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"Acorn has a safe, warm and encouraging atmosphere" 
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Playgroup; Pre-school & Lunch Club Sessions

We offer flexible sessions which aim to fit around your requirements:
  • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (term time only, see our 'Term Dates' for further information)

  • Lunch Club 12 pm to 1 pm


Playgroup Sessions are held 9 am to 12 pm, for children from the age of 2

Pre-School Nursery Sessions are held 1 pm to 4 pm, for children from the term after your child's 3rd birthday to rising 5. Children may attend our pre-school sessions until 3 pm if required.

Lunch Club Sessions are available from when your child turns 3.  We follow a healthy eating policy and we ask you to bring in a nut-free packed lunch and drink for your child. 

Full Day Sessions are available from the term after your child's 3rd birthday. They can be accessed from 9 am to 3/4 pm based upon your requirements and will combine the above sessions.


  • A non-refundable £30 registration fee* is required to secure your child's place.  This includes a book bag for your child

  • Session fees are £21 per 3 hour session**.  Lunch Club costs £7 per child, per day**. Fees are paid half termly

  • The term after your child's 3rd birthday, your child will be funded by the government.  Acorn will claim for you

  • When you receive government funding*, you are entitled to 15 hours a week.  If your child attends less than 15 hours with us, the extra hours may be used for the lunch club

  • Acorn offers places within the government funded 30 hours free childcare scheme for eligible applicants.*

  • We accept existing childcare vouchers as payment and Acorn Playgroup & Pre-School, Welwyn is registered with a number of schemes


* Criteria applies

** Acorn reserves the right to increase these fees as and when required, but will ensure you are given half a term's notice. 

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