Akeley Wood Nursery

Wicken Park Road, Wicken, Milton Keynes MK19 6DA

Akeley Wood Nursery, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire
Akeley Wood Nursery, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire
Akeley Wood Nursery, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire

Akeley Wood Nursery provides high-quality care and education to children from the age of 12 months.

The nursery was refurbished in summer 2016 to a high standard allowing expansion and upgraded facilities for all children. A home from home environment with natural wood and wicker providing a comfortable and relaxing environment for the children.   

Akeley Wood aim to lay the foundation for a love of learning that will remain with the child throughout their school life. The care and education provided by the staff is tailored to each individual child and is appropriate for their age and stage of development.

Akeley Wood recognise the importance of exchanging knowledge about each child’s needs, activities, interests and progress and regularly invite parents to take part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum.

Group: Cognita Schools

Person in charge: Clare Page (Headteacher)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 65

Age Range: from 1 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Varies by age, typical session cost £35.50

Visiting:

The nursery hosts coffee mornings for prospective parents, along with open days and private tours.

Parking:

There is ample parking outside the nursery.

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.3 Akeley Wood Nursery has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.321)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Akeley Wood Nursery 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Akeley Wood Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.917 for Akeley Wood Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (22 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 3.404 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Akeley Wood Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.154

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Akeley Wood Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Akeley Wood Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    2

In the 3 years that my daughter has attended the nursery, there has been a regular turnover of staff particularly approaching new academic years. However, these transitions and turnovers have been well managed and caused no impact on the care and support delivered to my child which is commended. My daughter has received excellent care and support and has formed close bonds with her key workers. My daughter has flourished from attending the nursery and we will miss all the team when she starts school in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Akeley Wood Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Linda Ward, Director of Marketing and Admissions at Akeley Wood Nursery responded to this review on 27 Apr 2017:

Thanks for your comments :-)

My son joined the nursery 8 months ago and has settled in so well. The opportunities available to him are excellent and the care and attention he receives from staff are faultless.

How likely would you be to recommend Akeley Wood Nursery? 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

Linda Ward, Director of Marketing and Admissions at Akeley Wood Nursery responded to this review on 26 Apr 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely comments.

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