Little Acorns Pre-School

c/o Kennington Primary School, Kennington Road, Preston PR2 8ER

Little Acorns Pre-School, Preston, Lancashire
Little Acorns Pre-School, Preston, Lancashire
Little Acorns Pre-School, Preston, Lancashire

Little Acorns Pre-school is situated in Fulwood, Preston and has over 10 years experience in offering child care.

Children have access to a number of activities including music, drama, singing and outdoor play to help them learn and develop.

Little Acorns Pre-school offers care for children aged 2 years to 5 years old.

The nursery has a small team of staff who work closely with parents, carers to offer the best care for all children at the nursery.

Owner: Little Acorns Pre-School

Person in charge: Alison Shepherd (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 7

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1136626

Total Places for Children: 24

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0830-1730

When Closed: School Holidays

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Reviews

10 Little Acorns Pre-School has a Review Score of 10 (9.976)

The Review Score of 10 (maximum of 10) for Little Acorns Pre-School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Acorns Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.976 for Little Acorns Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (82 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.976

  • 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 Little Acorns Pre-School 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 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 4.8 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Acorns Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Acorns Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Foster Parent of Child
    1
  • Sister of Child
    1

My little sister went to this nursery and she was such a shy child when she started. But then, after the short time she was at this fantastic nursery. she came out a different person. The staff are so kind and have more than even time for each child. It really is about the individual needs of each child.

The environment is amazing. So much for the children to do and lots of creative activities to get involved with. I'm very grateful for all the hard effort and help that went into changing my little sister. Thank you, we all miss you a lot! X

How likely would you be to recommend Little Acorns Pre-School? 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

A. Shepherd, Manager at Little Acorns Pre-School responded to this review on 06 Sep 2017:

We would like to say a big thank you for your kind words and it was a pleasure having her in the setting. We wish you all the best for the future.

I had my first daughter start at the nursery in 2015. They worked really well with her as it took her a couple of days to settle. I had another daughter (14 months between them) and she settled really well and they did amazing work with the girls' progress in learning. I found they were very understanding with me as a parent, as all parents do worry about leaving their loved ones. They've come on leaps and bounds. The children count, write their names, phonics, creating shapes, strong friendships with each other. Care for one another 'Home for Home' I call it. Looks amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Acorns Pre-School? 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

Alison Shepherd, Manager at Little Acorns Pre-School responded to this review on 21 Aug 2017:

Thank you very much. We wish them lots of luck for the future and we will miss them.

As a carer who has seen a lot of nurseries, pre-schools and KS1 provider - Little Acorns has to be up there, if not the best. Excellent care, attention to detail as total professional. I can't recommend it highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Acorns Pre-School? 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

Very friendly welcoming staff. Helpful. Made my child easy for her starting there, she is now coming out of her shell and moving forward slowly. Would recommend them highly to anyone. Lots of positive things they do with the children. Singing, story, drawing, water, it's great fun to see all children loving it. Such great place for all. One thing I would have loved to have had here, especially would benefit my child, was summer hols open to help children like mine who struggle to carry on exploring and having fun and friends. Maybe something to think about staff. Thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Acorns Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Alison Shepherd, Manager at Little Acorns Pre-School responded to this review on 05 Sep 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments. We wish you all the best for the future and keep in touch.

All the staff at Little Acorns are always friendly and welcoming, to both parents and children.
My son has settled well at Pre-School and always looks forward to going.
There are always a variety of activities set out at each session, both indoors and outdoors. Extra activities are provided by Pre-School such as swimming, music man and regular walks.
The staff are patient and take the time to understand children and their needs.
The staff have been supportive with both of my children who have additional needs and I would recommend Little Acorns to other SEN parents. As its not always easy to find the right setting when you have children with additional needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Acorns Pre-School? 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

A Shepherd, Manager at Little Acorns Pre-School responded to this review on 06 Jun 2017:

Thank you for such kind words you are a lovely family.

Little Acorns has given my little boy so much not just in development and learning but also in confidence and enjoyment. The staff are excellent at understanding the children and developing their abilities and strengths yet being caring and formative too. The resources and activities at Little Acorns are excellent and the children enjoy being interactive with all the activities on offer. I would highly recommend Little Acorns as a place where children can learn in a caring and supportive environment that develops their abilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Acorns Pre-School? 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

Little Acorns Pre-School has a fantastic learning environment both indoors and outdoors. The staff are extremely approachable and brilliant at what they do. The communication between home and school is very good with regular letters, social media, website and face to face chats. My child has come on leaps and bounds regarding her communication fast in one half term here.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Acorns Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

June 2016

Smile4life

Recipient: Little Acorns Pre-School

Date: Friday 10 Jun 2016

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March 2012

Lancashire Quality Award

Recipient: Little Acorns Pre-School

Date: Friday 16 Mar 2012

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