Telephone: 01234 608899

Come and see us! Colworth Science Park, Sharnbrook, Bedford, MK44 1LQ

About our Nursery

Located within the picturesque grounds of Colworth Science Park in Sharnbrook, our nursery has ample space for children to explore, discover and investigate their local surroundings, which lends itself to providing opportunities such as tree climbing and large open spaces for the children to explore.  The play space within the nursery offers a light, large area with a wide range of natural resources to allow children to learn through first hand experiences.  Children have opportunity to free flow between the inside and outside throughout the day, with a variety of activities and resources available to extend individual children’s learning.

We offer full and part-time care for up to 62 children from the age of four months to four years, and are open from 7.15am 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.

Our menus have been carefully planned to be both seasonal and nutritionally balanced and tasty ensuring we have clean plates every time! Our cook Rebecca,  prepares all the nursery meals and snacks onsite each day providing nutritionally balanced meals which are both healthy and appetising. We only use fresh, local, ethically sourced produce to create our delicious meals. We can accommodate most dietary requirements and have won several awards for our food.

We strive to make our nursery a place where positive and close relationships with children and parents are welcomed and valued. We believe it is important to create a home from home experience where children feel happy, safe and secure, and as a result, thrive within our nursery. Aimee and her team work closely with parents and carers to develop children’s interests and skills, ensuring each of them reaches their full potential. A variety of imaginative and creative play activities, including forest schools, will ensure children have plenty of opportunities to play and learn in a warm and happy environment.

The nursery has also achieved their Eco-Schools Green Flag award which is an international accreditation that recognises young people's environmental actions! Alongside this, Sharnbrook was awarded an additional Eco-Schools award as 'Water School of the Year'. Click here to watch their mention in the Eco-Schools Award Ceremony (video section: 22:08 – 23:33). 

            A sneak peak inside our nursery!...

 Meet Aimee, our Nursery Manager

Aimee is a dedicated and experienced professional who takes great joy from overseeing the development of all the children within the nursery and most importantly seeing the smiles on their faces each day.  She, along with Deputy Manager Julie Dix, take great pride in the nursery and the team who make it all happen.

Aimee is also Sharnbrook'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 01234 608899 and ask to speak to Aimee 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 01234 608899.
To find out more, click on the links below to download one of our prospectus.


Acorn Brochure Prospectus & Fees

 Ofsted report  

Day Nurseries - Sharnbrook