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Last two council run day nurseries to transfer to Acorn Early Years Foundation

Wednesday 08 December 2021

The last two council run day nurseries in MK will soon be transferring to Acorn Early Years Foundation.

Acorn, who already have 9 other nurseries in Milton Keynes, believe that: “Having a cluster of nurseries in the local area provides an infrastructure that can support the nurseries to become financially sustainable.

“They have reassured residents and families that as a charity keen to increase its social impact, they will ensure that fully-funded places for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds would be continued, and that new investment would enhance and develop the existing provision.”

CEO Zoe Raven specifically commented on the new plans in a statement released today.

She said: “We are very excited at the prospect of safeguarding the future of these two nurseries, for the benefit of children and families in the local communities and to safeguard the employment of the staff teams.”

The transfer will happen at the end of March 2022. In the meantime, Acorn have invited anyone with further questions or concerns to email:
They will also be holding open meetings with staff and families over the next few months.