Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)

Burton Park, Polwell Lane, Burton Latimer, Kettering NN15 5PS

Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer), Kettering, Northamptonshire
Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer), Kettering, Northamptonshire
Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer), Kettering, Northamptonshire

Acorn Day Nursery at Burton Latimer occupies a purpose-built building on a half-acre site. The nursery has bright and spacious rooms, equipped with a full range of high quality equipment and resources.

The nursery is well-known for building close relationships with parents, through daily verbal communication, regular newsletters and social events, which are particularly popular, helping to forge strong links with the whole family.

One of the nursery’s most attractive features, and extremely popular with the children, is its wonderful outside play areas and gardens, including a sensory garden. The staff are warm and friendly and welcome all prospective parents to visit the nursery.

Group: Acorn Early Years Foundation

Person in charge: Helen Revett (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 80

Age Range: from 0 years 4 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 3 days at Christmas & 4 staff training days

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer) has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.895)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer) 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 47 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 25 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 4.895 for Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer) is calculated as follows: ( (506 Excellents x 5) + (55 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 563 Ratings = 4.895

  • 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 (Burton Latimer) is based on 25 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 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 25 Reviews ÷ 16 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
    46
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    47
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)

  • Mother of Child
    34
  • Father of Child
    7
  • Grandmother of Child
    3
  • Brother of Child
    1
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
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Very rarely do I see my children as happy as I do at nursery. The nursery feels like a big family where children are happy to communicate with all staff and their views are considered. Arrived to find my children had experienced a wonderful day, making gifts and decorations for my wedding. The day our children leave will be a very sad one for the entire family. Thank you for taking the children's whole well-being so seriously and helping them grow into lovely little people.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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 has thrived since starting at Acorn nursery a year ago. She has integrated well into the different rooms as she has moved up, all with great support from all members of the nursery team. All the staff are so friendly and happy to help where possible. They have been a great support to us, and it shows they genuinely care about all the children and their individual needs. My daughter is so happy to go to nursery, and when she talks about nursery at home with such happiness it makes us happy to know she is safe, having fun, learning, and becoming more of the little character she is already!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

We are so happy that our daughters started at Acorn Nursery in 2014, a really good decision.

When we pick them up, they are very happy and excited telling us about all the activities they have done.

They have grown in confidence massively and built great friendships.

The activities they do are innovative and create a fun way to learn and develop. They get lots of outdoor play and activities outside nursery like Forrest school, walks to the supermarket, post office and park.

The staff are so welcoming every day, very friendly and professional. My daughters will miss them.

They leave to go to school in September and I want to say big thanks to everyone at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very impressed with Acorn Nursery, from our first visit to now. I fell in love with the outdoor facilities, as my son is very much an outdoor kid this was a paramount aspect for my choice of nursery. The free flow policy is perfect. My son has struggled to settle in and the staff have been 100% supportive of him and myself to reassure us both. I have absolute confidence in the staff meeting his needs and in communicating with me about his time there.
The activity turn over is perfectly paced for the age group and the stimulus is exceptional and inspiring.
It is very important to me to have mealtimes as a family and at the table and this is reflected here with the children sitting and eating together. Independence is encouraged and personal development is evident.
The staff have always been polite and well mannered with adults and children alike, and I feel it is a very positive environment for any child to be in. Acorn is a credit to the industry. Hats off to the management.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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: Excellent

My granddaughter loves coming to the nursery and always leaves with a big smile on her face. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and there is always lots of fun activities available and the nursery is warm and inviting. There is a vast outdoor space which my granddaughter loves and she enjoys spending lots of time outside and the chickens are a fabulous idea!
The food is all freshly made and there is a variety of different meals that I can see on the menus. The staff always let me know what she has been doing in nursery and how she has been.
I would definitely recommend this nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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 am always happy with the feedback I get when picking up my children from nursery, the staff always seem happy and ready to help. All three of my children love coming to nursery and have good relationships with their key workers.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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 moved to Burton Latimer Acorn Day Nursery when we moved into Kettering. He was 15months old he and was in his previous nursery since 8months old and had only just settled in, the change was quite stressful but Acorn staff made my son and I feel confident that he was in a safe place. After a month of tears, he was soon waving me out the door excited for new adventures at nursery.

