We provide year-round full and part-time early years education in the Croydon Area for children aged 2, 3 & 4.


Our fully qualified practitioners are trained and equipped to stimulate your little ones creativity and support their learning journey.


We are located in two locations in the borough of Croydon in the Broad Green Ward, a short walking distance from one another.

FULL DAY options

Our nurseries provide a variety of sessions, with flexible child-care hours, to best suit your needs.

About Acorns 2 Oaks

A2O provides services to our diverse community by enabling every child to develop and flourish in a safe and stimulating environment. By taking this approach, we strengthen the community as everyone matters.

Funded places are available with flexible sessions.

Our fully qualified & experienced practitioners provide a positive & encouraging learning environment for your child.

Our children learn through play in our fun and engaging indoor and outdoor play area’s.

Curriculum includes educational field trips activities and inclusive nursery events.

We pride ourselves on our diverse team base, with our practitioners speaking over 15 languages.

Canterbury Road Nursery offers a holiday club provision for children aged 3 to 8 years.



two locations


Our Activities


Creative activities

We create activities in accordance with your child's ability and learning needs.

Sports & playing

Our children's sports days and event days are fully resourced and promises our children and their families extra fun.

E-Learning media

We are doing more to ensure our parents know all about our toy library and home learning.


We strive to develop both social development and well-being through our in-house schemes and partnership programmes.

Why choose us

We are rated Good by Ofsted, and strive to improve our ratings, by engaging further with the parents and community to see how we can develop our service to the diverse needs of the children.


We pride ourselves on recruiting quality staff members to help our little Acorns shine.


We encourage a healthy balanced diet and recommend a nutritious packed lunch to fuel your child.


Our planned program of activities are in line with EYFS best practice and we update and advertise these online and in our newsletters.

Fun play areas

Our indoor and outdoor space and facilities are safe, engaging and enjoyable for our children.
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Meet Our Managers


Marjorie McFee/Peppermint Early Years Manager

''At Peppermint we have happy thriving children. I pride myself on working closely with staff and parents to educate and nurture our children. We want them to achieve a sense of belonging, be confident, progress and succeed in everything they do. With respect, we celebrate diversity, the power of people and their cultures that make positive contributions to our nursery and local community".

SIDRA ABBAS/Canterbury Early Years Manager

" I aim to turn the Canterbury Children's Centre into a team of professionally developed, outstanding staff capable of implementing high-quality reflective practice and the essential knowledge that children need to be educated citizens so that every child gets the best start in his/her life pursuing challenging learning to make the best progress at his/her own pace and potential".

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What Parents Say

"My Son has been attending Canterbury Children's Centre for just over a year and I can honestly say it is the very best environment I could have wished for him to enter the education system. The staff are wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly and keep open dialogue regarding my son's daily activities and wider-ranging goals. Please keep up the amazing work you do."
Mum Canterbury Centre Parent
"My daughter has attended this children centre for 2 years and during that time, I have been extremely pleased with her progress as well as the quality of the staff and support that both she and I have experienced there. The staff has been extremely helpful for me and also have provided excellent and appropriate support for my daughter, in such a way for her to develop her independence and learning. I cannot recommend it enough!"
Parent Canterbury Centre Parent
"I would like to say that I'm very happy with Peppermint Nursery.  my child made a big progress in her overall development.  She loves the nursery"
Dad Peppermint Centre Parent
"This nursery is absolutely amazing and the staff are wonderful. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone. My child has developed so much since he started attending this nursery. The management team are very supportive and helpful. Thank you all so very much."  
Mum Peppermint Centre Parent
"My son has difficulties in speaking and focusing, but this nursery makes miracles. I am more than satisfied with the staff and their attitude. They are very supportive and keen to help with any problem." 
Mum Canterbury Centre Parent
"I am so pleased that I placed my daughter at Canterbury Children's Centre. Since attending the nursery since September 2018, my daughter has learnt, grown and has become a more confident child. My daughter has made excellent progress with the help of her wonderful key workers, which I am extremely grateful for. All the staff are always friendly, helpful, attentive, caring individuals and will always greet you with a smile every time you walk through the door. The nursery is always lovely and clean. Canterbury Children's Centre has excellent outdoor facilities and provides a variety of resources for learning. All the children have daily activities in place to assist them with their learning, reading, writing skills and the key workers do encourage them to interact with other children at the same time. I would highly recommend the nursery to parents who are now looking for a nursery place for their children." 
Mum Canterbury Centre Parent
"You guys do so well with my child - I'm so grateful that you continue to go above & beyond".
Mum & Dad Peppermint Centre Parents
"You guys do so well with my child - I'm so grateful that you continue to go above & beyond".
Mum Canterbury Centre Parent

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