Reviews for Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe) from daynurseries.co.uk

17 Apr 2018 by J S (Mother of Child)

My son joined Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe) for his last year before school. He’s loved it from the minute he started and has been begging me to let him stay for longer! The staff are warm and affectionate, they quickly got to know him and have figure out his personality, strengths and areas to work on with him. My son talks about his keyworker at home and is keen to tell her all about the things he does outside of nursery. The staff have a good understating of his development and next steps, they join in with play and support development in a very natural way. The setting is quite small but this has never seemed to be an issue with forest school, yoga, Zumba and a good mixture of structured and unstructured activities throughout the day which stops the kids ‘getting on top of each other’ which was something I worried about when I first went to view it. I can’t recommend the team at Acorns enough, I only wish I’d moved him there sooner!

Review relates to April 2018.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


17 Apr 2018 by James E (Father of Child)

Very friendly nursery who stretch children to ensure they reach their full potential. Long opening hours and flexibility around additional sessions make the already competitive fees much better value. Range of staff ages help children to interact and relate more readily with life outside nursery. Excellent online management portal providing one-stop messaging, invoicing and updating facility.

Review relates to April 2018.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


02 Oct 2017 by L S (Mother of Child)

Acorn at Castlethorpe is a small, homely nursery with a warm and welcoming environment. Our daughters have settled in remarkably quickly thanks to the caring and kind staff. I have no doubts that the health and happiness of the children in their care is of the utmost importance to them and they are always on hand to offer cuddles and comfort to the nursery children. The feedback is excellent from staff. They make a point at collection of going through the day's activities, how the children have eaten, slept and enjoyed the day. The Famly app has been a useful way of keeping in touch and we love receiving updates of how they are getting on. As always when choosing a nursery it is down to the unquantifiable "feel" you get from a place and your gut instinct, with Acorn we are thrilled with the caring and family atmosphere that all the staff have worked hard to nurture.

Review relates to October 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


04 Sep 2017 by Vicky C (Mother of Child)

Hi everyone, thank you so much for settling my son in today. It was a really emotional one for me, and when I got home at 6 pm my hubby couldn't quite believe how amazing you all were and how happy our son was (and how much he had eaten!). Thank you for making a tough first day back at work a lot easier and for being so kind to my son.

Review relates to September 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


19 Jun 2017 by Emily F (Mother of Child)

My son has attended Acorn since he was 1. Now he is getting ready to start school in September and I am sure he will really miss his time there. My main priority was someone who would care for and nurture my child like I would at home, and I'm pleased they have. He has complex dietary requirements due to allergies and they have supported us in creating a safe menu for him. In the last few months, they have worked on getting him ready for school and we've seen a real leap in his development and I am sure he will have no problems with the transition. With our second child arriving this year, I'm pleased to say she will also be attending Acorn when I return to work.

Review relates to June 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


17 Jun 2017 by Michelle (Mother of Child)

Finding the right childcare for your child is a big decision for all parents, however, I know just three months after my daughter started at Acorns, Castlethorpe, it was the perfect decision for us and her. She settled in very quickly and this can only be attributed to the support she receives from the staff. All of the staff show such a genuine level of care for the children and approach every day with unlimited energy and enthusiasm. In such a short space of time, she has grown in independence as well as making strides in her development. Daily communication with her key worker and updates or observations sent to our phones mean we feel like we aren't missing out on a single thing. For me though, the best sign as to whether we made that right decision is how happy she is to go to nursery in a morning - the smile tells me everything!

Review relates to June 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


05 May 2017 by Lindsey T (Mother of Child)

My daughter loves Acorn Nursery it's just like home from home. There have been quite a few staff changes recently which I was worried about as all were close to my daughter. However, the staff dealt with it amazingly and my daughter has not been affected at all and has got to know the new members of staff really well. I love the family app on my phone as it's great to see the things they get up to and also a quick way to contact the nursery.

Review relates to April 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


22 Apr 2016 by Gethin E (Father of Child)

I feel the nursery treats my daughter very well, she gets an excellent varied diet and always seems very happy to be there. I know the nursery staff focus a lot on her development despite her young age and I can notice the difference week by week as she learns from them.

Review relates to April 2016.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


22 Apr 2016 by Hannah E (Mother of Child)

I am extremely pleased with how my daughter has settled into the nursery and this is a testament to the staff and team there. The staff are really friendly and nurturing towards my daughter - they make me feel like they really care about each individual child at the nursery and are always incredibly welcoming and happy to see them every morning. My daughters development has gone from strength to strength and I know the staff plan a great variety of things to do each day and make sure every day is different, challenges and encourages development as well as making it fun! I couldn't be happier leaving my daughter with them.

Review relates to April 2016.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely


14 Jan 2016 by Clare (Mother of Child)

A fantastic nursery, I moved my children from another local setting due to concerns over safeguarding and it was the best thing I ever did. My first impression was how homely the environment was. Previously my boy was in trouble daily and due to the new structure and huge range of activities, swimming, forest school, zumba, mini strikers, teddy tennis (all included). He has something to look forward to and focus on daily. The staff are amazing and I can't recommend them enough. My third nursery due to relocation so I recognise good and not so good.

Review relates to December 2015.

How likely would you be to recommend Acorn Day Nursery (Castlethorpe)? Extremely Likely