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About Little Acorns Pre School

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Welcome to Little Acorns

Little Acorns Pre-School is based in Tatsfield, Surrey and was established in the 1960's by local residents. Since the 1980's the Pre School has been run as a charity, managed by a volunteer committee who work hard to support and develop the pre school; striving to provide a service local residents will be proud of, and families will enjoy using. Please Contact Us if you are interested in getting involved. 

 

We welcome children from the ages of 2 years to 5 years and run sessions five days a week, during term time, with various morning and afternoon options. We are able to accept funded and non funded children. Many of the children enrolled with us are from Tatsfield, but we are pleased to invite children from Biggin Hill, Oxted, Warlingham and the surrounding areas. 

 

Our philosophy is "exploring & learning through play in a fun & safe environment".  We take our philosophy very seriously and strive to ensure that our children learn new skills, feel safe, comfortable, and are free to play in each of our learning areas whilst in our care.

 

We are regulated by Ofsted and work closely with Surrey Early Years to ensure our practices are always in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.  

 

At Little Acorns Team we also offer SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) qualified staff where required.  Please see our SEN policy and inclusion statement for more information.  The development of our carers' knowledge and education is on-going at Little Acorns, keeping us at the top of the field in terms of childcare regulations, pre school education, emotional care, and health and safety.

 

Little Acorns Pre School is also a member of the Pre School Learning Alliance.  The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest early years membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality, affordable childcare and education in England.  An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

 

We have tried to provide as much information as we can on this website so please do look around.  Some of the links on the top menu bar have drop down menus leading you to other pages, but our logo will always bring you 'Home'. 

 

We hope you enjoy exploring our website, and welcome your feedback, should you have any suggestions.

 

The Little Acorns Pre School Team

 

We hope you find all the information you may need on here. Please Contact us if you have any questions. 

Our Sessions Times

Monday - 8:30 am - 12:00pm (lunch 12-1) 12:00 pm - 3:20pm

Tuesday - 8:30 am - 12:00pm (lunch 12-1) 12:00pm - 3:20pm

Wednesday - 8:30am - 12:00pm (lunch 12-1) 12:00pm - 3:20pm

Thursday - 8:30am - 12:00pm (lunch 12-1) 12:00pm - 3:20pm

Friday - 8:30am - 12:00pm (lunch 12-1) 

Little Acorns runs various morning and afternoon sessions throughout the week, on which you can choose to enroll concurrently if required - i.e. your child can stay with us for all three sessions.  We do also offer a separate lunch club on all days and we provide an appropriate environment for your child to eat their packed lunch.  (Please note that if your child is of government funding age, you can qualify for funding for concurrently attended sessions). 

We are open term time only

Fees are payable half termly.  

Morning sessions (Monday-Friday 8:30am-12pm) - £19.50

Lunch Club add on (Monday - Friday 12pm-1pm) - £5.50

Afternoon sessions (Monday-Thursday 12pm-3:20pm) - £19.00

Our Prices

Funding Information

15 Hours Free Funding for 2 year olds (FEET Funding)

Free early education for two year olds (FEET) is an offer of up to 15 hours per week of free education for qualifying families.

To be eligable to apply for FEET your family must meet certain criteria. If your family claims 1 of the listed you may qualify:

  • Income Support

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Job Seekers Allowance

  • State Pension Credit

If you fall into one of the categories listed or are simply unsure you can apply at  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

15 Hours Free Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds 

Free early education for some 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 years olds is available to all families from the term after your child turns 2 or 3 respectively..

  • For all families in England

  • With 3 and 4-year-old children

  • Working families of some 2 year old children - from April 2024

  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education a week

Paperwork is completed at the preschool and we claim this directly on your behalf.

For more information please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

30 Hours Free Childcare

From September 2017, the government is offering an additional 15 hours of funding on top of the universal 15 hours for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds. This additional funding can be used between up to two childcare providers (e.g. preschool and a childminder) and Little Acorns is pleased to be able to offer up to 24 hours of funding to eligible parents.

You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible. 

You can't get 30 hours free childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.

For more information and to apply please visit:www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Tax Free Childcare

For children aged 0-11 eligible parents can claim Tax Free Childcare

  • For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK

  • With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled)

  • For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months

  • Parents of children born on or after 1st April 2013, and parents of disabled children, can apply now

  • Please be aware that Tax Free childcare cannot be used while claiming some Tax Benefits - such as Universal Credit 

For more information and to apply please visit:www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Local Offer

What is the Local Offer? A Local Offer gives children and young people with Special Educational Needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area.  Every local authority is responsible for writing a Local Offer and making sure it is available for everyone to see. All Surrey schools and Education settings are required to prepare their own SEN information in the form of 14 questions.​

For more information - https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/

Parents and Carers of Little Acorns

© 2024 by Little Acorns Pre School

Registered Charity No. 1024480

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