Telephone: 01908 563269
Come and see us! Moorcroft, Fullers Slade, MK11 2BD

About our Nursery

Acorn at Rowans is a 46 place day nursery in Fullers Slade, Milton Keynes. Attached to the Rowans Children’s Centre, the nursery has recently transferred to us from Milton Keynes Council and offers fully-funded places for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

The nursery offers full and part-time care for children aged four months to four years, and is open 7:30am until 6pm, Monday to Friday, all year round. All Acorn nurseries close for bank holidays, the week between Christmas and New Year, and an additional four training days each year. Fees are not charged for any closure days, meaning full time places in 2022 are calculated over 48.8 weeks. Funded childcare options are available.

The nursery provides children with a caring, challenging and stimulating environment. Children are supported by a highly qualified and experienced staff team who have ample knowledge and experience of child development and special education needs. All children are assigned a key person which helps children to become familiar with the setting and to feel confident and safe within it.

We are proud to provide a nurture group with a focus on supporting children with language delays and/or challenging behaviour.

The outdoor area is continually evolving and benefits from a large, covered decking area that provides children with shelter and shade throughout the year. The back garden has a fully equipped mud kitchen; there are digging and planting areas for the children to explore a more natural environment. In the front outdoor area, there is a large, covered sandpit and play structure so the children can enjoy outdoor play all year round.

The Acorn room is a bright, colourful room for six babies, aged three months to two years old. The room is set up to help develop and meet all children’s needs. A quiet/sleep area is placed within the room.

The Squirrel Room is a hive of activity that accommodates 16 two year old children. Children are supported by members of staff who provide activities that are age and stage appropriate for all children to encourage their overall development.

The Oaks Room offers a stimulating environment for 24 children aged three to five years old. We provide age appropriate activities and group time to prepare children for their transition to school.

We place 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, and a variety of imaginative and creative play activities can be enjoyed alongside regular outings and trips.

All the nursery meals are freshly prepared and delivered each day by Acorn Catering, which operates from our hub kitchen at our Shenley Church End nursery. We use local ethically sourced produce to create our delicious meals and all our menus have been designed to be nutritionally balanced ensuring we offer a variety of foods.

Meet Sonia, our Senior Nursery Manager

Sonia has worked in the Early Years sector for over 30 years and has joined Acorn Early Years as a Senior Nursery Manager. Sonia has won a number of awards, the most recent being a Platinum Award for Care and Education, Leadership and management and the environment in childcare. She has a Foundation Degree in Early Years and has worked as a regional manager for nearly two years. 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.


Sonia is very hands on and loves spending time with the children. She has a passion for working with people, so her parent partnership is very strong. As a Senior Manager, Sonia strives to share her knowledge with other practitioners, supporting them to achieve and reach their personal goals and qualifications. 

Sonia is also our 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 563269 and ask to speak to Sonia 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 563269. 

To find out more, click on the links below to download one of our prospectus.

prospectus and fees

acorn brochure