What we do at Mighty Oaks
Our Wrap Around Care service, Mighty Oaks, offers before and after school care.
Children attend from Acorn Pre-School, Shefford Lower School and Robert Bloomfield Academy up to the age of 12.
Breakfast Club starts from 7:30am
After School Club till 6pm
We provide a safe, relaxing, healthy, social and fun environment for children who attend.
If your child attends Shefford Lower School we will safely escort them from our Breakfast Club and into the school building. At the end of the day we collect them from their classroom, escorting them to After School Club at 3.20pm, (for Cherry Class a collection is at 3pm).
For children attending from Robert Bloomfield Academy we ensure that they are at the school for 8.40am. At the end of the day we meet them at a central point for return to Mighty Oaks or they return directly 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 resources, they also vote and request for new toys and activities.
We have weekly activities and these have included: Photo Booth Evening, Planting Sunflowers, Science Week, Cooking Evenings and much much more.
Staff and Management
Mighty Oaks is an associated activity of Acorn Pre-School and is also overseen by the Management Committee. On a daily basis Maureen, our Deputy Manager, is supported by a team of excellent Educators and assistants, staff work across our provision ensuring continuity for the children attending. All our staff hold valid Paediatric First Aid qualifications.
Benefits for Children
- Consistency of approach, through close alignment with school values
- Calm & caring preparation for the school day at breakfast club and consistent reinforcement of school values at after school club
- Social and educational benefits
- Health benefits through regular physical activity and good nutrition
- Positive outcomes associated with group interaction which children of differing ages
Benefits for Parents
- Allows parents of pre-school and school-aged children to enter or continue in full-time employment
- The security & convenience of education & childcare running seamlessly on one site
- Access to experienced & qualified staff for their children
- Complete reliability and flexibility
- Fixed fees and opening times
- Peace of mind knowing their child is safe, well looked after and having fun
Mighty Oaks is inspected along side our Pre-School provision.