BBC Wales Acorns

Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YQ

BBC Wales Acorns nursery is located between the villages of Llandaff and Whitchurch and overlooks the Llantrisant Road, close to the city centre.

The nursery forms part of the BBC Wales building, and offers childcare to employees of BBC Wales as well as parents who do not work at the BBC.

At the nursery, babies are cared for within the confines of their own floor by a skilled team of nursery practitioners. Older children can enjoy playrooms and outdoor play areas, including the Forest School play area.

The pre-school group follows the Foundation Phase, which links closely with the National Curriculum and explores the seven areas of learning.

Children are taught music and movement on a regular basis, encouraging them to lead healthy lifestyles.

Group: Acorns Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Rachel Robinson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cardiff Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Makaton, Welsh

Overview

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for BBC Wales Acorns 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for BBC Wales Acorns in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.794 for BBC Wales Acorns is calculated as follows: ( (88 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 107 Ratings = 4.794

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for BBC Wales Acorns is based on 6 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.500

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

9.3 BBC Wales Acorns has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.294)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    8
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend BBC Wales Acorns?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
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    0

Reviewer Connection to BBC Wales Acorns

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    2

I couldn't be more confident leaving my child in the care of others who aren't family. The staff and environment at BBC Acorns are wonderful. Each day is balanced with the right amount of structured play as well as free flow to develop independent and creative play. The rooms are immaculate and yet full of fun and the menu is varied and healthy. Overall - 5 stars!

How likely would you be to recommend BBC Wales Acorns? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

It's such a difficult decision to register a child in a nursery, but seeing how much our daughter enjoys her experiences at Acorns BBC makes it all worthwhile. The staff are exceptional, and they care for, not only the children but the parents as well. They have been a huge support for me and provide an environment in which my daughter has flourished.

How likely would you be to recommend BBC Wales Acorns? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have two children in this nursery and I can't recommend them highly enough. All the staff are fantastic, they really care about all the children. I always recommend Acorns - BBC Wales to people.

How likely would you be to recommend BBC Wales Acorns? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Acorns BBC is a very friendly caring place to take your child. The staff are exceptional.

How likely would you be to recommend BBC Wales Acorns? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Such a fantastic nursery - the staff are friendly and caring and have a lovely bond with the children.
They have a wide variety of crafts and activities for the children to be creative and have fun.
The menu at Acorns is also varied and balanced.
I've seen my daughter progress in such a short space of time - she is flourishing there and absolutely loves her nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend BBC Wales Acorns? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Acorns, Llandaff is a fantastic nursery and place for my sons to play and learn.
All the staff are really friendly and have proven time and again that they have the children's best interests at heart.
I have felt really supported in meeting the special dietary requirements and would recommend without hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend BBC Wales Acorns? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has attended BBC Acorns for 2 years now and she just loves it there. It is a bright, clean nursery, well-organised and the care is outstanding. Children are offered a great variety of activities and the staff are both professional and very caring. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Overall, the nursery provides great care for my 2 year old. It provided a similar level of care to my eldest daughter who is now in school. The staff are hard working and professional.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

It was a no brainer when I was deciding which nursery my son should go to. Everyone with children at the BBC spoke very highly of BBC Acorns. The staff are lovely, the activities they do are great, and most importantly my son is happy and safe.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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