Acre Wood Nursery School

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Inside the impressive knapped building that is Acre Wood Nursery School you'll find a bustling atmosphere with fun and laughter of children enjoying their day.

At Acre Wood we understand that your child is unique with their own personality and special gifts.

Children are encouraged to grow and develop at their own pace in fun and exciting surroundings.

Caring for, educating and entertaining children aged six weeks to five years, five days a week. Our extensive facilities, both indoors and out have everything your growing child needs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gemma Coates
Contact Position

Where to go

Woodside Road
Venue Notes

Acre Wood has a large car park so dropping your child off at nursery can be done with great ease.  We also have designated disabled parking slots and a buggy shed so you can leave one at nursery ready for collection.

Acre Wood can easily be accessed by public transport, with the local buses running every 15-30 minutes and travelling to Chesham, High Wycombe and surrounding areas.

We are very close to Amersham Train Station and if you were coming to the nursery by foot the walk to the station can be achieved in around 10 minutes.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AgeAmount £Cost Type
Under 2s 35.00 Per half day
Under 2s 62.50 Per day
2 years 33.00 Per half day
2 years 61.00 Per day
3 to 4 years 33.00 Per half day
3 to 4 years 60.00 Per day
Cost Description

Early Education Funding accepted.

Childcare Information



We have a small waiting list and we manage this on a first come first served basis.

Funded Places

3 and 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Childcare

This Provider is offering 30 Hours free childcare places

Age ranges
From 3 months to 4 years 11 months
When is childcare available?
Full Time
No. of weeks a year we are open
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 19:00
Tuesday 07:30 19:00
Wednesday 07:30 19:00
Thursday 07:30 19:00
Friday 07:30 19:00

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


Acre Wood believes that all children are individuals; they have an equal right to be valued and listened to, and are entitled to access the nursery facilities. Acre Wood is committed to providing an inclusive environment and ensure that all children have the opportunities to reach their full potential where every child is able to access nursery care and education that stretches their learning and development. Children and their families are treated fairly regardless of race, sex, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation.

Acre Wood prides ourselves on a welcoming environment, where staff are professional, friendly and committed to the setting. Children and families are supported throughout their time with Acre Wood to ensure a smooth transition through their early years and then to reception or school. We are committed to working together with parents/carers and other agencies. We aim to develop good practice and positive attitudes in the early years, and encourage an anti-discriminatory approach to the world in general and other human beings in particular. We believe all people should have equal opportunities to learn, develop and grow with dignity in a community of mutual respect.

Acre Wood Nursery is committed to the inclusion of all children. All children have the right to be cared for and educated to develop to their full potential alongside each other through positive experiences, to enable them to share opportunities and experiences and develop and learn from each other. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs.

Acre Wood believes that all children have a right to experience and develop alongside their peers no matter what their individual needs are. Each child’s needs are unique; therefore any attempt to categories children is inappropriate.

Acre Wood is committed to working alongside parents/carers in their provision for their child’s individual needs to enable us to help the child to develop to their full potential. Acre Wood is committed to working with any child who has a specific need and/or disability to enable every child to make full use of Acre Wood facilities. All children have a right to a broad and well balanced early learning environment.

Acre Wood feels it is paramount to find out as much as possible about a particular child’s condition and the way the condition may affect his/her early learning or care needs by:

  • Liaising with child’s parents/carers
  • Liaising with any professional agencies
  • Reading any reports that have been prepared
  • Attending any review meetings with the local authority/professionals
  • Regularly monitoring observations carried out on the child’s development

All children will be given a full settling in period when joining the nursery to ensure all their individual needs are supported professionally.

Acre Wood will aim to:

  • Recognise each child’s individual needs and ensure all staff are aware of, and have regard for the “Special Educational Needs Code of Practice on identification and assessment of any needs not being met.
  • Include all children and their families in our setting.
  • Provide well informed and suitably trained practitioners to help parents and children with learning difficulties and or disabilities.
  • Develop and maintain a core team of staff who are experienced in the care of the children with additional needs and name a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who is experienced in the care and support of children with additional needs. Staff will be provided with specific training relating to Special Educational Needs (SEN) and the SEN Code of Practice.
  • Be alert to the early signs of needs that could lead to later difficulties and respond quickly and appropriately, involving other agencies necessary.
  • Identify the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and meet those needs through a range of strategies.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other agencies in order to meet individual children’s needs, including the health and education authorities, and seek advice, support and training where required.
  • Monitor and review our practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments, and seek specialist equipment and services if needed.
  • Ensure that all children are treated as equals and are encouraged to take part in every aspect of the nursery day according to their individual needs, abilities and interests.
  • Scaffold and challenge all children’s learning.
  • Promote positive images and role models during play experiences of those with additional needs wherever possible.
  • Encourage children to recognise their own unique qualities and the characteristics they share with other children.
  • Celebrate diversity in all aspects of play and learning.
Contact Name
Gemma Coates
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)
You Said We Did

To improve our information sharing with our parents we have recently introduced 'Tapestry' an online learning journal.  This is has significantly improved the level in which parents can see what there child is learning but has allowed the key person to make quicker assessments and has reduced the time spent inputting this information.  As a setting we can assess how well we are meeting the children's needs and what we can do to ensure that every area of learning is celebrated and encouraged throughout all we do. 


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