The Acorn Nursery School Cranleigh
The Acorn Nursery School Cranleigh


Diary Dates

Term Dates  
Tuesday  21st April    to     Friday 22nd  May (Inset training day 20 April & Bank Holiday Friday 8th May)
Half Term - Monday    1st June    to     Friday 17th July 
Home Visits - New children starting
Your room manager will arrange a Home Visit, from either herself and/or child’s keyperson. We know from experience these visits help with the settling-in process enormously and the children bond with the staff quicker.
Parents in Partnership
We have 2 Class reps, Catkins & Squirrels-Sarah Pettyfer ( Rose’s mum) & Acorns-Debbie Huntingford, (Vogue’s mum). Their role will, primarily, be to organise social get togethers for you all (only if you want to of course) Maybe for a morning coffee, lunchtime sandwich, evening drink or pizza, play dates in the park for the children etc. There’s a ‘Parent’s Only’ Facebook page, which you may find helpful. Also, the Class Reps, if you need them to, can be a go-between for you and nursery. Some parents/carers might be a little nervous talking to the staff, especially if it's your first time in a school environment. Whereas having another mum to talk to and pass requests, comments, complaints on to us, anonymously or with you name, might be helpful to you. They are there if you need them. Anything you tell the Class Reps will remain confidential from other parents. You can, obviously, speak to any of the nursery staff at any time! Sarah- Debbie-  
Extra Curricula Activities
Planet Soccer (for all children) will be joining us again this term. Planet Soccer is great fun and hugely discounted. It’s suitable for all age children. This is a commitment for the term and should be paid for, in full, at the start of term. If I can fill your space if you’re away, I’ll refund you
Planet Soccer - Fridays      10 sessions  £40 
ACORN preschool children only
Le Club François Acorn (The Acorn French Club), our Lending Library and Bluebell, our Travelling Teddy, will all continue during the summer. 
Intergenerational Care Visits-Moat Lodge 2nd Wednesday of the month
(For Acorns, Pre-school children only) 
Parent’s permission is required. Please see our website for further details or speak to Mrs. Sandell
Forest School Classes  - Every Wednesday & Thursday (For Acorns and older Catkins)
Summer Photographs - Tuesday 19  May          
Individual, sibling  and Leaver’s Group photo
9.00 Siblings of all Tuesday children (Acorns/Catkins/Squirrels), please be prepared to have a short wait.
9.45   For all Catkins & Squirrels    If you’re not in on Tuesday please come along at 10.15 for their individual & sibling photos. 
11.00 For all Acorns children  If you’re not in on Tuesday please come along at 11.15 for their individual, group and sibling photos. We really want ALL Acorns in for their Leaver’s group photo.
Saturday Working Parent’s Drop-in Saturday 6th June
(Special early Father’s Day Celebration)
All dads (or Grandads/Uncles), and any working mums, and their nursery child, are very welcome to come along to nursery to play. The children really do enjoy “Daddy” (and Mummy of course) coming into their nursery, we only offer this once a term so do try and pop along. Please let Mrs. Sandell/Mrs. Gardner know if you’d like to attend.
Stay & Play Sessions for all parents/carers: 
You are invited into nursery (Squirrels, Catkins & Acorns) for a ‘Stay & Play’ session (for an hour or so) on either a Monday or Tuesday, with your child.  If you’d like to, of course, it’s not compulsory!  Please speak to your Room Leader to arrange a date.
Sports Day – Acorns Children (On CPS Lowers, back field) Monday 15 June  9.05 to 10.30ish (2nd Date in case of rain 18/6)
All pre-school children take part, as do mums, dads and grandparents. 
Normal nursery resumes, for Acorns class,  at the end of sports.  Further details will follow closer to the event
Sports Day - Catkins/Squirrels  (On CPS Lowers, back field) Monday 15 June 10.45 to 12.00ish (2nd Date in case of rain 18/6)
All Catkins and Squirrels take part, as do mums, dads and grandparents. Please take your child home at the end of sports, unless they are staying for the 5/6-hour session, 5/6-hour children will need a packed lunch as normal. 
Further details will follow closer to the event, but keep the date free.
Summer Outing - Fisher’s Farm   Friday 3 July  for all children
Leave Cranleigh 9-30am return to Cranleigh by 3-00pm (latest) for school pick-ups
Everyone (family & friends) are invited to join us on our annual Fisher’s Farm visit, so please keep the date free. Hugely discounted farm admission, only £10.50 for adults & children over 2 years and above, this includes most of the attractions. Babies under 2 years are free. The coach, which is hugely exciting for the children, will cost £5.00 each. The coach seats 53 and is first come first served, but I’m sure there’ll be room for all those that want seats. There are 3-point seat belts on the coach. There is no normal nursery on this day. Further details to follow at the start of term, but keep the date free.
Leaver’s Picnic /Treasure Hunt and Leavers Presentation  (Acorns, Pre-school children only)
Tuesday 14th July 10.30 to 12.45(ish) Mums/carers please join us for a picnic at 11.45   
Tuesday children drop-off as normal 09.00 at nursery, if you’re child isn’t in on Tuesday please bring them to nursery at 10.30. Mums please join us for a picnic lunch at 11.45, after lunch you can watch the children find the treasure. You’ll need packed lunches and a picnic rug. We’ll take the 5/6-hour children back to nursery afterwards unless you prefer to take them home.  (Reserve date in case of rain Weds 15th July)
End of year Lunches- Friday 17th July  for all children
We hope the children will join us on the last day of term, to celebrate the end of the school year, and the start of the summer holidays.  We’ll provide the food and drinks.  Normal drop-off times for Friday children.  If your child isn’t in on the last day of term, we’d love them to join us for lunch, please bring them along at:
11.45 to 12.45 for Catkins/Squirrels Term finishes at 12.45 for ALL Catkins/Squirrels      
11.30 to 13.00  for Acorns.               
Term finishes at 13.00 for ALL Acorn children


Thought for the Month

 Look for what your child can do – instead of what they can’t do, and celebrate how they do things, as well as what they achieve.

Friedrich Froebel


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