Acorn Preschool
Acorn Preschool

Information

Here you can find out about how we run things at Acorn Preschool. We need your help to keep this organisation running as smoothly as possible!

Registration

If you would like a place for your child at our preschool, please make an appointment and we'll gladly take the time to explain everything you need to know. You can make an appointment by phone or by using our contact form. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Phone

01590 644648

 

What happens if my child is ill?

It's unavoidable that small children catch all kinds of minor infections. For a speedy recovery and to prevent the other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must stay at home. Only when the sickness/diarrhoea has subsided for  48 hours should you return your child to the setting. If the disease is infectious, we'll need a doctor's note confirming that your child is no longer contagious.

Online security

We take steps to ensure that there are effective procedures in place to protect children from the unacceptable use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment or exposure to inappropriate materials in the setting.

We would like to remind parents the importance of supervising children when online and installing the appropriate security  and parental control software.  We recommend ESET, their website is  www.eset.co.uk

 

Tapestry

Online Learning Journey – Parents’ Guide

 

All children attending Acorn Preschool have a personal  Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us with your permission, we will be making these on-line.

 

We use Tapestry, a system, which is hosted in the UK on secure servers. You will have secure access (via email address and password) to your child’s Learning Journey and, in addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us.

 

 

 

PC Ali visit

 

PC 2796 Ali Longworth recently visited the setting to talk the children.  He has served with the Hampshire Constabularly since 1995 and has served at Netley Abbey, Totton and Hythe Police stations as a response officer.  He then spent over eleven years at the Roads Policing Unit at Totton but since September 2017 has now taken up his role at Lymington Police Station as a Neighbourhoods Officer.

He is keen to completely engage with all parts of the local community of Lymington and outlying districts as well as getting out and about on foot to meet the residents in person. 

 

Privacy Notice 2018.pdf
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Useful links to external sources

 

September 2017 we will be offering 30 hour free childcare**https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/615804/30_hours_free_childcare.pdf. 

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/childcare/payingforchildcare/freechildcare/3and4yearoldoffer

 

**subject to eligibility

 

Inalnd Revenue Information about Family Tax Credits.

www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/tax-credits

 

Safeguarding/prevent duty - Information to prevent children from being radicalised.

www.hampshireiowpreventboard.org.uk/about-prevent

 

Interactive games - Online games and stories for young children

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

DirectGov - Information for free childcare and education.  www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

 

DirectGov - SEND information for parents/carers,   www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

 

 Childcare - Helpful tips on how to ditch the dummy.  https://www.childcare.co.uk/information/how-to-ditch-the-dummy

 

To access the websites please highlight the web address and copy into your search engine

Please see the link below from Nursery World regarding the potential choking hazard of grapes

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