Acorns2Oaks Mission Statement is. .

  • To create an environment that is safe and to deliver quality services for all of our children and young people.
  • To help build families and to assist them to shape their own future and share in the development of their communities.
  • To provide opportunities for everyone to become responsible, independent, and effectively interdependent in order to achieve worthwhile purposes.
  • To encourage children and families to meet and work together, developing a team spirit.

Acorns2Oaks core values are to promote:

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Total Transparency

Acorns 2 Oaks Nursery Provision

We believe all children have the right to be understood as individuals and to be given time and opportunity to develop as creative, competent learners in a secure and inspiring space, with lots of access to the outdoors.     Our vision is to create a place that values caring, respectful relationships.

Canterbury Centre provides Nursery places for children from 18 months to 5 years, with Pre-School term-time sessions for 38 weeks of the year and full-time placements all year-round, except for bank holidays and 1 week at Christmas and August. Opening hours are from 8am to 6pm.

Peppermint Pre-school provides term-time Pre-School places for children 2 to 5 years, 38 weeks of the year.  Opening hours are 8am to 5pm.

Minimum enrolment is for two days per week.    Acorns 2 Oaks is registered with OFSTED and is regularly inspected by them to ensure that high quality is maintained.    Where eligible, government funded places are available at all settings, for 2, 3 & 4 year olds, for either 15 or 30 hours.