Welcome to Little Acorns and Acorns, our Nursery Classes!
Nursery provision at Mrs Bland's is comprehensive and we pride ourselves on making sure your child is ready, confident and keen to attend our nursery. Parents and children are very welcome to visit, meet our staff and view our classes. Please contact the school office or speak to a member of the nursery staff if you would like to visit. Application forms together with advice on admissions etc for both our pre-nursery and nursery can be found at the bottom of the page.
Little Acorns is the name of our nursery for 2yr to 3yr olds and runs every morning between 8.45am - 11.45am. Children can chose up to 5 sessions, 2 of which have to be consecutive, this helps with transition and settling.
We have a wide open door policy within Little Acorns. A member of staff will greet you on the door every morning and see your child out at the end of the session. We encourage you to come and speak with the staff with any concerns or queries.
Your child will be allocated a Key Worker. The key worker will ensure your child is settled and will monitor their progress, ensuring their needs are met. The key worker will also be a point of contact should you wish to discuss your child's progress.
We are looking forward to welcoming your child into Little Acorns. During the first weeks we will spend quality time settling and getting to know your child. We offer a rich and varied curriculum and focus each term on a different topic.
We offer a healthy snack and drink throughout our session but children can also bring water. During the cold period please make sure your child has a coat, we go outside everyday .
Little Acorns Key Workers:
30 hours government funded provider for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.
Acorns is our nursery for 3yr - 4 yr olds and we run both a morning and afternoon session: 8.45am – 11.45am and 12.30pm – 3.30pm. Children can choose to attend 5 full days (30 hours provision) or 5 morning or afternoon sessions a week (15 hours provision). There is also an option to purchase additional sessions to the 15 hour provision through the week and stay for a whole day, at a cost of £18 a session, which includes a place in lunch club. You can also attend just the lunch club at a cost of £4.50. This cost includes a hot meal and adult supervision.
We are looking forward to welcoming our new children to Acorns. We will be playing games and sharing toys and activities together. We will be learning how to look after each other and the routines of the sessions.
We very much welcome parent support to help in class by reading with the children or playing group games . Please do come and speak to us if you would like to come in on a regular basis or as a one-off visit. You will need to receive a volunteer induction before being able to come into class - this can be arranged through the office.
We have prepared a very useful 'New Parents Nursery information' booklet together with a 'How to apply for 30 hours and Tax free Childcare' chart, we hope you find these helpful. Our Nursery registration/application form is also attached. If you need further assistance please contact the School office.