Little Acorns Children's Club
Little Acorns is OFSTED registered and provides A ONE STOP service in childcare and education.
- Caters for children from ages 2.5 years to 11 years
- Situated in a spacious non-domestic and modern premises
- Large modern kitchen to prepare hot and cold food for the children
- Preschool/nursery children have access to own, private and safe outdoor garden.
In addition to learning through play, the children are encouraged to learn phonetics, numeracy and literacy in preparation for reception class.
- Afterschool and Holiday club children have secured access to the playgrounds of a nearby school.
- “Afterschool Club” children are encouraged and assisted to complete homework and other school related tasks at the setting before going home.
School pick up and drop off details
Breakfast Club Drop off – Fairlop Primary School & John Bramston Primary School
School Pick Up – Fairlop Primary, John Bramston Primary, Manford Way Primary, St Augustine’s Primary, Fullwood Primary, Limes Farm Infants/Junior, Chigwell Academy Primary School
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Mrs Angela Kpalobi or Mrs Mary Butler
- 07926 825667 07926 825667
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Where to go
St Francis of Assisi Church Parish Hall, 144
- IG6 2LA
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Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday to Friday – 7.30am to 7.00pm Available half terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays
- Please contact setting for costs due to the various services offered at the setting.
Opening Times & Facilities
Visits and outings
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Transporting children to and from school
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Free Early Learning - Extended entitlement
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Fully wheelchair accessible
Does offer school pickups
Chigwell Primary School
Limes Farm Infants and Junior School
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School
Fairlop Primary School
Manford Primary School
John Bramston Primary School
- Ofsted URN
- Link to latest Ofsted inspection report
- Inspection history
Inspection History Date type Outcome 18/03/2016 Inspection (Early Years Register) Requires Improvement 27/01/2017 Re-inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Local Offer Contact
- 07926 825667
- Age range
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
- Shortbreak type
- Identifying children's needs
- Dedicated contacts
- SEN Modular Course
- Promoting Play and interaction for SEN.
- Behaviour Management
- Supporting Children with social Communication Difficulties
- liaise with parents/carers
- liaise with outside professionals in regards to children’s individual needs
- advise and support other practitioners in the setting
- ensure that appropriate learning and outcomes plans are in place
- ensure that background information is collected, recorded and updated
- take the lead in monitoring and reviewing any action taken to support the child
- ensure that appropriate records are kept for all children with SEND who require agencies support.
- Involving children and their families
- Range of support available
- Measuring children's progress
- All activities are differentiated to meet children’s needs and allow full access to the learning curriculum.
- Formal assessment meeting held at end of term and progress report is given to parents with details of child’s progress across the EYFS.
- The Two Year Progress Check, an additional assessment, is also compiled when the child is two years. This assessment covers the child’s attainment and progress in the PRIME Areas of the EYFS (e.g. Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Physical Development)
- The Steps to Outcome tracker for children with SEN is also used to monitor progress. This is based on the EYFS Prime Areas of learning and development and the Early Years Development Journals.
- Ongoing regular observations which are monitored by the manager.
- When a special educational need is identified, children’s progress is monitored through an Individual Outcomes Plan (IOP) which identifies agreed outcomes and targeted small steps for a child. The IOP is reviewed termly with parents and carers and outside organisations when relevant.
- Support and training for school staff
- Supporting Children’s Communication and Language through storytelling
- Supporting Behaviour in the Early Years
- Promoting Play and Interaction – children with SEN
- Identifying and supporting children with Social and Communication Difficulties (booked).
- SEN Modular
- SENCO Forums attended termly by the SENCO and SEN conferences held through the Redbridge Early Years and Childcare Improvement Team. Little Acorns is a member of the Preschool Learning Alliance and therefore the SENCO and all staff at the setting have access to monthly childcare magazines, access to online training and use of information from SEN professional websites.
- The SENCO shares any information with all staff at our monthly staff meetings to ensure all staff are kept up to date.
- All training records of the staff are held on files and are available on request from the manager.
- Accessibility of the school
- All resources at the setting are located at children’s level in clear, labelled boxes
- Visual time table and other displays are used at all times by staff during circle time and at all general routines
- Children use their photos to sign in and at snack times
- Photos of staff are displayed in the foyer and pictures of the practitioners and children carrying out various activities
- Makaton signing is used by staff and taught to children during circle time and general routines
- Children’s toilets are fully accessible and provided with stools and easy reach washing facilities
- Nappy and other changing areas are discretely located on the premises
- The garden is fully accessible to wheelchair users and to people with gross motor skills difficulties.
- All the practitioners at the setting are welcoming, friendly and approachable and create a happy, relaxed and safe atmosphere at our preschool.
- A risk assessment is completed daily by a nominated trained risk assessment officer and also for outings to ensure health and safety is maintained at all times.
- With funding, one to one support is provided for those children who may require intensive support to access learning activities.
- All activities are differentiated according to children’s level of development
- Transition arrangements
If any IOP is in place, there will be a transition meeting with the the key person from the new setting, the SENCO and any professional agencies involved to plan introducing your child to the new setting or school.
- Support and training for parents and carers
- Parent consultation
- Links with Children's Centres
- Further information