Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton

279 Bolton Road, Atherton, Manchester M46 9HG

Little Acorns Private Day Nursery provides high-quality childcare for children from birth to five-years-old. The nursery has been caring for children in Atherton since 1987.

The nursery is set in a lovely Victorian property with a natural outdoor play area, where children can play outdoors every day and even learn swimming and French.

The long-serving Little Acorns team are highly qualified and have first aid and safeguarding training so families know that their children are in caring, capable hands.

Staff at Little Acorns have have undergone enhanced DBS checks and the nursery has CCTV and secure door entry systems for added security.

The chef at Little Acorns prepares all of the nursery’s healthy meals and snacks in the nursery kitchen using quality ingredients. The nursery’s seasonal menu was awarded the Soil Association’s Bronze Catering Mark in August 2016, and can be altered to meet any special dietary requirements.

Parents and carers are welcome to visit Little Acorns and meet the team without making an appointment.

Group: Just Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Tracy Bilsbury (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 68

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0715-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 3 days at Christmas

Fees Guide: Payable monthly

Directions:

The nursery is on Bolton Road in Atherton and can be reached easily from Bolton and the M61 or M60.

Visiting:

Parents and carers are welcome to visit the nursery without making an appointment.

Parking:

Visitors are welcome to use the nursery's safe off-road car park.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton 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 53 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 29 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 4.861 for Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton is calculated as follows: ( (546 Excellents x 5) + (86 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 633 Ratings = 4.861

  • 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 Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton is based on 29 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 13.6 positive Reviews (68 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 29 Reviews ÷ 13.6 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.

9.9 Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.861)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton?

  • Extremely LIKELY
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  • Likely
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  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton

  • Mother of Child
    48
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My daughter has now been at Little Acorns for almost five months and in that time her confidence has improved along with her speech and general good behaviour. I cannot thank Little Acorns enough and would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy has been attending Little Acorns since January 2016 when he was 20 months old. He settled in straight away and has come on leaps and bounds. He is turning 4 in April and is getting ready to start 'big boy' school in September. My little girl started attending when she was 8 months old and again she settled in really well with no issues. She is now 19 months old and loves going to nursery, she doesn't want to come home with me when I pick her up she loves it that much!

All the staff are really friendly and make the parents feel very at ease, they are always willing to help if you have any queries with anything.

My two love the staff. It is wonderful to see how confident they are becoming through the encouragement they receive.

I would definitely recommend Little Acorns.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little boy has been at the nursery since he was 9 months old, he is now two years old.
he has a good bond with the staff within the room and always tells me who he’s enjoyed playing with that day.

