Email YMCA Nursery  

Telephone: 01908 032026
Come and see us! 1 North Sixth Street, Milton Keynes, MK9 2NR

About our Nursery

We are open! 

Please email [email protected]  or contact the Nursery Manager Louisa on 01908 032026.

We provide high quality, affordable childcare and early years education in the heart of the city centre. Located in the new YMCA building, within separate premises, we have brand-new purpose-designed rooms and a secure outdoor play area.

We offer full and part-time care for up to 48 children from the age of four months to four years, and are open from 7.30am to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday, all year round. We are closed for all Bank Holidays, between Christmas and New Year, and four training days each year. This means that monthly fees are calculated over 49 weeks, so that you are not charged for any of our closure days.

We have a team of qualified, experienced and dedicated staff who provide high quality care and education for all children in a secure and stimulating environment.  Children’s learning is facilitated through a carefully designed provision which offers rich first-hand opportunities that support children to explore, investigate and discover.  Key persons use a variety of strategies, such as role modelling, encouraging, demonstrating, and setting challenges to help children to progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Acorn places a strong emphasis on outdoor play and learning, and the children will have the opportunity to free flow between the indoors and outdoors every day, whatever the weather. Included in our fees are regular Forest School sessions; these exciting educational experiences are suitable for pre-schoolers and are delivered by fully trained forest school leaders and offer an innovative approach to outdoor play.

Our menus have been carefully planned to be both seasonal and nutritionally balanced and tasty ensuring we have clean plates every time! Our cook 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.

Louisa and her team strive to make the 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.

We expect places to fill up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment!

A sneak peak inside our nursery!...

 Meet Louisa, our Nursery Manager

Louisa has been in the Early Years sector for over 10 years working in a variety of childcare settings expanding her professional development and knowledge. Her Journey with Acorn began in 2020 as Deputy Manager and has since been promoted to Nursery Manager.  Louisa ensures her team are providing rich enabling environments helping children to grow, develop and become confident learners.  Louisa strives to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and nurturing and facilitates a sense of belonging to all children who attend.

Louisa holds her BA honours in Early Years and is currently working towards her Level 2 Mental Health First Aid. She will also be starting her mini bus training allowing the children to enjoy more outdoor activities enhancing their learning.

Louisa is also the 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 01908 032026 and ask to speak to Louisa 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 01908 032026. 

To find out more, click on the links below to download one of our prospectus.

Acorn Brochure  Prospectus & Fees