Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean

Draycott Road, Upper Tean, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4JJ

Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean is situated within picturesque countryside and is easily accessible from the A50. The nursery has been refurbished to offer spacious, age-appropriate rooms for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

A friendly and enthusiastic team of staff are fully trained and experienced to provide a rich and stimulating learning environment for the children to learn, explore and play in. The ratio of staff to children is high to ensure each child receives the maximum level of support and care.

The nursery features a large garden designed to maximise the potential for outdoor play in all weather conditions, with carefully chosen, age-specific equipment. The staff encourage the children to choose their own activities both indoors and outdoors to support independent learning.

The nursery operate an open door policy and welcome parents to share information about their child on a daily basis.

An 'out of school' care facility is also available for children aged between five and twelve years.

Children 1st has been an award winning, family-run childcare provider since 1988 and are an accredited training centre. Fully grant funded places are available for children aged three and four years.

Group: Children 1st Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Amy Brown (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 140

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.878)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean 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 43 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 33 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 4.878 for Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean is calculated as follows: ( (460 Excellents x 5) + (49 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 516 Ratings = 4.878

  • 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 Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean is based on 33 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 28 positive Reviews (140 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 33 Reviews ÷ 28 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
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    43
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean

  • Mother of Child
    37
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Grandfather of Child
    1

My child has attended Children 1st @ Acorns since he was one. He is now two and a half. During that time I have found the staff to be extraordinarily helpful, knowledgeable and professional while still offering a very personal individual service.
They respond immediately to my child's needs and communicate in a variety of ways so I always feel in touch with his care and learning. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Acorns, truly outstanding all around.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

In short, excellent. Our son has come on so much in terms of confidence and learning. The staff are so helpful and friendly. We could not be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 used Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean for my three children. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. The staff are welcoming and approachable. My youngest who attends full time cried the other week when she couldn’t attend due to illness. She is eager to go each morning.

She is well catered for and growing in confidence, her ability to carry out a variety of tasks is improving all the time. I am amazed at her achievement so far. She is encouraged by all her milestones. A fabulous job is done by all. We can not recommend the nursery enough to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean presents a warm family atmosphere at all times. The staff are extremely attentive to the requirements of all children present and proceed with the development of the little ones future in the correct manner actively encouraging them to fulfil a positive role in our society.

The children's happiness and safety are assured at all times while they are present in this outstanding environment. A first-class team working to the highest standards at all times. When you demand the very best this is it. Well done team!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending this nursery since May. I was nervous about returning to work but from the initial visit, I felt immediately reassured that my son would settle quickly and be well looked after. The settling in sessions were wonderful with great care taken to find out as much as possible about my sons routine and our preferences. There is a wealth of stimulation from the environment, to the structured activities that take place during the day, inside and out. My little boy has blossomed within the environment and the staff's attention to detail is wonderful. The Eylog is wonderful to keep parents up to date with learning and development goals and it brightens my day when I can see an update/ photos and that my son is having fun.

In the last month, my son has developed a temporary intolerance to lactose and the nursery have been fantastic at accommodating the change in his diet. I would highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 nursery is set in a lovely homely environment, with a warm family feel to it. The staff are friendly and caring and I feel they are easily approachable. The nursery room is full of enrichment, with clear structure throughout the day rather than the "free for all" approach that some nurseries tend to go for.
My little boy can sometimes be fussy about food, but it is always noted he has eaten all of his meals, and I'm not surprised, it always smells amazing whenever I drop him off!
His diary is a great way of keeping us informed of his daily activities and the app certainly made his first day so much more bearable, I actually cried with joy when I received the first ever photo update showing him playing quite happily!
I would, and have recommended Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 boy loves it at Acorns. The ladies are absolutely amazing with him and I can see how much they love my little boy! He was a bit behind with him being premature but he has developed into such a big boy and he has caught up with the other two-year-olds. Amazing nursery, I wouldn't want him to go anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 fantastic. This is the second time I have used this nursery and the care is always outstanding. Amazing setting, beautiful location. From the food menus to the activities, everything is first class. Very happy children so very happy parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 daughter attends one afternoon a week until September when she will do 2. The staff are fabulous and I have full trust in their care of our precious baby girl. When first leaving her, I was encouraged to call to see how she was doing. This was very reassuring. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

