All children deserve the best possible start in life, and we will help your child by using a child-led curriculum, based on the Early Years Foundation Stage. We guarantee that your child will be in a safe, secure and stimulating environment, which will nurture their every need.
The Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework sets the standards for learning, development and childcare for children from birth to five. Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. This is why we operate a ‘Key person’ system for all the children.
The Early Years Foundation stage curriculum is play based: the staff observe and reflect on children’s spontaneous play and also on the adult led activities to help meet the needs of each individual child.
Our Nursery Cook provides a two course lunch and a two course tea.
The nursery is open from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm. Our nursery cook provides a two-course lunch and a light two course tea.. There is also a light snack mid-morning and afternoon. Snacks are café style; the children are encouraged to make their own choices if they want snack or not. The children have access to water at all times.
Our cook is fully qualified and a mum which helps as her ethos is perfect for the nursery environment. All children’s individual dietary requirements are catered for whether it is allergies or religious reasons, we cater for everyone.
When children first attend Little Acorns we provide as many visits as the child needs. Visits will carry on until the child is settled and the parent feels comfortable leaving them.
You, as parents, are important to us at Little Acorns and we welcome you into the nursery at any time. We actively encourage parents to discuss their child’s progress with us.
Little Acorns New Earswick is open 52 weeks a year, we close only on bank holidays. Fees are payable in advance on the 20th of each calendar month. Fees are calculated over 51 weeks, parents are given 1 weeks holiday. If your child’s day falls on a bank holiday we will try to swap this day if you so wish.
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