride in the important job they do. They do so much to entertain and educate that I could never compete at home. The food is fresh and varied regularly and smells amazing. He certainly eats well there! My son has developed leaps and bounds since attending acorn which makes it that bit easier having to leave him each day.

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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

My Son has been attending the nursery since he was 2 years old. He has developed significantly since starting at Acorns and has formed fantastic relationships with staff and other children. He loves attending this nursery, and I love the activities that are available for the children here. Forest School is amazing, it is lovely that a nursery encourages children to explore the outdoors. The food is very nutritious and tasty and there is a wide variety to choose from. Each child's diets are catered too and the hygiene rating is 5* so you know your child is eating well prepared, safe food. The staff are all so friendly and loving towards the children and always smiling and welcoming. The children sing, learn, paint, make, run around outside, messy play, read, everything they should be doing in a productive day. If I was too ever have another child I would send them here too. I will be so sad when my Son leaves thus September to start school. I will miss the nursery greatly.

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Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Kent Hill is one of the most amazing nurseries I have ever taken my little girl too. I'm due to have another baby and will be taking her there too.
I would highly recommend the nursery for its staff, activities and facilities.

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Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Brilliant nursery, friendly helpful staff. All staff trained to a high standard, my daughter loves it here! Staff support children well with potty training, gaining independence, eating and social skills. Would highly recommend you guys! Thank you for looking after my children.

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Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Would definitely recommend Acorn at Kents Hill to all my family and friends. Brilliant staff, always helpful and have helped my sister so much. Her speech and confidence have improved dramatically since starting earlier this year.

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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

I love how the nursery takes time to invest in the children.

My little boy has been at the nursery just over two months, and has already experienced numerous valuable experiences through the normal run of nursery life, play both inside and outside, cooking, storytime and meal times etc. However, he has also had the opportunity to explore other experiences through - mini-strikers, trips to the library, forest schools, meeting dogs for the blind and now he's looking forward to meeting the police.

Thank you to the team for making all this possible and investing in my son's and other's lives in this way. I really appreciate all that you do.

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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

My daughter has been at this nursery since she was 8 months old. She has now moved up to the pre school room and continues to love it here! She has formed strong bonds with all the staff, loves the activities like Forest School and Mini Strikers. She really enjoys the outside space and caring for the chickens, and generally has a fantastic time here. Compared to other nurseries we have used and are aware of, this nursery is a cut above, and I always strongly recommend it when people are looking at childcare options.

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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 nursery has a lovely open garden with lots of outdoor activities. The girls are friendly and patient with my boys and encourage them to join in with playing and activities. On the educational side, my boys are encouraged to draw and write and learn how to read the time on the clock. Excellent food cooked by the chef and my boys often have two helpings of lunch.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Kents Hill)? 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

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