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Little Acorns Private Day Nursery and Pre-School

We offer care from 6 weeks old up to leaving for school. We are open from 7.15am-6.15pm. We have an open door policy so come and have a look around at your own convenience.

Little Acorns Private Day Nursery provides exceptionally high-quality childcare for children from 6 weeks to five-years-old. The nursery is set in a lovely Victorian property, we have a homely feeling. We have been caring for children in Atherton since 1987, we are located on Bolton Road, Atherton, very near to the train station and close to the  M61 motorway. We open at 7.15am and close at 6.15pm.
Our team are extremely passionate and incredibly proud of their nursery. We have a long standing passionate team who are highly qualified, we have paediatric first aid training and safeguarding training so families know that their children are safe in caring, capable hands.

Our outdoor area is amazing, a hidden gem which you wouldn't know was there from the front of nursery, it is a very natural space which has lots of outdoor learning opportunities, children play outdoors everyday. Children are given the opportunity to attend swimming lessons and to learn French and Spanish. We are working towards our accreditation for the ‘Curiosity Approach’ We encourage children to be curious learners and critical thinkers by offering a variety of natural resources and learning experiences.
Staff have undergone enhanced DBS checks and are on the update service which means we check staff DBS’s every 12 weeks, the nursery has CCTV and secure door entry systems for added security.
Our chef prepares all of the nursery’s healthy meals and snacks from scratch using quality ingredients sourced from local suppliers. The nursery’s seasonal menu can be altered to meet any special dietary requirements.

We offer a very high level of childcare which centres around the children.  

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tracy Bilsbury
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
01942 896102
Little Acorns Private Day Nursery and Pre-School

Where to go

Little Acorns Private Day Nursery Atherton
Bolton Road
M46 9HG

Other Details



Please either visit our website, give me a phone call or an email to book to come and have a look around. I can email you an information pack this includes fee information.


Age Ranges
From 0 months to 5 years

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We currently have vacancies as follows: Limited availability for 0-2 years, please phone or email the nursery for days available. Thank you. Our 2-5 years is very busy, there are a few spaces on a Monday and Friday.
Date updated

Free Childcare

3/4 year olds
2 year olds

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7.15am 6.15pm
Other Availability
When your child is enrolled you can assess the nursery anytime between 7.15am and 6.15pm.
Baby Facilities
ICT Facilities
Private Changing Area
Internet Connection
Kitchen facilities
Lap tops
Outdoor Playspace
Pet Fish
Free parking
Healthy Eating
Pet Small Mammals
Accessible Parking
Baby changing facilities
When is childcare available?
Early morning (before 7.30am) care
Open all year (except Christmas)

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
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