About The Nursery

ONS Acorns Tel: 01633 810 202

Placement Manager Tel: 02920 382 009

Nursery Opening Times: 8am – 6pm

This purpose built nursery cares for 33 children each day, with babies being cared for in their own suite of rooms. All rooms are equipped to the highest standards and with play equipment designed for fun times and quiet times.

Our large, spacious gardens provide areas for children to play, rest, read and learn about the great outdoors.  A particular favourite are the vegetable boxes where they plant their own fruit and vegetables which are then harvested for Cath our Cook to use in her delicious homemade dishes!

Our Early Years Teacher Kay helps prepare the children for the journey to big school, whilst Nursery Manager Amanda, her Assistant Claire and their team of highly qualified Nursery Nurses encourage happy well-rounded children who maximise their learning potential through fun activities and play.

What The Parents Say

"Great systems, happy environment and enthusiastic staff".
"Staff are always warm and friendly. There are colourful displays of the children's work everywhere, a lovely atmosphere for the children".
"I have used this nursery for both my daughters. The level of care is outstanding. The greeting each morning is cheerful and welcoming. The activities are varied and thoroughly enjoyed. The facilities close to the nursery are used to full advantage e.g. National Trust stately homes and grounds. My eldest daughter who left several years ago is always greeted when she goes into nursery to pick up her sister. All the key workers really get to know their children and it reflects in how the children develop."

Activities

  • Sensory Play
  • Holistic & Heuristic Play
  • Soft Play
  • Music & Movement
  • Role Play
  • Construction Toys
  • Dressing up
  • Art
  • Gloop/Plaste
  • Sand & Water
  • Dough & Clay
  • Cars, Bikes & Trikes
  • Painting
  • Stories
  • Sign & Makaton
  • Trips & Walks
  • Wooden blocks
  • Outdoor Play
  • Forest School
  • Growing Vegetables
  • Mud Kitchens

Food

At Acorns we know the importance of healthy minds and healthy bodies and how vital it is for children to eat the right foods for growth and development.   We also know that if children eat well in their early years they go on to make healthy choices throughout their lives.

We believe  in providing home cooked, delicious meals every day and encourage the children to take a healthy interest in food.  Each nursery has a vegetable planter where the children sow seeds for peppers, courgettes, beans, potatoes, strawberries and more, these are then harvested and used by our Cooks in nursery meals.

Our Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer menus and are always packed with new ideas and seasonal fruit and vegetables.  The children enjoy breakfast, a 2 course lunch, high tea and a 5 o’clock snack.  All of our nurseries hold Gold Healthy Eating Snack Awards.   For babies and little ones we provide a puree and mash menu to ensure your child is enjoying foods for the correct stage of their development, older children are encouraged to self serve at the table to allow independence.

Our Nursery Nurses sit with the children at each meal to encourage and assist them at mealtimes, this promotes good table manners and social skills.

Cooking activities are a popular part of nursery life, and the children love to take part in food tasting sessions.    We celebrate different cultures and festival at Acorns and enjoy learning about and discovering foods from all over the world.