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“We have been delighted with the care and attention that our child receives at Acorns and he couldn’t be happier. A fun learning environment in great surroundings.”

Acorns Pre-school is a friendly pre-school with a family feel situated in Christian Malford.  It is a rural pre-school with direct access to nearby meadows and woodland but within easy reach of Malmesbury, Chippenham, Lyneham and Calne.  Acorns was rated  Outstanding by OFSTED in February 2012 and again in May 2015.

OFSTED say ‘Acorns is an outstanding place to come and learn.  The pre-school’s work of keeping children safe and meeting their needs and interests are at the heart of its exceedingly happy atmosphere.  It is an inclusive setting where diversity is celebrated.’


Acorns Pre-School is situated in the grounds of Christian Malford Primary School. Since September 2017 it has been part of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust and is governed by the School Local Board. It benefits from an award winning outdoor area, highly qualified and experienced staff and close links to the school and local community.

Our aim is to offer children from aged 2 to 5 years the opportunity to learn through play in a fun and happy learning environment, enabling them to become confident, independent learners for life.

We achieve this by providing a safe stimulating environment where children are able to benefit from free flow play and a balance of child initiated and adult planned activities. We operate a key person system which allows us to plan for each child’s individual needs, ensuring that we are aware of each child’s stage of development and that they are progressing through the seven areas of learning. If you would like further information please visit our downloads page and download an information pack.