Acorns Nursery School Cirencester

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Acorns Nursery School has been Cirencester’s premiere nursery school since 1952. We, Miles and Helen Guerrini, took over this great, unique nursery in 2005 and have been developing it ever since.

Acorns is located in the centre of the old market town, in a beautiful Georgian home and 17th century Coach house, and so our three spacious but secluded gardens often come as a surprise to visitors. Promoting outdoor learning is at the forefront of our thinking so each age group enjoys a free flow system into age specific, outdoor, patio classrooms.

Our mission is to provide the very best early years education possible and are glad that our own children have benefited from this too. Please come and visit to find out why we are so proud of what we have created.

We are registered with Ofsted and cater for children from 3 months to 5 years. We are open from 8am – 5.45pm all year round.

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The Leadership Team

Acorns is owned and managed by husband and wife team Miles and Helen Guerrini, who met whilst completing their Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Cambridge University. Since then, they have made it their vocation to provide the best possible education and care for young children.

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Playing to Learn

All children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The four guiding principles of this are: The Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development.

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Providing a healthy balanced diet of nutritious snacks, lunches and teas is a huge part of what we do at Acorns.

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One of the biggest surprises for people entering Acorns for the first time is the abundance of space hidden behind the unassuming gates.

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Mighty Oaks After School and Holiday Clubs

Mighty Oaks After School and Holiday Clubs quite literally grew out of Acorns.

Originally the after school and holiday children came to Acorns until these clubs grew to their current size and moved to CRFC (Cirencester Rugby Football Club).

We also have an after school club at Ashton Keynes School.

Click here to visit the Mighty Oaks website.