Acorns has re-opened this September but places are limited due to current guidelines regarding Covid 19. Email Acorns for availability if you would like a place. Please click here for the latest parent information from the government regarding Covid 19. To find out what we are putting in place for our re-opening, please see our policy page.


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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.