Welcome to

The Acorn Nursery School

Church Lane




(Just a few minutes walk from the village centre)


We are an Independent Nursery and feed into all the

Cranleigh schools and many outlying village schools, both state and public.

Currently our fees are £6.50 an hour, with no 'Top-up' fees at all. We have been judged 'Outstanding' for 3 consecutive Ofsted Inspections


 We're now closed for summer holidays but are still showing around prospective parents.

Please call 07710 317267, or use the Contact Us page, to arrange a visit.



We are very happy to accept registration enquiries for September 2021. We are excited to be opening our indoor classrooms again now, we will still be spending lots of time outside, in our safe, exciting outdoor environment. 



Do check out our Facebook page for Storytime sessions and activity ideas

Stay Alert and Stay Well


We are open Monday to Friday from 08.00 for Breakfast Club, if there is sufficient take-up, or 08.30 for Early Bird Drop-off, with nursery starting from 9.00 for 3, 4, 5 or 6 hours.  We aim to be as flexible as possible to suit you and your child. 

We offer from 3 to 30, flexible, hours each week.


We are a Traditional Nursery School, with all our

Learning through Play








AGAIN, for the the 3rd consecutive inspection, 2011, 2015, 2019


Owner/Manager, Pauline Crowder says "Our amazing Early Years team and the wonderful children in our care, were very happy to show our 'Outstanding' setting off to the Ofsted Inspector at our recent Inspection. We're particularly delighted with one of the comments made " Children are highly motivated learners and demonstrate exceptional levels of inquisitiveness. They thrive in the well-resourced and stimulating environment where staff offer a wealth of exciting opportunities to explore and investigate." The Inspector also commented "Children are excited to learn and are extremely well prepared for the move to school".


                                   Caring for and educating children since 1990

Our aim is to provide a high quality early education and childcare service in a stimulating, caring, safe and secure environment.


We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to experience the very best possible start to their education.

We aim to help prepare each child to be confident, independent and self-motivated, having helped them to develop key learning skills such as listening, speaking, concentration, persistence and co-operation.

We will do our very best to ensure that the children leave our nursery having established solid foundations on which they can build. This will help to ensure that they continue to flourish throughout their school years and beyond.


For School Year Dates and Ofsted Reports check out 'ABOUT US'


Check out 'OUR APPROACH' for great tips for great parenting!


Check out 'SNAPSHOT' for some of our most recent learning fun




Thought for the Month 

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents! Now end of term has landed, get your boots on and get outside and play!  


Stay Alert, Socially Distance, Control the Virus, Save Lives.


Summer Term Dates

20 April      28 May

half term

   7 June       16 July

For details of all our summer term activities check out DATES FOR YOUR DIARY     


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