About us

Our aim is to provide a loving, caring environment that will nurture your child’s growth and development spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically.

Our Ethos
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Located in the village of Eversley, Autumn Cottage Childcare has been successfully running since 2008, offering childcare from birth to 12 years.

We run a breakfast club at Charles Kingsley School, and provide after school care too.

We have recently taken over Little Acorns Pre-School, and merging the two businesses together, to create a range of flexible opening hours and session times to parents.

Our ethos

Our ethos is to provide high quality, safe and inclusive childcare that has regard for the themes and commitments of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. We have a commitment to building positive relationships while working in partnership with parents/carers. Our expectation is that we will provide an enabling environment, both inside and out, that offers a wide variety of experiences and activities that will help all children to develop to their full potential during their time with us. In order to help us monitor the success of these experiences and activities, and their part in child development, we observe the children ‘at play’ and use these observations to help us make informed decisions in our planning to cater for the individual needs of the children as we very much view each child as unique.

In order to ensure the children’s learning and development needs are met, we plan using the principles of The Early Years Foundation Stage and ensure that all planning is flexible and allows for spontaneity and for the ideas of the children to be explored as these are paramount in their continued all round development.

Parents can access their child’s development at any time using our secure online Baby’s Days system. Autumn Cottage Childcare offers full-time, part-time & flexible wrap around care and for older children there is the convenience of school drop off, pick-ups and stimulating holiday cover.

– Laurna & Ali

Opening Times

7.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday

Our session times for nursery room and preschool are:


We offer funded Early Years Education for all children aged 3 and four years old, from the term following their 3rd Birthday.

We also offer funding for 2-year olds who meet the Local Authorities criteria.

Meet the team at

Autumn Cottage

planting roots for a flourishing future….


All the team at Autumn Cottage are trained in Paediatric first aid by Tiger Lilly, ensuring the safety of your children at all times.



Hello, my name is Laurna and I am the Manager/Owner at Autumn Cottage Childcare. I live in Eversley with my 3 children and dog Cookie. I have worked in childcare since 2008, gaining my Level 3 in childcare. I am passionate about providing children with a learning environment that helps them to grow and flourish.

Having recently moved the business location from my home, I have had hundreds of children come through my doors, most of which I am still in touch with, and see in and around our village.

I love being part of our community, and I am the bookings secretary for Eversley Village Hall and help out at social events.

I enjoy reading, dog walks, yoga and fitness in my spare time.



Hello, my name Is Alison, however most people will know me as Ali Pali! I am the manager/owner at Autumn Cottage Childcare.

I have worked in the childcare industry for over 20 years, and I have a Level 3 in Childcare. I love using natural resources and loose parts to inspire awe and wonder in children’s learning. 

I have done a variety of different Nannying roles and briefly worked in a summer holiday club in Portugal. Portugal has a very special place in my heart because my family live there.

I live on my own home with my dog called Lola. In my spare time I enjoy being part of an amateur dramatics group where I assist with the make up, hair and costumes. I am also a volunteer on the committee for the Eversley Village Hall, where I am the Social secretary, I have arranged many social events to help raise funds for the village hall, my favourite event to date is the pig racing!


Preschool Leader

Hi everyone, my name is Michelle Williams (Chelle) and I am the Preschool Leader.

I have worked in childcare for over 25 years, since completing the NNEB Diploma at Langley College and have been at Autumn Cottage for 7 years. I am committed to providing a fun filled, creative, safe and secure environment for the children in our setting.

I live in Sandhurst with my partner Marcus, who is a landscaper, our 14 year old daughter Ammalia, who attends Yateley school and our cat Pip.

As a family we love to go on holiday, our go to place is Gran Canaria. We would love to one day own a campervan and travel around, exploring the UK.

I love to shop, I am a bargain hunter through and through. I love to cook, although I prefer to create my own recipes rather than following recipes in cookbooks. I am a creative person and love to make and design things.


Nursery Room Leader

Hello  I’m Sophie and I am the Nursery Room Leader at Autumn Cottage. I have worked here for over 6 years after gaining my level 3 childcare qualification at college.

I enjoy each day with the children and I am passionate about creating a fun, safe and happy environment for every child in my care.

I am married and a dog Mum to one cheeky sausage dog! I love to sew, explore nature and go on holiday!



Hello, I’m Georgia I am level 3 child care qualified and I am a new starter at Autumn Cottage, I am really excited to become part of the team and to get to know everyone and all the children.

I love and enjoy being around animals, I have 3 dogs a yorkie, sausage dog and a border collie! I enjoy spending time with my family and I love visiting my grandparents in Spain



Hello my name is Sandra , I live in Eversley and I have three children and two granddaughters. I worked as an Executive Assistant for 15 years before taking some time off to have my youngest child. I enjoy getting involved with our local community and I was a Parish Councillor for 5 years, I am Secretary on the Eversley Village Hall Committee and a School Governor.

I have recently joined the Autumn Cottage Childcare Team as their Admin support and I am looking forward to working with all of the Autumn Cottage Family.


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Get In Touch

Location: Eversley Village Hall, Glaston Hill Road, Eversley, Hampshire, RG27 0LX

Telephone: 0118 380 1671

Email: enquiries@autumncottagechildcare.co.uk

Hours: M-F: 7.30am 5.30pm