The staff are welcoming in the morning and will tell you all about his day.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our son has been at Little Acorns nursery for over 6 months and he has settled in really well. The nursery staff were excellent when he first started going, really helpful with trying to keep his routine so he settled in quickly. Since then he has moved from the baby room to the upper babies and has just recently moved to the infant room. The moves were always done when the staff felt that he would benefit from moving up as he was developing into different stages, and he has thrived and been really happy each time he has moved. There is always a wide range of activities that he gets up to daily and we are really happy that they go outside as much as they can do. He also really enjoys the food they provide, which is always varied and healthy, and we are frequently told that he has seconds. Overall, we are very happy with the nursery and feel confident that they are providing an excellent environment for our son.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have used Little Acorns for both my children and would highly recommend it. Both my children have been happy at the nursery and I feel that they have progressed in their development due to the work that is done with the children whilst at the nursery. The resources on offer are brilliant and I feel that there is plenty opportunity for the children to grow and develop. The nursery is always bright and welcoming, you always feel like the staff have time to speak to you at the beginning and end of the day and that they know your children well. I have recommended this nursery on more than one occasion and will continue to do so.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our 2-year-old daughter started at this nursery in January. The taster sessions were great to ensure that she was settling in OK. They have assisted us with potty training and regularly inform on her progress. She has settled in very well and we couldn't be happier sending her there. One thing that isn't offered, like at some nurseries is an end of day summary on paper or online link active service you can log onto to see your child's diary or feedback on their day.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Great nursery - children's development is excellent. Staff are very friendly and understanding. I've put both my son and daughter through this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my daughters have been attending Little Acorns nursery since they were 8 months old. They settled in really quickly and absolutely love going. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and both our girls have built up good relationships with their key workers. We are very happy with their development and progress and would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Your staff are so engaged with the care of my children and all my children have been happy here. There is always a range of activities provided to all the children and the staff are keen to get involved. The staff are approachable and always interested in what my children have been up to outside of nursery. I would always recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter started attending at 10 months old and is now 27 months old. As parents we go to work with total ease of mind & our little girl just loves her "school". She has transitioned through the rooms based on her abilities and not just age. The staff in each room are so caring and kind and build genuine relationships with the kids. I do not have a bad word to say about the nursery, we all love it and would recommend it to anyone. Although it is slightly more expensive in comparison to other nurseries close by, it's worth every bit of it.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are really happy with my daughter progression over the 2 years she has been with Little Acorns, all the staff seem really friendly and she enjoys her day at nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our daughter loves going to nursery at Little Acorns. The nursery staff know our daughter really well and she always talks about the staff and other children when she is at home. The variety of activities they take part in during the day is brilliant- and it has really helped our daughter to develop in every way. They really do care about the children and their development.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little boy has been so well looked after during his time at Little Acorns. His ability has been nurtured and encouraged, never would I have believed he'd be speaking so much of a second language already. The staff are amazing they teach the children so much but look after them so well.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our Son attended Little Acorns from 6months old. Due to health issues he was taken out for a short while but returned in January 17 - thankfully (and quite unusually) they had space to take him back as I wouldn’t have wanted him to go anywhere else!! The setting is amazing and the staff, from key workers through to management are a real credit to the nursery. Our Son has needed additional support in a number of areas and nothing has ever been too much trouble, in fact, we’ve had fantastic support from Tracy and the team. Keep up the fantastic work...

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am very happy with Little Acorns Private Day Nursery Atherton and have never had any concerns. My daughter attended nursery here and my son is in his final few months before school. I love hearing about my son’s days as he has so much fun - he especially loves the Just Nature days which I think are a fabulous idea. The staff are lovely and I have already recommended this nursery to friends and family and wouldn’t hesitate to continue doing so.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great nursery, staff are brilliant. They are great with the children and always there to help. My daughter has come on so much since starting the nursery in August she loves going.
I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Fantastic Nursery, my son has attended since he was one year old, he will be attending school this year, we will be very sad when he says goodbye. The staff are amazing, always friendly, happy and have great bonds with the children. They are so creative, inventive and pro-active with the activities they organize, and they do something different, daily. My little boy is very happy there, and he will definitely be prepared for school.
Not forgetting their in-house chef, who cooks some amazing recipes, always healthy but enjoyable for the children
Thank you to all at little acorns, keep up the good work xx

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both of our children now attend Little Acorns in Atherton and our experience to date continues to be nothing but positive. Both girls have strong bonds with their key workers and they’ve also made some great (hopefully lifelong) friends.
The facilities are great and with recent investment, only seem to get better. The food menu is varied and interesting and as a working Mum, I find it very reassuring to know that my precious girls are in the safest of hands. We’ve been so happy that two of our neighbours have considered our recommendations and have also chosen the nursery for their children too.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Little Acorns nursery is fantastic. They have an amazing outdoor and indoor space for all sorts of activities and our daughter loves going. The staff are outstanding and always give every child their attention and care. We would definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Friendly, welcoming staff.
Child-centred care.
Healthy meals.
Great outdoor facilities.
Really happy with our son's development and care.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Both of my children have attended Little Acorns nursery for the past 2/12 years. I cannot recommend them enough, the staff are excellent

