Welcome to Acorn Pre-School

Creating a Brighter Future


“You cannot open a book without learning something.”


Girl in Class

Acorn Pre-School Aims:-

Building trusting relationships with parents/carers and families in order to support development of secure attachments between children and staff, enabling children to settle quickly and enjoy making the most of the Pre-School.

Encouraging self expression through a range of media, activities and events including singing, signing, dance, art and physical activity as well through speech and communication.

Following the Early Years Foundation Stage through fun and stimulating activities based on the children's own choices and interests together with some adult led activities and in-put from parents and carers.

Providing an environment where children feel valued and respected.

Supporting children to communicate and negotiate with peers and develop an awareness of others, their needs, as well as being able to identify and communicate their own needs.

Nurturing each and every child's unique personality to shine with the support of caring, inspiring and creative adults in an environment where they feel safe, secure and able to be themselves.

Exploring a culturally diverse curriculum which takes into account and encourages the uniqueness of children and families.





Jayne has been at the setting for 22 years and became the manager 3 years later, Jayne holds the Level 3 (DDP)


Pre-School Practitioner


Michelle has been with us for 7 years and holds a Level 3. Michelle has undertaken some intense training to help promote speech and language development within the setting.


About Acorn Pre-School

Committed to Education

Acorn Pre-School is a long-established, non profitable setting in Stubbington Fareham, Hampshire.

The setting has been operating for in excess of 30 years, we operate in the main hall and two smaller rooms situated in Holy Rood Church.

We strongly believe that each child is unique and full of potential, we support all children to develop a positive attitude to help promote themselves in all areas of learning, in their own way through making:

Their own choices:-

Participating in adult led activities:-

And having fun:-

We are registered with ofsted.

The setting have a close link with both local schools and we often have children attending from outside the area.

Our setting provides a huge range of resources and equipment to support and promote all areas of learning across the Early Years Foundation (EYFS)


Themes - Story Sacks

Week 1 -  06/09/21 - Little Red Riding Hood - Number 1
Week 2 -  13/09/21 - The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Number 2
Week 3 - 20/09/21 - Dear Zoo - Number 3       
Week 4 - 27/09/21 - Billy Goats Gruff - Number 4
Week 5 - 04/10/21 - Room On A Broom - Number 5 
Week 6 - 11//10/21 - The Gingerbread Man - Number 6   
Week 7 - 18/10/21 - The Gruffalos Child - Number 7

Academic Year Dates

Start of new term 06/09/21

Finish for half term 22/10/21

Return 01/11/21

Finish 14/12/21

Return 04/01/22

Finish 18/02/22

Return 28/02/22

Finish 08/04/22

Return 25/04/22

Closed Bank Holiday Monday 02/05/22

Finish 27/05/22

Return 06/06/22

Finish For Summer Holidays 22/07/22


Opening Hours

Come Visit

Acorn Pre-School is open term time only and operates on a session basis, children can stay all day.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (only children attending mainstream following September) Friday

Start times 9am or 9.30am or 12 noon or 12.30pm

Finshing times

12 noon or 12.30pm or 3pm or 3.30pm


Morning closed.

Start times 12 noon or 12.30pm 

Finishing times 3pm or 3.30pm



Chalkboard Drawings

Costs & Subsidies

How We Help

Children can start at the setting from age of 2 years but are liable to pay an hourly rate which is currently £5.00 per hour (this is reviewed annually and parents/carers are informed of any increase in advance)

3 year old children are currently entitled to 15 hours free funding, if you think might be entitled to claim 2 year funding please check the website below for information relating this:

We take children who are in receipt of the extended hours (30 hours) for childcare, if you think you might be entitled to claim 30 hours funding please check the website below for information relating to this


Important Documents

Copies of all our policies are available on our website but a hard copy of any policies can be obtained from the Pre-School on request.

Ofsted Registration number:- 110050

Ofsted Address:- Piccadilly Gate

                              Store Street


                              M12 WD

Ofsed Telephone:- 03001 231231



Childrens rights and entitlements

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

Looked after children

Uncollected children

Missing child

Online safety

Social networking


Student placements

Induction of employees and volunteers

First aid

The role of the key person and settling in


Administering medicines

Managing children who are sick, infectious or with allergies

Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents

Nappy changing

Food and drink

Food hygiene

Promoting positive behaviour

Health and safety general standards

Maintaining children's safety and security on premises

Supervision of children on outings and visits

Risk assessment

Fire safety and emergency evacuation

Animals in setting

No smoking

Staff personal safety including home visits

Valuing diversity and promoting inclusion and equality

Supporting children with special educational needs


British values

Early years prospectus


Application to join

Registration forms


Parental involvement

Children's records

Provider's records

Confidentiality and client access to records

Information sharing

Working in partnership with other agencies

Making a complaint

Privacy policy


Contact Us



Contact Details

Acorn Pre-School

Holy Rood Church

Gosport Road




PO14 2AS

Telephone 07340 317149

(Emergency contact church office 01329 661154)

We have an open-door policy so please feel free to call in and visit any time or if you would like a registration form then contact the setting on the above number.