What We Do
Day to Day at Little Acorns
At Little Acorns, we welcome all children from the age of 2 years and 4 months until they move onto school.
Our aim is to provide a wide range of activities and experiences for your child to make progress in their development and learning at his or her own pace. Our nurturing environment provides learning opportunities for all children, where everyone is equally valued.
Little Acorns Kindergarten is open during term time from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm, 38 weeks per year.
Morning: 9.00 am-12.00pm
Lunch: 12.00 am-12.30pm (charged at £3 per day)
Afternoon: 12.30 pm-3.30pm
Government funding accepted for Universal and Extended hours
Non-funded places available at £5.50 per hour subject to availability
Voluntary Contribution for consumables of £20 per term
Our day always starts with a friendly welcome from our staff. We enjoy a short period of chatting to the children and finding out what they have been doing, reading a book, completing a puzzle…
Wake and shake comes next. We all love dancing, laughing and getting our blood pumping! Extensive research has shown that our brain works best when supplied with oxygen and endorphins, both of which are produced through exercise.
After 'Wake and Shake', the children are energised and eager to start the day. We hope that by approaching physical activity in a lively and fun way, we will encourage children to view it as a positive pastime that they may continue throughout their lives.
Snack time is a valuable opportunity for our children to experience quality interaction with their peers. It is a social time to enjoy each other’s company and eat a healthy snack.
Throughout the session the children are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of activities, indoors and outdoors including:
Creative processes: painting, building, drama and music
Stories and singing
Physical play, including climbing and risk taking
Engaging with the natural world
Nature Walks, running, sports on the field