The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield

59 Denmans Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath RH16 2JN

The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

The Acorns Nursery School is dedicated to quality childcare and early years education, rated highly with regulators and combining a 'forward-thinking' vision with traditional values.

A well-equipped interior, with numerous play and learning activities made possible, is complimented by an emphasis on outdoor play and a curriculum that incorporates forest school adventures.

The aim of the service to to help children achieve their early years potential before a smooth transition into infant school and beyond.

Group: The Acorns Nursery & Forest School

Person in charge: Janet Irwin (Owner/Headteacher)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 6

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 16

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: School Holidays (open for 4 weeks holiday playscheme in the summer)

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, French

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.823)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield 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 35 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 32 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 4.823 for The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield is calculated as follows: ( (347 Excellents x 5) + (66 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 417 Ratings = 4.823

  • 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 The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield is based on 32 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 3.2 positive Reviews (16 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 32 Reviews ÷ 3.2 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
    32
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    34
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield

  • Mother of Child
    28
  • Father of Child
    7

My son attended the Acorns at both Lindfield and at the Forest School and did Holiday Fun until he started school. He loved the school and the teachers, who were very supportive and caring, and enjoyed his experience very much. He was very happy to attend the school and every came back home with lots of stories about what he had learned and experienced all the time.
In addition to learning, he built his confidence and social skills, which also improved his behaviour at home. Furthermore, the head teacher and her team identified early on potential learning difficulties and helped very much with specialised support. This was so useful that we continued private tuition with the head teacher even after he started school, twice a week. We highly recommend the Acorns!

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

A fantastic nursery!
The staff and home setting of this nursery make it one of the best around. My son is very happy here from when he started at age two and it's helped with his confidence and development skills. The staff are excellent in recognising he needs of every child right through to a smooth transition into primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son loves his time at Acorns. The staff really care for him. I always feel I can ask the staff anything about his care and they make the time, and are well informed, to have a good conversation with me.
My son is learning great life skills and is clearly flourishing at Lindfield. I am very happy that he attends Acorns.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly and homely environment. The staff are excellent with the child, they work hard to develop and encourage progress. My child loves going to nursery and I am so glad we made the move to The Acorns. Would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My boy runs in without looking back each morning. He then comes home covered in whatever they have been doing that day, food all over his face along with a massive smile. I know he's had a great morning playing, learning and eating and that's all that matters to me!
I couldn't be happier with The Acorns.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

I have found that my son has settled extremely well at The Acorns. He bounces into nursery without looking back and I know I can leave him without any worries.
I have already been surprised with how much he is learning. He talks really fondly about his teachers and the friends he has made.
Overall I couldn't ask for more and am extremely happy.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A lovely, warm setting that my children love. Great facilities in a home from home environment. From baking to pottery, my children come home laden with works of art that they have made. Can't recommend it enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The Acorns Nursery School is a unique place. Staff are incredibly welcoming and I fully trust that what they provide for my son is excellent. The outside space has been transformed into a beautiful stimulating environment where they children can explore, practise physical skills and be inquisitive. The children are provided with a hot meal each day, cooked in the kitchen where the children then sit and are encouraged to serve each other. The skills that the children learn through doing this each day are superb.
A happy place with endless opportunities for children to explore and develop.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 moved to this area and looked around the Acorns at Lindfield we couldn't believe our luck. It is very rare to find a passionate woman with a MBA in education running a nursery from her home with an equally passionate and caring team. My daughter loves arriving at this home from home to see the staff and her friends. She always enjoys the varied wholesome activities, often using nature as a resource and the attention she receives. The menu is varied and I am told delicious! My daughter has a milk allergy and they always make sure they have an alternative meal, snacks and treats for her. I can't recommend it enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 absolutely adores his days attending The Acorns Nursery School Lindfield and I can see why. An absolutely amazing nursery school with attentive and caring staff. It's a real joy to be part of the Acorns family. We have specific dietary needs that are catered for and that is very important to us. Our son always returns home telling us about a new activity he has done each day - I couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

Acorns in Lindfield is a really wonderful nursery. It has excellent staff who are incredibly caring and really happy children. The nursery has a great ethos and prepares children really well for school, both in terms of learning but, at least as importantly, in terms of confidence and peer relationships. Acorns is a very special place.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter currently attends Acorns and loves it! We couldn't be happier with the care and nurturing she receives by the team, she talks all the time about her teachers and what she does at Nursery. My son also attended Acorns and he blossomed with confidence which was lovely, as he is a naturally shy child. He went to big school fully prepared and the nursery certainly did an outstanding job.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 absolutely loves being at Acorns - it's a great nursery with wonderful staff and surroundings. He bounds in every morning and loves telling us about his days when he gets home. There nursery has a great atmosphere and all the other children seem equally happy. There is also plenty of opportunity to be outside which is a great plus.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

At the end of this academic year, our youngest child will leave The Acorns. It will be a bittersweet day: Sad because 4 years as part of the Acorns family will draw to a close but happy because our youngest child will go out into the world a strong, confident, happy child ready for her "big school" adventure. So much of her confidence and courage is down to her wonderful experience at The Acorns. The staff are kind, attentive, fun but above all just really get my children and our children realise this key fact which makes them very happy and secure. Both settings have done wonders for our children. Lindfield is cosy, creative, familiar and homely; Westmeston is exciting, free and a natural, beautiful setting perfect for adventures - they come back with mud on their wellies, colour on their cheeks and stories to share. I know I'm sentimental but our children have been so happy at the Acorns and we shall miss it very much.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 son has attended the Acorns since September. He has settled well and made friends. The staff are caring, experienced, and stimulating. They really do seem to go over & above. He is making pleasing progress but most importantly, he is happy. We couldn't be more pleased.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

