Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood)

1 Fishermead Boulevard, Fishermead, Milton Keynes MK6 2LB

Acorn at Jubilee Wood is very close to central Milton Keynes and works in partnership with Jubilee Wood School.

The nursery has refurbished rooms and is spacious and airy, with high quality equipment and facilities. There are extensive outdoor play areas, and the nursery shares a Forest School site with the school.

They currently offer 2,3 and 4-year-old funding and 30 hours funding for 3/4 year olds.

The nursery needs to be visited to fully appreciate everything that it has to offer, and the friendly staff team welcome prospective parents to come and look around.

The nursery also runs Breakfast and after school club term time only for Jubilee wood school.

Group: Acorn Early Years Foundation

Person in charge: Amy Sinnamon (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 18

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1145108

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.774 for Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood) is calculated as follows: ( (199 Excellents x 5) + (42 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 248 Ratings = 4.774

  • 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 (Jubilee Wood) is based on 19 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 12 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.

9.8 Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.774)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood)

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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  • Grandmother of Child
    2

One of the best nurseries in the area where staff members are friendly and easy to get on with. My oldest child attended the nursery a few years back and my youngest, now 3 has been attending since she was 7 months old.

I will recommend the nursery to anyone who is looking for a nursery, with great facilities and friendly staff who are willing to work with parents to support their child's development.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

A definite YES!

As a parent we all are always concerned about leaving our children with someone else and “Trust” is the topmost priority factor!

My son is now 3.5 years old and goes to Acorn Fishermead since he was 18 months. Very trustworthy, welcoming, wonderful service and good professional staff. There is very good progress in my son’s day to day activities, learning, getting independent, etiquettes etc.

Happy with Acorn Fishermead branch.

Pradnya

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff here are brilliant. My eldest granddaughter loved it, and now her young sister goes, I certainly wouldn't send them anywhere else.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very happy with the staff, always welcoming and always there for help and support when needed! I have told family and friends about the nursery.
The nursery has actives on for the children all the time. The staff always manage to have a plan when there's a problem.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I put my Daughter in this nursery as the previous one I really wasn't too sure on the things she said and the way she was when I picked her up. But this time when she comes out of Acorn Nursery she is happy and a bit tired which is a good sign that she been playing. She tells me about what she and her friends have been doing. She tells me new things she's been doing, new games she's been doing. The list could go on and on.

The teachers are always eager to tell me what she's been doing and if they are busy they still make a little time to tell me what she has eaten. The family app is always updated so I know what she has been doing and what she's progressing on. I'm a busy dad due to work but I feel like am up to date with her progress.
All and all I am very glad she is in this nursery.
Big thank you to this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

This Nursery provides a decent and welcoming environment for both parents and children with a very good level of activities for children to be involved with during their stay at the Nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

It's been 3 months since our daughter started at Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood). The staff are so friendly, caring and professional. We are amazed by the standard of the EYFS and the development of our daughter in such a small amount of time including being weaned and learning to walk. Her communication is excelling and the staff are so pro-active in helping her reach her milestones.

We are really impressed by the family system used at Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood) which keeps us updated all day with our daughter's developments, activities, naps and most of the all we get photos all the time of her!! Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood) do lots of fun, messy play, arts and crafts and outdoor activities which is fantastic.

I could go on all day but overall we are very happy with Acorn Day Nursery (Jubilee Wood) and would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Very pleased with the care for my two children, they are thriving. The staff are absolutely brilliant and very good with the children.

Staff always keep you updated and also act quickly on any concerns I raise.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Always helpful and attentive to our daughter's needs.

She has settled in fast and her development has improved dramatically in the few months that she has been at Jubilee Wood. Staff are always there to help and assist.

Our daughter loves the forest school and yoga activities on offer at this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I was very anxious about leaving my little boy in nursery for the first time with him only being 10 months old, however, the staff at Jubilee Wood have been nothing but amazing. They have welcomed my little one and myself as if we were family.

