We are running inset sessions for 19th, 20th and 21st July. Summer club is running for the last time from 26th July - 6th August. Please see our latest news page for more details.


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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.