As a first time mum, I was nervous that my little boy would be starting nursery part time. My husband and I visited and knew I wanted to send my little boy here.
Such a nice homely environment, great facilities with lots of opportunities to learn and play.
Location is excellent with a nice countryside feel, with the opportunity to play and sleep outside.
Everyone who I have contact with at the nursery are amazing. Very supportive, understanding, and caring.
Staff are so welcoming to him every morning. I feel so happy to leave him in the amazing care of his key worker and everyone else who works in his room.
On collection he is always playing, having cuddles with the nursery nurses, and exploring - He loves being at nursery which is so important to me.
Great feedback channels; daily diary, notifications of new pictures and videos from EYLog. Lovely handover in the evening chatting to his keyworker or the other nursery nurses - nice touch.
I highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 is a fantastic setting providing a warm and friendly learning environment. The facilities are wonderful with an outdoor learning environment second to none. Staff at the nursery go above and beyond to meet children's needs and help parents in any way they can. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Acorns to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 started at the nursery in January 2017 and have had a positive experience so far. The staff have always been very polite and helpful and have made us very welcome and at ease when leaving our daughter. We have loved seeing the photos and videos posted on the EY Log. Our daughter is obviously very happy and content when she is there. I would highly recommend the nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son attended nursery from the age of 9 months old and from that day I never had any concerns and I can not praise the nursery enough! My son was loved, nurtured and cared for in the best possible way. My son is now 5 years old and attends school and started there with confidence and had the ability to form friendships as he went without any of his friends from nursery, however every holiday, even when he does not need to he asks to come back to Acorns so he can see his old friends and "the ladies" especially his old key worker from the Jeremy Fisher room. All of the staff welcome us back every holiday with great enthusiasm and are really pleased to see us.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

As a very anxious parent, I called into the nursery unannounced and we couldn't have received a warmer welcome from the manager. She was so informative and empathetic towards me as an emotional mum who was contemplating leaving her son for the first time. Since joining in September 2016, my little boy has not only flourished within this ability to socialise with children but his also independence. I am 100% confident that he enjoys nursery as he talks about the staff in our home environment, namely when he is being praised by us; which reassures me they pay close attention and praise him for his work or during activities. Not only do they look after the most precious person in my life, they also look after me as a parent, they understand my anxieties about leaving him and always, always go out of their way to reassure and maintain my confidence in their ability to care for him. Thank you to everyone at the nursery especially the manager and the nursery nurses in the Peter Rabbit room.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

100% safe, friendly etc.

Our daughter has attended before and after school clubs for several years after moving to Acorn's from a different local provider. There is nothing important to criticise the nursery, very small thing is parking, but even this is better than many locations as there is at least turning space and room for 5-6 cars at one time.

We would highly recommend acorns without hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Exellent friendly staff and facilities. My daughter has a strong connection with the staff and treats them like family. My views and any questions are always listened to which makes me feel at ease and happy to have my daughter there full time.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Could not possibly fault the service for our boys. They have settled extremely well and love every minute of being in nursery. We are very grateful to all members of staff for looking after them so well.
Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 always been very happy with my child being at Acorns.
The staff are excellent and it's a very happy homely environment. As my child attends the aftercare, he gets collected from school. The staff are always on top of everything and it's nice to know they are so in tune with each individual child, knowing if they had a good or not so good day at school.
One thing I would suggest and this is minor is getting the older kids to have something small to eat when food is offered. Other than that I am extremely happy and I always feel at ease that my child has the best care. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We love Acorns. The staff are so friendly and approachable. There is always something going on and the free flow from outside to inside is amazing. The space that the children have to play in is fantastic and it is a very warm inviting atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

I honestly cannot recommend this nursery and its staff more. It is awesome. Great outdoor space, specialist rooms from baby, toddler and preschool. The staff are focused on your child as an individual through their journey. Feedback is via books in the early years then by observation via an EYLog app.
Throughout, the staff demonstrate an interest in your child and have a genuine love and focus on their growth and development. I feel so fortunate to have discovered this nursery (after a long search).
Quarterly learning objectives, regular scheduled meetings and daily updates are detailed and enable your child to be supported and improve.
There is a plan for teaching and worldly awareness, great outdoor space, wonderful staff focused on your child with key workers and a supportive, nurturing atmosphere.
So highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone, it's outstanding. The staff are superb and help the children so much. My daughter absolutely loves going to the nursery and always has.
They involve all the children in every activity and encourage them all the time to do their best.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent staff very friendly and helpful, they are very patient with the children. Our baby grandchild as been at this nursery from six months old and the progress she as made as been excellent. The only thing I will say is that video clips do not work very well on eyLog. Also, it would put the icing on the cake if we could print the photographs that they take at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 been going to Acorns since he was 18 months old and he very much feels part of the family at the nursery.
They take care of him and treat him as an individual which is what I like about Acorns.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Excellent day care provider. All staff are well trained, kind, professional and approachable. No request is to much bother, whether I wish to change my days or look at my son's progress. Very accommodating. Both my boys have loved attending Acorns.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

