Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath)

16 Oakfield Street, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3RD

Oakfield Street Acorns, located near Cardiff city centre, is in a quiet conservation area off Newport Road.

The nursery's team of warm and friendly staff welcomes children aged 18 months to five-years-old. It is the partner nursery for Baby Acorns round the corner in Partridge Road.   

A qualified, early years teacher visits the nursery several times each week for teaching sessions which are carefully planned to inspire the children’s potential for learning.

Qualified Forest School leaders ensure the children learn about the environment around them while Attribute Sports Development work with the children encouraging movement, wellbeing and healthy bodies.

The nursery provides the ideal stepping stone from nursery to primary school with all equipment and resources of high quality and chosen for their play and learning potential.

Group: Acorns Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Joanne Perkins (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cardiff Council

Number of Staff: 17

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

Total Places for Children: 49

Age Range: from 1 years 6 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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath) 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 5 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 4.9 for Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath) is calculated as follows: ( (54 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.9

  • 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 4.51 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath) is based on 5 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 9.8 positive Reviews (49 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 9.8 Target = 0.510

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

9.4 Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.410)

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Reviewer Connection to Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath)

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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This is a wonderful nursery. The manager and her staff do an amazing job of looking after my daughter. She has the most wonderful time there and has developed so much since she started. I feel that she is safe and loved (I don’t worry about her at all when she is there which is priceless), but also positively challenged to take on tasks that support her learning. My daughter has been there since she was 2 and I am going to miss the nursery when she goes to school later this year. All of the staff are fantastic, she has made some lovely friends and the community of parents is also lovely. I honestly do not have a negative thing to say about Oakfield Street and have recommended the nursery to several people already.

How likely would you be to recommend Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The countdown has begun having received a save the date for graduation.
My daughter has attended Acorns from 9 months old on a full-time basis, building friendships with her peers and staff.
Every day is a big adventure from flying in the rocket to space or being a princess in the castle she loves role play.
The new spring and summer menu has arrived today she enjoyed a beef and mushroom pie, creamy mash potato, peas and carrots followed by mango and pears.

How likely would you be to recommend Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff at Acorns are fantastic, they know every single child and exactly whose boots belong to who, whose soft toy is whose, who is allergic to what. They are so engaged with the children and make sure to welcome them in and settle them into their groups.

The facilities at the nursery are fantastic, lots of different rooms/sections for them including outdoor sections so they can ride bikes, go on a small slide, or go to "forest school" in the back garden. There's also a covered outdoor activity area so on mildly rainy days they can still get fresh air. Inside, their eating area is in a beautiful little conservatory area. The food is high quality -- the nursery has recently won an award for healthy eating.

The children undertake so many interesting activities - plenty of activities, crafts, stories, sports, role play, learning Welsh, etc. all in line with a sort of curriculum - but then also have time for free flow playing.

Thank you Acorns for taking such great care!

How likely would you be to recommend Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been at Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath) for 2 years and I’ve been extremely happy with the care, attention, learning and development she receives. She enjoys every single day. The staff are particularly attentive to her needs and development and I love the bond she has with her key workers.

How likely would you be to recommend Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

A lovely, friendly, well-resourced nursery. They offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including Forest school for the pre-school group, which my son loves. The staff are caring and friendly and get to know the children's needs, personalities and likes/dislikes really well. I have sent both of my children to this nursery, the first was 5 years ago, and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a nursery for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Oakfield Street Acorns (Roath)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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