Little Acorns is a privately-owned day nursery established in 2001. The nursery is not part of a chain which allows the owners Christine and Malcolm to put all their time and resources into making Little Acorns the perfect choice for you and your child.
It has a dedicated staff team with a very low staff turnover. All Staff are fully qualified level 3 nursery practitioners with management and some of the staff team holding their degrees in Early Childhood Studies.
The nursery employs additional part time staff members to cover staff holidays, sickness, paperwork and other duties, we also have an onsite cook and cleaner.
We are two times rated Outstanding by Ofsted, gaining our first award in 2010 and the second in 2015. We work hard every day to maintain these standards and to keep moving practice forward.
Opening Times: Monday - Friday, 7.30am to 6.00pm. Closed for all bank holidays and 1 week at Christmas
We have an open door policy so please visit any time (except 11.30am to 1.30pm)
What's been happening?
We attended The Deep on Tuesday 17th September 2017 with all the pre-school children and some of our parents joined us too. We took part in a session called ‘interactive penguins’. This was a mathematical programme that the children were engaged in looking at all aspects of maths. We also got time to spend looking around the Deep and explored the artic and considered why we have ice and why it melts. A great time was had by all.
Our toddlers turned their role play into a shop. The children really enjoyed buying and selling food with their new till. They ‘wrote’ shopping lists and decided to take a walk to the shops to purchase their food. We were very pleased with the healthy choices the children made. This was then put into their toy shop for them to play with but some was kept aside so the children could do some food tasting. Yummy!
Preschool 2 (along with the rest of the nursery) have been collecting food for Harvest Festival. They have been discussing how we produce a harvest. Using the foods that they have been exploring they made their own soup. The children washed it, chopped it and then it was cooked for them. They really did enjoy it, and we must say it was delicious!!
What's coming up?
Week commencing the 16th October we will be celebrating Diwali This is the Hindu festival of lights. We will be looking at light and shadows. We will also copy some traditions such as mixing rice and colourful powder paints (very messy) and making sweet treats and decorating hand prints. All children will be given a candle to burn at home with their children to celebrate (please use caution with your children).
27th October we will be celebrating Halloween. Please bring your child in fancy dress. If they choose not to come as a pumpkin, witch or skeleton then they can come as a superhero or just as themselves. We will be making buns and cakes to sell as this day will also be a fundraiser for ‘Crakerjacks’. Crackerjacks is a wonderful charity that helps children who have disabilities and their families to gain the help and support they need. Visit here to learn more. Any donations can be made to a staff member.
Week commencing 6th November we will celebrate Bonfire Night. We will be looking at fire and discussing fire safety. We will make our own wonderful firework pictures and bonfires (not real).