Welcome to Acorns & Little Oaks Childcare

Parent testimony - "Thank you for all you've done for our little girl. She's been with you since a tot and grown with your love and guidance. Thank you for all of the help, flexibility and support given to us too. You've got the dream team and it's fab being on the receiving end of its work as a Parent"

Principals Welcome

I adore children!  I cherish their company, revel in their personalities and I am in awe of their limitless potential.   I recognise how important it is for every child, regardless of background, challenges and accomplishments, to know and understand that they are valued, appreciated and loved.  I share my days with like-minded childcare professionals who are dedicated to providing the very best opportunities for every child in our shared care, so that they can develop and grow at their own pace, in their individual styles, respecting one another and learning to become strong, independent life-long learners and lovely little citizens of the World.
Welcome to our website – please feel free to contact me if you can’t find what you are looking for.   

Events

19-12-2019: Last day of Term
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Start Time: 19-12-2019

End Time: All Day Event

Additional Info: Happy Christmas to all our friends and families! Last day of term is 19th December and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 6th January 2020!

25-12-2019: Bank Holiday

Start Time: 25-12-2019

End Time: All Day Event

26-12-2019: Bank Holiday

Start Time: 26-12-2019

End Time: All Day Event

01-01-2020: Bank Holiday

Start Time: 01-01-2020

End Time: All Day Event

14-02-2020 00:00: February Half-term 2020
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Start Time: 14-02-2020 00:00

End Time: 21-02-2020 00:00

Additional Info: This week is February Half-Term for all of our Term-time only children. 

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Ready Steady Go to School...

LCC will be holding their annual Ready Steady go to School sessions which are run with the support of the health team and focussing on children and families that need support with toilet training, behaviour and routines, sleep patterns, healthy diet etc. They are running from Spalding Children's centre on Monday 11th and 18th November 10-11am. If your child is starting school in 2020 and you would like your setting to source invitations for you and your little one, please contact Elle at Acorns: Elle@outstandingchildcare.co.uk,or Jen: Jen@outstandingchildcare.co.uk or Laura: Laura@outstandingchildcare.co.uk for Little Oaks so that we can arrange invitations for you smiley 

01-11-2019

Reminder to term time only parents

Autumn term restarts on Tuesday 29th October.

23-10-2019

Sickness Policy

We have had a number of reported cases of sickness bugs at Little Oaks in the last 24 hours. If your child has shown any symptoms of a sickness bug they must be kept away from Nursery or Preschool for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhoea. We understand that it can be challenging when you need to keep your child off with an illness however, we have a duty of care to provide a full service for all our families and we need to do all that we can do to prevent the spread of illness within the setting. If you have any concerns, please follow the NHS Common Childhood Illnesses link which can be found in the News section of the app.
We thank you for your cooperation.

17-10-2019

Little Oaks

We have had a lovely visit from PC Coupland this morning who has given us a helpful little update on the parking expectations at Maytree Lodge. He has confirmed that there are no restrictions down Roman Bank other than the yellow lines along the right hand side of the road. Could we just remind Parents, please not to park up on the path (as this then would be a restirction to pedestrians) and to not stop over a dropped curb or opposite an already parked car. yes - thank you! 

14-10-2019

Little Oaks Preschool Reminder

Please can we ensure all trip reply slips are returned by Monday 14th October. Any questions please email Laura at
laura@outstandingchildcare.co.uk

11-10-2019

F.A.O. Parents/Carers @ Little Oaks

We have received a call from the District Council today, informing us that there has been a complaint about parking along Roman Bank and in particular on the bridge. Although it wasn't specified that it was drivers attending the nursery, could we remind visitors to please be mindful of keeping paths clear for pedestrians whilst being respectful of other road users. We do rely on parents to support us in these matters and would hope that they park on the town side of the bridge as far as possible. 

09-10-2019

Sickness Policy

We have had two reported cases of sickness bugs across our settings in the last 48 hours. If your child has shown any symptoms of a sickenss bug they must be kept away from Nursery or Pre School for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhoea. We understand that it can be challenging when you need to keep your child off with illness however we have a duty of care to provide a full service for our families and we need to do all that we can to prevent the spread of illness within the setting. If you have any concerns please follow the NHS Common Childhood Illnesses link which can be found in the News section of this app.

13-09-2019

Drop off and Collection times

Polite reminder: Please ensure that you follow your drop off and collection times as per your contract. It is imperative that no child is in attendance outside of these times to ensure that we adhere to staff:child ratios and insurance requirements are complied with. Please note some families have contracted start and end times outside of main sessions and all staff are fully aware of individual agreements in place.

06-09-2019

PLEASE READ - VERY IMPORTANT

PARENTS WITH THUMBPRINT ACCESS AT LITTLE OAKS. Please ensure you do not hold the gate open for other visitors, even if you recognise them. The system works on identification record and in the interests of child safety, this is an essential log. Anyone who is observed to let others pass through will unfortunately be removed from the system, thank you. 

05-09-2019

Park and stride initiative

We have had safety lock catches installed on our buggy/bike parks for anyone who would like to encourage their children to bike/walk to Nursery, or for those Parents who are walking with pushchairs and would like to leave them on site in the shelters. Acorn s shelter is situated at the front of the baby room and Little Oaks is positioned alongside the fence backing onto the riverbank. Please feel free to bring bike/buggy locks to safely attach them if you would like to smiley

04-09-2019