Acorn Childcare at Kents Hill is celebrating after receiving an “Outstanding” rating from Ofsted.

The nursery which can accommodate 56 children aged 0-4, was given the top grade across all categories and was praised for their outstanding partnership with parents.

The nursery at Kents Hill was given the rating following its Ofsted inspection on September 30. The inspector gave the early years setting top marks for the quality of education, leadership and management, and personal development.

Zoe Raven, CEO of Acorn Early Years Foundation, said, “We are thrilled to bits with the report, which confirms what we already felt about the nursery.  The word “exceptional” is used several times, and we’re very proud of all the Kents Hill staff and families.  The timing was great, too, coming so soon after our thirtieth birthday celebrations.”


Staff were praised for their “outstanding understanding” of the curriculum vision and the “superb range” of experiences offered to children. These were just a few of the glowing comments mentioned, the full report can be found on: Kents Hill Ofsted Report


Nursery manager Elena Martuccio said: "We are so proud to achieve this outstanding result, which demonstrates our passion and dedication in providing childcare of the highest quality”