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Home Grown Little Acorn Childcare

We are a husband and wife team and we are Ofsted Registered Childminders based in SW18, on Sutherland Grove, London. Our company is called Home Grown Little Acorn Childcare. We want to give the children in our care the same care they would receive at home and from a little acorn grows a mighty oak! We believe that the skills, manners, confidence and integrity with which we mind these children they can become mighty adults. We have a spacious setting and offer a warm and loving environment for your child to reach their full potential and build their confidence before they have to face the real world. 

My wife and I have two lovely children, aged 12 years and 14 years old, who are both in school. After having our son, my wife decided to register as a Childminder as she saw so many of my friends facing the challenge of finding someone who will not only care for their children but love them and care for them with enthusiasm and excitement. This was the best thing she could ever have done as she absolutely love minding! In April 2017 I joined her as I saw how rewarding it was to help raise the children and the benefit that it was to the parents, knowing their children were happy and thriving.

We love the challenges each child brings and finding new and exciting ways of helping them to learn and develop into well balanced, confident and caring children. Parents often tell us that it's made it so much easier for them to return to work as they can see how happy their child is with us. What a privilege it is!

We do plenty of fun activities, including: painting and crafts, baking, dancing and singing, creative play, water, sand, play dough and other messy play and trips to the park. 

We also attend great local playgroups all year and visit the local animal farm on occasion. 

We have a garden which the kids just love with some play equipment (trampoline, playhouse, climbing frame and slide), ride on toys, balls and racquets etc. Weather permitting the kids spend a lot of their time in the garden if we are home.

At Home Grown Little Acorn we believe children need to be allowed to get dirty and have fun exploring their surroundings in a safe environment and we encourage the children to experience the different objects and textures around them. 

My wife and I are both fully DBS checked and we are insured. We are on the Wandsworth Childcare register and we both have full Paediatric First aid certificates, Food Hygiene certificates, Level 3 Diploma in Child Development and many more courses completed. We have a full, clean driving licence and use the car for transport to some playgroups or farms.

We provide quality and fun childminding in a safe, warm and loving environment. If you would like more details or to arrange a visit then we would love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on being exceptional childminders and knowing that the children we mind love coming to us every day. All the parents we have minded for are happy to give references.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ryan Dix
Contact Position

Where to go

Home Grown Little Acorn Childcare

We are fortunate to live in a stunning large detached house with a lovely big garden and a separate playroom. 


Our costs include food, drink (except formula) and outings, nappies and wipes. Please enquire for more information about costs.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
We would be happy to discuss your Childs needs to see whether we can accommodate your family.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Can be discussed and depends on the need whether it can be done easily

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision


Immediate vacancies
We have a TERM TIME only vacancy from Monday to Thursday, either 7:30am to 5:00pm or 8am to 5:30pm. Please note: We only work during the Wandsworth School term, so we don't work around 12 weeks a year.
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Additional 15 Hours (30 Hour Offer)

3- and 4-year-old

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 7:30am 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday 8:00am 5:30

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Search for latest inspection report at Ofsted
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/09/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last updated: 01 Dec 2022