Over the past few months the Investors in People auditors have been interviewing and surveying a cross section of the Acorn team ranging from nurseries to Central Support Office staff to give their feedback on what it is like to work at Acorn.

We have been continuously accredited since 2000 and it is a requirement of Investors in People that we undergo a rigorous re-accreditation assessment every 3 years.

We are very pleased to announce that we have successfully achieved IIP Accreditation once again.

Based on 25 years of leading practice, the Investors in People Standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and framework. This reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry.

Investors in People is an internationally recognised accreditation, held by 10,000 organisations across the world. Being accredited is a sign of our commitment to being a great place to work.

Our accreditation is a huge team effort and it’s great to know all of staff are so proud of our organisation!

Here are a few comments from our team members:

“Everybody is like a family.”

“I love the openness here.”

“I like the idea that’s it’s a charity, it’s more personal and accessible for all children. An example is the £50 admin charge used to be kept but now it comes off their first months’ bill. There is no boundary for who can afford it.”

“There is a lot of money for resources and I feel if it wasn’t for profit we wouldn’t have as good quality resources.”

“We celebrated Divali and did glitter fireworks.”