Acorn at New Bradwell is a small and friendly nursery, situated in its own building, within the grounds of New Bradwell School. It has its own enclosed playground and offers a range of extra activities, including Forest School for the older children. Acorn also runs a 16-place pre-school called Acorn at The Windmill, for local 2 and 3 year olds who are eligible for funding.
All the nursery meals are freshly prepared and delivered each day by Acorn Catering, which operates from our hub kitchen at the Shenley nursery. Acorn Childcare has achieved both the Smile Award Plus+ and the Healthy Early Years Award across all nurseries.
The nursery has a close relationship with the school; most children will join the school’s nursery class from the September after their 3rd birthday, and for these children we offer wraparound care (sessional care outside the times of the nursery class).
Acorn staff also provide out-of-school clubs for children who attend the school: breakfast club and after-school clubs during term time, and a holiday club during most school holidays. These clubs operate from the school building.
Children are happy and parents report that their children do not wish to go home at the end of their session. There is a stimulating, well-resourced and welcoming environment, both indoors and outdoors and this supports children’s explorations to gain an understanding of risk without being fearful. Staff have developed a safe cosy area for children to use when they need a place to snuggle and hide away. As children grow in confidence they use the challenging physical play equipment outside, including enjoyingsliding down the ‘fireman’s’ pole on the climbing frame.- Ofsted report
Places: 33 – part and full time
Ages: 4 months to 4 years
Fees include: all meals, snacks, drinks (including formula milk), nappies and activities
Activities: Sport and physical play, art, craft & design, games and puzzles.
Catering: Provided by Acorn Catering, prepared from fresh daily
- Enclosed outside play area with hanging garden
- Nursery building is within the grounds of New Bradwell School
- Wrap-around care provided for children attending the school’s nursery class
- Out-of-school and holiday clubs provided for the school
- Funded (free) places for eligible 2 years olds provided at Acorn at The Windmill
Nursery times and fees from January 2017:
Age of child
|Full-time place (per month)||£980.00||£960.00||£940.00|
|Full day 7.30am – 6.00pm||£54.00||£52.00||£48.50|
|Morning 7.30am – 1.00pm||£33.00||£32.00||£30.00|
|Afternoon 1.00pm – 6.00pm||£27.00||£26.00||£25.00|
|Short Day 7.30am – 3.10pm||£43.00||£41.00||£39.00|
Fees are inclusive of all meals, snacks, drinks (including approved formula milk), nappies and activities.
Tel: 01908 870352
Open: 7:30am – 6:00pm, Monday – Friday
Address: New Bradwell, New Bradwell Primary School, Bounty Street, New Bradwell, Milton Keynes, MK13 0BQ