Acorn Day Nursery

Acorn Day Nursery provides a happy, safe, homely, and nurturing environment for children between the ages of six weeks to school age. We offer a full range of activities throughout the day with emphasis is on safe supervised outdoor play. Our courtyard garden has excellent core provision for children to play and learn in and take advantage of everything the Fife countryside on our doorstep has to offer.

We are lucky to have excellent farmyard facilities which are a stone’s throw from the nursery. We have good relationships with the local farms, often visiting to see the sheep, alpacas, and horses. We have two forest areas that the children use often, you can usually find us out and about on Kinaldy estate.

Activities vary daily, according to the seasons, children’s interests and/or topics covering the pre-birth to three and the curriculum for excellence, with an emphasis on health and well-being.

When families join Acorn, we welcome the whole family to our nursery. We encourage parent involvement in all areas of our nursery and love to have parents and carers visit us and spend time in the nursery with the children.

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Our Values

Our values are very important to us at Acorn Day Nursery. We spend a lot of time with our families and the staff team to make sure they are fitted to our nursery and the type of care and learning we want to offer. Our values follow a thread through all the work that we do at Acorn. Whether that be when we are recruiting staff, where we ask how they would imagine working to these values, right through to our daily working and the staff team’s personal development plans. Our values are clearly displayed in each room of the nursery.

Achieving

At Acorn we strive to support our children to play an active role in their learning and to celebrate their achievements.

Child-Centred

We believe that every child is special to us and encourage our children to be curious and creative in their learning. We want our children to be confident and choose how they learn with us.

Outdoors

Is at the heart of Acorn, we want our children to be able to explore the countryside and to learn from being in a rural setting. We want our children to experience being on a farm and discovering the wonders of being outdoors.

Responsive

We pride ourselves on being child-led, our staff are always listening to the little sparks of imagination that comes from our children’s play and using those sparks to be creative, building our children’s learning.

Nurturing

Acorn is our home from home for our children, we love and nurture our children as if they are our own.

Staff and Volunteers

Our staff team makes all the parts of Acorn Day Nursery come together, we could not function without the caring and nurturing staff team we have in place. Every one of our staff is either fully qualified or working towards their qualification to meet their registration conditions with the SSSC. We have a staff team from a variety of different professional and cultural backgrounds that we feel adds that little bit of extra special touch to the work that we do at Acorn. All staff work within the values that we all set together as a nursery.

Management Team

Scott McClymont
Nursery Manager

Alysa Spittle
Deputy Manager

Rachel Morton
Cook

Seeds Team

Pauline Smith
Early Years Officer

Megan Donnison
Early Years Officer

Emma Rugg
Early Years Officer

Lindsay Moncrieff
Early Years Officer

Carol-Anne Kerins
Early Years Officer

Emmy Fogarty
Early Years Officer

Sian Stewart
Early Years Officer

Early Years Officer

Oaks Team

Amy Duncan-Morris
Room Leader

Maggie Batten
Early Years Officer

Suzanne Methven
Early Years Officer

Karen Cameron
Early Years Officer

Erika Watson
Early Years Officer

Abbie Bell
Early Years Officer

We have a comprehensive training programme in place that all staff participate on yearly. We pride ourselves on being a learning organisation. We currently have four training members of staff working in partnership with a training agency. We are supporting them to complete their qualification with us as we seek to grow our own workforce with the Acorn values instilled in them. Our staff are known to be very nurturing in their approach to working with your children and are always dreaming up new and creative learning opportunities for them.

Careers

We are not hiring right now but we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in Acorn Day Nursery. Contact the nursery manager:

Get in Touch

Please dont hesitate to get in touch with us by using the form below. If you have any questions or comments, please complete the form below, or send us an email to info@acorndaynursery.com, or alternatively phone us on 01334 475698.

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Visit Us

Acorn Day Nursery provides a safe and happy environment for your child, with lots of attention, stimulation and invividual attention in a stunning rural environment. If you would like any further information about the nursery or would like to visit us, please call anytime and we would be delighted to show you our facilities and our staff. The Steadings, Kinaldy, Farm, St Andrews KY16 8NA