Wonderful nursery with lots of space inside and outside. Happy friendly staff, who come up with great activities for my little girl. Since she has come to this nursery it's surprised me how much she's learnt and what she has accomplished. She's always happy to go.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 attentive and very friendly. I feel confident my child is looked after well and couldn't be happier with the support and development provided for my child. All staff ensure they get to know you and your children and provide a welcoming environment.
All development is monitored and reported and I enjoy the daily/weekly updates provided both verbally and electronically. One extremely satisfied parent and I would be more than happy to recommend all aspects of this nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 boy loves his nursery. He always comes homes with a story to tell about the exciting things he has done.

The staff have been fantastic with him from baby room to pre-school. Everyone here is always helpful and happy!

I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

Have used Acorns for nearly 3 years and absolutely love it. So kind, friendly and helpful, highly recommend. My little girl's birthday is at the end of August and I think it's mostly down to Acorns that she will be ready.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lovely nursery. All staff friendly and approachable. My little boy has grown to enjoy spending time here, even if it's only for a couple of half days a week. He always seems to come home having learnt something new. A very happy environment when I come to pick him up :)

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 niece loves attending this nursery. She talks about all of the lovely staff and the wonderful things she has been doing at nursery at home. The staff are extremely welcoming and are always happy to help. The food smells delicious upon arrival and the nursery is always kept very clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

Nursery puts on numerous activities for the children. My son does something different every time he goes. My son is learning new things and staff always praise his development. The staff update an app and diary with his activities and development. The staff are always friendly. My son eats a variety of healthy foods at nursery. I cannot praise the nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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'm very pleased with my daughter's nursery. The staff are welcoming and friendly, the baby room is a good environment to learn and play and communication to home is usually good with the nursery diary. I especially enjoy her photos on the eylog parent app and bringing home things that she makes whilst at the nursery. Most importantly she always seems to enjoy being there which is the main thing. The only complaint I can make in about a year of her going is a few errors or incorrect entries in the nursery diary which were fairly easily resolved, but frustrating at the time. Lastly, as we're a vegetarian family, the nursery offered to and regularly makes a veggie version of meals for her which is a nice touch. I'd choose this nursery over others in the local area having tried them with older children.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 son is my first child and I am extremely precious after a traumatic birth, so, I was very nervous about leaving him at a Nursery. But I needn't have worried! All the staff are so friendly and attentive, nothing is too much trouble. He always comes home with a smile on his face and never ever cries when I have to leave him there. If he needs something they attend to him like it is their pleasure to do so. I am always kept in the loop with his progress.

The biggest praise has to go to his key worker. Where do I start? She is the most kind-hearted, caring person I've ever met. She treats my son exactly as I do and to see that makes me feel so at ease. My son absolutely adores his key worker and she has done wonders for him. I never ever worry when he is with her, I know that she is giving him all the love and cuddles he needs and all the stimulation that he could ever want. I also want to say thank you for all the lovely things you make with my son, I've kept all of them, they mean so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 my third child to attend this setting and I couldn't be happier with the choice of nursery. The staff are absolutely wonderful and not only that, provide home from home care that goes above and beyond even my exacting expectations. All I wanted was a place where my children could be loved and develop, what I've found is so much more. The staff treat your child as if they were their own, a rare and special quality that's often unheard of in a daycare setting. Care and consideration goes into each and every child and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Professional, yet so personal. Ofsted says this nursery is outstanding, I couldn't have put it better myself. Exemplary day care setting, by far the best in the area, I know, I've looked.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at this nursery since he was 9 months old. Me and my husband felt very reassured in his settling in's and the staff were amazing, making us feel comfortable and at ease.
My son has been in the Baby Room, Bobtails Room, Peter Rabbits Room and now is in Early Years Room. It has been a big journey but I couldn't ask for a better nursery.
I can't give enough praise to the staff in helping my little man growing, the environment is brilliant and the reports and observations done on the eylog are the best, especially after a full day at work. Getting an email with something that he did during the day and seeing his little smile, there aren't words to describe it.
Each one of the staff has a special place in our hearts.
The manager is brilliant, friendly, attentive and always willing to accommodate our requests.
You all, are the best second mum that I could wish for my little man.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 at Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean have been friendly and helpful since our daughter started there. The facilities are excellent and there are so many activities for the children to do. We would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family!

