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.

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Aims of the Nursery

At Little Acorns, we believe that children learn best by doing and should be given plenty of opportunities to play and have fun whilst learning. We encourage children to always be willing to have a go and to keep trying even when faced with difficult circumstances. We acknowledge that each child is special and unique and are committed to creating a friendly and healthy environment in which they feel safe to flourish and form positive bonds with adults and friends. We want children to leave our setting feeling confident and excited about their next step in life.   

To achieve this, our curriculum is underpinned by our core values.  

Active learning: we provide children with practical, hands-on learning opportunities

Courage: we encourage children to be confident, independent and resilient members of our community

Originality: we acknowledge that each child is unique and offer them the opportunity to flourish into an individual, catering to their needs and interests

Relationship: children forge positive and respectful relationships via our key worker approach, and we value our partnerships with parents and carers

Nurture: we care for children in a safe, healthy and friendly environment

Smiles: children have fun whilst learning through play in a happy environment

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 Thursday 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


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 April 2022 – read our report here


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