A day at Acorns offers children a mix of child and adult-led activities within a flexible routine.

Breakfast Club

Acorns opens its doors at 7.30am for breakfast club. This is available to any pre-school child in addition to those children attending Masham Primary School. After a healthy breakfast the children can take part in different activities and games before staff take the older children to school.

Getting busy

As children arrive, they are encouraged to develop their independence by hanging up their coats and bags on their peg.

The morning begins with free play as the children choose which activities they wish to access. (During busier sessions the numbers are split as some go to explore outdoors).

Cafe style snack is available offering a range of healthy food options; fruit, vegetables, cereal etc.

Mid-morning the children come together for a short focus activity, before going to play outdoors.

Time for Lunch

The morning comes to an end with Storytime or music, before it’s time for some of our friends to go home. The remaining children sit down for lunch and are joined by staff to enjoy their dinner and catch up on the morning’s events. (Daily lunch menu’s are available on our notice board attached to our outside play area).

Starting again

Our afternoon session begins at 12.45pm as we welcome more children to play. The afternoon follows a similar routine as the morning, including a second opportunity to explore outdoor learning.

To finish

Each day finishes with a different activity; singing, story, music, movement, parachute...... It is then time for each key person to update parents/carers on their child’s day as we say goodbye.

Some children stay with us until 4.30pm. A light tea is followed by a selection of different activities and games, including time outdoors, weather permitting.

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