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Welcome to Little Oaks Nursery

Situated within Acomb First School, Little Oaks is comprised of a main nursery room and an outdoor classroom with access to school yard and a large field. The field boasts a wild area, pond, orchard, hammocks, quiet areas and log cabin. Children at Little Oaks can enjoy forest school sessions within a small wooded copse, surrounded by picturesque farmland.

Little Oaks provides:

  • Cooked midday meals, available from the school canteen and can be paid for weekly, snacks and drinks are provided for a termly fee

  • A fully stocked classroom, various gated outdoor areas including access to forest school woodland

  • Waterproofs and wellies for our outdoor activities

  • Development tracking using journals and access to online portal for updates

  • A high staff to child ratio of 1:5 for children over 3 years old. 1:4 under 3 years old

  • A picturesque village setting

“Little Oaks is an exceptional nursery where the deeply committed staff care for the whole family.


My son loves his days at Little Oaks so much he doesn't want to leave.”

Events & Workshops

Breakfast and After School Clubs

Come and enjoy early morning activities over breakfast. Open from 8:00am. Our after school club opens from 15:00 until 18:00 and includes a meal.

Amanda Wilson


"It has been one of the best decisions we have made sending our son to little oaks. The care and nurturing he has received from his very first day is second to none. Knowing how safe and content he is there is the best feeling as a parent. I cannot thank Catherine and her team enough for everything they do."

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Forest School

We provide the waterproofs and wellies, the children enjoy our outdoor space where they can take part in a range of outdoor activities. We have two Forest School leaders and are passionate about the outdoors.

Evi Horrocks

"Choosing the right nursery for your little person can be such a concern as a parent. But, honestly, as a parent of one child who’s already been to Little Oaks and absolutely thrived, I’m hugely excited about my youngest attending soon. The care the staff give is unparalleled - they are genuinely invested in developing your child as a whole person, and ensuring above all that they are happy and loved. The perfect base for them to learn."

Laura Forsyth

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