Little Acorns Nursery

We are delighted to announce that, to extend our educational provision, we will be opening our own school-led Nursery at Henley in Arden CE Primary School, welcoming children between the ages of 3 and 4 from September 2016.

Morning Session Times are 9am – 12
Afternoon Session Times are 1pm – 3pm

Little Acorns Nursery will provide children with a structured learning environment, preparing them for the transition through to our Reception Class and beyond.

Mrs Sue White
Nursery Manager
Mrs Samantha Barker
Nursery Practitioner









Fully qualified, experienced Nursery Practitioners will nurture the children’s natural love of learning through story-telling and experiential exploration, making full use of the outdoor environment as well as the Nursery classroom. Learning will be play-based with a focus on developing vital personal and social skills.

We understand the need to provide parents with a flexible program including wrap-around care, the ‘Discovery Den’ and a continuation of care during school holidays.  Our goal is to provide all children within our care with a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment before and after school. Our provision will be available for all children from Nursery to Year 6. It is our aim to treat each child as an individual and encourage them in everything they do (independence with an invisible guiding hand).

Register your interest

We are still in the early stages of developing our Nursery program but are now inviting expressions of interest. If you would like us to keep in touch as our plans are finalised please email

Autumn Term 2016

Christmas at Little Acorns saw a visit from Father Christmas

Spring Term 2017

The children in Little Acorns Nursery started Forest School this week.

We would like to say a big thank you to the PTA for providing us with our water proof clothing.

The children dressed up warm in water proof clothes and wellies. Then they slipped and squelched through the mud on the way to base camp.

They listened carefully as they were shown how to use spades and trowels safely.

They rescued worms as they began to construct their mud island.

After all their hard work they enjoyed breaking for hot chocolate and biscuit.

Since returning after Christmas the children have been enjoying various topics including ‘The Gruffalo’.

They have also being enjoying more Forest School activities, including putting up shelters and scavenger hunting. The children did a spot of fishing and house building after snack time. Working together they solved the problem of getting the squirrel down from a tall tree then made mud paint and painted the trees and logs.

The children also had a safety talk in preparation of cooking marshmallows on an open fire at the end of term returning to nursery very wet and muddy.

They have also been enjoying joining Reception class for P.E to strengthen their gross motor skills.

Eye-Spy Spring in Forest School

This week we went on a walk to “eye spy” spring. We even found some frogs at the nature reserve.

Can you spot the frog?

We had our drink and snack in the lovely Spring sunshine. The Children were very good and spotted everything on our list; blossom, seedling, flower bud, flower, daffodil, insect, bird, squirrel, nest and a green leaf.

No Little Acorns Forest School is complete without a bit of water play, so we headed to the river with our buckets and nets.

Easter Nest Cooking