Admissions & Transfer

Little Acorns' staff aim to ensure smooth entry into pre-school, transition through EYFS and into the school's Reception Class (if your child secures a place with us).  We offer a comprehensive induction programme for pupils prior to starting Little Acorns which is designed to allow the children to become familiar with staff and routines and for parents to meet with the staff. Likewise all rising-5 Little Acorns will experience life in the Reception class with regular visits into the 'big' classroom, meeting their teachers and having lots of fun in a new environment.  

If you are considering Little Acorns for your child then please do get in touch as we always encourage visits from prospective parents and carers.  Once your little one starts with us (a nervous time for child and adult alike at times!), you are welcome to stay with your child until you both feel settled and the fun and excitement of new toys and activities kicks in and you are able to leave with a smile on your face too!  

Age of Admission

Little Acorns has provision for up to 30 children per session.  We operate a waiting list for children who wish to attend sessions that are over-subscribed and similarly we are happy to receive enquiries from parents/carers of children who are yet not 2.5 years of age who wish to register their child's name.  Invoices for non-funded sessions and additional sessions over the 15 hours free nursery entitlement are sent on a termly basis and we ask that 50% is paid at the start of term with the remainder due by half-term.  

Please note that the free nursery entitlement of 15 hours begins the term AFTER your child turns 3 years of age.  Little Acorns is not currently able to provide any 2 year old funded places and can only accept children from the term AFTER they turn 2.5 years on a Tuesday morning.

  • Funded children can book in to attend any session (subject to availability)
  • A funded child can book in for additional paid sessions @ £3.50 p/h (subject to availability)
  • Children aged 2.5 years can only attend a Tuesday am session @ £14.40