Acorn Childcare Centre is registered for 100 children in total

The Nursery is located in a rural area operating during the hours of 7.30am-5.30pm, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year.

We are situated on MOD land but not within the Cosford Military base. We have sole use of the military grounds and facilities.

Our places

We serve predominately military families but also offer our services to our surrounding communities. These places comprise of full time, part time, term time, full days and half days. We offer the 2 year old, 3 and 4 year old funding.

We have close links with our local primary schools where children not only visit the school and have a session in the Reception Class but teachers also reciprocate and visit our Nursery.


At Acorn Childcare Centre we adopt both the Reggio approach and Montessori, encouraging children to learn through exploration.

We also have weekly session events to support children’s teaching and learning, Forest School, football and dance sessions. These are supported by termly parent play and stay sessions, fruit and vegetable growing in our small allotment and the local Mobile Library visits and children get to choose their own books and librarian story time.