At Acorn, we offer expert consultancy services for early years providers, childminders and forest school leaders, where we offer visits to individual settings and support with the development of the learning environment, observing and improving practice, reviewing leadership and management practices, among many other areas.

Below is an outline of our wide range of early years consultancy packages available, designed to suit your needs and budgets. For more information on our Forest School consultancy, please click here.

To enquire about any of our consultancy services, please contact us on 01908 870330 or email [email protected]

Monthly Cost (contracted length) Details
£20 per month 12 hours of visits spread across the time of your contract at a time convenient to you, when you need it most. Visits must be booked in two hour blocks (minimum). Phone and email support when required. 
£40 p/mth (12-month contract)
£45 p/mth (6-month contract)
2 Hours of visits per month
1/3 off all EYFS Training Courses*
Phone and email support when required. 
£75 p/mth (12-month contract)
£80 p/mth (6-month contract)
4 hours of visits per month
All of the above plus 10% off all other training courses
£110 p/mth (12-month contract)
£115 p/mth (6-month contract)
6 hours of visits per month
All of the above plus 5% off all other training courses
£145 p/mth (12-moth contract)
£150 p/mth (6-month contract)
8 hours of visits per month
All of the above plus 20% discount on additional one-off consultancy visits (see below)

All consultancy hours over 8 per month are charge at £15 per hour. 

Our training department can carry out one off training courses at a location of your choice or at our training centre.  We will work with you to understand your training requirements and tailor a training session to suit your needs.

One-off Consultancy Visit 
£30 p/hr Ad Hoc consultancy visits - for those not on one of the six or twelve month contracts above
£100 per setting (10% Discount for all consultancy members) One off Audits
(Including Early Years audit, Outdoor Learning audit, Enabling Environment audit, Risk Assessments audit, among others)
£200 per setting (10% Discount for all consultancy members) Mock Early Years Inspection
£120 per setting (10% Discount for all consultancy members) 2 Hour On Site Training Course (Any EYFS Training Courses Listed above*)
£200 per setting (10% Discount for all consultancy members) 2 Hour On-Site, Bespoke, Training Course
(Content can be tailor made to your needs)
All the above includes travel within Milton Keynes. Consultancy services outside of Milton Keynes will incur additional travel costs.