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.
Acorns delivers care and education for our youngest children aged two to three years before they move into Oaks the September after their third birthday.
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.
In addition to your childs's government funded 15 hours, you can also pay for additional hours, subject to availability.
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.
We welcome visitors and are happy to arrange a visit or answer any questions you may have.
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.
Information regarding funding and fees.
Download an application form.
For information and prices.
See when we are open throughout this academic year.
See when we are open during term time in 2017/2018.
What to do if your
child is absent.
140 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, Ipswich, IP4 4JD, United Kingdom
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.
Thursday 6th September 2018 to Wednesday 19th December 2018.
Half Term is Friday 19th October 2018 to Friday 26th October.
Thursday 3rd January 2019 to Friday 5th April 2019
Half Term is Monday 18th February 2019 to Friday 22nd February 2019
Easter holidays Monday 8th April 2019 to Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Wednesday 24th April 2019 to Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Half Term is Monday 27th May 2019 to Friday 31st May 2019.