Our new nursery at Cold Harbour will provide full day care and sessional places for babies, toddlers and children from four months to four years of age, and we will be accepting funded two, three and four year olds, subject to eligibility.  We are planning to open in October 2019, but the timescale depends on Ofsted registration, and on the building work that needs to be completed to bring the building up to a good standard.

All our Acorn nurseries run along very similar lines in terms of policies and practice, so you are very welcome to visit any of our other nurseries locally to see how they operate and to meet members of the Acorn team.  The manager and some of the other Cold Harbour staff team will be relocating from other Acorn nurseries, and further details of who will be working there will be available nearer to the time when recruitment has been completed. 

One of Acorn’s key priorities is outdoor play and learning, and this will be clearly evident at Cold Harbour, where the outdoor environment and play area will be available to the children all day, every day.  We have very exciting plans for the outdoor area at the rear of the nursery, and the nursery will be sharing the site with the Outdoor Learning Centre, which will be hosting outdoor playschemes, bushcraft and forest school sessions, all year round. 

At this stage we are only taking names and contact details, and when the building is ready for visitors, we will invite you to come and view the nursery, meet the staff, and at that point you can choose whether or not to enrol your child.  Funded places will not be available until January 2020, but under threes will be able to start as soon as the rooms are ready.  We take the settling-in process very seriously, and do not like to rush it, so we will need plenty of time to settle our new children into nursery life, a few at a time.  If you need a place before the nursery is ready, we recommend that you book into one of our other MK nurseries (there are 7 to choose from) and we can then arrange a smooth transfer for your child when the Cold Harbour nursery is ready. 

Please register your interest here and we will keep you informed of developments and will invite you to one of our open days as soon as the building is ready for you to view.

Thank you again for your interest, and we look forward to keeping you posted about the progress of the nursery towards our opening date!