About The Nursery

Acorns House Tel: 02920 222 789

Placement Manager Tel: 02920 382 009

Nursery Opening Times: 7.30am – 6pm

Have a look around: Virtual Tour

Comprised of three Victorian buildings which have been renovated over the years to maximise light and space and provide a home from home environment for the children in our care.

From the cosy cot rooms, to the creative, messy, construction and imagination playrooms, this nursery has everything to make your child’s time at Acorns memorable and fun.  At the heart of the building is the glass roofed dining room, where children enjoy delicious home cooked meals whilst overlooking the garden areas.

Parent involvement is welcomed at Acorns, from home links, story books to take home, Parent’s Evenings, Christmas concerts and our extra special Graduation Ceremony as your child leaves to attend “big school”.

 

What The Parents Say

"We are impressed by the professionalism of the staff, they are always helpful and by the attention to detail displayed by all who are involved with the day-to-day care of the children".
"I am so glad that I chose Acorns for my child, beautiful facilities, wonderful staff and I feel confident leaving my little one in your care".
"My daughter has been with Acorns since she was 9 months old, she can't wait to go to nursery in the morning and does want to leave in the evening. She has a fantastic time with pictures, photographs and cards being brought home on a regular basis, with the odd baking treat here and there and plenty of messy play".

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.