Welcome to Little Acorns Pre School

We provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment that promotes learning through play, using a wide range of resources, and the opportunity for children to develop their social skills as they play alongside and with other children. When your child starts Pre-School it is an important time for both child and parents. You are always welcome to come and chat to the staff and see what we offer.

Little Acorns Pre-School opened in 2002. It is situated in the grounds of Our Lady & St Oswald’s Primary school. During term time we are open each weekday from 8.00-5.00. Holiday club is offered on a Wednesday 8.00-3.00 during most school holidays. Children can attend flexible sessions within this time frame.

Children who are with us for lunch can either bring a packed lunch or hot lunches are available at a cost of £2.30 per day provided by Our Lady and St Oswald’s Primary School.

The most important people as far as your children are concerned are our staff, who are all dedicated and caring, with a wealth of experience.

Tuesday 5th January 2021 – Following the government announcement last night that schools are to close, early years settings will remain open to all children. We will welcome back all of our families this term, and will continue to be in contact over what is another unsettling time for everyone. 

Thursday 17th December – We close today for the Christmas break and will reopen on Tuesday 5th January. Thank you to all of our families who have supported us to keep the children and staff safe this year. We wish you all a healthy and safe Christmas. Best wishes, from the Little Acorns Pre-School team.

New Term Starts! Wednesday 2nd September 2020

We are very excited to be returning on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. We will look forward to seeing our families, with normal Pre-School sessions resuming. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to open our wrap around provision for primary school children. This will be reviewed at October half term. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your child’s Pre-School care.

Open Afternoon – Friday 10th July 2020!

We will be offering individual appointments for families to look around Pre-School and meet a member of staff to answer any questions. Please contact us if you would like to book an appointment. We look forward to seeing lots of new faces.

Update Wednesday 18th March 2020

Sadly, following the news we have all heard this evening from the government, Little Acorns Pre-School will close at 5pm on Friday 20th March until further notice.

Update Friday 5th June 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming back some of our Little Acorns from next week. We will keep in touch with all of our families, and as soon as we can extend our opening to more children, we will let everyone know.

Please see Coronavirus Support page for all updates and current documents.

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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