Welcome to our Family

It’s not always easy choosing a nursery. Entrusting your child to someone else’s care is a big decision. So we’re keen to give you the clearest picture of what everyone here at Acorn Nursery is all about. We want you to have all the information you need to make the right decision for your child and for you.

The Acorn Nursery School welcomes children from 2 ½ to 5 years old. The Acorn was first established in 1977 in the heart of Notting Hill. We moved to our present premises in Lansdowne Crescent in 1992. The building is part of a large Victorian property overlooking the church and grounds of St John’s, and the Nursery School occupies the former parish rooms on the ground and basement floors. It has two large classrooms and two smaller rooms for multi-sensory play and learning sessions. There is a lovely private garden at the back, with outdoor play equipment and a climbing frame and we back on to the delightful Lansdowne Crescent communal gardens.

We aim to create a ‘home away from home’ for our community of children, parents and staff; a secure and nurturing environment, full of warmth and happiness, in which children can flourish, extend themselves and enjoy a wonderfully positive school experience. Natural curiosity and a desire to learn are fostered and encouraged through creative and stimulating activities and each child is allowed to develop at his/her own pace so that individual strengths and talents may be extended.

During these vital years, we aim to promote independence, confidence, motivation and consideration for others, and to provide a sound grounding from which children may meet the challenges of the next stage of their school career.