Tel: 01908 510222

This nursery was established in 1989 and is located in the popular village of Castlethorpe a few miles north of Milton Keynes. The building was originally a Wesleyan chapel, and it has been extensively refurbished and converted to provide a homely environment for young children. Outdoors, the nursery has an enclosed garden, with safety prospectus - castlethorpe

All the nursery meals are freshly prepared in our kitchen by our cook and we aim to provide nutritionally balanced meals which are both healthy and appetising. Acorn Childcare has achieved both the Smile Award Plus+ and the Healthy Early Years Award across all nurseries.

Acorn places a strong emphasis on outdoor learning and the children enjoy play outside in all weathers. Pre-school children develop their outdoor learning at regular Forest School sessions, which take place at nearby Salcey Forest with Acorn’s fully qualified Forest School Leaders.

The nursery has a close relationship with the adjoining school. The out-of-school club, called The Wolery and run by nursery, operate from the school building and cater for children aged 4 to 8 years. The Wolery runs term-time breakfast and after-school clubs, plus a holiday club during school holidays.

Staff have a very good knowledge and understanding of how children learn, and provide a varied, stimulating and challenging education programme.


Children are warmly welcomed into a fun, well-resourced environment where they can safely explore, both indoors and outside. This supports children’s all round emotional development and well-being. - Ofsted report

All recommendations have been submitted through the independent website and are subject to the terms and conditions

All recommendations have been submitted through the independent website and are subject to the terms and conditions

   Places: 36 – part and full time

   Ages: 4 months to 4 years

   Fees include: all meals, snacks, drinks (including formula milk), nappies and activities

   Activities: Zumba, Little Kickers and Forest School

   Catering: Prepared daily on site

   Nursery Features:

  • Enclosed garden with safety surfacing
  • Village location offers walks and local exploration
  • Out-of-school clubs provided for Castlethorpe School

Nursery times and fees from January 2018:

Age of child
Under 2
2 years
3&4 years
Full-time place (per month)  £1100.00 £1070.00 £1050.00
Full day 7.30am – 6.15pm £60.00 £57.50 £55.50
Morning 7.30am – 1.00pm £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
Afternoon 1.00pm – 6.15pm £32.00 £31.50 £31.00
Short Day 7.30am – 3.00pm £47.50 £46.50 £45.50

Fees are inclusive of all meals, snacks, drinks (including approved formula milk), nappies and activities.

Tel: 01908 510222


Open: 7:30am – 6:15pm, Monday – Friday

Address: Acorn Day Nursery, 17 South Street, Castlethorpe, MK19 7EL

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