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

Surrounded by fields and a great outdoor play area to allow children lots of playtime outside. This fantastic nursery has wonderful caring and friendly staff. My child loves going to nursery here. I feel happy that my child is developing well and gets nutritious meals and snacks. I am well informed of the different activities taking place as the electronic logbook captures precious photos, videos and comments of my child's day. I cannot recommend this nursery enough :)

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am always pleased when I visit the nursery, my son is always happy and has learned something new every time he visits. I often pick up a slightly different times and every time he seems very happy i.e. playing outside story time, construction, tablet learning. The outside area is excellent as my son loves outside and they have extensive areas and toys and great to be out in the fresh air whenever possible. The staff are extremely helpful with my sons learning and are currently helping with his transition into primary school. I will be sorry to see him leave but they are making him ready for his next journey. Always great healthy food so never have to worry. My younger son starts in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 has attended the nursery for over a year, beginning in the baby room before moving on to the toddler room. He is extremely settled and all transitions have been managed with thought and care. The staff know all of the children and their personalities well and this is taken account of when planning and carrying out activities. There is excellent communication with daily updates both verbally and in the daily diaries. We also have access to the EYlog which enables staff and parents to share achievements, progress and targets through observations, photos and videos. The nursery is set within lovely grounds and our son loves learning outside. There is due consideration to healthy eating and varied meals are cooked onsite.
Our son loves coming to nursery and has come on in so many ways. I would highly recommend Acorns Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 have 2 children attending Acorns in the baby and toddler rooms since April 2016 prior to which they attended another nursery- I wish they had attended Acorns from the start, it has truly exceeded expectations! The staff at Acorns are fabulous ensuring children are happy. Staff take time to liaise with parents ensuring children settle and changes in routine are communicated.
The daily log of activities is clear and staff talk us through the day. Care at Acorns is exceptional and staff genuinely love children, taking a keen interest in all areas of their development. The great relationships between the staff and children are a credit to Acorns. Activities are well organised and children are occupied throughout the day with a variety of indoor and outdoor play and learning opportunities, making the most of the facilities and outdoor space.
Food is freshly prepared and my children enjoy it. We would recommend Acorns as our children have benefitted from such a positive nursery experience

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children have attended this nursery and have been very happy there. My son often does not want to leave! It has a very personable atmosphere and every member of staff knows each child and interacts with them beautifully. The children are relaxed and enjoy play but also have structured activities to help them develop. My son often comes home talking about new things, showing off new skills and singing new songs.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Amy Brown, Deputy Nursery Manager at Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean responded to this review on 07 Mar 2016:

Thank you for your kind review. It's great to know that your little ones enjoy their time at nursery. We're especially pleased with your comments regarding the staff team, building relationships with children is a key part of the Children 1st ethos.

I will pass your comments onto the staff team who I know will appreciate them as much as I do.

Kindest Regards
Amy Brown
Deputy Nursery Manager

The Manager and her team have exceeded all of our expectations with regards to sending our daughter to nursery. My daughter who has never been to nursery before had 2 settling in sessions where she loved the fabulous environment and made an instant bond with her key worker.
I had a lovely first day card showing my daughter having lots of fun and emails showing me updates to put my mind at rest.
Her dad was amazed at her picture on the door on her settling in and said that he was made to feel so welcome too .This meant such a lot as he was so nervous In trusting his little girl to someone else, and he felt relaxed and reassured by the staff team.
The warmth and care that we all as a family have been shown has been second to none, and we cannot thank the team enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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 youngest son loves it at nursery and I am really happy with the care and guidance he receives and my oldest son would like to know when he can come back having been at school for one and a half terms!
Thank you to all the team for the support and caring environment that you provide both the children and their parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean? 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

Amy Brown, Deputy Nursery Manager at Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean responded to this review on 07 Mar 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review. Building close relationships with our parents and children is a key part of the Children 1st ethos which is why we continually strive to develop these relationships in nursery.

It is especially lovely to hear how much both of your little ones have enjoyed nursery!

I will pass your comments onto the staff team who I know will appreciate them as much as I do.

Kindest Regards
Amy Brown
Deputy Nursery Manager

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