“ 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


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


  • Julie
    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.
    • Sarah
        SarahDeputy Manager
      I graduated from University in 2004, after studying for a BA(Hons) in Primary Education. After which, I began working full time in a day nursery. Since then I have worked in several nurseries, leading Pre-school rooms or being in a Management role and in July 2008 I gained Early Years Professional Status. I began working for Cranbrook in  March 2015, as the Deputy Manager at Acorn Cottage and I look forward to the challenges and experiences this new role will bring.

      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.