Acorns in Adel Day Nursery & Pre-School, Adel

Situated on Otley Road, Acorns in Adel Day Nursery and Pre-School provides high quality early-years care and education to families in the surrounding area of Leeds.

As a Partou nursery, we value the unique interests and needs of each child in our care, delivering tailored activities that help them to grow into confident young learners.

Facilities

Bright, spacious playrooms filled with fun, educational resources and exciting activities

Strong parent partnerships with key persons providing regular on your child’s progress

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

Safe and secure gardens equipped with mud kitchens, slides and a woodland area to explore

Highly qualified childcare practitioners with safeguarding and first aid training

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Full time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£322.50 £71.25 £40.75 £38.50

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £8.50 per morning session and £6.50 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £1.00 per morning session and £1.00 per afternoon session.

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Acorns in Adel
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

0113 267 3946

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

469 Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, LS16 7NR

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What families say?

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5 stars

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4 stars

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Lauren D

5 stars

09 March 2024

The baby room has been fantastic with my son since he started last year. They are welcoming, and friendly and my son is really happy there. I get informative updates each day from staff who know him well and have formed good relationships with him. His keyworker is amazing and works hard to ensure he...

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Emma R

5 stars

21 February 2024

Our daughter started in the babies room in September 2023, she has settled in really well and we have noticed such a huge leap in her development. She has such a lovely bond with her key worker and all the other staff in the room - they are brilliant and very personable. They offer such a wide range ...

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Lucy C

5 stars

13 November 2023

Our son has settled extremely well into the Tweenies room! He has developed such a strong relationship with his key worker and she has taken so much time to get to know him. He absolutely loves going in to nursery! The provision is amazing and so much of the learning is tailored specifically to child...

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F S

4 stars

10 November 2023

My child has been well cared for in the tweenies room over the last year! He talks about his key worker lots and loves playing with his friends. He is obsessed with the Highway Rat book, so much so that the nursery put on a Highway Rat themed day, which he absolutely loved! This personal touch is muc...

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C B

4 stars

09 May 2023

Absolutely fabulous nursery. The staff are all very kind and professional. Amazing with the kids. My little boy has flourished here! I would recommend this nursery to anyone wanting to send their children.

J D

5 stars

04 May 2023

I cannot praise the staff at Acorns-in-Adel enough, my 4-year-old is nearly ready to leave for school in September and the staff have taught him so much and prepared him so well. He absolutely loves coming into nursery and this is the best feeling as a parent. My 1-year-old settled in almost instantl...

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Lisa F

5 stars

02 February 2023

Our baby has attended Acorns in Adel since September, he joined nursery when he was 8 months old. Originally, I was worried this may be too early but it was the best thing for him. He is coming on each week and seems like a confident baby. The staff are fantastic, they really care for our baby (and a...

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B B

5 stars

09 January 2023

Absolutely fabulous nursery. My son has settled in really well. He gets on with his key worker amazingly. He normally struggles getting used to different people but he has settled in really well with everyone. Would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone!

S H

5 stars

09 January 2023

Both of my children attend Acorns and have done since they were around 12/13 months old. They both love it and we are so happy with the care they receive. The staff really engage with the kids and know them all by name. We could not recommend them enough!

A S

5 stars

09 January 2023

Wonderful, caring and consistent staff. I leave my son in the morning knowing he is in the best hands possible. He was previously at another nursery but after experiencing issues with their level of care and other matters, I chose to move him to Acorns and never looked back! I really can't thank all ...

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C D

5 stars

09 January 2023

My daughter has been attending Acorns for 3 years now and has moved through all the 3 separate rooms from baby's up to pre-school. The staff in each room are really friendly. I have always been very happy with the care Acorns staff provide and nothing seems too much! I like the layout of the nursery ...

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V B

2 stars

29 November 2022

I moved my child from here in the summer as she was very reluctant to go in and didn't seem to have a good relationship with the staff. I noticed that the toys were often cleared away leaving the children access to only a small section of the room despite there being nearly an hour left before it clo...

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Sophie C

5 stars

08 July 2022

Acorns has been a fantastic nursery for my two daughters previously and most recently my son. All the staff are so welcoming and have made all of my children feel happy and secure in the nursery surroundings with their kind and loving nature that they have shown towards all of them. The staff still t...

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S H

3 stars

11 March 2022

Our child has been at the nursery since March 2021. We like the overall set-up of the nursery e.g. the rooms, toys, menu and staff and our daughter has progressed very well since she has been there. She has learnt basic sign language, her vocabulary has improved and she is very social having made lot...

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C S

5 stars

14 February 2022

I have had two children attend Acorns-in-Adel, in the Baby Room and Tweenies. They have both enjoyed their time there, and both have benefitted from the loving attention of the staff. The staff have also been really helpful when managing toilet training, and the managers are very flexible in terms o...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

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Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

Care is an empathic understanding between adult and child; the child trusts because they know they are seen and understood.

Compassion

Kindness is at the core of our approach to care. Boundaries are established through discovery, not discipline.

Continuous learning

We create a listening environment where the learning experience adapts to the needs of the child, not the other way around.

Knowledge hub

Supporting your child’s transition to school

We recognise that starting “big school” can be a worrying time for both you and your child and talking about it certainly helps.

Your child’s key person is always on hand to discuss the transition with you, to guide and support and to help make it as smooth as possible....

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There is the element of the unknown as well as the change in routine, environment, and new people to make relationships with and build attachments to. This includes the adults too!

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Promoting sensory development is beneficial during your baby’s first year to help them adapt to the world, as well as supporting both mental...

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