Each member of the team has been excellent from the managers to the kitchen staff. They have all made an effort to make us all feel welcome each day we attend. I now go to work knowing he's in safe hands. With the added bonus of the family app keeping me updated throughout the week, I couldn't be happier!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Acorn Jubilee is a lovely nursery with kind, caring staff. The nursery itself is spacious, clean and bright with lots of great outdoor play areas and also a forest area which my daughter loves playing in. I like the enthusiasm for allowing children to play outside as much as possible and the link to forest schools. When my daughter developed a stammer a while ago, the nursery staff were really supportive and used the recommendations from the therapist to help her overcome it. She's got to know them really well over the last 2 and a half years and I know she'll miss them when she starts school in September.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Acorn at Jubilee Wood day nursery has been an amazing nursery. They are all really kind and caring. They care for the children as if their own. They are all happy and friendly and very welcoming. They always have fun and engaging activities which are always based on the childrens' interests.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely nursery. Lots of space and gardens. My granddaughter loves to go. Staff are so nice and look after her every need so well. Nursery parking is good. Safety is very good, food is good and they get lots of fresh fruits for snack.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

The nursery is great. The staff there are all lovely and it’s clear they have the children’s best interests at heart.
They get to know your little ones so well, they know if they’re out of sorts and not happy. They're constantly engaging with them and help them to discover new things.
The facilities are great! Based in an old school, there are tonnes of space for all the activities and there is always a lively happy buzz around the place whenever I’ve gone in.
The menus are all good, varied and balanced and they have an app that you get updates on periodically with videos and pictures.
We’ve been really impressed with everything.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I love all the nursery staff and my little boy is very happy in there. He runs towards them every morning and I can see how welcome he is there. The staff are all lovely, kind and professional. They do regular updates on the internal nursery app so parents wouldn't miss out on all the fun their kids have during the day. I can only recommend this place for all the mums looking for a fun, safe and educative place for their little ones!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Really lovely staff I feel completely happy leaving my 11 month old with. The setting is clean and always seems to have resources for the children. Love how much focus there is on outside play and forest school. Both of my children have attended and always enjoyed going to nursery. The team are always happy to help with anything as well.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves going to nursery, she likes the staff especially her key person. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and helpful, the only thing I would say is that they are not always very organised, but that's probably because they just moved there and can get quite busy. But overall I am happy with the nursery and the progress my daughter is making

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My 2 year old little girl joined her just after her 2nd birthday and she loves the place. She is smiling from the moment she is there til the moment she has finished for the day. To me, she is vey happy to be here. I cannot fault the staff. They have very helpful and supportive. Couldn't ask for a better suited nursery for my little girl

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son goes to this nursery, when he first started he didn't talk much and didn't like being away from me. Now he loves going here and his speech has improved a lot. There is a lot for him to do here, indoor and outdoor activities.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started nursery at the age of 3 months at the nurseries previous location (Willows). The staff at the nursery are friendly and keen to ensure the children learn new things on a daily basis. The move to Jubilee Wood has resulted in more space for the children to play inside and out. The weekly Forest School trips were a big draw for me to the Acorn nursery and they do not disappoint, my son loves the trips to the great outdoors, drinking hot chocolate around a fire and making huts.

The children have various different sections in each room, varying from dressing up, a builders hut, a kitchen, to drawing, painting and reading. There is something for every child, and the carers encourage the children to use their imaginations.

My son leaves in September for school. I will be really sad to see him leave a place he loves and that I love too!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

In my opinion Acorn at The Willows is a great nursery for my little Lady. The staff are extremely friendly, relaxed and likable. I actually enjoy leaving my little baby there, as I know she will be well looked after, she will eat well and she will play with various toys. She is also learning to interact with other babies. I love how multicultural the nursery is. That was something that has initially attracted me to the nursery, as well as the staff. My baby is learning loads of skills at the nursery, and she is extremely happy there. Only one thing that I can object to is the updates that are sent to me regarding my baby. When I came for a tour back in October 2015 I was told that I will be getting daily updates (more than 1 per day, it sounded like every few hours) and progress on my baby, by the App that the nursery uses. Unfortunately, this is not the case. On average since my baby has been at the nursery, we get 1 review every 3-4 weeks.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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