Shortly after your child’s second birthday they make their transition to Great Oaks. We offer support, as each child becomes an independent learner our free-flow system supports children to make choice about what they do. We believe that children learn through play and gain the most value from activities, which relate to their current learning interests. By offering a child centred approach we ensure we offer the children activities, which are engaging, and this therefore provides the best opportunities to learn and develop.
Learning resources are utilised to ensure that all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are explored. Children are encouraged to learn through developmentally appropriate planned, purposeful play with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Activities are carefully planned to take into account the age, ability and aptitude of each individual child. Our named key person system enables us to ensure a planned curriculum tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace providing firm foundations in preparation for the more formal environment of school.
The nursery comprises three main areas a quiet area, messy area and free play area for small and large group play. Our daily activities and free play cover all aspects of learning.
The children have free access all day to ICT facilities, construction, messy play and make believe to name but a few. All children have access to outdoor play on a daily basis whatever the weather (we provide waterproof suits if raining).
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Acorns Day Nursery
532 Reading Road
“I have sent all 3 of my children to Acorns Day Nursery and I cannot recommend them enough. My children have thrived in the supportive and caring environment provided by the exceptional staff at Nursery. The children have been treated as individuals and their different needs catered for expertly. I have always found the Nursery team to be loving and caring and they are always available for formal and informal discussions about the children. Nursery have provided a wide range of learning experiences for the children, including French classes, Debutots and a visiting farm, to say but a few. I have been impressed with just how well the key workers get to know the children and enjoyed seeing the stages of development achieved in their Learning Journey. Most importantly, the children were smiling when I dropped them off and smiling when I picked them up after having a happy fun filled day.”
“Acorns Day Nursery has played a huge part on our families life over the past eight years. Both of my children have been incredibly happy there and, over the years, the teams dedication to the children and their learning journey has been fantastic. They have not only ensured that my children have been well cared for and happy, but they are equipped with the skills to start school and grow as individuals. I would highly recommend.”
“My son and daughter started at Acorns when they were about one and spent several years at Acorns Day Nursery before leaving for school. They had a lovely time at the nursery, initially upstairs in the baby room and subsequently down stairs in the "Great Oasks" room. The staff were great and provided a super environment for my two to grow and develop.”