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


Please  use the Contact Us page for more information, or to arrange a visit.


The Acorn Nursery School is looking for a qualified Early Years Practitioner. Applicants MUST have a Childcare qualification and have Keyperson experience. Please apply to acornnursery@gmail.com  An Enhanced DBS will be required as will referemces. Safeguarding training will be given. Please send your CV to acornnursery@gmail.com or use the Contact Page



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 or 08.45 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








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 'WEEKLY NEWS' for some of our most recent learning fun

                     You can also check out our Facebook or Instagram pages



  Thought of the month 


If you’ve told a child a thousand times and he still doesn’t understand, then maybe it’s not the child who is the slow learner? 


       Term Dates 

  02/09/2021 - 22/10/2021


 Half Term  25th- 29th October


  01/11/2021 to 14/12/2021

 See 'Diary Dates' for all         actvitivies and events 


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