a typical day...

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Little Acorns Kindergarten is open during term times from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Our day is split as follows:-

  • Breakfast:    8.30 am-9.00am
  • (breakfast is an additional charge)
  • Morning:      9.00 am-12.00pm
  • Lunch: 12.00 am-12.30pm
  • Afternoon:   12.30 pm-3.30pm

Breakfast club is offered to help support our families. We open at 8.25am and the children join in registration at 9.00am. Quote from a parent: “Breakfast Club at Little Acorns is real asset for us. Not only does it enable us to get out of the house easier and earlier than if we were to have breakfast at home, it is also really nice for our daughter to enjoy a calm, well orgainsed breakfast with the friendly LAK team and a small number of her friends. The consistent format with all the usual favourites (jammy toast, cereals and juices) on offer really helps ease our daughter into the day, and set her up for the day’s activities ahead.”

Your child can attend for the full day, or for just a morning or afternoon session.  Optional Lunch club is offered to children attending all day, you provide their lunch and there is a charge of £3.00. Alternatively you can collect your child at 12.00 for lunch and bring them back for 12.30pm.    We do offer children in their final term the opportunity to attend at least one lunch club in the last weeks of term, in preparation for starting school.

Normally, only our older children join us for the full day. However, children under three may do so if this has been discussed with the Kindergarten Manager and it is agreed that a full day is appropriate for the child.


Our Typical Day


8.30 amBreakfast Club

9.00 amWelcome and Registration

9.15 amFree choice play session indoor and fully enclosed outdoors including:

  • Interactive White Board
  • Construction
  • Mark making
  • Messy Play
  • Home Corner
  • iPad, Leap Pads
  • Play dough and malleable activities
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Small World play (farm, dinosaurs, dolls house ….)
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Tactile and Investigation Area
  • Climbing frame
  • Ride on toys
  • Sand and Water
  • Mark making areas
  • Messy Table (junk modelling, paint, glue……..)
  • Construction (large and small)
  • Skittles, hoops, balls …….
  • Growing area (vegetable patch, flower pots…….)
  • Log Pile

9.45 amRolling snack throughout the morning (water is also available throughout the day)

11.30 amTidy up time – everyone helps

11.35 amStory time in the quiet room/play room

11.45 am
Lunch club and preparation for going home time

12.30 pmStart of afternoon session, Registration

12.40 pmFree choice play session indoor and fully enclosed outdoors, as in morning session.

1.30 pmRolling Snack throughout the afternoon

3.10 pmTidy up

3.20 pmStory

3.30 pmHome time