Welcome to Acorns Nursery

We value each and every child as an individual, with their own specific set of interests and needs. We do our utmost to ensure that every one of these interests and needs are catered for through a wide range of stimulating and purposeful activities, enabling our children to grow, learn and develop in an environment centred on their happiness, security, capability and independence. We share, care and nurture each other, supporting our children's development to their fullest potential.

Our team comprises Mrs McGroarty, Mrs Hicks, Miss Hancock and Mrs Hartrey who support the 24 children on roll.



Our children are the heart of our curriculum. Our pre-school children benefit from experiencing focussed learning delivered in a fun and engaging way within small groups. We lay the foundations for learning by exposing them to phonics, literacy and maths as well as facilitating their communication and personal and social skills in preparation for starting school.

Our two-year-olds access provision tailored to their interests and needs. In addition to this our children benefit from exploring the provision together -  this enables them to build relationships, independence and language skills. We also have weekly outdoor learning, PE, science, music and cooking sessions all of which build our children's confidence and self-esteem.



Acorns has free flow access to a purpose-built outdoor learning environment which is fully utilised on a daily basis by all of our children in all weathers. 

In Acorns see us exploring the topics Once Upon a Family, Once Upon a Celebration, Once Upon a Time in My World, Once Upon a Change and Once Upon a Sensory Exploration. Our core texts are linked to our topics and this year include: The Enormous turnip, Goldilocks, We're going on a bear hunt, Whatever Next, My pet goldfish and Yucky worms.

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We are very excited to learn about things which happened in the past. How different toys and clothes were years ago compared to now. We will also discover and learn about dinosaurs and their habitats. 

Our children are also fortunate to be a part of the Trinity School family and as such have access to the vast array of resources and experiences which we use to support and enhance their journeys with us. 



Useful Website Links for Home Learning

Twinkl Here you will find a variety of topics and activities available for free.

CBeebies There are a wide selection of games and activities available for literacy and numeracy as well as other popular topics. 

Topmarks  Select early years in age group option and this will allow you a few free maths games.

The Family Grapevine  This page is full of links to a variety of sites to support home learning

Action for Healthy Kids   This link will open a page that is full of links to a variety of physical activity, play and discovery sites

Ideas for activities during school closure

Useful information

We lowered the admission age at Acorns Nursery to enable the school to offer nursery provision to 2-year-old children.  

We have our own purpose built Pre-School Nursery on site catering for 3 - 5 year olds. Please contact the school or see below for further details. We also offer the Early Years Education Grant for 15 hrs per week and we also offer the 30 hr per week Free Childcare. To see if you are eligible for this additional funding please see the link at the bottom of the page.

Application Form Acorns 2 year olds

Application Form Acorns

Acorns Price List

Admissions and fees

Complaints Policy

For information on help with childcare cost and to see if you qualify for the new 30hr Free Childcare inititaive please go to https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

If you are eligible for 2 year old funding call: 01225 394317 to get your funding code.

We accept payment through the Government Tax Free Child Care Scheme, for every £8 you pay into your online account the government will pay £2.  Tax free childcare payments can be used for

  • Nursery fees 

  • Wrap around care through breakfast club and TASC

For more information and check eligibility click the link below



Information regarding free school meals can be found here. 

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