• At Little Acorns we are dedicated to offering quality care, ensuring that children are free to develop as individuals whilst in a safe and secure environment. All rooms and gardens are arranged to develop the seven areas of learning as set out in the EYFS guidelines.
  • Each child has their own clearly named Learning Journal into which is placed spontaneous and planned observations, and samples of the child’s ‘work’. Parents are encouraged to add to the observations as these form the basis  for the child’s own Individual Plan. This Learning Journal travels through the nursery with the child and is given to the parents when the child moves on to Big School.

Room Overview

Parents complete a My Routine Sheet and are encouraged to stay and settle their baby or toddler and to work with staff to form a settling-in plan for each individual child’s and parents’ needs

There is a nappy changing room with a bathing area for the utmost cleanliness and individual potties for the children. Also in this room is an electric hand drier and low level sink for hand washing

  • Lovely warm and caring atmosphere
  • Under-floor heating at the Ealing Branch allows for more wall space and warm floors to sit or crawl on
  • Brightly decorated with lots of the children’s own pictures on the walls
  • A quiet area for reading or just taking time out
  • Relaxing and calm separate area for the babies to sleep in with stars and moons night-lights
  • A milk kitchen for safe storage and preparation of milk, formula and mother’s own breast milk with each child having their own named steam steriliser
  • You will be asked to cover your shoes to keep the floor clean and hygienic
  • Appropriate food is provided for all stages of the child’s individual development

We ask you to introduce foods at home before nursery, signing our list when you are totally happy for us to offer the food at nursery

There is a separate covered area in the outside play area for the non-crawlers and more hesitant players with sand and water trays, a planting area and many stage appropriate toys

From the moment children arrive, there will be a real choice of activities set out with materials that vary throughout the year with the staff promoting independent learning, social skills and personal development essential for all toddlers

Staffing

The ratio of staff to children is one to three in the nursery room

The staff are devoted to caring for the under 2s showing an interest in them as individuals yet supporting them in bonding as a group and sharing

If you would like to discuss our settling in procedure please enquire at the office

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“Access to the covered outside play area with an environment that takes account of their physical developmental needs with planting, creativity and physical toys”