Welcome to Acres of Fun!

Acres of Fun Day Nursery and Pre-School is located near Newbury in the village of Hermitage, just one mile
from junction 13 of the M4. The Nursery was born out of the dream of the owner, Nicola Walters, who has many years of experience in childcare recruitment. She had long been aware that there was a real need for high quality nursery childcare in West Berkshire. Nicola’s dream was realised in 2003 in the form of Acres of Fun, where an exceptional team of staff provide the very best childcare in stunning surroundings.   

Our Mission Statement

  • To provide a setting with a homely feel, with acres of outdoor space.
  • To offer first rate care and education from quality, dedicated staff, who love their job. We believe that happy staff means happy children!
  • Our intention is that when the time comes for a child to leave Acres of Fun and move on to school, they will be confident, happy children with a sense of care and consideration for others, having received an outstanding educational start, ready for the next stage in their young lives.

The Team

Acres of Fun has proved incredibly popular and much of this success is undoubtedly due to the unrivalled quality of the childcare provided by the Nursery. The Acres of Fun team have been carefully selected for their enduring commitment and genuine love of working with children.

The Grounds

There are fantastic grounds, with bluebell woods and secret gardens fringing large open lawns. The staff, and of course the children, thoroughly enjoy making full use of the spacious, stimulating and highly educational environment.

Come on in…

The truly homely atmosphere of Acres of Fun strikes you immediately you walk in the door. The premises were previously used as a private residence and Nicola has successfully maintained this family feel with sofas, carpets and curtains that create a secure and comfortable environment. Staff are always so friendly – nothing is too much trouble – and everyone is made to feel really welcome.