Acorns Nursery

ACORNS NURSERY

ACORNS NURSERY IS…A PLACE TO GROW, Explore AND DEVELOP curiosity

We are situated within the grounds of a Grade II listed building close to Hatfield Forest which creates a lovely and homely environment for your child.

Our beautiful setting provides easy free-flow access to our secure outdoor environment which has an enclosed area with a safety surface, providing space to enjoy ball games,  the climbing frame and ride on toys.  We also have a garden which is laid to lawn with areas for digging, sand and water play. We plant and grow flowers and vegetables. We can access the nature area from our garden with lots more to explore.

 

ACORNS NURSERY IS…A PLACE TO LEARN and feel safe

Acorns Nursery treats every child as an individual. Our children are encouraged to take their learning and development forward by building on what they already know and what they can do, we place great importance on getting to know your child.  We provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum full of exciting activities to stimulate and fill them with the desire to learn.

ACORNS NURSERY AIMS TO:

  • Provide high quality, caring, experienced and qualified staff with high staff/child ratios of 4:1
  • Work in partnership with parents ensuring that every child is nurtured and developing according to their individual needs
  • Offer children and parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
  • Especially designed child friendly environment which is a warm, safe and comfortable
  • An environment which encourages independence and initiative

Our nursery staff and keyworkers focus on your child and work at a pace that suits their ability, recognising their strengths in a warm, attentive, approachable and exciting way. It is important to recognise the fact that children learn through a combination of teaching, playing, sharing and caring. Simply our children learn through having fun.

We use ‘Tapestry’ an online learning journal which has regular updates to keep you informed about the topics, your child’s work and development

Our most recent Independent Schools Inspection report said:

“The quality of provision is outstanding for all children including those under three.  A welcoming and stimulating indoor and outdoor environment incorporates all areas of learning and this cross-curricular, holistic approach is evident across all age groups.  In fact, all aspects of Acorns Nursery provision were judged to be outstanding.”

LIFE AFTER ACORNS

At the age of three most of our children move on to join the Kindergarten which forms part of Howe Green House School.  Housed in the same building as Acorns and alongside friends they’ve made during their time in the nursery, children settle happily into school life.

We have many other exciting things to show and share with you.  If you are looking for a nursery, please make an appointment to visit.

NURSERY HOURS

  • 8.45am – 11.45am  Morning session
  • 11.45am – 12.45pm  Lunch
  • 12.45pm – 3.45pm  Afternoon session

 

NURSERY MANAGER
JULIE SELLEARS

Art is my favourite lesson of the week with one of my favourite teachers.  Mrs Clark will set you tough challenges, but even though they are tough they are really fun to do! – HGHS pupil

Art favourite

The Art Room is like one big splatter of imaginative paint…  HGHS pupil

art room splatter