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We are very excited and proud to announce that we received a grading of Outstanding from Ofsted in Feb 2022

We still have places available  for the Autumn 22. Please call or email for details. 



We are happy to accept 2 year old funding, and 15 hour funding, and have 30 hours funded (extended entitlement) places available. Please telephone 07952 963186 to arrange a visit. We welcome all families and do our utmost to enable everyone to access Acorns. 

Welcome to  Acorns 

Acorns Preschool Curriculum - we work within the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and our curriculum intention is to focus on and support the development of; 

  • children's love of learning, their happiness, joy, well-being and their sense of awe and wonder at the world around them
  • Social skills, self-confidence, independence, and positive behaviour and attitudes to learning

  • Strong communication, language and literacy skills, including a love of books, rhymes and songs

  • Physical skills, including self-care, how to be healthy, and gross and fine motor control

  • An understanding of the world we live in and the people in it. This includes maths, science and nature, geography and history at an age appropriate level of understanding, as part of play

  • Creative and imaginative play

Acorns’ Educational Ethos;

At Acorns children learn through adults’ intentional pedagogy. This means that in interactions between adults and children, we identify learning opportunities and use them in order to intentionally move children’s learning and development forward, either at that moment, or by planning and providing resources, experiences or knowledge to support children’s next steps at the earliest opportunity. This ensures that we are meeting children’s learning and development needs throughout their day, at all times, whether it’s during lunchtime, group work, or one to one time, indoors and outdoors.

We record significant learning through our unique and individual 'Learning Stories', which can be seen in children’s files. However, what is more important is what is recorded in children’s learning and development and ways of thinking. This can be seen in their progress, their resilience, perseverance, problem solving skills, their attitudes, their ability to concentrate, their excitement about and willingness to learn, their ability to ask good questions, their critical thinking, confidence, and their social and communication skills. Each child learns at their individual level and each adult supports their specific needs and interests at that moment, which enables them to achieve the deepest engagement and learning. 

Our Vision and Aims

We aim to continue to be an Outstanding preschool which welcomes and values every child in our care, and their family, so that each individual can learn, develop and achieve to their full potential. We work to promote equality and we value diversity.

We believe that children learn best through play and playful experiences, which are self-chosen and open-ended. We provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment in which children learn the dispositions and attitudes which are needed in order to become effective communicators, and competent, creative, independent and reflective learners. We have high expectations of all our children, and challenge them to achieve to the very best of their ability. We aim to involve all parents and carers as partners in helping each child to learn and develop.



 "Staff give the utmost priority to keeping children safe. They complete yearly child protection training and managers undertake more advanced training. Staff have an in-depth knowledge of indicators of abuse and how to report concerns."  Ofsted Feb 22.


Our Ofsted report in February 22 can be seen at

For further information please telephone us on 07952 963186 or email at

For details of session times and charges, please see the information page in the About Us section. 


 Complaints Procedure - we always do our very best to resolve any complaints amicably. If you have any concerns about our provision, please discuss them with us if possible. If however you feel unable to do this, or if you wish to take a complaint further, we have a complaints procedure which can be seen in our policies file. There is also a leaflet about how to make a complaint or how to complain to Ofsted on the parents' notice board in our cloakroom and additional copies of the complaints procedure to take away.  You can email us at if you would like a copy of our complaints procedure. 


Brochures and registration forms now available by email at 

For information about our Safeguarding Children Policy see 'Further Information'.

See Special Educational Needs page for our Local Offer.