Pre-School

Alderton Acorns Pre-School

Alderton Acorns Pre-School Group is open to children from 2 years 6 months up to 5 years. Children join us to have fun and to learn, through play, the individual skills needed to enter school confidently and enthusiastically.

Sessions run term time, from 9am to 3pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children usually start with two sessions per week and build up to more when they are ready.  For children in their pre-school year we include special study groups where they can concentrate on more structured play and pre-reading/writing skills.

The Pre-School meets at Alderton Village Hall, which is bright, spacious and centrally heated. There are special toilet facilities, a kitchen for cookery and preparation of snacks for the children and two outside play areas. We also have our own large range of play equipment which is constantly updated and added to.

Your play leader is Sarah Westgate. She is a parent and understands the everyday pressures of entertaining a pre-school child! Sarah is assisted by a team of staff and parent helpers.

Alderton Acorns is registered and approved by Social Services. We are also a member of Gloucestershire Playgroup and Toddler Association (PATA).

A Typical Session

  • 9am – Arrive and settle in
  • 9.30am – Registration followed by free play; a choice of activities both inside and out for example painting and colouring, playdough, sand and water play, dressing up, junk-modelling, cookery, home corner, bikes and trikes, climbing frame and slide including drink & snack time within key worker groups.
  • 10.30am – Snack time
  • 11.30am – Tidy up time
  • 11.45am – Adult led group activities such as drama, ball skills, music & dance
  • 12.00pm – Packed lunch time
  • 12.30pm – outdoor play
  • 13.00pm – Library time
  • 13.30pm – Free play
  • 14.15pm – Tidy up time
  • 14.30pm – Story time
  • 15.00pm – Home time

The activities above take place both indoors and outdoors.

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