Acorns Day Nursery

174 Brooklands Road, Sale M33 3RA

Acorns Day Nursery consists of five versatile play rooms that allow the provider to carry out age-specific learning goals. The aim of experienced childcare professionals is to ensure each child is happy, with their health and security safeguarded and with parents fully informed of progress.

Registered for fifty-six children, the nursery has both indoor and outdoor play areas, making an excellent contribution to learning and development, with staff up-to-date with the objectives of the Early Years Foundation Stage as well as being compliant with Ofsted standards.

Owner: Christine Cambridge

Person in charge: Sue Adams (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 56

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Acorns Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 32 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acorns Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5.0 out of 5 from 11 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 4.849 for Acorns Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (327 Excellents x 5) + (54 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 383 Ratings = 4.849

  • 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 4.982 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Acorns Day Nursery is based on 11 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 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 11.2 Target = 0.982

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

9.8 Acorns Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.831)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Acorns Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    25
  • Father of Child
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Both children really enjoy their time at nursery. Both have thrived.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorns Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

More than happy with the staff, nursery and the activities they perform. My daughter is very happy at the nursery and looks forward to going every day. She gets to learn things which are all difficult and may be taught at home. When she comes back home learning new activities, it makes you happy.

We are moving house sometime soon but I still want her to come to the same nursery which says it all!!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son started at this nursery just after his first birthday and me and my husband are very happy with the progress he's made. He's turned out to be very friendly and sociable, easily adjusts to different situations and with different caregivers, he's learnt to independently eat and drink here.
He's now very confident with his walking. He is confidently holding pens, pencils and paint bruises. The nurses here are very caring and compassionate. He certainly enjoys his cuddles he gets.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorns Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Overall, we are very happy with the care provided for our son at Acorns Day Nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Words cannot justify how amazing the girls are. We have had a really tough few weeks recently with the loss of our baby boy and the way the staff supported us meant more than anything. We call the staff at Acorns Day Nursery our family as we would honestly be lost without them. They adore our daughter just as much as we do. An amazing team who work so well together. Thank you!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son looks forward to going to nursery every morning. Loves it there so much. Such a relief as a working mum knowing that your kids are so well taken care of.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Acorns have provided excellent care for both of our boys over the last 4 years. We have been really pleased with the relationships they have developed with their key workers. Great staff. The outdoor play area offers great outdoor learning opportunities which was something we particularly wanted for our boys.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Our son has progressed well in the time he has been here (from 1 year to 3 years so far).

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Continue to be happy with the care provided by Acorns with regards to my child. Excellent relationship with the key worker.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are very happy with the care my son receives at Acorns and the way the staff manage his allergies. He loves coming to nursery and is developing here very well.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Chrissie, Proprietor at Acorns Day Nursery responded to this review on 06 Feb 2018:

Hi DA,
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. Our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

The nursery provides a warm and caring environment for my child. I can work, knowing she is happy, safe and well looked after.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Overall really pleased with how my two sons have settled in. The nursery has a lovely family feel.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter thoroughly enjoys her time at Acorns. I cannot recommend Acorns highly enough. All the staff are friendly and dedicated and provide a wonderful environment for children to play and learn.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our child is really settled and happy at nursery and is developing well. The staff are all friendly. We have never had any problems or issues and are very happy with Acorns.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have had three of our children attend Acorns Day Nursery, our eldest is now 11, next 9 and our youngest 3. I cannot praise the staff enough. They really love the children and care for them as if they are their own. Our eldest and youngest used to cry when they first arrived at nursery and on both occasions, I was always put at ease and felt confident leaving the children to head off to work. I never felt I needed to call to see if they were ok - as I truly felt they were at home!!! I will miss the staff and all the friends we have made at Acorn - as our youngest moves on to new pastures! primary school in September '17!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Acorns is a lovely nursery. My son started there when he was around 19 months old and he has loved it there since then. Now a boisterous 2-year-old, he has built strong relationships with the staff and looks forward to meeting the other children every day. Leaving a young child in nursery is not easy, but when I go to work I do not have to worry about my son as I know he is in a safe and loving place.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started attending Acorns Day Nursery end of 2015 and continues until today. He could not be in a better place. It is absolutely amazing throughout. The staff is lovely and always helpful. They pay a lot of attention to his personal development and we have regular reviews. He is always happy and wants to go there very day. The food is very good also. I could not recommend it enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Continue to be very happy with the care provided at Acorns Day Nursery. Facilities and staff are excellent.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Both of my children have attended Acorns from the age of 12 months until three years old. They have been excellently cared for by the staff and have both very much enjoyed their time at the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I have been very happy with the level of love and attention that my three daughters have had over the years.
Thank you very much.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I'm really impressed with how my daughter has come along since attending the nursery. She is a lot more confident with other children than she was a year ago. She loves all of the staff and the other children and tells us about everyone and her day when she gets home.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent facilities. Fantastic caring friendly staff. Wonderful outdoors with huge shelter and brilliant large garden. Superb wide-ranging healthy food. Big variety of fun and engaging activities, arts, painting, songs, role play etc.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Acorns is an excellent nursery in my opinion. My daughter loves coming here. She does lots of varied activities and has lots of friends. The staff are all lovely and friendly and I always feel my daughter is safe and secure. The interior and gardens are lovely.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter loves coming to nursery. Since she started pre-school, she has come along lots with her development.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our experience of Acorns has been extremely positive - the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and our daughter loved her time with them. Have always felt happy with the care provided.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My partner and I are very happy with the level of care that is provided at Acorns Day Nursery for our son. All of the staff are welcoming and the children are greeted with lots of smiles. The nursery is bright and inviting with all of the children's artwork and creations displayed throughout, the garden is a lovely big size with lots of space for children to run around and explore. Since attending the nursery our son is very happy and sociable with other children. He also loves coming to the nursery to see his new friends.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has settled in fantastically, all the staff are friendly and caring, he has really come on since starting.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Brilliant nursery, staff are lovely and very helpful. There always seems to be lots of activities going on, my daughter has shown great progress since being at this nursery. My daughter is very happy here and I would recommended it to everyone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely family atmosphere where everyone knows all the children and everyone is well cared for. I've been very happy with it . There is a lovely outdoor space which is absolutely fantastic in the summer and lots of activities for when the weather is less good.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter has been attending Acorns since around 10 months old and loves it. The staff are very caring and take the time to get to know each child. They support development stages really well and are always available to discuss and issues or requests. We had no hesitation in increasing her days at nursery when we needed more care and look forward to seeing her progress until she reaches school age.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

What can I say, this nursery is absolutely amazing. Both my children attended this nursery before moving onto school. The staff are wonderful and my boys loved them all, both my children developed skills I believe are down to the high standard of skills the staff at Acorns have. If you are stuck in finding a nursery for your child/children, Acorn's girls are just fantastic.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

On this day a parent came in for a tour of the nursery but she had her dates mixed up. The manager came to the door and pointed out that it was on the next day that she had her appointment and apologised and told her she won't be able to give her a tour on this day as everyone was on their duties caring for the kids, and if she had to take someone out at such short notice it would be against their rules, which I thought was a great feeling knowing that the safeguarding of the kids was the staffs main priority.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

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