My son loves nursery and I sometimes even struggle to get him to come home, over the last year since moving up to the last year of nursery the changes I've seen in my son are amazing he can count into the teens, he can sing his ABCs and can identify every colour and the standard shapes. I have expressed my concerns about my son not being interested in writing but the nursery have reassured me that this is quite normal in boys of his age and they are helping me by encouraging drawing at nursery.
I can't fault the staff or facilities it is an amazing nursery and the opening times and prices make it worth my while whilst working.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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 with Acorn since 10 months old, he is now getting ready to start school in September! Acorn has been amazing from the start. Always ready to help and always have practical suggestions to problems. Every milestone has been celebrated and encouraged, from first steps and first words through to toilet training. The support given to parents is fab. The staff are friendly and they communicate well, giving feedback every day. Advice on tackling sleep issues, emotional issues etc has always been available, and transitions through the 3 stages of the nursery have been very well managed considering my son doesn't cope well with change. All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Acorn and I do so often. I would not send my children anywhere else in future.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended this nursery 5 days a week/full time since he was 9 months old and as a family, we could not be happier with the standard of care and learning he enjoys.

Nothing is too much to ask from the team; we genuinely feel as though our son has every opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities and to grow and develop in a safe atmosphere.

His key people both in the baby room and now in the transition to the squirrel room are exceptional in their personal attention for our son. As he's a sociable child he enjoys relationships with the whole team - it's really nice when every person regardless of which room they are based in know our son's name and he knows theirs.

Our son frequently comes home talking about his friends and what he's been doing - it's really nice to hear that he's been to the park, made biscuits, or whether he's had a day in the garden playing on the bikes and jumping in puddles.

An exceptional nursery for which we're very grateful for within the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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 little girl started here when she 18 months old and is now nearly 4.

The nursery space is great and the outdoors is fantastic, it was one of the things that sold the nursery to us, we love how often the children are outside playing and exploring, the addition of the chickens was great too. In addition to this forest school has been great and our very clean little girl comes home every week muddy and happy after it.

In the time that our little one has been at the nursery, she has gone from a quiet, shy girl to a confident outgoing crazy girl and the staff at the nursery really have helped her gain this confidence and come out of herself. The staff always have great activities to do and go along with what the children would like to try too. You do feel that all of the staff really care about your child and their welfare.

The nursery is a warm welcoming environment, the staff welcome all of the children by name, I would recommend to anyone looking for a safe place for their little one.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy has been coming to this nursery for 2 years. After viewing a number of nurseries, Acorns topped the lot! It's friendly and inviting, the staff are fantastic and the variety of activities they provide the children to cater for their ages are brilliant. The outdoor area is great and no matter what the weather, they encourage the children to go out and play but they give them the choice which I think is great but so important. My little boy loves the outdoors regardless of the weather but not all children are the same and the staff appreciate that and ensure that there is something equally as fun going on inside. The food is excellent and so varied. My son has excellent table manners and good manners in general and that's thanks to the hard work that the staff put into the children. Overall, it's lovely and my little boy can't get out of the car quick enough in the mornings!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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 are very pleased with the level of care provided for our daughter. Our daughter is happy and excited to go to nursery each day and often talks about her friends and teachers at home. The nursery staff are all very friendly and always greet us with a welcoming smile and chat each morning. The nursery admin staff have been very accommodating in changing hours to suit our needs whilst we have a change in circumstances.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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, one has just left to start school but they both started at the nursery from 12 months old.
They absolutely love going and have so much fun when they're there!
The team at Acorn are so accommodating- nothing too great to ask!
The children are so looked after and they do so much! Messy play, indoor fun, outdoor activities- the garden is just fantastic!! So much room (this was a big plus for us when choosing the nursery five years ago. Both our children's key people have been amazing and so supportive. They genuinely care about their children and give us great informative feedback on their day spent there.
I would recommend this nursery highly to anyone with children.
We shall be sad when our youngest finishes there.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have had 3 children attend the nursery in the last 3 years. Our eldest settled at the nursery beautifully and his brothers couldn't wait for it to be their turns, counting down the days. The whole family has been made welcome and the boys have grown so incredibly with the support of Acorn. Forest school was a big hit and smiling happy faces make the extra muddy laundry worth it. The staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble. Would recommend this nursery to everybody

