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.   


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. 

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

End Time: 21-02-2020 17:30

Additional Info: February Half term - 14/02 - 21/02. Children on a term-time only contract won't be in during these dates. For additional bookings please contact your setting. For paid for children who are term time only and pay a retainer, please ensure any additional dates required are requested in advance!

03-04-2020 00:00: Easter Half-Term 2020
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Start Time: 03-04-2020 00:00

End Time: 17-04-2020 00:00

Additional Info: Easter Half-Term is from Friday 03/04/2020 - Friday 17/04/2020

03-04-2020 12:00: April half-term
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Start Time: 03-04-2020 12:00

End Time: 17-04-2020 17:30

Additional Info: It is half-term for funded children from 3rd April - 17th April. Please note: County have altered their delivery of funded hours this year. Ordinarily, the last two weeks of August would be unfunded, however, this is now April which means any children on 2,3, or 4 year funding will not be able to access their usual hours unless additional paid for sessions are requested and confirmed. 

10-04-2020: Bank Holiday

Start Time: 10-04-2020

End Time: All Day Event


School application deadline

Don't forget, if your child is due to start school September 2020, the deadline for applications is 15th January. Please contact a member of management if you need any support in the process. The link below will take you to the government website to apply.




Safely returned!

34 Little Otters, all present and correct, safely back at Little Oaks Pre-school. laugh
A fun trip had by all! 



We are missing several learning journey's/Adventure books at nursery. Please, if you have these at home, return as soon as possible so that they can be updated with art work, observations and assessments so that we can share the previous terms learnig with Parents/carers. Previous EYFS assessments are also in these folders and require updating on the tracker sheets and staff are unable to do this without previous work returned. - Thank you. 


Chicken Pox

We have had two cases of Chicken Pox at Little Oaks. Watch out for general 'under the weather' symptoms in children, as this is often when children are more susceptible. Please see under 'news' section for the NHS guidance on school/nursery guidelines. 


Little Oaks

Our supply of spare clothes is quickly becoming empty, as clothes have not been returned after being borrowed.
Please could all parents check at home to see if there are any of our spares hiding awaysmiley
Alternatively, if your child has outgrown any trousers/socks we would welcome them.
Many Thanks,
Laura -Childcare Manager, Little Oaks Preschool


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 


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.


Little Oaks Preschool Reminder

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


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


Speech and Language Support.

Under the 'News' section of the app today are two available resources for Parents to access who may have concerns over their child's Speech, Language/Communication skills. One is for a workshop where the child can attend, one is Makaton training.