Acorns Nursery


Name Acorns Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 01 April 2014
Address St Johns Centre, St Johns Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 7DX
Phone Number 07717 504 878
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Information about the setting

Acorns Nursery registered in 2007. It is registered on the Early Years Register. The nursery operates from the St John’s Centre in Oakley, near Basingstoke, Hampshire and is privately managed. It includes a large playroom with doors leading to a covered patio and secure outdoor play area. The setting is all on one level and suitable for wheelchair access. The nursery is open on each week day during school terms only. It operates from 9am to 3.30pm each day except Friday when it closes at 12noon. Children may attend for a variety of sessions full-time or part-time. The nursery is in receipt of funding for the provision of early education for two, three and four year old children. Staff currently support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and children who have English as an additional language. There are 38 children on roll, all are within in the early years age range. The nursery currently employs nine members of staff to work directly with the children. The manager holds Early Years Professional Status which is a level six qualification, and seven other members of staff hold relevant qualifications at level three. The nursery also employs a trainee. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: use the website update to showcase the impact of nursery practices on children’s lives and increase opportunities for continuity of learning between home and nursery