Stony Stratford grand opening was a roaring success!

A fun filled afternoon was had by all at the grand opening of our newest nursey in Stony Stratford.

The 40 place nursery opened its doors and welcomed new parents, children and the local community to explore our new facilities.

The new nursery is the culmination of a campaign by the Russell Street Day Nursery Parents Association after the closure of their nursery in 2010. Cliff Brett and fellow parents campaigned tirelessly to re-open a nursery for the local community of Stony Stratford and were successful in securing £50k of section 106 funding to help make it happen.  Local councillor, Denise Brunning, caused controversy when she called in the council’s decision not to include a nursery on the St Giles Mews development, but this led to a successful  partnership between MK Council, McCarthy and Stone and Acorn Early Years Foundation, with valuable support from Stony Stratford Town Council.

The cake went down a treat and was lovingly baked by Claire Wood, a member of the Acorn team at our Shenley nursery!

The cakes were enjoyed by all, especially Griffin Mallison and Katie Seath!

Zoe Raven, CEO and founder of Acorn Childcare, said:  “We are delighted and thrilled with the way it has all worked out, and the feedback from everyone has been incredibly positive.  It’s a beautiful space, and even better than we hoped, with small play areas in the front and a lovely woodland area at the back, which we have very exciting plans for, as outdoor play and learning is a key part of our ethos.  Most of all, I’m really proud of the staff team that have worked so hard to get everything ready.  The children that have started already have settled in very well, and they have already been visiting and making friends with the residents of Elizabeth House.  Several of our nurseries have links with care homes, and being situated next to the retirement apartments here is a fantastic opportunity for our intergenerational activities. We have also bought an eye-catching 6 seater buggy which we’re using to take the children out and about in the local community, so we will be a very visible presence in the town!”


The nursery can accommodate 40 children ranging from four months to four years with places expected to go quickly.
To register your interest in the new nursery or to enquire about job opportunities, please call 01908 870416 or email [email protected]

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