We pride ourselves on high quality partnerships with parents and families. From the moment you arrive at the nursery for a scheduled show around, we give you our undivided attention to ensure you leave the nursery with no unanswered questions.

Then, we invite you to attend some settling sessions with your child to get to know your child’s Key Person and for them to get to know all about your child at home.

When your child joins us you will be invited to a range of sociable and informative events throughout the year, like parents’ evenings, themed workshops and information evenings, a summer picnic, Christmas parties and much much more.

We use a variety of methods to keep in touch with our parents. Staying up-to-date with your child’s progress and it is vital that we make it easy for you to let us know if plans change. This is why we use the exciting digital platform Famly.

Famly is also used in each of our other sister nurseries in Exeter and Exmouth, and is our management system that simplifies administration and improves collaboration between the nursery and families. As a parent you can log into Famly, via an app or online, and update your child’s profile and book holidays. The system has a news feed, calendar and message system similar to facebook making it easy to share information.

In addition, Famly has an app that allows parents to sign their children into nursery in the morning and sign out when they leave.

We use Famly for sharing children’s observation and development. This means that you will be notified when an observation has happened and can view it immediately on your child’s profile page. Parents are also able to add in their observations from home.

It’s also a great platform to allow us to share newsletters and updates with parents, with information about specialist workshops being advertised.

Or, simply give us a call! We would be delighted to hear from any parent who would like to speak to us directly.


We think our nursery is the best in Exeter, providing a safe environment for children to be themselves and grow.

But do not take our word for it; here is what our current parents think:

All the staff at Acorns made [my daughter’s start so easy]. The questions I had were answered quickly and any worries I had were soon put to rest…nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The updates I receive are great, it’s so lovely to see how Mabel is developing and having fun while at nursery.  I can’t praise the staff enough with how easy they made starting nursery [during the Covid-19 pandemic].

I highly recommend Acorns as a nursery…Henry loves going to nursery and I find the staff are so caring and attentive to his needs. When he’s there, you know he’s learning something new and is well looked after. Thank you Acorns.


My child started at Acorns for preschool provision having previously been in a different setting. I have been absolutely delighted with the care he has received, which surpassed my expectations. My son really enjoys attending, absolutely adores his key worker, and I cannot praise their care of him enough. I am also very grateful for their work in preparing him for starting school. This is an exceptional childcare provider.”

Both my children have attended Acorns and thrived in the diverse environment created for them. The staff have always been supportive and keen to work with parents for the development of each individual child.

I cannot speak highly enough of Acorns both pre and post COVID-19.”


Wonderful nursery. Couldn’t be happier with the care and support my daughter has received. And me for that matter. Acorns has built up Poppy’s confidence no end and prepared her for school. I will be forever grateful for the time Poppy has spent being nurtured at Acorns.”


I’ve seen my young Grandson’s amazing development in:sense of humour, communication-skills, joy of being with friends and teachers and – how rapidly his confidence has grown. He loves his nursery-school!”


Everyone at Acorns has been amazing throughout Evie’s time there.  You have taken Evie from a baby with real separation anxiety to a confident, chatty little girl who is more than ready to start school.”


You have always communicated really well and helped me whenever I have asked for support with anything [my daughter] has been struggling with. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer environment for her to grow up in, thank you to everyone at acorns for all you have done and for preparing her for her next adventure!”

I couldn’t recommend Acorns Day Nursery enough.  From day 1, they have gone above and beyond for our whole family. 

“The staff are beyond professional and we feel very lucky to have a place there.


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