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Little Acorns Day Nursery
Hartrigg Oaks
Lucombe Way
New Earswick
York
YO32 4DS

Mighty Oaks

Funded childcare for 3-5 year olds in New Earswick

We provide a warm and stimulating environment for our pre-school children. At Little Acorns Day Nursery, we offer funded childcare for 3-5 year olds across York. Speak to a member of our team.

Mighty Oaks room

The Mighty Oaks room has been designed keeping the requirements of preschool children in mind. The children who are 3 to 5 years old are the pre-school group. This stage of their life is the 'foundation stage', which prepares them for learning in key stage 1, and is consistent with the national curriculum.

Like the Young Oaks group, the Mighty Oaks group also have planned activities by the staff, and also activities based on the children’s individual interests. The toys which are set out each day are chosen by the children and are specific toys to help children ‘learn through play’.

We offer funded childcare for 3 to 5 year olds. For more information, get in touch.
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Features for our preschool room

  • The children have more age appropriate activities and resources in this room, and can concentrate on activities that require more thought.
  • The children’s activities are based around the EYFS areas of learning, such as personal and social development, physical development, communication and language, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive art and design.
  • Planning for the individual needs is met by the staff observing adult and child led activities and moving them onto the next steps and also getting them ready for school.
Take a look at the Young Oaks page to view the routine for both Young Oaks and Mighty Oaks.
Mighty Oaks children

Mighty Oaks staff

Claire Chappell – Senior Nursery Nurse 
Hannah Beetham – Nursery Nurse
Georgia Bailey - Nursery Nurse

Daily routine - approximately 3-5 years

The following is the routine for both Mighty Oaks and Young Oaks.
7.30am 
Nursery opens. Welcome/settle children into room with age appropriate activities/resources 
 
8.30 – 9.30am 
Snack table opens; children can choose when or if they would like snack over the hour (hands washed, self-registration, choose plate/cup) 
 
9.30am 
Key person group activities - age appropriate and planned for each individuals ‘next step’ of learning development. Outdoor/Physical play – throughout the morning - child’s choice 
 
11.00am 
Nappy/ potty time – (nappies will always be changed at other times of the day if needed) 
 
11.30am 
Wash hands before lunch. Lunch time - Find own name card on plate to help with name recognition/serve themselves 
 
12.15pm 
Sleep time for children who need one. Free play - age appropriate toys - sand, water, creative, technology, role play, construction, books, outdoor play, rest time 
 
12.30pm 
End of morning session. Greet parents with information of child’s morning and hand over day sheet 
 
1.00pm 
Afternoon session begins. Between 1.00pm and 2.00pm children waking up from sleep. Free play - age appropriate toys - sand, water, creative, technology, role play, construction, books, outdoor play.
  
2.00pm – 4.15pm 
Afternoon snack table opens, children can choose when or if they would like snack (hands washed, self-registration, choose plate/cup). Outdoor/Physical play. Free play, age appropriate toys - sand, water, creative, technology, role play, construction, books. Key person group activities - age appropriate and planned for each individuals ‘next step’ of learning development. Outdoor/Physical play – throughout the afternoon - child’s choice 

 
4.15pm 
Tea Time. Greet parents with information of child’s afternoon/day and hand over day sheet from now until 6pm
 
6.00pm 
Nursery closes

We offer funded childcare for 3-5 year olds in New Earswick, York. 
Call Little Acorns Day Nursery on 01904 766 866
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