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

Young Oaks

Child places in New Earswick

At Little Acorns Day Nursery, we can offer the Early Years' Education (EYF) places for children from 2 to 3 years. To enrol your child, get in touch today. We're located in New Earswick, York.

Young Oaks room

Our Young Oaks room is a large and airy room, designed for children from 2 to 3 years. In the morning and afternoon, the children are divided into key person groups to do activities, which aim to improve your child's learning development.
The Young Oaks and Mighty Oaks groups have both 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’.
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Features of the Young Oaks room

  • Activities are planned by the staff (and ones based around your child's interests)
  • There are computers for children to play and learn on
  • The children have access to the outdoor area and can free flow from indoors to outdoors whenever they chose.
  • At each stage of the day when group time activities take place, the pre-school children have access to their own room which allows them to engage in more age appropriate activities
  • Learning journeys are kept on each child and are given to parents when the child leaves Young Oaks
  • Day books are kept to record your child's progress
You can also rely on us for childcare for babies and toddlers.
Children learning computer

Young Oaks staff

Kelly Atkinson – Deputy Manager
Julie Nicholson – Senior Nursery Nurse
Marcella Bayston – Nursery Nurse
Anne Grainger – Nursery Nurse
Viv Tait – Part Time Nursery Nurse
Annette Dack – Supply Nursery Nurse
Leah Harker - Apprentice

Daily routine - approximately 2 to 3 years

The following is the routine for both Young Oaks and Mighty 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 provide child places in New Earswick, York, call Little Acorns Day Nursery
on 01904 766 866
We use the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
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