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 surfacing.
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.- Ofsted report
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.
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, Swimming, Mini-Strikers and Forest School
Catering: Prepared daily on site
- 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 2017:
Age of child
|Full-time place (per month)||£1060.00||£1030.00||£1010.00|
|Full day 7.30am – 6.15pm||£58.00||£55.50||£53.50|
|Morning 7.30am – 1.00pm||£35.50||£34.50||£33.50|
|Afternoon 1.00pm – 6.15pm||£31.00||£30.50||£30.00|
|Short Day 7.30am – 3.00pm||£46.00||£45.00||£44.00|
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