The Acorn Nursery School

  • Ages: 2 – 5 years
  • Fees: 5AM/PM £3,550
  • Timings: AM 9:00-12:00 PM 13:00-15:45/16:00

Step into a cherished institution – The Acorn Nursery School, a beloved nursery founded in 1979 by Jane Cameron, who later established Notting Hill Preparatory School for children aged 4-13. Combining the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with elements of Montessori teaching, this nursery creates a nurturing environment for young learners.

With a team of 21 dedicated teaching staff, all equipped with appropriate Montessori and Early Years qualifications, The Acorn Nursery School prioritizes a holistic approach to education.

The nursery boasts a large communal garden where older children engage in weekly sport and exploration activities, fostering a love for the outdoors. The youngest group (2.5-3.5) benefits from constant access to a well-planned outdoor area, encouraging exploration and discovery.

Phonics-focused sessions, conducted by the Deputy Head, empower children to master letter sounds and read simple words, a strength highlighted in the recent 2017 Ofsted Report.

The Acorn Nursery School extends learning beyond the ordinary, offering enriching extra-curricular classes and extended afternoons in Swimming, Tennis, and Drama for the eldest group of children, preparing them for their future school journey.

With 19 caring staff, 15 of whom hold relevant early years qualifications, The Acorn Nursery School prioritizes sibling applications and applicants residing nearby. While afternoons tend to have more availability, securing a spot at this beloved nursery is a rewarding journey.

Children flourish at The Acorn Nursery School, proceeding to a range of sought-after prep schools including Thomas, Pembridge Hall, and Wetherby, with many continuing their educational journey at Notting Hill Prep School.


Address: 2 Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NH

Phone number: 020 7727 2122