The Acorn Nursery School Cranleigh
The Acorn Nursery School Cranleigh

Dates for your Diaries



Home Visits-New Children

Your room manager will arrange a Home Visit, from either herself or child’s keyperson. We know from experience these visits help with the settling-in process enormously and the children bond with the staff quicker.  REGRETABLY DUE TO COVID THERE WILL BE NO HOME VISITS THIS TERM


Term starts 

Tuesday 5th January       to      Friday 12th February 

                              Half Term

Monday 23rd February    to      Wednesday  31st  March

(Staff Inset Training day on Monday 4th January)


ACORN preschool children only
Le Club Français Acorn (The Acorn French Club), Mrs Sandell will provide more information in her monthly Newsletter. Sadly, due to possible Covid cross infection, it’s looking unlikely that neither our Lending Library nor our Travelling Teddy will be starting at the beginning of term, hopefully sometime during the spring term though.


Extra Curricula Activities

We will be offering Planet Soccer again this term. Planet Soccer is suitable for all 3 and 4 year olds. This is a commitment for the term and should be paid for, in full, at the start of term. We have 2 separate groups so there is no risk of cross infection. Coach Harry socially distances from us all.

Planet Soccer - Fridays      11 sessions  £44             

It would be really helpful to know if you are interested in participating this term, you don’t have to be in on Fridays to attend you can just come along for the activity. If you participated in the autumn term, I’ll assume you wish to continue unless you tell me otherwise.

We are fortunate to be timetabled into the school hall on Tuesdays, and all children, in their own bubbles do PE / Music & Movement / Drama.


Parents in Partnership

We have 2 Class reps, Acorns-Sarah Pettyfer, (Rose’s mum). Catkins & Squirrels-Mandy Crook (Noah’s mum) Their role will, primarily, be to organise social get togethers for you all (only if you want to of course) Maybe for a morning coffee, lunchtime sandwich, evening drink or pizza, play dates in the park for the children etc. Covid allowing obviously. There’s a ‘Parent’s Only’ Facebook page, which you may find helpful. Also the Class Reps, if you need them to, can be a go-between for you and nursery. Some parents/carers might be a little nervous talking to the staff, especially if it's your first time in a school environment. Whereas having another mum to talk to and pass requests, comments, onto us, anonymously or with you name, might be helpful to you. You can, obviously, always speak to any of the nursery staff at any time!

Sarah-  Mandy-


Forest School Classes  - Every Wednesday & Thursday (For Acorns and older Catkins)



Mother’s Day Celebration THURSDAY 11th March

9.00 to 10.00 for Acorns, Catkins & Squirrels 

Mums please come along for coffee and cake (made by the children) and hear the children sing. If you’re not in on that day, please try and pop in with your child.  This event is dependent on what COVID-19 tier we are in and the rules surrounding it.  Mrs. Sandell will inform you closer to the time.


Dads Drop-in (and Working Mums) Saturday Stay & Play session   March 20th 10.00 to 11.30 

All working mums & dads are invited to come along to nursery to play. We only offer this once a term so do try and pop along. This term it’ll be an Easter theme with toasted hot cross buns and an Easter egg hunt in the Forest School area. Don’t worry if you can’t make it,  we’ll be repeating these activities for all the children during their normal nursery sessions.

This event is dependent on what COVID-19 tier we are in and the rules surrounding it.  Mrs. Sandell will inform you closer to the time.



Stay & Play all parents/carers:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the risk of cross infection, there will be no indoor Stay & Play sessions this term. After half term, restrictions allowing,  we hope to be able to offer an outside Stay & Play, watch this space!




Acorn’s Class Mobile      07575 581574  (School hours only)   (Suzanne Sandell- Nursery Manager)

Catkin’s Class Mobile      07575 581593  (School hours only)  (Sharon Gardner/Wendy Hastie Deputy Managers and Joint Catkins Room Leaders)

Nursery landline               01483 271976  (School hours only)

Manager’s email     

Pauline Crowder               07710 317267 

I deal with all things financial, also extra, or change of, sessions.  Also contact me if you have any issues that the Manager, Mrs Sandell, can’t help you with.   Please speak to Mrs Sandell or Mrs Gardner & Mrs Hastie for any day-to-day queries.





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  


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


Print Print | Sitemap
© Pauline Crowder