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have sent both of my daughters to Little Acorns, one still currently attends. I have always felt the staff genuinely care for your child and my daughters both thoroughly enjoy spending time at the nursery! Staff are knowledgeable on promoting child development and I have received regular informative reviews on my child's progress, which I have always been more that happy with.
The setting feels homely and welcoming and I would (and have done) recommend Little Acorns to family and friends.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Our second daughter is now attending nursery here after our first daughter left to go to school in September last year. All the staff are really friendly and helpful and our youngest has settled really well. As they get older, the trips and outing and activities are great. Our youngest will be here now until she also starts school in another couple of years.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has attended Little Acorns since September 2017. I was worried he would not settle and would be upset, how wrong was I!?
My child cannot wait to get into nursery and has built up amazing relationships with the staff within the infant room. He is always greeted with smiles and comfort and I feel nothing but happy in regards to my son's care. His development whilst being here has been amazing, his speech has come on so well and I cannot wait to see him develop even more!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I can’t recommend Little Acorns Nursery enough! Since my little girl started at 8 months old I’ve been nothing but happy with the care she has received! She’s currently 20 months old in the infant room and each week she comes home asking for her teachers. The girls in the room go above and beyond when looking after her and planning so many fun and exciting activities. Each evening I pick her up, I’m told all about her day and how she has developed each week and what they are going to be working on next! I feel so at ease leaving her in the mornings, I couldn’t trust anyone more. Thank you so much!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The just nature days are brilliant and the Spanish/French lessons. It is also time-saving for a working parent that you have the facility to take the children swimming. I also like the look of the new computer room and my child has already said she enjoys it.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our little girl loves coming into nursery. She's greeted with a warm welcome every morning and we are delighted with the progress she is making.
All of the staff are caring and knowledgeable and have a real personal connection with the children which is lovely to see.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been going to Little Acorns since he was 9 months old (he is now 2 and a half) and my daughter started in January at the same age. As a new mum I felt very anxious when trying to find a suitable nursery for my son but from the beginning, the staff at Little Acorns put me at ease. They are always warm and welcoming and do their very best to comfort my son if he is ever a little teary of a morning. Even on days when he is with me and we are dropping his little sister off the staff always go out of their way to chat with him. I have increased both my son and daughters attendance to 2 days a week as I am so confident that they are being well cared for and that their Little Acorns is a key contributing factor in their personal and social development. Excellent facilities, a varied menu, secure system for allowing visitors in and out. and most importantly, fantastic staff that really care. I can not recommend Little Acorns highly enough.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This is a very good nursery, I believe the best in the area. The staff are engaging and offer lots of encouragement to the children. My son enjoys going to nursery and the various methods in which they learn through play. The food always smells delicious and the nursery cook is also friendly and I've been told by my son that the food is yummy. My son enjoys spending time outside in the fantastic garden space and I feel it is good that they offer French and Swimming as extra activities.

