What we do at Mighty Oaks
We are Wrap Around Care offering Breakfast Club and After School Club, located in the Acorn Pre-School building.
We provide a safe, relaxing, healthy and social environment for children who attend the Pre-School, Shefford Lower School and Robert Bloomfield Academy. If you child attends Shefford Lower School we will safely escort them from our Breakfast Club and take them into the school building by 9am and collect them from their classroom, escorting them to After School Club at 3.20pm. For those children attending Robert Bloomfield Academy we will ensure that they are at the school for 8.40am and we will meet them at a central point at 3.30pm for return to Mighty Oaks.
We offer fun activities for the children, they have access to our outdoor area all year round. The children can choose the activities and the toys, they also have can vote and request for new toys and activities.
We have planned weekly activities and these have included: Photo Booth Evening, Planting Sunflowers, Science Week, Cooking Evenings and much much more. We have recently formed a Mighty Oaks Children's Committee where the children are invited to share tier ideas and plan main events.
Mighty Oaks is an associated activity of Acorn Pre-School, the activities of which are overseen by an elected Management Committee who are responsible for ensuring the implementation of our policies and procedures. On a daily basis The Mighty Oaks is overseen by Manager Lorraine Fisher and Deputy Manager Julie Grinham. On a daily basis Alison Bainbridge is the Breakfast Club Lead and Hayley Buckocke is the Mighty Oaks Lead, who is supported by a team of excellent practitioners, the majority of whom work at Acorn Pre-School.
- Breakfast Club
- After School Club
Breakfast Club is open to children who attend Pre-School up to Year 8 at Robert Bloomfield Academy and is open Monday - Friday 7.45 am - 9.05am. Children will be provided with breakfast comprising cereal/toast and a drink of milk, water or fruit juice. Mighty Oaks staff operate a walking bus to take children of school age into Shefford Lower School by 9.00am. Care is continuous for those Pre-School children attending Breakfast Club, followed by the morning Pre-School session.
After School Club is open to children who attend the Pre-School and up to year 8 at Robert Bloomfield Academy and is open every day from 3.15pm - 6.00pm. Sessions are available until 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm and 6.00pm. Children are provided with a light snack and drinks. Children from Robert Bloomfield Academy make their own way to Acorn once they are happy to do so and Mighty Oaks Staff operate a walking bus to collect children from their classrooms inside Shefford Lower School and take them to After School Club. Care is continuous for those Pre-School children attending After School Club.
Although we have weekly themes, there is always a wide variety of activities available. Activities are adjusted according to the individual child's age, stage of development and interests. Children always have access to the outdoor area, library, Wii games console, arts and crafts and tablet computers.