Acorn Nursery

We look after babies and children who are between 3 months and 5 years old. We welcome all children from any part of the city.

Our qualified professionals have a lot of experience in working with young children.

Our nursery provides:

  • three rooms for three different age groups where children can learn, play and explore
  • a fantastic garden for children to enjoy
  • 'free flow' indoor and outdoor play
  • support for children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • support for children who speak another language at home

Acorn Nursery is part of North Portslade Children’s Centre.


The Rise, Mile Oak Road, Portslade, BN41 2PY​

Contact information

Opening times

We're open all year from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We close for one week over Christmas and New Year.


Session Times Cost What's included
Full day 8am to 6pm £60.30 breakfast, lunch and tea (food snack)
Morning 8am to 1pm £30.15 breakfast and lunch
Afternoon 1pm to 6pm £30.15 tea (food snack) 

Nappies and wipes are not included in the costs.

You can pay with childcare vouchers and we welcome children who get free childcare.

You need to book at least two sessions per week. All fees need to be paid, even if your child doesn't go to a session you've booked.

You may be able to book emergency or ad-hoc sessions if a space is available.


  • Wheelchair accessible entrance

Other information

Our meals are sourced and cooked locally, and delivered to us twice a day from Little Tums.

The menu changes every three weeks. Read the menu and get more information on the Little Tums website.


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