Little Acorns is a privately-owned day nursery established in 2001. The nursery is not part of a chain which allows the owners Christine and Malcolm to put all their time and resources into making Little Acorns the perfect choice for you and your child.
It has a dedicated staff team with a very low staff turnover. All Staff are fully qualified level 3 nursery practitioners with management and some of the staff team hold degrees in Early Childhood Studies.
The nursery employs additional part time staff to cover staff holidays, sickness, paperwork and other duties, we also have an onsite cook and cleaner.
Opening Times: Monday - Friday, 7.30am to 6.00pm. Closed for all bank holidays and 1 week at Christmas
We have an open door policy so please visit any time (except 11.30am to 1.30pm)
We are two times rated Outstanding by OFSTED, gaining our first award in 2010 and the second in 2015. We work hard every day to maintain these standards and to keep moving practice forward. Here's some of the comments from OFSTED:
"Staff know children exceptionally well. They have high expectations of what children can achieve and plan very successfully for their future development. Children are highly motivated, inquisitive and independent learners"
"Highly effective arrangements are in place to ensure parents play a full and active role in their child's early learning. Information about the progress children are making in the nursery and at home is shared extremely well"
"Staff provide an environment that is exciting for children. Role-play areas are particularly well resourced. Children have first-rate opportunities to be physically active and take part in a wide range of exciting outdoor play activities, which provide measured risk and challenge"
"The key-person system is exceptional. Parents and children have excellent relationships with their key person who plays a very important part in the life of individual families. Children's move into the nursery is supported extremely sensitively. This contributes significantly to providing security and stability for children and reassurance for parents"
"Management constantly evaluate the quality of the service. They meticulously gather the views of the staff team, children and parents to set clear targets for future improvement and enhance the outcomes for children"