Acre Wood Nursery School

Flint House, 197-199 Woodside Road, Amersham HP6 6NU

Acre Wood Nursery School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Acre Wood Nursery School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Acre Wood Nursery School, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Acre Wood Nursery School opened in spring 2012 caring for children in a beautiful, light and spacious environment. Newly refurbished to an excellent standard, Acre Wood offers a variety of play areas, with equipment and activities for children of all ages including computers, creative spaces and its very own dance studio.

The outdoor play area offers an open space for bikes and cars, a large sandpit area, an enclosed digging and growing area as well as an expanse of soft surfaces for babies and toddlers and a beautiful tree house and slide hidden away beneath large oaky leaves.

All of the Acre Wood staff are qualified to a Level 3 grade, all first aid trained and hold Enhanced CRB certificates.

Person in charge: Gemma Coates (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 19

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

Total Places for Children: 61

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.4 Acre Wood Nursery School has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.350)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Acre Wood Nursery School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Acre Wood Nursery School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.604 for Acre Wood Nursery School is calculated as follows: ( (29 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.604

  • 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 3.746 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Acre Wood Nursery School is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 12.2 positive Reviews (61 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 12.2 Target = 0.246

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Acre Wood Nursery School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Acre Wood Nursery School

  • Mother of Child
    4

Both of my children have been/go to this nursery and they both have been very happy. I feel a nursery is all about the staff and everyone we have dealt with at Acre Wood have been great. My daughter took a while to settle as it was a new environment but the staff were very caring and even changed her key worker to someone she had a better connection with (I did not have to ask for this.) The activities provided for my son in the younger years room are amazing and there is always something new to keep him interested. On a practical note, the location and parking is really convenient.

How likely would you be to recommend Acre Wood Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Gemma King, Manager at Acre Wood Nursery School responded to this review on 02 Nov 2017:

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It is very much appreciated and I will be sure to share this with our team :-)

My son has been at Acre Wood since he was 7 months old and is now 2 1/2. I have been extremely happy with the nursery and will send my second son there later this year.

All the staff are extremely friendly and know all the children's names so everyone feels welcome. My son has developed hugely in the time he has been there and has been happy there from the beginning. A huge effort goes in to settling them in at the beginning and then when they go to each new room as they progress through the school. There is great communication with parents about their development through an online learning journal with photos of them enjoying activities throughout the day. The food prepared on site is varied and nutritious.

All in all, I cannot fault the nursery, I don't worry about my son when he is there because I know he is being well looked after and having fun and I would recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Acre Wood Nursery 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

Amanda Massey, Owner at Acre Wood Nursery School responded to this review on 09 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.
We do our upmost to ensure all of the children within our care are happy and enjoy their days with us at Acre Wood.
It is a wonderful privilege to care of your little one xx

Lovely nursery really warm and caring staff. Lots of great toys and activities with an excellent range of things for the children to do every day. Really good settle in sessions helped make the transition to going to nursery easier, so my son settled in really well at 9 months old and loves his nursery, he's been there nearly a year now. Staff are excellent very professional and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Acre Wood Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lovely setting and very friendly staff. My son has recently joined the nursery and he has settled quickly. The reports that I receive on his day is great and I know that he will develop well with the planned daily activities. Overall really happy with our choice of nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Acre Wood Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

November 2013

Smile Award

Recipient: Acre Wood Nursery School

Date: Saturday 30 Nov 2013

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Staff Profiles

Amanda

Amanda Massey

Job Title: Nursery Owner

Joined: 2012

Description:

Amanda has been working with children for over 25 years. Qualifying in 1989 and working as a Nanny for a number of years before moving in to the nursery sector where she progressed to nursery deputy before making a decision to open up her own nursery school.

Amanda has owned her own nurseries since 2001 and has seen many children thrive within this time.

Qualifications:
NNEB
ADCE

Continuous training in:
First Aid
Safeguarding
Behaviour Management
Safer Recruitment