Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
66 Rana Drive, Braintree, Essex, CM7 2TD

Opening hours

Days & Times: Monday to Sunday 8am to 7pm

Centre charges

Details available on request

Services available here

Supported contact

Supervised contact


Supervised contact assessment

Escorted contact

Accepts self referrals

Enhanced Accredited

Virtual Contact (Supported)

Virtual Contact (Supervised)

To make a referral,

Telephone: 07916 364415




Telephone: 07916 364415


This centre is accredited to provide supervised contact

Accreditation is a way of checking that your contact centre is safe and meets our standards.

How is a centre checked?

An assessorSomeone working on our behalf who has experience and an interest in child contact services and must assess if a service meets our standards. looks round the centre’s rooms, toys, equipment, and any outside play areas to make sure that they are safe and good for you to use. They talk with the people at the centre to make sure that they are trained and helped to do their job as well as possible. They then check the informationThe assessor checks through the centre’s accreditation portfolio which includes policies, procedures, risk assessments, reports (if the service offers supervised contact) and information for families. on what happens at the centre and how it keeps you safe. If your family time happens in the community The service might use local community venues to deliver their service or in some cases, residential properties including family members’ homes, where this is safe and appropriate., then the assessor will check that this is going to be safe for you.

When the assessor is happy that a centre meets our standards then they are awarded their accreditation and you can find them on this website. Accreditation happens every three years with extra checks if needed.

Accreditation Summary

Date: 09/12/2022


Acorn 2 Oaks was established in 2022 to provide a service facilitating child contact for adults that no longer live with their children.  It is a large studio in a residential setting within the small town of Braintree, Essex. Braintree is served by a railway station, and buses from the centre of town stop 5 minutes’ walk away. Braintree Village, an outlet store, 10 minutes’ drive away is popular with resident parents waiting for their children.

The centre has two separate entrances and is well decorated, clean, and safe, with a small garden and sandpit and an abundance of toys and activities. A sink and microwave are available for simple snacks to be prepared.

The centre has a detailed, bright, and inviting website and leaflets with a range of information included for the children and families who may use the centre.

Acorn 2 Oaks provides a lovely room for contact, which is clean and well maintained. The centre manager has a great understanding of the needs of children and how to encourage them to thrive. Any recommended actions following the visit are now complete meaning the service meets the standards for enhanced (supervised) contact accreditation.

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