Most of the staff I have encountered are easy to speak with and discipline and offer praise to children fairly. I do feel that more training could be given to staff to encourage different ways of bringing up what they feel are issues or problems. All the rooms in the nursery seem clean and tidy and up to date with age appropriate materials. I feel that my son is safe when left in nursery and I am happy to recommend this nursery to others.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my children have gone to Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton. We are extremely happy with all aspects of care provided and have confidence in the staff and management. We feel they pay particular attention to the development of the children and help them to progress to be school ready by the time they leave. Highly recommended.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have never had any issues with my child at this nursery. He has been attending for almost 18 months and he loves it. The staff have bonded really well with him and care about his education and welfare. My son is thriving at nursery and enjoys playing with staff and other children. I'm so glad we decided on this nursery for our child and would recommend it to anyone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great nursery. Lovely caring staff. Great range of activities for preschool including swimming and French. Good food and a varied menu. Really helpful with toilet training which was much appreciated.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter started at Little Acorns when she was 9 months old, she is now turning 3. She loves going to nursery and it is a struggle to get her to leave at night. She always has lots to tell us, about what she has done with her day and often asks to go to nursery on her days off. She has a great relationship with the staff and they have made transitions from room to room easy.
There is always lots of exciting things going on based on the children's interests.
I would definitely recommend Little Acorns.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My granddaughter moved to Little Acorns recently. We were all really worried about her settling in a new nursery, we didn't need to! Right from the beginning when we went to look round we were reassured by the manager that they would give her the support needed and help her settle in and they did. My granddaughter has been at the nursery now for several months and has settled well and really blossomed under their care, nothing is too much trouble and she always has lots of things to bring home and tell me about, she loves the staff and tells me all about them and what they have been doing when I collect her. The food is amazing and I often wish that I could stay for lunch too! Thank you to all of you for taking such good care of her.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have used Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton for both our children. The standard of care is excellent and the staff are well trained and engaging with the children. There are always different activities held in a day to help to learn through play and a real emphasis on the child's development. We love it as parents as much as our children have.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Overall the nursery has excellent facilities and a true feel of focussing on children's development. The menus are exciting and change often to encourage a variety of tasting new foods, they are also willing to share the recipes so you can enjoy the meals at home. Ages are separated into rooms and all rooms are up to date with age appropriate learning tools. Discipline methods are appropriate and agreeable to most. The outdoor facilities are excellent with lots to do especially focussing on nature. Most staff are informative and willing to help with professional answers, there could be an investment of training in how to approach and discuss points with parents. Especially positioning poor behaviour of a child from that day, however, overall a positive experience with the staff. Safe entry to the nursery is good but could be better. I would absolutely recommend Little Acorns to any prospective parent. My little one's development and learnings have been impressive.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both of our children attend Little Acorns, the staff were very supportive when it came to my return to work and I quickly formed a great trust and& respect in the staff who are highly knowledgeable and experienced in childcare. Both of our children love the nursery and they are always having fun and learning new things. We have seen great developmental advances in both of our children since they have been here, which is encouraged by staff. Their emphasis on key values and building character in these early years perfectly compliments our home value system. My little boy often says that the food is 'yummy yummy' and after looking at the menu I can see why he thinks that! We highly recommend Little Acorns nursery and wouldn't choose anywhere else. Thank you so much for looking after and caring for our babies!

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My son has been with Little Acorns since 2013 and he has progressed so well over the years. He is in nursery full time so spends 5 days a week there and the care and attention given to him by all staff is very good.
If there has been any issues these have been resolved super fast by the management team who are more than happy to help.
Overall I have been very happy with the nursery and would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son only joined, start of January, however already seems to be coming on in leaps and bounds. I love that they are always doing something different with him and how creative they help the children to be. Would love to put more but still new to the nursery.

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Little Acorns has provided wonderful care for both of my children over the past 5 years. They take the time to speak to parents and find everything out about the children in order to make smooth transitions. Nothing is too much trouble and the policies and procedures are clear and always followed.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I started my daughter at Little Acorns after being dis-satisfied with her first nursery. My daughter had been unhappy at her first setting, but settled in very well and was given individual attention. We became aware that our daughter had a medical condition which contributed to her delayed mobility and other issues. The staff were extremely supportive and did extra exercises to help build her muscles. I must say the nursery is not local to me and 1.5 hour per day well worth it. The staff provision and management are exceptional.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter is currently in the baby room and absolutely loves coming to nursery, smiling at me as I leave! She always comes home with paint between her toes after doing lots of fun creative activities as well as exploring so many other different sensory activities throughout the day! The baby room staff are just fantastic and couldn't be more accommodating to her needs and are always telling me and my partner what a pleasure she is to look after just makes our working lives so much easier just knowing how happy she is at nursery, and how comfortable she feels with the staff in the baby room!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is in the baby room he's only been at Little Acorns for for 2 months and he loves it. The staff are fantastic caring and show excellent knowledge. The settling in sessions are all done to the child and parents needs. The nursery is well managed and the standards are exceedingly high. Information is shared and already my son's development file is full of little milestones. The food looks fabulous and very healthy which is good as a working parent to know my child is getting all the nutrition he needs to help him to develop in to a healthy little boy. An outstanding nursery!

