To find out about places in Nursery and Reception 2020/21
Welcome to Little Acorns Nursery
“From little acorns mighty oak trees grow”
Little Acorns Nursery at Town Close School offers excellent pre-school care for boys and girls from the age of 3 years old, and acts as a stepping stone to our Reception class. All of our staff are highly qualified with an excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and are dedicated to preparing your child for the best possible start in their education.
Our bright and spacious Nursery has its own enclosed garden and a wide selection of toys and play equipment. Your child will experience a range of activities and experiences, and have the opportunity to explore our beautiful wooded site.
Activities in a usual week include:
- Music and Movement
- Small group swimming lessons
- Music classes
- Woodland walks and outside learning
- Creative crafts
- Sports Hall fun time
- Phonics and number time
- Stories and songs
- Listening and sharing
The well being of your child is priority and play and rest times are built into the day, not only to make the transition from home to Nursery a relaxed and happy one, but also to ensure your child has a chance to explore new friendships and recharge their batteries.
Food is an important part of the day for our Little Acorns and we work hard to offer children a balanced and varied diet. Snack time is on a rolling basis between 09.00 and 10.00am, a hot lunch is served at 11.45pm, and an afternoon snack is also provided. Children staying for After School Care will enjoy their tea around 4.00pm. Our lunchtime sample menu can be viewed here. We are a nut aware School and all food allergies are catered for.
All parents are given access to our Parent Portal, which provides you with a bespoke calendar of activities for your child, letters from the Nursery staff, After School Care and Drop and Collect booking system.
During the first term of Nursery we offer children the flexibility to attend for a minimum of 3 full days or 5 mornings which is reflected in the bill. Some parents opt for flexible hours as they find it helps their child with the settling in process. From the second term all full term fees will be billed, however parents do have the option for their child not to attend certain days should they wish.
We currently offer 15 hours Early Years Funding until the end of the term children turn Five years old.
For more information about our School please download our Parents’ Handbook.