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started in September and absolutely loves it. She settled immediately due to the fantastic care and attention the staff give. She has developed her social skills as well the important skills required for the next stage in her education. I would fully recommend this nursery to any parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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

Great nursery, lovely staff and great atmosphere as soon as you walk in! My daughter has come such a long way since joining Acorn. It was the best decision I made choosing this nursery! The outdoor activities are excellent, my daughter is always coming home muddy, which I love!

The Manager and all the staff are always so fab- really approachable and helpful. If I ever need an extra session for her it's never too much trouble. Great nursery, highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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

My son started at the nursery in November and he just loves it there. The staff is brilliant and really friendly. They do various activities with the kids and they also spend a lot of time outdoors - the garden is great and it's one of the reasons I chose this nursery (my son is an outdoor child - cold weather doesn't deter him from having fun outside).
There are lots of different activities that the kids can do and my son has learnt quite a lot of different skills which he puts to use at home.

I would definitely recommend this nursery to any parent looking at placing their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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

If you want your child to have fun, get very messy and play in good size rooms and grounds then this is a great nursery.
I have 2 children at the Nursery, one in acorn room and one in squirrel room and I've never had a problem with them wanting to go, they seem to really enjoy it there. I know they will be doing lots of great activities and are well looked after.
the food is varied and plentiful. the staff are friendly and approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child flourished at this setting. Confidence was developed by the outstanding and caring team who supported my child at every next step. At all times I was happy to leave her engaged in the child led activities, paintings were bought home daily and displayed with pride. A nursery that is like a home from home.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attends this nursery and I couldn't recommend it enough!. The staff are great and my daughter has come so far with learning since starting here last year. It's a very warm and welcoming place and any questions and queries are always dealt with. The dinners provided are always fresh and healthy. My daughter loves them!. The playground is a fun and encouraging place for children to play in!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves this place she has been extremely well looked after by the staff and has progressed so far in her learning. The facilities are great and the place is very clean and inviting. The variety of food is really good and my little girl seems to like all. Very happy to send my child here.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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 son loves going to nursery, the garden is superb for children who like to venture out, the sensory room is lovely and meals are superb, however, what makes this nursery is people that work there, they are friendly, fun and warm-hearted, always smiling and have time to talk to you. Well done Acorn x

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been going to Acorn Nursery in Burton Latimer since March last Year when she was near 10 months old and she loves it there. In fact, the nursery is that good that we decided to put her in there all week, rather than use a childminder. She has developed so much since being there and all of the staff members are so lovely and friendly, they always keep you informed of your child's day; the daily diary and being able to see the observations online is fantastic. The space in the rooms are very generous and the garden is amazing. The difference with Acorn is that the management team are always visible and approachable, rather than being locked away in an office!

I would definitely recommend this nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending this nursery since October 2015 (from 8 months old) and she absolutely loves it! Her development has come on leaps and bounds over this time and I put much of it down to the nursery! The variety of activities, the caring staff and the environment/facilities are all second to none and I couldn't wish for a better place for my daughter to learn and grow!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at the nursery for nearly 3 years and has loved it. The staff have been fantastic in each stage that she has been there (since 7 months) taking the time to get to know her and using their knowledge to move her forward. I have seen the difference in her vocabulary, drawing skills, play development, making friends to name just a few things. It's never easy to drop her off but it has always been safe in the knowledge that she will have a great time and staff will give her the best care. Many a cuddle has been given by staff at drop off time to reassure her and get her off to the best start of the day. I can't thank you enough for making her time with you the best possible and your input in getting her ready for her next chapter at pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My Granddaughter really enjoys coming to nursery. She begins to talk about some of her friends and the staff that are there. The setting is spacious and always looks inviting. Her speech has really come on leaps and bounds since starting nursery and she is quite the chatterbox.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has had the most wonderful time at Acorn Nursery in Burton Latimer. She has been extremely well looked after and I have watched her grow in confidence hugely over the past few months. My daughter joined the nursery at the age of one and I think the Acorns Nursery staff have had a very positive impact on her development. The atmosphere is always fun and secure and I especially like the emphasis on outdoor activities and fun. There are always different activities planned for the children which keeps them entertained. I feel that the staff truly care about the children and this in turn means the children are happy at the nursery :)

