Welcome to Acorn Pre-School and thank you for registering your child with us.
We know how important your child is and aim to deliver the highest quality of care and education to help them to achieve their best.
This prospectus aims to provide you with an introduction to Acorn Pre-School, our routines, our approach to supporting your child’s learning and development and how we aim to work together with you to best meet your child’s individual needs.
Our setting aims to:
provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
add to the life and well-being of the local community;
offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
You are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:
valued and respected;
included at all levels.
As a voluntary managed setting, we also depend on the good will of parents and their involvement to keep going. Membership of the setting carries expectations on you for your support and commitment.
Children's development and learning
We aim to ensure that each child:
is in a safe and stimulating environment;
is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children, as well as volunteer helpers;
has the chance to join in with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together;
is helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do;
has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress;
is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop;
is in a setting in which parents help to shape the service it offers.