“ 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

  • Louise Ashbee
      Louise AshbeeRegional Manager
    I began my career with Cranbrook Nursery & Preschool at Buttercup Barn in May 2000 as a Nursery Practitioner. I then moved to Ivy Cottage as a Deputy Manager and in 2002 I became the Manager. I moved over to Clover Court Nursery in 2010 and at the start of 2018 extended to London’s Working Mums’ East Sheen nursery where I supported during transition between managers. In August 2018, I was appointed Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group. My childcare journey began when I was 13 years old, having done a work experience in a Nursery. From that point I knew I wanted this to be my career and to make a difference in the start of a child’s life. I have a BA Hons in Childcare and Education. For the Cranbrook group of nurseries, I am the Regional Manager directly responsible for our Acorn Cottage and Buttercup Barn Settings.
    • Louise Ashbee
        Louise AshbeeRegional Manager
      I began my career with Cranbrook Nursery & Preschool at Buttercup Barn in May 2000 as a Nursery Practitioner. I then moved to Ivy Cottage as a Deputy Manager and in 2002 I became the Manager. I moved over to Clover Court Nursery in 2010 and at the start of 2018 extended to London’s Working Mums’ East Sheen nursery where I supported during transition between managers. In August 2018, I was appointed Regional Manager for Childcare & Learning Group. My childcare journey began when I was 13 years old, having done a work experience in a Nursery. From that point I knew I wanted this to be my career and to make a difference in the start of a child’s life. I have a BA Hons in Childcare and Education. For the Cranbrook group of nurseries, I am the Regional Manager directly responsible for our Acorn Cottage and Buttercup Barn Settings.
      • 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.

          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.