As part of our service to pupils and parents we offer extended school services.
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.
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, 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 are 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.
We aim to provide a smooth transition between school and our setting.
Acorns is staffed by experienced playworkers, who 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.
Holiday Session Times & Costs
Acorns is open from 8:00am-6:00pm, we split our day into two sessions 8am-1pm & 1pm-6pm. Sessions are paid for in advance via parentmail.
8:00am-1:00pm - £14.00 per child
1:00pm-6:00pm - £14.00 per child
(£28.00 full day)
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