“ Every child deserves the best possible start in life, with support to fulfil their potential ”

Acorn Cottage Nursery

We are a 50 place day nursery in Horley on the Sussex and Surrey border, located near Gatwick airport. Acorn Cottage is a converted house which offers a cosy baby room for babies 0-15 months, a toddler area & pre-school room. All rooms have direct access to our outside learning environment boasting a large grassy area, safety surface for bikes and ball games, outdoor sand pit and wooded area with mature trees. The children also get the chance to join in Spanish Lessons, Dance, Football and Forest School sessions.

Acorn Cottage

(150 meters from Ivy Cottage)
Antlands Lane West
Shipley Bridge
Horley
Surrey

RH6 9TE

Tel: 01293785215
Email: acorn@cranbrooknursery.co.uk

Nursery Manager: Julie Christmas
Hours Open: Mon to Fri 7am until 6pm
Age range: 0 to 5 years

Staff

  • Julie
      JulieManager
    I gained my NNEB IN 1993 and have worked for Cranbrook for 23 years, working my way from Nursery Nurse to managing most of our nurseries in the area. Childcare is my passion and since having my own children I want to ensure that every child and their parent experiences an environment that provides a home from home feeling whilst also ensuring that all children are reaching their potential as they move on.
    • Kelly
        KellyManager- Maternity Leave
      Hi, I joined Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School in 2000 as a Nursery Practitioner, I was then promoted to Deputy Manager in 2002. I have also worked in some of the other Cranbrook nurseries which helped me gain knowledge of how they were ran and made me aware of their different layouts. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and recently just gained my Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification.
      • Michelle
          MichelleRegional Manager
        Early childhood education and care has always been very important to me and a job I love. This grew even more when I had my own two children. There is nothing like having two children of your own go through child care settings to really put into focus the incredible responsibility and importance of our roles. My love of early years and parenting is what drives me to ensure we are delivering quality to the children in our settings. I commenced the role of Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group in August 2018, having previously been the Area Manager since January 2016, after many years working as Manager at Castle Nursery & Preschool in Guildford at our Markenfield setting. During my time as manager, I completed my B.Ed. in Early Years and then went on to complete my Masters in Early Years. For the Cranbrook group of nurseries, I am the Regional Manager directly responsible for our Acorn Cottage and Buttercup Barn settings.
        • Michelle
            MichelleRegional Manager
          Early childhood education and care has always been very important to me and a job I love. This grew even more when I had my own two children. There is nothing like having two children of your own go through child care settings to really put into focus the incredible responsibility and importance of our roles. My love of early years and parenting is what drives me to ensure we are delivering quality to the children in our settings. I commenced the role of Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group in August 2018, having previously been the Area Manager since January 2016, after many years working as Manager at Castle Nursery & Preschool in Guildford at our Markenfield setting. During my time as manager, I completed my B.Ed. in Early Years and then went on to complete my Masters in Early Years. For the Cranbrook group of nurseries, I am the Regional Manager directly responsible for our Acorn Cottage and Buttercup Barn settings.

          We know that Cranbrook is only as good as the relationship between our staff and our customers (the big ones and the little ones!) and we plan to continue listening and responding to parents’ needs, quickly and effectively.