As a provider of childcare we take health and safety seriously. In light of the current outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have put together some information for parents based on the official advice from Public Health England and the Department for Education. 

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and ask all families to follow the official advice at all times. If you have any questions in addition to the information provided on this page, please speak to the manager at your childcare setting, who will strive to help you in any way they can. 


The Current Situation at Acorn 

The following nurseries are open for key workers and vulnerable children:

  • Burton Latimer   
  • Castlethorpe     
  • Kents Hill         
  • New Bradwell     
  • Shenley          
  • Stanwick           
  • Stony Stratford
  • Jubilee Wood

The following nurseries have teamed up with their neighbouring Acorn nurseries, moving staff with children where possible:

  • Brafield 
  • Cold Harbour 
  • Sharnbrook 
  • Westcroft 

On 28th May, we are expecting confirmation from the Government that we can reopen all of our nurseries to all children from 1st June onward. If you would like more information on how this process will be managed, please read our FAQs.

Please check with our individual nurseries if you are a key worker or your child is considered vulnerable and you are looking for childcare during the Coronavirus shutdown period. We plan to open every Acorn nursery from the 1st June onwards for all parents - see the latest parent update below. 

Our Out of Schools Clubs at Barton Seagrave, Henry Chichele and Oakley Vale are unfortunately closed, so please contact the school if you are a key worker need any additional support for the time being. We will be reopening these clubs as soon as the schools are open and there is sufficient demand for before/after school care. 

Our central office is currently closed and the phone number is not being monitored, so please email [email protected] for all other enquiries.

Reopening of nurseries on 1st June - Parent FAQs


Click Here to view our latest advice letter to parents


Coronavirus Risk Assessment


For ongoing updates on COVID-19 and the situation relating to Acorn, please follow this page. Previous updates to parents are outlined below: 


Other Useful Links

Reopening of schools and childcare settings:

Partial School/Nursery Closures:

General advice and information relating to Covid-19:

Social Media update pages:

Are you or somebody you know self-isolating? Then check out this advice sheet: