Contact Castlethorpe 

or Telephone: 01908 510222

About our Nursery

Castlethorpe nursery is a lovely converted chapel situated in a quiet village a few miles north of Milton Keynes. It was the first Acorn nursery to open and was established in 1989. Castlethorpe is a 36 place day nursery for children aged between 4 months and 4 years. 

Acorn places a strong emphasis on outdoor learning and the children enjoy play outside in all weathers, the nursery has an enclosed garden which the children have free flow access too. Pre-school children develop their outdoor learning at regular Forest School sessions, which take place at nearby Salcey Forest with Acorn’s fully qualified Forest School Leaders.

The nursery has a close relationship with the adjoining school. The out-of-school club, called The Wolery and run by nursery, operate from the school building and cater for children aged 4 to 8 years. The Wolery runs term-time after-school clubs, plus a holiday club during school holidays.

We offer a range of activities during the week, including Zumba, interactive story sessions, yoga and forest school.The children also visit a sheltered home on a regular basis where they have the opportunity to interact with the elderly residents. There are lovely places to visit around the village, such as the church, Castlethorpe mounds, sports grounds and parks, which the children visit regularly. 

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.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Laura Wilson
[email protected]
01908 510222

 Meet Laura Wilson, Nursery Manager

Laura has 20 years’ experience in childcare, working with children of all ages and now has a little girl herself having just returned back from maternity leave. She has a CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education, giving her a Level 3 qualification. Laura is committed to ensuring each child receives a home from home experience during their time at Castlethorpe.

If you have any questions, or would like to book a visit please contact us on [email protected] or call us on 01908 510222.

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

Acorn BrochurePROSPECTUS & FEESOfsted report

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