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Our pre-school offers education and care for children from 2 years to statutory school age.

Acorns Community Pre-School will continue to provide a safe, engaging and nurturing environment for children to learn through play.

By following OFSTED and EYFS guidelines we provide continuous inside and outside provision setting the standards for interactive learning, development and care of children from two years to five.

We are fully inclusive, supporting children and families from diverse backgrounds and ensuring all children regardless of their gender, ethnicity or ability, are accepted, appreciated and included.


We aim to

 

We will offer

* For more information about Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/


We are registered for

*For more information about Two Year Old Early Years Education Offer
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/cis/eye/2-year-old-offer-2.htm

*For more information about Early Years Pupil Premium
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/childcare/providers/eye-eysff/eypp.htm


Special educational needs

We aim to provide equality of opportunity for all members of our group, and this includes children with special educational needs. The number of adults present in the pre-school enables us to provide individual attention for each child. Each child is able to progress at her/his own rate in all areas of development, and this is true for children with and without disabilities or learning difficulties. We are experienced in working in close liaison with professionals across the range of special needs, and we operate in accordance with the government’s Code of Practice on special educational needs. If you would like to discuss the group’s ability to meet your own child’s needs, please talk to the pre-school leader or to your child’s keyworker.

For more information about support available for children with additional needs
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/parents-sen


Policies

Our policy statements are available on request. All our policies are designed to offer the best possible experience for the children and families in the group. Our policies are reviewed on a regular basis and comments and suggestions from parents are always welcome.


Management and Administration

Decision Making
A parent lead management Company Limited by Guarantee whose members are recruited from the parents/carers of the children who attend the setting and other interested parties.

The Company is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, and for the employment and appraisal of members of staff. The Annual General Meeting is open to the parents of all the children who attend the setting.  It is our shared forum for looking back over the previous year’s activities and shaping the coming year’s plan.

School fees
The fees are currently £4.30 per hour, payable in advance. 

Fees continue to be payable if a child is absent without notice or for a short time. In cases of prolonged absence, parents should consult the management/ committee about fee payment. Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of the necessary fees.

We are in receipt of nursery education funding for two, three and four year olds; where funding is not received, then fees apply.

Our compliance with food hygiene and safety procedures is Five Star.

http://ratings.food.gov.uk/business/en-GB/611234/ACORNS-COMMUNITY-PRE-SCHOOL-TOTTON