About our Nursery

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Our Ethos


We provide a safe and happy environment for children to play and learn. We encourage each child to be confident, co-operative and sociable.

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We believe that happy children learn best.

Every child should have a positive and stimulating nursery school experience, providing a secure foundation on which to build their future lives.

boy investigating bugs under a log

We allow children to learn through their own investigation and interest but we also encourage them to participate in a wide variety of activities and games using our extensive range of educational resources and equipment.

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Our Setting


Acorns Nursery is situated in the village hall of Shackleford.

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This lovely rural location also has two outdoor areas: a concrete area by the entrance perfect for scooting around and a large grassed area with a sandpit, a big pirate ship, a willow den, an outside classroom and much more.

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We are very fortunate to have sole access to a private woodland just a few minutes walk away from Acorns. We take groups of children to our woods throughout the year and enjoy the natural environment for all aspects of learning.

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See our gallery page for more pictures


And please feel free to ask any questions.

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