The Acorn Nursery School Cranleigh
The Acorn Nursery School Cranleigh


Diary Dates

Term Dates 

Monday 1st April    to     Friday 24th May (8 -22 April Easter Holidays

Inset training day 23th April & Bank Holiday 6th May)

Half Term

Monday   3rd June   to     Friday 19th July


Home Visits-New children starting

Your room manager will arrange a Home Visit, from either herself and/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.


Parents in Partnership

We have 2 Class reps, Acorns-Sarah Pettyfer (James & Rose’s mum) & Catkins & Squirrels-Debbie Huntingford, (Vogue’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. 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, complaints on to us, anonymously or with you name, might be helpful to you. They are there if you need them. Anything you tell the Class Reps will remain confidential from other parents. You can, obviously, speak to any of the nursery staff at any time! 


Extra Curricula Activities

Pyjama Drama (for all children) and Planet Soccer (for all children) will be joining us again this term. Both activities are great fun and hugely discounted. Both activities are suitable for all age children. This is a commitment for the term and should be paid for, in full, at the start of term. If I can fill your space if you’re away, I’ll refund you

Planet Soccer - Fridays      11 sessions  £40

Pyjama Drama -Tuesdays  11 sessions  £44

Small discount if you do both activities Total cost £80 for the term.


Intergenerational Care visits-Moat Lodge 2nd Wednesday of the month (For Acorns, Pre-school children only)

Parent’s permission is required. Please see our website for further details or speak to Mrs Crowder or Mrs Dhall


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


Summer Photographs   

Monday 20  May         

Individual, sibling  and Leaver’s Group photo. An email will be sent out to both groups with times, if your child isn't in on Mondays


Leaver's group Visit to Cranleigh Primary School - Friday24th May & Friday 28th June10.30 -12.45

Playtime in Reception and school lunch


Saturday Dad’s Drop-in 10.00 to 11.45  ‘Stay & Play’ sessions

Saturday 8th June

All dads (or Grandads/Uncles), and their nursery child, are very welcome to come along to nursery to play. The children really do enjoy “Daddy” coming into their nursery, we only offer this once a term so do try and pop along. Please let Mrs Dhall/Mrs Gardner know if you’d like to attend.

Stay & Play for all parents/carers:

You are invited into nursery (Squirrels, Catkins & Acorns) for a ‘Stay & Play’ session (for an hour or so) with your child. If you’d like to, of course, it’s not compulsory!  Please speak to your Room Leader to arrange a date.


Sports Day – Acorns Children (On CPS Lowers, back field) Monday 24 June  9.05 to 10.30ish (2nd Date in case of rain 26/6)

All pre-school children take part, as do mums, dads and grandparents.

Normal nursery resumes, for Acorns class,  at the end of sports.  Further details will follow closer to the event


Sports Day - Catkins/Squirrels  (On CPS Lowers, back field) Monday 24 June 10.45 to 12.00ish (2nd Date in case of rain 26/6)

All Catkins and Squirrels take part, as do mums, dads and grandparents. Please take your child home at the end of sports, unless they are staying for the 5/6 hour session, 5/6 hour children will need a packed lunch as normal.

Further details will follow closer to the event, but keep the date free.


Leaver's group Visit to Cranleigh Primary School - Friday 28th June 9.00 -11.00


Summer Outing - Fisher’s Farm   Friday 5 July  For all children

Leave Cranleigh 9-30am return to Cranleigh by 3-05pm (latest) for school pick-ups

Everyone is invited to join us on our annual Fisher’s Farm visit, so please keep the date free. Hugely discounted farm admission, only £10.50 for adults & children over 2 years and above, this includes most of the attractions. Babies under 2 years are free. The coach, which is hugely exciting for the children, will cost £5.00 each. The coach seats 53 and is first come first served, but I’m sure there’ll be room for all those that want seats. There are 3 point seat belts on the coach. There is no normal nursery on this day. Further details to follow at the start of term, but keep the date free.


Leaver’s Picnic /Treasure Hunt and Leavers Presentation  (Acorns, Pre-school children only)

Tuesday 9th July 10.30 to 12.45(ish) Mums/carers please join us for a picnic at 11.45          

Tuesday children drop-off as normal 08.45 at nursery, if you’re child isn’t in on Tuesday please bring them to nursery at 10.30. Mums please join us for a picnic lunch at 11.45, after lunch you can watch the children find the treasure. You’ll need packed lunches and a picnic rug. (If it’s raining we’ll try again on 10th) We’ll take the 5/6 hour children back to nursery afterwards unless you prefer to take them home.  (Reserve date incase of rain Weds 10th July)


Intergenerational Care visit-Moat Lodge for a Teddy Bears Picnic  Weds 10 July 11.00 to 13.00


End of year Lunches- Friday 19th July  For all children

We hope the children will join us on the last day of term, to celebrate the end of the school year, and the start of the summer holidays.  We’ll provide the food and drinks.  Normal drop-off times for Tuesday children.  If your child isn’t in on the last day of term, we’d love them to join us for lunch, please bring them along at:

11.45 to 12.45 for Catkins/Squirrels

Term finishes at 12.45 for ALL Catkins/Squirrels      

11.30 to 13.00  for Acorns.               

Term finishes at 13.00 for ALL Acorn children


Thought for the Month

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."  Benjamin Franklin 

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