About The Nursery

Oakfield Acorns Tel: 02920 484 593

Placement Manager Tel: 02920 382 009

Nursery Opening Times: 7.30am – 6pm

Located just outside the centre of Cardiff, in a conservation area, Acorns Oakfield Street can be found nestled in a quiet street off Newport Road.

Caring for children aged 2 1/5 to 5 years, Oakfield Street provides the perfect stepping stone from nursery to ‘big school’. Our Early Years and Foundation Phase planning, links to the National Curriculum and our qualified Early Years Teacher means that fun, inspirational teaching sessions are carefully planned to challenge children’s potential for learning. Qualified Forest School Leaders ensure the children learn about the environment around them, whilst Attribute Sports Development encourage music, movement and healthy bodies.

The Nursery Manager Joanne and her Assistant Kath will be happy to show you around the nursery and are on hand every day to greet you and answer any questions.

What The Parents Say

"My son has been in Acorns for almost 3 years and he absolutely loves it. The staff are caring, friendly and the nursery is welcoming and clean. The range of activities my son takes part in is fantastic and the garden area is an added bonus".
"Our daughter has additional learning needs, language delay and wears hearing aids. Acorns nursery has been a fantastic inclusive setting. She has experienced Forest School, Ball Skills (football, rugby, bat & ball), Singing, Makaton Signing sessions and been included in all group activities. I would definitely recommend Acorns to any family".

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.

Acorns Nurseries are now providers of the Childcare Offer in Wales for eligible working parents of 3-4 year olds. Parents can apply by contacting the local Family Information Service.
Acorns Nurseries are now providers of the Childcare Offer in Wales for eligible working parents of 3-4 year olds. Parents can apply by contacting the local Family Information Service.