Ruardean Acorns
Ruardean Acorns

 Care and Education for children age 2 to 5 years. 

30 hours free funding

See our 30 hours page for more information.

Ruardean Acorns

We are situated in the grounds of Ruardean C of E Primary School and cater for children from the local area and further beyond. We place an emphasis on 'learning through play'. Children’s learning and development is supported by fully qualified staff within a stimulating environment. Children are able to experience daily activites both indoors and outdoors. We integrate well with the school and regularly join the reception class for PE, wake and shake and story time. We are also able to use some of the school facitlies such as the school playground, forest school area and the school hall.


Ruardean Acorns follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework 2017, which sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.  The EYFS supports an integrated approach to early learning and care, it gives professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children. For more information, please see our EYFS section.


From September 2015, Early Years settings receive half a days notice that they are to be inspected by Ofsted. Ruardean Acorns was last inspected before the half a days notification came in. We have been graded as OUTSTANDING for the second time by Ofsted during our unannounced inspection on 23/06/15. The full report is available in the documents section. Below are some of the quotes from our report:



"The leadership is inspirational"

"The quality of teaching is consistently of a high quality"

"Children are safe"

"The environment is highly stimulating" 

"Children progress exceptionally well"

"There are strong relationships with parents and carers"

FEES ~ We accept work place vouchers, A2Y0 (Achieving two year old) funding and Free for 3 and 4 years funding towards fee's. Specific criteria applies for the funding, please see our session times and fees page for more information.


New children ~ Children can start at Ruardean Acorns from the age of 2 years old. If you are interested in a place for your child you are welcome to pop in any time between 9.00am - 3.15pm. Alternitively, to make an appointment to have a look around our setting and to meet the staff and children, please telephone 01594 542461, email or complete a form in the contact us section. At present time we have limited vacancies, so please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to secure a place for your child. 

Ruardean Acorns


Contact details


Ruardean Acorns

C/O Ruardean C of E

Primary School

School Road



GL17 9XQ



01594 542461





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Newsletter 12/9/17
12 September 2017 colour.pdf
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Click here to see our report

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