Preschool: 3-5 Yearsacorn

Our 3 and 4 year olds occupy two large rooms in the oldest part of the house. They too have access to a separate court-yard area as part of their main play space. The children have free-flow access between the two rooms and their outside area.

"I wanted to drop you a line to say how delighted we are that Emmy is with you all at Acorns. I can't express just how impressed we are with the nursery.  We are also very grateful indeed for the kindness and care shown by Pam, Kristen, Louise and Hanka in helping Emmy settle in - and to us on drop off and pick up.  You have a fabulous preschool team!"


Working creatively on a large scale in the pre school outdoor patio classroom.


Children enjoy a great deal of time outside maximising opportunities for activities such as large scale construction.


Learning about life cycles with the Living Eggs project.



How long can we make this aqueduct and what will float down it?



We are very lucky at Acorns to have such wonderful outdoor spaces which we use as much as possible - sometimes spending the whole day outside! Here the children enjoy lunch under the gazebo. 




Chinese New Year invited an exploration of rice and other ingredients:

Chinese New Year 2017


Laura Northcott

Department head

NVQ Level 3

Kay Philmore

Diploma in Preschool
practice level 3

Juliette Dwyer

B-tech National Diploma
in Nursery Nursing

Pamela Godsell

NVQ Level 4

Bekkie Tipper

NVA Level 2
(Working towards NVQ Level 3)

Gemma Gibb

NVQ Level 2

Studying open university
BA (Hons) Childhood and
youth studies

Tarin Jarvis

NVQ Level 2

Sophy Homan-Green

Studying for a BEd

Jennifer Richards

NVQ Level 3

Jasmine Simpkins

Apprentice from Mighty Oaks staff