Little Acorns is an outstanding nursery and pre-school in Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Central Lancashire (PR6). This award-winning childcare setting would be a convenient choice for those looking for exceptionally good childcare services close to Clayton Brook, Clayton Green, Thorpe Green, Pippin Street, Buckshaw Village and Whittle-le-Woods. Towns like Farington, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Euxton and Leyland are also nearby and Penwortham, Preston & Blackburn are just a short drive away. If you want the best childcare service for your baby, toddler or under-five child near any of those locations, Little Acorns would represent a natural first choice.
At Little Acorns we provide an environment that offers a calm and nurturing place where children thrive and become Explorers, Discoverers, Learners and Innovators.
It is our job as Early Years Educators to inspire and nurture an inquisitive mind in every child and build strong relationships and secure attachments to ensure our children feel happy, safe, unique and valued.
We recognise that each child is unique. From the very first home or nursery visit, we begin the process of getting to know each child’s individual stage of development. Our own observations, along with Parent’s observations, allows us to establish a clear starting point for each child’s development.
Once we have a child’s starting point we have a foundation to build on. Through our carefully planned environment that supports children’s exploration and curiosity, Educators observe and play alongside children to further their learning ‘in the moment’ so that the learning is purposeful and relevant to the child’s current interests and next steps. Areas for focus are identified for each individual child and are incorporated within their play with their key person and/or in group activities.
Each day we provide opportunities to support children in all 7 Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is balanced with free play indoors and outdoors where children can choose their own play activity, moving around freely, making choices and building and developing their own friendships.
As each child progresses through nursery they grow in confidence in preparation for that all important first day at school.
Our “Open Door” policy invites you to come in and look around at any time or if you would like to book a specific time, please call us on 01772 696 288.
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Ofsted rate Little Acorns Nursery as an ‘Outstanding Provider’ and, what’s more, they rate us as ‘outstanding’ in every category.
- Quality & standards of early years provision: Outstanding.
- Effectiveness of leadership and management: Outstanding.
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Outstanding.
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding.
- Outcomes for children: Outstanding.
Childcare simply doesn’t get any better than this! Learn more about our outstanding Ofsted rating here or click the image to download the full report.
This video, presented by our nursery manager, supported our winning application to the National NMT Nursery Awards 2020. Out of all the nurseries in the UK, Little Acorns won the award for Best Independent Nursery. The video explains how the setting offers outstandingly high quality childcare and early years education — and it clearly impressed the judges! Check out our latest blog post for more information on this incredible award win (it includes a full transcript of the video explaining just how special Little Acorns is).
We are the first in this area to introduce Forest School to our Nursery. Forest School offers children the opportunity, over repeated visits, to engage with the rich natural diversity of the woodland environment to help build confidence, sensitivity, resilience and curiosity.
We are the first in this area to introduce Forest School to our Nursery.
Forest School offers children the opportunity, over repeated visits, to engage with the rich natural diversity of the woodland environment to help build confidence, sensitivity, resilience and curiosity.