Telephone: 01908 510222

Come and see us! 17 South Street, Castlethorpe, MK19 7EL

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. 

We offer full and part-time care for up to 36 children from the age of four months to four years, and are open from 7.30am to 6.15pm, 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 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. 

We offer a range of activities during the week, including interactive story sessions and forest school.  There are lovely places to visit around the village, such as the church, Castlethorpe mounds, sports grounds and parks, which the children visit regularly. The nursery has a close relationship with the adjoining school, where our Oak children visit the school library each week

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.

A sneak peak inside our nursery!...

 Nursery Manager


                                                                                          (Tracey at a few months old)

         Tracey, our Nursery Manager

Tracey has over 20 years’ experience working within the childcare sector and brings a wealth of knowledge to her role at Castlethorpe. She has a BA in Early Years Childcare and a real passion for working with children and providing a home from home environment. In her spare time she enjoys Latin and ballroom dancing and is also partial to baking the odd cake! 

Tracey is Castlethorpe'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 510222 and ask to speak to Tracey 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 510222.

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


Ofsted report

Day Nurseries - castlethorpe