Welcome to the home page of Acorn nursery!
We run two sessions for the children to spend 15 hours in Acorn class.
Acorn A is the beginning of the week and the children attend all day on Monday, Tuesday and for two hours on Wednesday morning.
Acorn B is the end of the week and the children attend for two hours on Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday and Friday.
The Nursery has a very experienced team of Early Years Practitioners Mrs Bircumshaw and Miss Hickman who work full time and the Nursery Teacher is Miss Dickinson.
In Acorn Class we believe that children learn best through fun and exciting play that is scaffolded by the staff and a positive partnership between parent and school.
We use the children’s interests to direct our topics and engage the children in activities. We have a strong focus on how our children learn and this supported by the Learning zoo and I am sure the children will come home telling you about some of the characters for example Go for it Gorilla, Preserving Parrot and Concentrating Crocodile to name a few.
We introduce phonics initially spending lots of time listening and hearing the sounds around us and the sounds within words, before moving on to linking the sounds to the letters. We believe a multi -sensory approach works well and use the jolly phonic songs to support us with phonics.