We are a Committee led, Charity Run, Child Care Service based in the Village of Balderton within the town of Newark-on-Trent.  

 We offer Pre-school sessions for children aged 2-5 and wrap around care in our Acorns Out of School Club from 7:30am - 6pm for children aged 2-11.


We aim to provide your child with a high class of care that is not only educational but also fun! With an OFSTED rating of Good, we aim to further improve on that rating in our engaging and energetic environment. All of our staff are appropriately qualified professionals with many years of experience and are dedicated to delivering the best standard of childcare. 


We are open Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year, from 7.30 am to 6 pm. This incorporates:


Breakfast Club: 7.30 am - 9 am (breakfast included)

Pre-School: 9 am - 3 pm

After School Club: 3.15 pm - 6 pm (2 course hot meal included)

Holiday Club: 8am - 6pm Open during all school holidays and Chuter Ede School in-service training days (except Christmas)


We are based behind Chuter Ede Primary School in Balderton. Please go to the Contact Us page for details on how to get in touch.


Did You Know?

You could be eligible to claim up to 80% of child care costs through the childcare element of working families tax credits. 


All  3 and 4 year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year

You may also be eligible to claim funding for 2-year-olds.

We are now offering the 30-hour funding which can be taken in Acorns out-of-school club as well as pre-school (term time only), please ask if you are interested in taking this offer with us.  To see if you are eligible, please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk


We also accept a variety of employment based childcare vouchers such as ComputerShare, Busy Bees and many more. 

Holiday Dates 2019

Last day of term - Fri 20/12/19

Pre-school and Acorns will be closed throughout the Christmas holidays.

Inset day - Mon 6/01/20

First day back -  Tues 7/01/20