204 Swan Ave,

Bingley BD16 3PA

Mon - Fri:
7:30 - 18:00

About acorns

Nursery based in the heart of Eldwick, Bingely.

Who We Are...

Our Philosophy

At Acorn’s our philosophy is based on inclusion and the belief that a wide foundation of skills, knowledge, attitudes, and self-confidence created in a child’s early years, provides them with a firm base on which all aspects of education can be built. We create enabling environments that are safe, motivating, exciting and caring, to ensure that your children develop high self-esteem.

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Our Commitment

Our commitment is to uphold the following four principal themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework using the Birth to Five Matters Framework. This underpins effective practice in the care, development and learning of the young child

The Unique Child

We recognise that every child is unique and we encourage children to become confident and independent learners. We nurture the enquiring mind and help children build confidence, self-esteem and respect for themselves and others. We help children build upon their natural curiosity, so that they are able to develop their physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills.

 

We help children build positive relationships through social interaction and friendships with their peers and their key person. We work closely with our parents to create a bridge between the nursery and home. Our staff are dedicated to the needs of the children and listen with warmth and understanding. We give our children respect and encourage them to regard each other, their place within the family unit, the nursery environment, and their communities.

Enabling Environment:

We provide an environment that is safe and enriched with learning and loving experiences. We offer indoor and outdoor experiences that are safe, yet varied, to allow for adventure. Our rooms are designed to allow for a balance of free expression and choice, offering both child led and adult led experiences in harmonious balance.

Learning and Development

We encourage children to explore everything around them, using their 5 senses. We do this by providing environments that are enriched with opportunities that let children take as much, or as little as they wish, for their own personal development. We follow the revised EYFS curriculum (2012), which focuses on the seven areas of learning. Progress is monitored by way of ongoing observations and assessments which are evident in the children’s Personal Profiles.  

We are committed to working closely, in partnership with our parents, as we recognize that they are their child’s ‘first educators’. We respect and value our parent’s views and opinions and use these to continuously improve our provision and strive for Excellence.

At Acorns we are committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle, by meeting the physical and emotional needs of our children. In addition, we always ensure that our environments are clean and safe for children to thrive in.

The safety and welfare of our children is of paramount importance and to this end we have put in place rigorous safeguarding arrangements to safeguard and protect our children from any harm.

Aims and Objectives

We believe that children are at their most receptive during the first 5 years of their lives and therefore our aim is to provide a happy, loving and stimulating environment, that encourages children to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.

To achieve this, our objectives are to:

  • Create a wide range of play / curricular activities that provide a stimulating happy and safe learning environment for our children that links to each child’s interests and next steps
  • Develop warm, caring and trusting relationships with children, encouraging them to explore, assess risk and make safe choices, whilst under the watchful eyes of our practitioners.
  • Help every child discover their individual strengths and reach their full potential
  • Prepare our children for the opportunities and challenges of our rapidly changing world
  • Ensure that each child is free to develop at his/her own pace, guided by our practitioners 
  • Acknowledge and recognise our children’s efforts, resulting in a sense of worth and achievement
  • Ensure that every child receives excellent quality care and a broad and balanced education
  • Safeguard and protect all the children in our care
  • Maintain a safe, caring, happy community, where every child matters and feels safe, nurtured, respected, loved and supported
  • Encourage respect for each other and the environment through British Values
  • Help children to become self-motivating, self-disciplined, confident and independent thinkers
  • Nurture the spiritual, moral, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of each individual child
  • Build strong and close bonds with parents, to help shape and create an open and welcoming nursery, that continuously strives for excellence, for the children.
  • Develop and promote lively and inquisitive minds with the desire and skill to explore new ideas
  • Foster a sense of awe and wonder and develop natural curiosity, so children enjoy learning in and out of our Nursery
  • Encourage our children to believe in themselves, while equipping them with the fundamental skills to enjoy and achieve in life
  • Encourage our children to develop their imagination and creativity, beyond reality

At Acorns, our intention is to develop an ethos in which all our children thrive. Diversity and differences are valued, respected, and celebrated by all. These aspects will always contribute to the richness of our nursery life and the learning, therein.