The staff are excellent, compassionate, caring and very creative in their activities and engagement. Every week is different. Two lovely settings. Our daughter is happy and challenged here. A great environment.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

We adore The Acorns and so does our daughter. She has settled so well there and all the staff are extremely caring and kind to the children. The activities are well thought out and encourage learning through fun. I couldn't think of a better environment for small people to enter when leaving their mummies and daddies for the first time.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 in Lindfield is a friendly, nurturing environment where parents are encouraged to work in partnership with the staff to help develop their child. The planning of session content is excellent, and one term in, my daughter is looking forward to her nursery days and settling well.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My eldest daughter attended Acorns when we moved down from London. The transition to the nursery was seamless and she loved it the minute she arrived. My youngest currently attends and skips in every morning. Acorns is a magical and comforting place. The carers are all amazing and I feel totally at ease when my daughter is in their care. I would recommend Acorns to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 wonderful nursery where the children are encouraged to learn through play, make new friends and learn new skills. My son loves all the amazing staff and children. He has grown in confidence, learnt so many new things and especially loves the reading scheme. The Acorns is a warm and welcoming nursery; a place where all the children are encouraged to grow as individuals, embrace creativity and imagination and are prepared for the start of school life.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

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

The Acorns Nursery School is very good for kids and I think best one in West Sussex! Good staff, great learning and outdoor playing and activities plus good care etc! I would recommend to all parents who want start nursery this year or after!

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has settled into The Acorns Nursery School, Lindfield incredibly well and this is with thanks to the staff. The Acorns ladies are amazing, they genuinely care for the children and work extremely hard to ensure they have a fun learning experience every day. At the end of the day at nursery, he is always so excited to tell me about what he has done. The daily activities are varied and exciting, some things are just not available at other nurseries e.g pottery and 'Special visitors'. I love the nursery's 'home setting' as the children feel secure and nurtured. The yummy food is freshly prepared in the kitchen every day and it's great that the children can see this happening. The garden is well set out and the children are encouraged to play outside whatever the weather which is great!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Acorns to friends!

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

The atmosphere at Acorns nursery in so homely and friendly for the lucky children who attend the nursery. The manager and her team are clearly passionate about what they do and this is apparent in the varied learning and play activities on offer. The children always appear happy and engaged in what they are doing. The outdoor garden is a huge bonus and an area where the children thrive. I would have no hesitation recommending this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

Our son joined Acorns Lindfield in September. He was one of the youngest in the group and the staff have helped him settle in and build his confidence. He looks forward to attending and is learning so much during his time here. He has also made lots of friends.
The nursery has a very warm and welcoming environment and has certainly met all of our expectations. It is in a great setting and is like a home from home. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the Nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 Nursery in Lindfield provides an excellent start in lifelong learning for young children. The staff are exceptionally helpful and provide a friendly and warm environment for the children. There is always a wide range of activities planned for the children and they are also taught important social skills to further their development. I would not hesitate to recommend the nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been at The Acorns almost a year now and loves it. She is always very happy to go and settled in very quickly. All the teachers are such a comfort to her and have made her so happy to go.
She has developed so much since starting Acorns and I can't fault them. The setting is a lovely home from home with a large range of stimulating activities including lots of outdoor play.
My husband and I have been very happy and would recommend this setting to anyone.
She starts school this year and Acorns have prepared her well for this transition.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Acorns provide a fantastic, nurturing environment in which the children are encouraged to grow and develop their own way, with a real focus on independence. There's a great focus on spending time outdoors and understanding nature which I feel is invaluable to all young children, helping them to make their way in the world.
I am delighted that our son attends Acorns and I would recommend it to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

This is a Fantastic nursery. It's just like a home from home.
My son has been at The Acorns since September and he has learnt so much already.
I know that the staff provide love and care as if the children were their own. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

Acorns Lindfield is an excellent nursery and our son has been there for 3 years. During this time he has thrived and become a very confident, sociable boy.
The staff work hard to prepare the children for school, whilst ensuring they spend their pre-school years having fun and exploring the world around them.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter (aged 2.5) absolutely loves going to The Acorns. As she is still little we loved the idea of the home-from-home environment. The option to select the outdoorsy setting of Westmeston when she is bigger was also a big draw.
She talks about her school and her teachers (as she calls them) constantly and has started to make her own friends who she seems genuinely fond of.
She is disappointed not to be going to The Acorns everyday. We have also really noticed a change in her behaviour (for the better - far fewer tantrums) since she has attended.
The staff are amazing - all highly professional and caring, with a real passion for learning and development.
It was The Acorns who told me she was perfectly capable of using an open cup when I had previously persisted with a closed beaker, they were right.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

The Acorns Nursery is wonderful. The staff are all so caring and knowledgeable about the children.
They do lots of fun and engaging activities which help them to learn and make friends. We're really lucky to have such a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 wonderful educational nursery. Both of my two children have had a very happy and memorable time. The staff are all very warm and caring. The children get up to a wide range of activities and spend lots of time exploring the outdoors and go on outings in and around the setting.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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 is a great nursery, we have two children there and they love it. The staff are friendly, the children all seem happy and make lots of friends. They are great on the three R's and the children are learning lots at Acorns, highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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

My children love The Acorns and are always keen to go in. It is a lovely home from home setting which makes the children feel secure and relaxed. The children have a great time and are always learning new things. The Acorns recognises individuality and the staff work hard to support each child.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Acorns is a caring environment which nurtures children alongside bringing out the best in them. My daughter attends both the Lindfield and Westmeston settings and really enjoys her time at both. The staff know her well and support both her and us as parents. I like that they encourage children to play outside, especially at Westmeston, and have a traditional ethos.

How likely would you be to recommend The Acorns Nursery School & Forest School, Lindfield? 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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