Acorns Childcare

As part of our service to pupils and parents we offer extended school services.

Operating Hours

Acorns is open from 7.30am until 6.00pm during term time and we also offer holiday care from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Acorns is located here at The Grange School. As well as our own building and enclosed garden area, we have full use of The Grange School's resources and facilities. These include a large ICT Suite, two large halls, playgrounds, an Art and D&T Studio, a music room and a purpose built activity room and outside area for our Early Years children.

Aims

At Acorns we aim to provide a safe secure and relaxed environment, offering a range of activities to reflect the interests of the children in our care.

What we offer

Acorns follows the Playwork Principles, so the children are free to choose activities and resources as they wish. There will always be a selection of activities and resources available, including dressing up, home corner, craft, board games, construction, computer games, physical play, cookery and reading. In addition, we have a vast amount of resources available for the children to choose from.

What we provide

The snacks we provide at Acorns is not intended as a substitute for a main evening meal. We provide healthy snacks, including fresh fruit and vegetables. We promote independence, by encouraging the children to prepare their own snacks, and to clear away after themselves. We use fresh ingredients and follow statutory guidelines. Fresh drinking water is available at all times. We meet individual dietary requirements and parental preferences wherever possible. We do allow children to decide when they are ready to eat, but request that food be consumed whilst sitting at the snack table.

Staffing

Acorns is staffed by Manager Laura Best, Supervisor Stephanie Goodyer and five playworkers. In addition we have volunteer staff. We aim to provide a smooth transition between school and our setting.

All of our staff have significant experience of working with children and undertake professional development training. All staff members are DBS checked. 

If you have a query or concern at any time, please speak to a member of staff at the club when you collect your child or arrange a convenient time to meet with the Manager.

For more information, please contact Laura Best (Manager) on 01327 705785. Or email: acorns@thegrangeschooldaventry.net 

Staverton Rd, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4HW 01327 705785 head@thegrange.northants-ecl.gov.uk

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