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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

Elaine Ludlow, Deputy Manager at Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer) responded to this review on 29 Jul 2016:

Thank you for your wonderful comments Laura, it has been a pleasure taking care of your daughter and myself and all of the staff will miss her dearly.

Acorn Nursery exudes a sense of warmness and welcome. The staff are open and cheerful and the facilities are open and spacious. My son has been there for nearly 2 and a half years and has thrived there. His happiness and well-being have been at the forefront of Acorn's care and I will miss the sense of family that I have experienced as a parent. An enormous thanks to you for starting him off on such a lovely 'school' path and for helping to shape his personality to date.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending this nursery for two years. All the staff are extremely caring and she has grown in confidence immeasurably over this time. The nursery has excellent facilities for children of all ages and the outside space is a particularly special feature. My daughter has spent many a happy hour in the sand pit, trying to stroke one of the chickens or 'cooking' in the mud kitchen. As well as the daily activities which are always creative and fun, the children benefit from special visitors to the nursery and visits into the local area. Recently my daughter loved meeting the police woman that came to talk to the children and taking a bus ride into town in order to buy ingredients for a tea party in honour of the Queen's birthday. Whenever I have had any particular problems or requests regarding my daughter's care, the nursery staff have always gone above and beyond to help. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our child has been at Acorn for 7 months and we have had great pleasure in watching her flourish with the help of the caring, friendly and helpful staff at the nursery. The nursery is a clean, fun and happy place for our daughter to spend time and she has learnt so much with the wide selection of activities both indoors and outdoors.
She has made so many friends and is very excited to go to nursery each day. We feel very comfortable dropping her off as we know she will have a fun day of learning.

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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

Both my son and daughter attend Acorn nursery and they both love it there. It has fantastic staff who are friendly, enthusiastic and professional - this gives me great peace of mind knowing that my children are safe and happy. The outdoor area is great and there is always a variety of activities for your child to take part in, such as Zumba and Music Man. They also bring various animals into the nursery, such as puppies and newborn chicks, which my son loves (and I am sure my daughter will too when she is a little older). I highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at the nursery since August, he moved from a much smaller nursery and I was worried about how he'd settle. I had no reason to worry, he loves it! His speech has developed so much and he eats much better at nursery than he does at home. He has made so many friends and all of the staff are great with him. He does so many different activities each day, the only complaint I have is how filthy he manages to get!

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Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have had 2 children at acorn nursery over the last 3 years. We have had great pleasure in watching our children flourish with the help of the kind, friendly and helpful staff at the nursery. We have always found the nursery to be a bright and happy place in which our children have always felt comfortable with a lovely big garden and plenty of outdoor activities.

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Whilst attending Acorn nursery my grandson has had tremendous fun and through activities and a wonderful staff ensuring children are happy as well as learning through play has acquired interactive personal skills and competencies that will benefit him on starting school in September. Activities with parents and grandparents inclusion are also looked forward too. Staff are always welcoming and smiling children are a great testament to a happy atmosphere and environment. My grandson will enter school with confidence acquired through his attendance at Acorn nursery.

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Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery! My daughter settled here better then we ever could have hoped for and has made lots of friends. The staff are helpful, kind, innovative and fun! Food is of a good standard and choices are healthy but suited to children's tastes, my daughter always asks for seconds! Activities are varied, my daughter particularly enjoys the Music Man who comes in and Forest School. They have a great outdoor space which they utilise effectively and the children love playing outside, recently they had some baby turkeys! Overall I would highly recommend this nursery, it is run and managed to an extremely high standard and the children are happy and well cared for.

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Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My grandson really enjoys coming to nursery, he attends every morning. His key person is always helpful and supportive. We love that we can all submit home observations to his learning journal and also view photographs of activities he has been involved in.

