Acorns is currently closed until further notice
"Learning through play" in Kington St Michael since 1972
The Village Hall, Kington St Michael, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HX
Registered Charity no. 1164861
For full details of Acorns Pre-school please visit its official website
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Acorns Preschool: The Village Preschool inspiring Creativity, Curiosty and Confidence
for Sessional Day Care - awarded a Good in 2018's inspection.(Click on
the Ofsted logo to view Acorns information and reports held with Ofsted)
Acorns is currently closed until further notice
A message from the Acorns Pre-school Committee:
“Earlier in the summer, the committee sadly announced that Acorns Pre-school wouldn’t be opening its doors in September. Acorns was a huge asset to the village and whilst the Acorns Pre-school charity will shortly be dissolved, we are pleased to announce that the Early Years Alliance has approved that remaining Acorns assets will be transferred to Kington St Michael Primary School. This will ensure that the legacy of Acorns will continue to benefit our village, enabling the school to enhance and hopefully expand their early years provision in the future. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support.”
Acorns Pre-school is held in Kington St Michael village hall for children age 2-5 years old. We are open as follows:
Monday: 8.45am - 1.15pm
afternoon: Woodpecker Outdoor Adventures, which take place in the Old
Rectory wild garden in the village. Woodpeckers runs from 1.45pm -
2.45pm, all year round during term time. Amongst other things, the
children search for animal burrows and footprints, go pond dipping, make
crafts from natural items and sometimes do some basic cooking.
Tuesday to Friday: 8.45am - 11.45am and 11.45am - 2.45pm to include lunch or for all day.
We are flexible and can take children from 8.45am to 2.45pm with many variations in between those hours.
For further details please call us on 07932 185973 or e-mail: email@example.com
We are open for the full funded 30 hours.Acorns is delighted to be forging links with Kington St Michael CE Primary School; please click here to
visit the school's own website. (Please note that children attending
the pre-school are not automatically guaranteed places at the primary
We have funding for 2 year olds
We accept most nursery childcare vouchers.
If you would like your child to attend Acorns please contact us on 07932 185973 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-school Manager: Karoline Gray-Clark
Pre-school Assistants: Tanya Angelinetta & Alison Sewell
"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow"
The current committee is as follows:
Chairman: Malcolm Campbell
Treasurer: Sarah Gilbert
Secretary: Alistair Peattie
General Members: Vicky Ingham & Naomi Morris
Honorary President: Linda Durno
LINKS: Pre-school Learning Alliance
ACORNS - OUT & ABOUT
would like to thank Mr & Mrs G Chicco of Kington Manor and Mr &
Mrs M Cullinane of The Old Rectory, for kindly allowing the pre-school
to use their grounds for outdoor play experience.
now have a permanent fundraiser via the internet, where you can do your
shopping on-line at no extra cost to yourself, but with commission
going to Acorns' funds. Please take a look at: www.buy.at/ksmacorns.
There are over 80 retailers to choose from, with many of them
well-known High Street names and Acorns receives a percentage of any
money spent. You will be directed to the retailer's own main site so the
prices are the same!
Due to popular request we have made our playdough recipe available - please click here.
Dates For Your Diary
Dropping Off & Collecting Children
Would parents/carers please park
courteously when arriving at and leaving Acorns? There have been
problems with delivery vehicles and milk tankers being unable to get
through and there is also concern that someone may be hurt in the chaos
caused by thoughtless parking.
Toys From Home
Whilst we do not mind children
bringing in small toys from home (no “aggressive” toys please – toy
guns, swords, etc) staff are not able to be responsible for them and do
not have time to search for any missing items at the end of the session.
If you are concerned about your child losing a toy, may we politely
suggest that it would be better to leave it at home.
Each child has a named mail folder where you will find newsletters, information etc.
Please collect your mail at the end of each session.
party on December 21st was a fabulous end to 2018; the magician was
very entertaining and the visit from Father Christmas was really
May - The recent quiz raised £384 for Acorns' funds,
which will go towards improving the outdoor area and building a den
underneath the climbing frame.
Acorns Pre-school is a
registered charity and we rely on fundraising to enable us to buy new
equipment. If you would like to make a donation to Acorns' funds, please
make a cheque payable to "Acorns Pre-school" and send it to: Linda
Durno (Honorary President), 14 The Close, Kington St Michael, SN14 6LE.