About The Nursery
Acorns Whitchurch Tel: 02920 625 888
Placement Manager Tel: 02920 382 009
Nursery Opening Times: 7.30am – 6pm
A former private school in the heart of Whitchurch, this Victorian house lends itself perfectly to nursery life.
The double fronted bay windows allow plenty of light into the playrooms which are home to a variety of activities such as musical instruments, puzzles, sensory equipment and not forgetting the always popular role play and book corners.
Dressing up is always a favourite pastime and very often you will enter a room full of tiny Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses and the like! The nursery is very much at the heart of the community, the children enjoy lots of visits from Firefighters, Police Officers, Dentists and visits to the local Old Peoples Home for singing sessions are always eagerly anticipated by the residents.
Babies and toddlers enjoy activities such as sand and water play, jelly play, gloop, painting and other creative skills designed to stimulate tiny minds and our specialist bikes, trikes and scooters ensure that even the most active boys and girls can use up all their excess energy!
What The Parents Say
- Sensory Play
- Holistic & Heuristic Play
- Soft Play
- Music & Movement
- Role Play
- Construction Toys
- Dressing up
- Sand & Water
- Dough & Clay
- Cars, Bikes & Trikes
- Sign & Makaton
- Trips & Walks
- Wooden blocks
- Outdoor Play
- Forest School
- Growing Vegetables
- Mud Kitchens
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.