A Day At Acorn Pre School


We recognise that every child is an individual with their own character, abilities, sense of humour and needs. We encourage them to reach their potential through a variety of activities.

Our sessions offer a range of activities, with specific learning aims, which children are able to choose from.  Our dressing up and kitchen play area will stimulate your child’s imagination giving them a chance to role play along with floor toys such as garages, cars, construction toys, Lego and Playmobil.

Our water, sand or saw dust play is always popular and we regularly rotate these to provide the children with different experiences. Painting and Playdoh is always part of our sessions.

Children are given an opportunity at every session to join in an adult lead activity, whether it be sticking, planting, baking, cutting.

Our outdoor play area, equipped with trikes, bikes, cars and prams, provides an environment for our children to be more energetic. We also have digging pits filled with soil or rubber chippings and a willow den for the children to enjoy.

We have ‘show and tell’ at every session. The children are encouraged to bring in items from home which they can share and talk about to the staff and the other children.  Throughout the term we have different themes and this offers a great opportunity for the children to bring in items relating to the weeks theme.

  • What to wear
  • Refreshments
  • Parental Involvement

Acorn Pre-School t-shirts and sweatshirts are available to purchase, however these are not compulsory. It is important that your child wears clothes that are easy for them to manage by themselves and comfortable. We will encourage your children to explore and learn through activities and sometimes these activities can be messy.

Water is available throughout the sessions for the children to help themselves. We have a snack break every session where children are offered milk or water to drink and a healthy snack is provided.

We offer parents the chance to help at the pre-school. It is a great opportunity for you to see for yourselves what your child does during a session at pre-school and the children love having their parents there to help. Research shows that children learn better when their parent/carers are involved.