Sadly, Acorns is now closed. If you need to contact us - please email us on where we will be available for a limited amount of time.


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Acorns is run by a Voluntary Management Committee and is a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation. We are registered for up to 24 children aged under 8 per session and have a capacity for 56 children in total. This number increases to 80 during our Easter and Summer clubs. We operate from “Little Oaks" at Walton Oak School. The club is open to any child who is aged between 4 and 11.


We are registered with Ofsted on the Early Years Register. Ofsted inspect us on a regular basis and not more than every 4 years. We are thrilled to announce that most recently we were inspected in September 2016 and were awarded Outstanding. The inspection found that 'Staff's interactions with children are extraordinarily positive and of a high quality.' and 'Children take part in a wide range of outdoor activities that really interest them.' For the full Ofsted report please click here.

Please click on the file below for more information on Acorns in the Parents Handbook.

Parents Handbook August 2020.pdf

You are most welcome to visit any of the clubs whenever they are open. No appointment is necessary. Lorraine Buckley is the Manager and has overall responsibility for Acorns.