We have a risk assessment in place which is updated regularly
In July this year we will be leaving one of our existing premises and moving in to a modular building still within the school grounds This is a very exciting opportunity for us, however we desperately need to raise funds to make the building fit for purpose, secure and to develop an amazing outdoor learning space. This has been difficult due to Covid-19 but we have set up a Go Fund Me page. Any donations towards this project would be gratefully received. Please see the link below:-
Little Acorns is a natural, homely and stimulating Pre-school that children love coming to. We pride ourselves on our parent partnerships that allow key people and families to work together to support children in furthering their learning and development. We are responsive to children's needs and all children are respected and valued for who they are. The team works together to provide an enriching environment and stimulating, unique experiences that give a sense of awe and wonder. We work with the children to build resilience and independence giving them the confidence to believe in their capabilities
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Little Acorns Pre-School provides care and education for children aged two to five years. We are based within the grounds of Sidegate Primary School, Ipswich. We have two settings within the school's grounds, Acorns and Oaks.
We are an Ofsted registered early years provider following the Early Years Foundation Stage. We are a registered charity run by voluntary trustees.
All three and four-year-olds are entitled to fifteen hours of funded education a week with a 'registered provider'. Little Acorns is also able to offer funded places to eligible two-year-olds. Please check www.suffolk.gov.uk/two for the eligibility criteria.
Three and four-year-olds may also be eligible to an additional 15 hours of funding. Please check www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for the eligibility criteria.
In addition to your childs's government funded 15 hours, you can also pay for additional hours, subject to availability.
Fees are £4.80 per hour, these are payable half termly.
We welcome visitors and are happy to arrange a visit or answer any questions you may have.
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As per our policies, if Sidegate Primary school closes then we also close. The decision is not taken lightly and will only happen if the school grounds are unsafe or there is an emergency maintenance issue.
If the school decides to have a late start we will do the same. This allows time for staff to get to work and make the site safe.
In the event of snow please check our Facebook page, Sidegate website or the school closures website for any updates.
Little Acorns is open every day during term time in accordance with Sidegate Primary School.
Morning Session 9am - 12noon
Afternoon Session 12noon - 3pm
Lunch is part of the afternoon session and you are requested to provide a packed lunch.
Term commences Monday 7th September 2020
Half Term is Friday 23rd to Friday 30th October 2020
Term ends Friday 18th December 2020
Term commences Tuesday 5th January 2021
Half Term is Monday 15th to Friday 19th February 2021
Term ends Friday 26th March 2021
Term commences Tuesday 13th April 2021
Half Term is Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021
Term ends Wednesday 21st July 2021