Acorns House (Park Grove)

7 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ

Acorns House (Park Grove), Cardiff, Cardiff
Acorns House (Park Grove), Cardiff, Cardiff
Acorns House (Park Grove), Cardiff, Cardiff

Acorns House is located close to Cardiff City Centre in Park Grove. The nursery is made of three Victorian buildings, carefully renovated to provide a warm, light and airy environment where all children can learn, develop and grow.

Children have access to a range of facilities, including creative, messy construction, playrooms and peaceful cot rooms.

The nursery staff works to ensure each child has a fun, memorable time at the nursery. During their time, children can benefit from home-cooked meals within a glass roofed dining room, overlooking the garden area.

Staff offer children a wide range of play options, including sensory play, holistic and heuristic play, soft play, music and movement, role play, art and sand and water.

Group: Acorns Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Clare Simmonds (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cardiff Council

Number of Staff: 47

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

Total Places for Children: 149

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Makaton, Welsh


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5 Acorns House (Park Grove) has a Review Score of 5 (5.000)

The Review Score of 5 (maximum of 10) for Acorns House (Park Grove) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acorns House (Park Grove) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 5 for Acorns House (Park Grove) is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5

  • 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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Acorns House (Park Grove) is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 29.8 positive Reviews (149 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 29.8 Target = 0

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

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Reviewer Connection to Acorns House (Park Grove)

  • Father of Child

My daughter started at Acorns when she was 16 months old and, having not spent much time away from her, choosing the right nursery was paramount for us. We viewed several nurseries in Cardiff; we were extremely impressed by the resources, equipment, cleanliness, professionalism of staff and quality of care displayed during a viewing at Acorns House where we were able to turn up at our convenience and without making an appointment first!
We immediately chose this nursery and began the settling in process which was flawless from start to finish with initial stay and play sessions where we could meet the staff, get used to the nursery environment and more importantly watch our little girl making the first bonds with her key worker. They were extremely reassuring and the manager helped us to decide when it was the best time to start settling in sessions where we left our daughter for increasing periods of time.
My daughter cannot wait to go into nursery every day and she doesn't stop talking about free flow where she chooses from lots of different activities freely with her favourites including sand and water play, play dough, painting and baking! We also love the idea that the garden is accessible to the children all day.
The nursery have been extremely helpful recently and accommodating with dietary requirements and working alongside us with reintroducing foods!
My daughter has learned so much since starting at Acorns and we thoroughly enjoy the parents evenings where we look over her profile which has lots of photographs and observations showing how much she has developed over her time at Acorns.
My daughter is now in the preschool group where she benefits from teaching sessions with a qualified teacher and forest school! We are really looking forward to the upcoming Christmas concert also!
We are so happy with our choice for nursery and will be very sad to say goodbye next year when the time for "big school" arrives! A great big thank you to all of the team at Acorns for everything so far!

How likely would you be to recommend Acorns House (Park Grove)? 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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