About us Acorns Nursery School has worked with children, and their families, for over 30 years. We take children from 2 years old up to 4 years old. We are unique in having 4 qualified teachers, and 4 experienced Nursery Nurses on our staff. We moved to new premises in Calcot (a large detached house with a spacious garden) in September 2015. Our premises offer a “home from home” with several different rooms and outdoor areas which provide lots of varied play and learning activities for children.
SESSIONS: We are open during term time only with morning and afternoon sessions between 9.15am and 3.45 pm. We also offer a lunch club.

FUNDED 2 YEAR OLDS We take funded 2 year olds on receipt of a valid funding code.

15 AND 30 HOURS FUNDING: We are registered to accept Government funding.
PRICES: Currently £6.50 per hour for non-funded 2 year olds and for any additional hours.

Parent Testimonials


“My son really enjoys nursery, I have noticed a great change in how much more confident and independent he’s become. I am very happy!”


“My daughter has been at Acorns since September and absolutely loves it. Our son attended previously and we were always impressed with the wonderful setting, activities, fabulous teaching and organisation of learning. A brilliant nursery and preschool, we love it!”


“My son loves Acorns and has made great improvements since starting here”

THE DAY

9.15 – 9.30 The day starts with an action song, self-registration and talk about the day and the weather!

9.30 – 11.00 Free play indoors and outdoors

11.00 Snack time – children eat their snack provided by home. Acorns provides milk or water to drink. We also talk about our “show and tell” items

11.20 – 11.35 Children work with an adult in a small group focusing on an area of the EYFS curriculum.

11.40 – 12.00 Outdoor play in the garden, or on ride-on toys!

12.00 – 12.15 Free play indoors

12.15 – 12.30 Story and rhyme time

12.30 – Home time

12.30 – 1.30 – Lunch Club

1.30 – 4 pm Afternoon session.

HOME LEARNING AND COMMUNICATION A bulletin goes out to parents to tell them about our “show and tell” topic for the following week, any news and gives tips for home activities.

Each child chooses a library book to take home, as well as an individualised learning book to share with their parents and carers.