Akeley Wood Nursery

Wicken Park Road, Wicken, Milton Keynes MK19 6DA

Akeley Wood Nursery in the village of Wicken, between Milton Keynes and Buckingham, is set in acres of private grounds. The driveway is flanked by open fields, with sheep and lambs as neighbours. It is open 51-weeks a year and children can join from 12 months old.

Children enjoy specialist teaching every week including PE, Music, French, Computing and Forest Adventures, led by the qualified forest school leader. This is a key benefit of being part of a leading independent day school. In school holidays the nursery practitioners take the children to specialist classrooms including Food Tech to bake.

Structured learning is introduced during the mornings in the pre-school room to prepare children for school.

The nursery was fully refurbished in summer 2016, creating a wonderful environment for play and early learning through free-flow activities.

Meals and snacks are freshly prepared on site.

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

Directions:

The nursery is part of Akeley Wood School and is located on the junior school campus in the village of Wicken, off the A422, Milton Keynes.
The post code is MK19 6DA but some sat nav directions will stop short of the location.
Please also note that there are two other Akeley Wood School campuses so ensure you select the correct one to save a mistaken journey.

Visiting:

The nursery hosts coffee mornings for prospective parents, along with open days and private tours. Visit the school website for full details.

Parking:

There is ample free parking outside the nursery.

Overview

The Review Score of 6.6 (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 1.7 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no positive reviews in the last 12 months)

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.917 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 1.702 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Akeley Wood Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25 then divided by 2 = 1.625

    2. Target of 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.154 , then divided by 2 = 0.077

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

6.6 Akeley Wood Nursery has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.619)

Average Ratings

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    2
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    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Akeley Wood Nursery?

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  • Don't know
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  • Unlikely
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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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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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