About The Nursery

Henbury Hill  Acorns Tel: 01179 505 885

Placement Manager Tel: 02920 382 009

Nursery Opening Times: 7.30am – 6pm

Sitting proudly on the top of Henbury Hill this majestic listed building and gardens has views that stretch for miles across the Bristol Channel.  With plenty of open space, our Forest School site is exceptional and the gardens are safe and secure.  Theresa our Gardener spends lots of time teaching the children to sow seeds, grow vegetables and discover all about nature.  Her mini beast mansions provide 5 star accommodation for the insects and the children love to learn about our natural habitat with Theresa come rain or shine!

Indoors, high ceilings and large rooms ensure our play lofts are easily accessible for climbing and imaginary play. The home corner, role play areas, endless puzzles, games, creative and messy activities ensure that every child has a wealth of opportunities to discover and explore, whilst our caring Nursery Nurses are always nearby and ready to provide a cuddle or reassurance at any time.

Our Early Years Teacher follows the Foundation Phase which links with the National Curriculum to ensure your little one finds the transition from nursery to school as easy as possible and home links and school links with local primary schools are encouraged.

Toddlers love to make music with our musical instruments from all over the world, whilst babies enjoy painting, treasure baskets and sensory play amongst other things.

We celebrate many traditions, festivals and cultures at Acorns and  learn about celebrations such as Holi, Hanukah, Chinese New Year and many more –  there is nothing nicer than seeing a child greet their parents proudly with a home made greeting card, cake or biscuit that they have made that day.

Amy the Nursery Manager assisted by Rachel, ensure that every day at Acorns Henbury Hill House is a fun and happy experience for both children and staff.

What The Parents Say

"Acorns was the only nursery we looked at for Joel and we loved it straight away. There is a real sense of personal care for your child at every stage. The staff are fantastic."
"Acorns came highly recommended by lots of friends of ours whose children had loved their time at nursery. Since Henry has started we have been impressed by the warm and helpful staff who genuinely care for our son."
"Nursery is clean, spacious with excellent equipment! My son loves the forest school area, great environment! Staff are qualified, experienced and the manager is very professional. Children always seem happy, well cared for, and having fun! Menus are well balanced. The nursery staff are all qualified first aiders, which gave us confidence and children have a 'my day at Acorns' card to come home with every night with child's diary of the day .. Brilliant !"

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.