Baby Acorns, Roath

42 Partridge Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3QX

Baby Acorns in Roath near Cardiff city centre, is a bright, spacious nursery with beautiful gardens.

It has sensory equipment, toys and activities to nurture babies and toddlers and encourage them to explore new colours, shapes and activities.

When a baby reaches the age of two and a half, a partner nursery in Oakfield Street will welcome them as they move up, along with their group and key carer.

The children receive nutritious fresh food to feed healthy minds and healthy bodies. The children benefit from a tasty breakfast, a two course lunch, high tea and a 5.30 pm snack. Cooking activities are popular at the nursery, with the children eager to take part in food tasting sessions.

A Forest school, sensory play, music and movement and many other activities all contribute to each child's development.

Group: Acorns Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Clare Simmonds (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cardiff Council

Number of Staff: 21

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

Total Places for Children: 55

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 2 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 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Baby Acorns, Roath 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Baby Acorns, Roath in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.778 for Baby Acorns, Roath is calculated as follows: ( (143 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.778

  • 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 Baby Acorns, Roath is based on 13 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 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 11 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.

9.8 Baby Acorns, Roath has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.778)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
    3
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Baby Acorns, Roath?

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Reviewer Connection to Baby Acorns, Roath

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    5

A lovely friendly environment that our daughter has settled into brilliantly. She has consistency in her key workers which has helped with her confidence. The nursery environment is clean open and full of exciting and varied things for the children to play with. I am very happy with the service that the nursery offers.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Since my daughter has been attending Acorns she has come along so much. She is a confident girl. She loves reading, activities, singing and dancing. I believe that Acorns helped her develop in all of the things listed. The staff are amazing so welcoming, always smiling and always taking time and care for my daughter. I honestly couldn't be any happier with the staff they make you feel really comfortable about leaving our daughter in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our little girl loves spending time at the nursery. The days are varied and staff are friendly and helpful. We've found the menu options to be great, with a wide variety that changes throughout the year.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Baby Acorns helped us transition our son into the nursery. They worked hard to help us ease him (and ourselves) during the change and 3 months later we couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very friendly and supportive nursery who always put my child's needs first. Great interaction with staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son is really enjoying his time at Baby Acorns. The staff are very warm and welcoming and have helped him to settle in quickly. We love reading about his day, what he has eaten and done during the day. We never worry about leaving him at Baby Acorns in the morning as we know he is in safe hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son is always happy in the nursery. We have no concerns or worries. Staff are always very friendly and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Friendly accommodating staff is a good environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Acorns Nursery looks after both my boys and does a fantastic job. We have had our eldest in acorns from 1 till primary school. They have done a fantastic job teaching mu boys excellent socialisation skills and the info we receive each day is top notch. We would not hesitate to recommend Acorns.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

An excellent nursery which shows professionalism from all members of staff. It is a loving and warm environment where both my children have enjoyed coming.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

During the settling in days, staff were welcoming to us and our daughter. Once she started properly, the report cards are great along with the reports we got from the staff.
When our daughter hurt herself, the staff looked after her brilliantly. The food that is served surpasses our expectations and we are pleased with the variation. Good work!

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our son has been in the nursery since he was 8 1/2 months old and we have been really pleased and happy with the care provided. He settled very quickly and his care has been phenomenal. We chose Baby Acorns based on recommendations from friends/colleagues. The staff are all so approachable and well trained. I would not have felt as secure at other sites as especially as its set up for babies and sensory play it's been so reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have visited 4 different nurseries in Cardiff before sending our 9-month old for 4 full days a week, but this one stood out. This is a very clean (in comparison to others) and well-organised nursery with babies up to the age of 2.5. The care is very good and my daughter loves going there. The staff is professional and always positive. They change on average 4-5 nappies a day which I am very happy with as never had any nappy rash issues. Meals vary a lot and in 95% my little one eats everything. There is a separate cot room for little babies which was very important point on our checklist. It is quite expensive in comparison to other nurseries in the area but there is no charge for Bank Holidays like in the others.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Home from home environment, my son settled in really well. We were really pleased they offered settling before he started. Staff were friendly. The security was very good. Feedback given was 'is always personal'.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my sons have attended this nursery. Staff are friendly, caring and although there is a big gap between our boys most staff are still there so the continuity to us as a family is really reassuring.
The nursery is clean and spacious and very homely. The garden is beautiful and they encourage the children to grow fruits and vegetables.
Staff are qualified and they seem really happy and content which gives us the confidence leaving our little boy.
We viewed many nurseries, although this one a little more expensive I have no hesitation recommending.
The nursery cook is really helpful as our son has a number of allergies. Menus are healthy and nutritious and our son seems to eat better in nursery !
Our son is really happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Baby Acorns, Roath? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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