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Stimulating Learning

What to Expect

Our philosophy is that children grow in our care through relaxed curriculum learning at their own pace. They will gather over time, skills and abilities to be confident independent learners. They build positive relationships with their peers and staff members. We believe the children should be allowed to learn at their own pace with support tailored to their needs. Although they will be given knowledge and some structured learning, they should also gain independence to problem solve and use their own initiative.

Learning: Programs

Approach to Learning

Our staff’s main role is to safeguard children then supervising and offer support to aid learning. Our core values are respecting each child as a unique individual and supporting them to gain the best of their abilities including fully assisting children with disabilities.

Acorn to Oak Nursery and Preschool has been formed as a great opportunity to supply the local area with a high-quality early year learning environment in extensive private grounds. Acorn to Oak is registered for children under 5. We are currently offering care for 0-5-year olds.

We follow the EYFS framework and standards using the 7 areas of learning, 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas. 

For more information on Parents' Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, please click on the button below:

Learning: Programs

4 Specific Areas

Harnessing Creativity

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For example, looking at letter shapes and tracing them. Looking at print in the environment, practising copying print, storytelling with puppets drawing shapes and patterns.


For example, playing with money, matching games, jigsaws, cooking and looking at weights. Measures, recording and watching time sequence games shapes playing with sizes and sorting with shape size colour.

Kids Drawing

Expressive art and design

For example, mixing colours gluing and making up junk models, sand, water, Play-Doh, listening to music, painting, small world toys such as little people farms and zoos.

Understanding of the world

For example, recycling, playing outside in the woods, map making, being aware of equality and diversity through small role-play toys experimenting with cooking making models with Play-Doh and sand being outside and learning with nature role-play watching the seasons change.

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Personal, social and emotional development

For example, learning about our bodies, dressing up, taking turns and listening to others. Learning to manage behaviour.


Physical development

For example, art and crafts, climbing, fine motor practice with loose parts, playing outside, threading buttons, throwing and catching balls.


Communication and language

For example, looking at books, listening to CDs and singing, listening games, role-play and rhyme time.

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