Little Acorns Nursery is a privately run day nursery on the outskirts of Didcot with easy access to Milton Park, Harwell and the A34.
We offer care for children from 6 weeks to 8 years old including school holiday clubs, and before and after school care.

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Aims of the Nursery

To provide an environment where children have fun whilst learning through play, learn through the experiences provided, gain confidence in their abilities, become independent in a safe, happy and friendly environment.
It is a place that gives parents peace of mind as to the standard of care and learning the child receives in their absence.
We offer each child the opportunity to flourish into an individual through hands on learning and gaining knowledge through practical activities.

To meet our aims we are committed to:

Providing a safe, healthy and secure environment.
Ensuring all staff respect the individual needs of each family and ensure they are met.
All staff have been selected for what they offer our already dedicated and reliable team and keep up to date with training needs.
We adhere to the EYFS set by Ofsted
Our partnership with parents and carers is valued
Manage our services efficiently and effectively.

TA Sports Stars come to nursery every Friday morning for a session with the Toddlers and 3-5s. Their aim is to keep children physically and mentally active by joining in with fun, outdoor activities.


Tatty Bumpkins come to nursery every Thursday morning for Yoga-inspired movement sessions. They are brought to life with storytelling & music. A multi-sensory approach develops physical & communication skills. Mindfulness & breath awareness are introduced with playful games and activities, giving children strategies for their future mental wellbeing. All sessions are aligned to the national curriculums. https://childreninspiredbyyoga.com

Mini Professors come to nursery every Wednesday morning. Science for small children is a plain simple ‘Wow’! The dramatic effect of a volcano, digging for fossils or making mini-tornados gives real life hands-on experience that transcends the theory. https://www.miniprofessors.com

EM Eventing

EM Eventing come to nursery 3 times a week to offer pony riding lessons for all ages with Cookie the Shetland Pony. The children learn basic riding skills, and practise their colours, letters and positional language.


Opening Hours

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Little Acorns Nursery is open all year round excluding bank holidays. Early drop-off between 7:30-8:00am is available at an extra charge.

Nursery Meals

All meals at nursery are homemade by our in-house chef, Rachel. Meals include: breakfast, morning snack, hot lunch, pudding and afternoon tea.


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. We were most recently visited by Ofsted in August 2019 – read our ‘GOOD’ report here


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