Acorn Early Years Foundation


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Nurseries: As one of the most established providers of nurseries and childcare in Milton Keynes, Acorn Early Years Foundation has over 25 years’ experience operating nurseries, out-of-school clubs and Forest Schools. We are a not-for-profit organisation, meaning the children’s needs come first.

We believe that childcare needs a personal touch; our nurseries reflect this, offering individuality with a family-friendly feel, combined with professionalism and quality facilities. To offer the flexibility of a homely setting we restrict the size of our nurseries.

Acorn places a strong emphasis on the professional development of our early years’ practitioners, and encourages a learning culture throughout the organisation. Outdoor learning and creative play are key features in all of our provisions and our not-for-profit ethos means that the needs of the children come first, all of the time.

We have 9 nurseries located in Milton Keynes, with our 8th due to open in April 2020 in Central Milton Keynes. We accommodate babies to 5 year olds. Our nurseries provide a homely setting with an emphasis on healthy food and outdoor play, and we work hard to ensure the children’s well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

•Cold Harbour
•Jubilee Wood, Fishermead
•Kents Hill
•New Bradwell
•Shenley Church End
•Stony Stratford
•Stony Stratford
•Acorn at The YMCA

We have designed our fees to be straight forward, easy and transparent. Our fees are inclusive of all baby food, milk, nappies, and wipes.
Freshly prepared meals and snacks, Forest school sessions and a variety of fun activities.
If you would like any information about our nurseries please visit or email [email protected]


  • Forest School
  • After School Club
  • Holiday Clubs
  • Nursery

After School Club: Acorn offer 3 Out Of School Clubs in Milton Keynes; New Bradwell, Castlethorpe and Fishermead
Prices vary for each club and full details can be found on Acorns website: All clubs provide fun and engaging childcare for children before or after school and all childcare vouchers.

Holiday Clubs: Acorn’s Holiday Clubs take place every school holiday and are held at various locations in Milton Keynes.
Every week we offer different and exciting themes, ensuring your child has plenty of variety, along with fun and engaging external trips. Our programme of activity changes daily, even throughout the long summer holidays, and with a team of highly qualified and trained staff at each venue.

New Bradwell Holiday Club: We offer fun, active childcare for children aged between 4-11 years old during the school holidays from the grounds of New Bradwell School. It is a great way for children of all ages to come together and have some fun in a safe and secure setting.
The club runs from 7.30am-6.00pm Monday-Friday (excluding Bank holidays) To book a place or for more information please contact Aimee Pawlak with by email [email protected] or phone 07517 617272.
You can view the full prices for New Bradwell Holiday Club at

Acorn Forest School Holiday Club: Acorn Forest School Holiday Club is for children aged 4-13 and is based in Salcey Forest (Northants) and Shenley Wood (Milton Keynes). The club runs in every holiday except Christmas, usually for 3-4 days a week, and is delivered by our team of experienced forest school leaders.

Activities Include:

•Building and Lighting Fires
•Cooking on a Campfire
•Tree Climbing
•Den and Tree House Building
•Natural Crafts
•Mini-Beast Hunting and Nature Tracking
•Tool Use
•Rope Swings and Rope Bridges
•Scavenger Hunts

For more information please visit – or email [email protected]

Acorn Early Years Foundation is always recruiting for qualified practitioners and unqualified practitioners with a passion for childcare, for more details please contact [email protected]

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“Very happy with the last 3 years at Acorn. My daughter started at 12 months old and it is such a loving caring team. It has helped immensely with Sofia’s development becoming a confident little lady.”

“My son went to holiday camp for the 2 days at Salcey Forest during May half term and absolutely loved it. When I emailed to see how he was getting on I was sent pictures and an update.”