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The Acorn Nursery School stands for educational specialists, with wholehearted commitment and comprehensive child care. Increasing demands are being made on child care facilities, since all parents want the very best for their children, right from their first learning experiences. In addition, there is now a marked trend towards intellectual education for children, but in these Early Years children need to play, to communicate, to get enough exercise. They also need to socialise, interact and be independent. They need to learn to problem solve and begin to think critically.


Our nursery school achieves these objectives by offering space for moving around, plenty of opportunity for play, a small library to encourage a love of books and reading and various facilities for creative activity. We also provide opportunities for problem solving and independent thinking 


Our aim is to support each child through his or her own development, we strive to ensure your child’s Early Years Learning Journey is a happy one.


Being ‘School Ready’ doesn’t mean “Can your child read and write”? Your child is becoming ready for school if they can, or are working towards, the following:


 Can your child:

  • Respond to an adult or ask for help?
  • Put their coat on and off, managing the zip/buttons?
  • Get changed into shorts and T-shirt for PE quickly?
  • Fold their clothes into a neat pile?
  • Go to the toilet and wash their hands independently?
  • Get a tissue and blow their nose unprompted?
  • Carry a tray and eat with a knife and fork?
  • Unwrap food packaging, including peeling fruit?
  • Tidy up toys and put things away unprompted?
  • Wait for their turn when an adult is busy with others?
  • To be able to listen and pay attention?
  • To use language to express themselves?
  • To interact with their peers?
  • Are interested in the world around them?
  • Can they ask questions?


Picture gallery: a typical day

  Thought of the month 

The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home 


       Term Dates 

  19/04/2022 - 22/07/2022

 Half Term   30/05 - 03/06

See Summer 'Diary Dates' for all actvitivies and events  

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