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Our daughter is developing very well at Little Acorns Nursery and is growing in confidence. There are occasional slight problems but these are always rectified promptly. The food is excellent.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Tracy Telfer, Nursery Manager at Little Acorns Private Day Nursery, Atherton responded to this review on 13 Nov 2015:

We are happy that you daughter loves attending our nursery, it is nice that she would like to stay longer but are glad we have rectified problems you have had getting her to leave.

One of my children has been through this nursery and is now in school. The educational element provided by the care at nursery gave her a headstart in school. My son is currently in nursery. For both of them the care they have received has at all times been exemplary. The children are showered with love and attention. They are taught politeness, respect and good manners. They are encouraged to care for themselves, such as at dinner times to teach them independence, but are helped and supported when required. The facilities in the rooms and the large outside play area are of a very high standard. All necessary protocols e.g safeguarding, are well established. The place is very well managed and parents are kept informed on their child's development regularly. This is an outstanding nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending Little Acorns for five months and recently joined upper babies. he has problems with his joints and movements and the staff have spent 1-2-1 time with him helping his development. The food at Little Acorns is fantastic and there is nothing that he hasn't tried but he loves all the food. The staff are helping him use a spoon and at thirteen months this is brilliant. My son is very happy and content at Little Acorns and I can't recommend them enough.

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My daughter has attended Little Acorns since she was 6 months old, she is now 2 & she absolutely loves it! The staff are very friendly, attentive & professional. The nursery also regularly holds open evenings where you have the opportunity to discuss your child's development & try some lovely homemade food from their menus!! Overall brilliant nursery, excellent staff & management, well planned activities for the children - Definitely a winner!

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Excellent nursery, great staff, great facilities for the children, outside area great.
Thinks it's great how they offer the French lessons, my child has come on so much from being here and his confidence has grown so much thanks to the amazing staff ;)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would recommend Little Acorns nursery to family members and friends My son has received a fantastic level of care since he started and his learning and development journey is on track due to the amazing work from all the staff. The nursery environment is extremely welcoming, all the staff are very friendly and helpful and are always available for help and advice.

My son really enjoys mealtimes, the menu has such a wide choice which is enabling him to try new foods he might not necessarily try at home.

The outside play area is excellent with plenty of facilities for the children to explore and enjoy.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter started at 9 months old. I am Very pleased with how my daughter has settled in nursery and the transition between rooms. She loves coming in every morning and doesn't want to leave in the evenings! Would definitely recommend!!!!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Little Acorns Day Nursery is an absolutely fantastic learning environment. Our daughter has been there since she was 5 months old and the learning and development support she receives is impeccable! She is well looked after in a caring and nurturing environment where safety of both staff and children is paramount. The outstanding calibre of staff has enabled her to build relationships and feel safe and happy to be left. She is always full of smiles on arrival. The food she receives is second to none; home-cooked, nutritious and by far her favourite part of the day!

As first time parents and educationalists ourselves, we were sceptical of sending our baby to a nursery but from her very first settling in visit to now; 5 months on, we could not be any happier with Little Acorns. The talented team deserve such recognition. I believe Little Acorns is the best nursery in the area and I often recommend it to fellow parents looking for outstanding provision.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very happy with the care my little boy gets at nursery, due to him having complex needs, he does require additional help and support. All the staff do their best to help him and are helping him with his development. The nursery is very clean and tidy and the outdoor area for the children is lovely and safe. The nursery cook provides great meals each day and this is also helping my little boy in putting weight on too (which he needs). I would recommend Little Acorns to anyone as I am very happy with how my little boy is developing and being looked after.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I send both my girls to Little Acorns, and couldn't be happier with the service and care that they provide. They have worked really hard with my eldest to get her over her phobia of eating new things. They have also paid attention to how my youngest daughter is developing physically and put things out especially for her to help extend that development. As well as this they put toys out that they know she has an interest in. The menu choices are excellent too.

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