Telephone: 01908 200281

Come and see us! Wadhurst Lane, Kents Hill, MK7 6JF

About our Nursery

Our nursery building at Kents Hill has been designed in an innovative octagonal shape with a central atrium and light and spacious rooms. The nursery benefits from large garden areas which can be accessed from each of the rooms; this gives the children the opportunity to free-flow indoors and outdoors to access a full range of activities. The nursery have pet chickens who roam freely in part of the garden throughout the day, enabling the children to collect eggs and then take turns to take eggs home.

We offer full and part-time care for up to 60 children from the age of four months to four years, and are open from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, all year round. 

All Acorn nurseries are closed for all bank holidays, between Christmas and new year, plus our four training days each year. This means that monthly fees for 2024 are calculated over 49 weeks. You will not be charged for these days, however fees are payable for additional closure days which are out of our control, eg: additional bank holidays over the standard eight.

Acorn places a strong emphasis on outdoor play and learning, and the children have the opportunity to free flow outdoors all day every day, whatever the weather. Included in our fees are regular Forest School sessions to Kents Hill Park. These exciting educational experiences are suitable for pre-schoolers and are delivered by fully trained forest school leaders and offer an innovative approach to outdoor play

Our menus have been carefully planned to be both seasonal and nutritionally balanced and tasty ensuring we have clean plates every time! Our cook, Collin, prepares all the nursery meals and snacks on-site each day, providing nutritionally balanced meals which are both healthy and appetizing. We only use fresh, local, ethically sourced produce to create our delicious meals. We can accommodate most dietary requirements and have won several awards for our food.

A home visit from Elena the manager and your child’s keyperson is offered to all new families as we believe children benefit from meeting their keyperson in a familiar environment, before attending the nursery for settling-in sessions. Children are encouraged to form close bonds using our key person system to ensure learning and development are encouraged on an individual basis.

It’s not just the children who have all the fun at Acorn. We organise events on a regular basis to help parents meet each other, share experiences and talk to us. Some events are an opportunity to discuss children’s progress and development with the staff. The children make regular trips to two local care homes where they interact and socialise with the residents, and enjoy weekly nature walks, visits to the park, yoga and cooking sessions with our Chef Collin.


Forest School - Hammock Fun!!

Kents Hill children enjoy Messy Play!!

A sneak peak inside our nursery!...


(Elena at 1-years-old)

 Meet Elena, our Senior Nursery Manager 

Elena worked in the Early Years sector for over 12 years and has been part of the Acorn team for over 11 years. During her time at Acorn Elena has completed her Foundation Degree in Early Years and progressed from Deputy Manager to Senior Manager. She is passionate about creating a nursery environment which allows all families, children and staff members to feel happy and welcome on a daily basis.

As a Senior Manager, Elena strives to share her knowledge with other practitioners, supporting them to achieve and reach their personal goals and qualifications.

Elena is also Kents Hill's Designated Safeguarding Lead, so if you ever have any concerns or would like to chat about anything safeguarding related, please visit or call the nursery on 01908 200281 and ask to speak to Elena directly - alternatively, the setting can provide a direct email address for her. 

If you have any questions, or would like to book a visit please contact us on [email protected] or call us on 01908 200281.
To find out more, click on the links below to download one of our prospectus.

Acorn Brochure  Prospectus & Fees

Ofsted report 

Day Nurseries - Kents Hill