The Pre-School Day

Our Little Acorns Pre-school is so much fun! It is bright, exciting and filled with so many wonderful toys and activities. We have a quiet book corner, a super role-play area and a creative space where the children are free to choose from lots of available resources to create wonderful pictures and paintings. 

We really enjoy playing outside come rain or shine where we have sandpits, water trays, trikes and bikes, and a fantastic summer house. We support the children to make sure they feel happy and provide them with fun, interesting and educational things to do. We also spot things that they love doing and will include that in our topics for all the other children to enjoy too!

Here are our session times:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm
Lunch Club 12-12.30pm 12-12.30pm 12-12.30pm 12-12.30pm 12-12.30pm
Afternoon 12.30-3pm 12.30-3pm 12.30-3pm 12.30-3pm 12.30-3pm

 

If your child is aged 3 years or over and you need to drop them off earlier than 9am or pick them up later than 3pm, wraparound care is available courtesy of our popular Kids Club.  Please click on the link opposite for more information on the Breakfast and After School Clubs.

Our days start and end via the Cullen View side gate - although if you're running late you will have to enter via the main school entrance on Ladock Road and a member of the school staff will buzz down to the Pre-School building.

We have a snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon and we offer a selection of fruit with milk or water to drink (cooled water is also available throughout the day).  Our children share duties as 'snack helpers' and are responsible for cutting up the fruit and setting the table.  

We all sit down together and share the news of our day so far and children aged 3 and over can also take advantage of our Lunch Club which is available at £2.25 from 12 noon to 12.30pm (not available to children just in for an afternoon session).   Once again all the children, and staff, sit down at the table together in pre-school where chlldren learn to eat their packed lunches socially (and nicely!).

All adventures, celebrations and adventures are meticulously recorded by our Pre-School staff and your child's assigned keyworker will share this information with you upon request.  Click on 'Learning Journeys' to find out more.