The outside space is fantastic and my grandson really enjoys going offsite on a weekly basis to forest school at the local pocket park, where the children take part in activities within the natural environment.

My grandson's confidence has increased rapidly since attending Acorn and this will help support him when he moves on to school.

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My brother loves his days at this nursery, he has made lots of friends that he talks about constantly. The staff are caring and attentive providing a secure base for the children.

The food variety is fantastic! Offering freshly cooked meals prepared on site by the nursery cook.

The garden is by far the best area, it is HUGE!! The children have so much space to explore and enjoy!!

Would definitely recommend this nursery to anybody!!!

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Acorn Nursery are very helpful and supportive in the care of my daughter with special needs. The staff are wonderful, caring and my daughter has developed greatly since started with them 4 months ago. They are working along side other health professionals to give her the best possible care.
My 3 year old son has grown in confidence during his time at nursery and particular like the big outdoor space area that is being used most days. He enjoys the home cooked food and is always happy when I come and collect him.
I couldn't recommend this nursery highly enough.

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves coming to nursery, the staff are all welcoming and she has built a fantastic bond with her key person. The nursery itself is lovely and has a wonderful outside area. She is always excited to come into nursery.

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Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Love this nursery - our little one has been here nearly two years, and his brother was here before that. Staff are always kind and friendly - it's not a pristine show home of a nursery but our boys have always been happy, stimulated and confident in the environment. The garden is a great outdoor space and really well used in nearly all weathers, which is very helpful for an active toddler. The nursery is supportive and has always tried very hard to accommodate extra childcare requests.

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Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending the nursery since April and has settled in really well! She loves playing in the garden in all weathers and has learnt so many new skills from the activities the staff provide. Her key person has been great with her as well as all the other members of staff. She regularly chats about what she has done and enjoys singing all the new songs she has learnt. The nursery offers lovely freshly prepared meals and encourages independence, letting my daughter pour her own drinks, serve her own snacks and meals. She looks forward to going and we are excited to see her develop and learn more the longer she attends the setting.

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My brother has been attending Acorn since January of this year. He settled very quickly with the support of his kind and caring key person.
The home visit really helped with the smooth transition as it provided an introduction within his own environment.

The outdoor area is really big and has so much to offer, the children play outside in all weathers wearing their welly boots and mud suits.

My brother is always keen to tell us about his exciting days at nursery and he has formed some really strong friendships with other children who he will miss greatly when he moves on to school in September.

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm really pleased with Acorn Nursery, I've never had a bad word to say against them. Every time I've asked them for information or asked to get me something they have always done it. My child loves all the staff at Acorn, the only thing that was hard for him was having different key workers, if staff leave but that's the only problem, which is not Acorns fault at all. The staff are all polite and friendly and always there to help answer questions.

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Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I love this nursery! They make all of the food on site, always fresh and no processed food. They let the children play and get messy. They are always thinking of new ways for the children to explore and learn. They constantly update me on special things my daughter and son have done or said, often with pictures or craft projects to go with it. My daughter asks about school all the time and is so excited to start her day. I know all of the staff love my children and treat them like their own. In addition, they focus on her education, she loves to read books, she knows her numbers and is learning her letters.

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Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little one loves going to Acorn, she can't wait to get there in the morning. I have to persuade her to come home. The staff are always amazing. Feedback is really good and I know she is being looked after well. Overall I am very happy with the nursery and would recommend it to everyone.

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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 attending Acorn in Burton Latimer since January of this year. He has settled in fantastically with the support of his key person, who is always on hand to offer feedback and support our son with his developmental needs.
My son is due to start school this year and he will most certainly miss Acorn as will we. He will definitely be attending Acorn holiday club care!

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Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My eldest started at this nursery today in Squirrels and I am already amazed to see the difference in her happiness there compared to her previous nursery!
She instantly went off to play without crying and has never done that before despite being at her previous nursery for 2 and a half years!
I believe this is down to the enthusiasm amongst all staff and how they all work together for the children! Thank you Acorn :)

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Burton Latimer)? 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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