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Little Acorns

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Little Acorns is an independently run day nursery located in West Hagbourne village on the outskirts of Didcot. We offer individual care for all the children in a warm and friendly environment. The nursery has an extensive outdoor area which is made full use of…

Little Acorns is an independently run day nursery located in West Hagbourne village on the outskirts of Didcot. We offer individual care for all the children in a warm and friendly environment. The nursery has an extensive outdoor area which is made full use of with lots of outdoor play and activities. Serious 4 Sports, Tattybumpkins (yoga play) and French are included in the fees. 

As each family has individual needs, please feel free to contact us at any time to arrange a visit or discuss your personal requirements in detail.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amanda Mansbridge
Contact Position
01235 851423

Emails are checked daily and we will make every effort to respond within 48 hours

Where to go

Little Acorns (West Hagbourne) Limited
Little Acorns
Main Street
West Hagbourne
OX11 0NA

The babies have their own rooms consisting of a large open plan play room, a sleep room and a room for messy play and meals.

 The equipment in the baby room has been chosen carefully to ensure it is appropriate for their age.

Our Toddler rooms have lots of space, allowing the toddlers to express themselves through their play, these rooms are spacious and light.

There is a fenced garden area at the rear of their rooms which enables an open door policy here the children have the opportunity to use the outdoor and indoor areas equally (at all times supervised).

Pre-school have four rooms available to them, their facilities include IT, quiet, imagination and activity areas; sand play and arts and crafts. They have a separate dining area and have direct access to the outdoor area and in the summer an open door policy.

Our spacious garden is used by the children to grow flowers, runner beans, potatoes, strawberries and pumpkins.

Current Ofsted Judgment



Requires Improvement

Other Details



Costs vary depending upon age and session. Please contact provider for details.


Age Ranges
From 0 years to 5 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)


Please telephone to discuss your specific needs as a small independent nursery we aim to provide a home from home for our children.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Accessible parking also available

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Able to assist with moving and handling
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Complex health needs
Conditions requiring medical support
Disabilities affecting mobility
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Physical disability
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Vision impairment

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
30 hour summary
No partner

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
All Year
Emergency Cover
Full Time
Half Session
Half-term holidays
Out of School Hours
Part Time
Respite Care
School Holidays
Shift Work
Spring holiday
Summer holiday
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7:30am 6:00pm

Other Availability
Nursery Education Funded sessions are 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm. You may book extra hours to extend this, please ask about your needs. We provide breakfast, a mid-morning snack, hot lunch and pudding - prepared from fresh ingredients in our kitchen, afternoon tea at no extra cost.

0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Pet Fish
Pet Reptile
Quiet room/area
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Blewbury Endowed Church of England Primary School
Hagbourne Church of England Primary School
Nurseries and pre-schools in the Blewbury and West Hagbourne areas. Please feel free to ask if we are able to pick up from other pre-schools or schools in the area.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/05/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
29/08/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
20/04/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement

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