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The Acorn Centre

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Visions and Aims


At the Acorn Centre we aim to embrace the individuality of every child within a warm, safe and nurturing environment; where the child’s voice is listened to, understood and valued.

Through safe boundaries and child-centred activities, we provide security and support whilst improving their emotional well-being and social development.

We are committed to supporting and encouraging children, their families and support teams to understand their own well-being, build positive relationships and develop a continued sense of positivity and increased self-esteem.



Staff at the Acorn Centre are trained in the THRIVE approach. This is an emotional wellbeing programme where we use THRIVE online to assess and develop action plans to deliver a social and emotional curriculum adapted for your child. 


For whatever reason, children can have gaps in their neural pathways which make it difficult to show their emotions, empathise with others or regulate their behaviour. The THRIVE approach helps to identify difficulties and provides individualised activities and strategies to help re-build emotional resilience. It forms a large part of our work with our children.