A Day At Acorn Pre-School...


You will always be greeted by a happy smiling member of our team.

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 role play and Kasbar area's will stimulate your child’s imagination giving them a chance to role play along with small world play such as garages, cars, construction toys, and animals. 

Our water, sand or messy play is always popular and we regularly rotate these to provide the children with different experiences. Painting and art activities are always part of our sessions.

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

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

We have ‘show and tell’ sessions. 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 celebrate different occasions and cultural events, this offers a great opportunity for the children to bring in items relating to the weeks theme.

Snacks

We operate a rolling snack time where the children are encouraged to have a snack, which is provided by us and consists of fruit and vegetables or other healthy options during a suitable break in their play. Children will be provided with either milk or water to drink at snack time. Drinks are always available throughout the session. During celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Pancake Day or Easter our snacks may include vegetable rice, pancakes or hot cross buns.

Measuring progress

As we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we'll observe your child and document their progress in a Digital Learning Journal, to ensure that we're meeting their individual needs at every stage. As parents and carers you have access to the Digital Learning Journal where they will see pictures, videos and observations of what your child has been up to whilst with us. You'll also be able to upload and share photo and videos of what you have been up to at home, which out staff love to see.

Working in partnership

We have a more positive impact on children’s learning by working closely with those who know them best - their parents and carers. We'll work with you to ensure your child receives appropriate, tailored support to get the most out of their time with us.

 

  • 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 always enjoy parents being involved in their child's Pre-School sessions, we actively encourage parents to share with us their skills, interests or jobs. 

We have  sessions where parents can be involved such as Christmas Sing Along, Mother's Day Afternoon Tea, Father's Day Breakfast and Stay and Play, World Book Day Reading, Graduation and many more throughout the term.