Acorn Nursery

Why choose Acorn Nursery?

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  • We care for babies and children from three months to five years old.
  • Acorn is part of a purpose built children's centre which is bright and child-centred
  • Children love being outside in our garden which is a safe but fun space for children to explore and enjoy
  • We have 'free flow' indoor and outdoor play
  • Our team has lots of expertise and experience working with children with special needs and plan activities based on your child's needs and interests

Please find our Latest OFSTED report from May 2018 attached here: Ofsted 

You can read parents' comments on our Facebook page.


We're in the North Portslade children's centre just off Mile Oak Road.

Acorn Nursery, The Rise, Mile Oak Road, Portslade, BN41 2PY

Session times

We are open Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year. We look after babies and children from three months to five years old.

  • Full day session 8am to 6pm
  • Morning session 8am to 1pm
  • Afternoon session 1pm to 6pm.

For children with free early learning funding, we can offer three free sessions a week of four hours (either 8.45am to 12.45pm or 1pm to 5pm).


  • Full day costs £57.86
  • Half day costs £28.93

This includes breakfast, lunch and tea, provided by Little Tums.

No registration fee. We do ask for a deposit of £200 for those applying for a fee paying place if the start date is more than one month ahead. This amount will be deducted from your first bill when starting nursery. 

Minimum of two sessions per week.

We ask parents to provide fruit for snack times.

For sessions funded by free early learning parents can choose to pay £2.18 per meal or provide a cold packed meal.

We accept childcare vouchers.


Please contact us if you would like to visit the nursery or need more information:

Read our latest Ofsted report

Information about other children's centre nurseries