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General Information for Parents/Carers

Snacks & Lunch

For children attending our morning sessions they will need to bring a healthy snack,for example a piece of fruit or veg in a named container.  In accordance with Government Guidelines this should be a piece of fruit or vegetables. Snack time starts at 10:15am when we will also provide milk or water to drink.

 

If your child is attending for lunch, you will need to provide lunch in a named lunch bag/container.  We provide milk or water or you can pack a carton of drink in with their lunch.  Lunches are stored in our fridge.

 

If you are giving your child grapes or blueberries - please cut these in half to avoid the risk of choking. We also operate a 'no nuts' policy.  We ask that hot dog type sausages are cut into very small pieces if included in a lunch.

The pre-school is proud to hold a 5 star rating from Environmental Health regarding our Food Hygiene.

Clothing & footwear

Your child will be playing and climbing and riding and painting...please dress them in clothes that can withstand play. 

 

Clothes should also allow easy 'toilet' access for your child.

 

We usually have outside play time whatever the weather, so a coat in winter and a hat in summer are required. 

 

Shoes must be flexible/soft soled - plimsoles, Flossies, Doodles are great. The shoes should be of a style that stays on when running/climbing.

Families can purchase Little Acorns uniform for their children which includes the options of a sweatshirt, t-shirt and polo top, each in our navy blue colour way.  Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

What to bring with you

Apart from your child's snack/lunch there are a few essentials we need every day...

 

  • A named water bottle

  • A full change of clothes - including socks

  • Nappies/wipes - if your child wears nappies

  • A sun hat in summer

  • A coat in winter

 

These can be stored in your child's bag and hung in our cloakroom the days they attend.

Please see our Parents Information Pack for further information CLICK HERE 

Uniform

Little Acorns Pre School t-shirts, polo tops and sweatshirts are available to order but are not essential.  Please speak to a member of staff or send us an email for details.

My Nametags

My Nametags produce name labels which are perfect for children’s items at home and in the school.

For details on their products and prices, please visit

www.mynametags.com

For every order of personalised labels for children’s clothing and equipment, My Nametags will contribute 24% to Little Acorns Pre-School. Please help us to return lost clothing and support our fundraising efforts by placing an order for labels with My Nametags.

 

When placing an order, our School ID is 84086

Important Documents

Introduction to Little Acorns

Policies & Procedures

Safeguarding Policy

Ofsted Report

Painting Class

Tapestry Online Learning Journal

To record and track your child’s development at Little Acorns we are pleased to use Tapestry Online Learning Journal.

 

Your child’s keyworker uses this to capture your child’s experiences and allows them to monitor their development and learning. All of this information is shared with parents through Tapestry online, allowing you to instantly share your child’s journey by viewing text, images and videos of their progress and special moments at preschool.

 

When your child begins at Little Acorns you will be issued with unique log in details allowing you to securely access their online learning journal.

For more information please go to Tapestry's website:

www.tapestryjournal.com

Useful Links 

https://www.bromley.gov.uk/parental-support/activities-children-family-centres

A link to the Biggin Hill Family Centre timetable

 

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/children/support-and-advice/families

Family information service provides a free impartial information service for families in Surrey - including free education (FEET) funding for children

 

https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/ 

Support for pre school and school age children with Special Educational Needs in Surrey

 

https://www.bromley.gov.uk/children-families

Childcare page for families living in Bromley, including links to the Family Information Service.

 

https://www.bromley.gov.uk/ChildrenAndFamilyCentres

Bromley's Children and Family centres including a link to the Biggin Hill Children's Centre timetable

 

www.ican.org.uk

The Children's Communication Charity offers help and advice for children's speech and language

 

www.talkingpoint.org.uk

Information on children's communication, including a progress check for parents

 

www.afasic.org.uk

Supports parents and children with speech, language and communication needs

 

www.autism.org.uk

The leading UK charity for people with autism, and their families

www.nhs.uk/change4life

Make a change for life with healthy recipes, sugar swaps, nutritional advise and activity ideas from the NHS.

Parents and Carers of Little Acorns

© 2024 by Little Acorns Pre School

Registered Charity No. 1024480

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