Who we are
Little Acorns is part of the Boxmoor & Warners End Neighbourhood Association, who are a registered charity and a non profit making organisation.The Association is run by a dedicated committee of volunteers who regularly meet up to discuss and action community and Pre-School matters.
The Pre-School is run by a team of fully qualified childcare professionals who each have a wealth of experience in the childcare sector.
We have our own self contained area within the Warners End Community Centre which is accessed by a completely separate entrance lobby to the side of the building. We have a secure outdoor area which we use to enhance the play opportunities for all our children, and this is used all year around to develop a variety of skills. Indoors we have two well equipped rooms which also offer a wide range of learning activities, together with our own kitchen area and toilets.
We also enjoy trips out in our local area, making use of the shops, recycling facilities and, of course, the park.
It is our Aim to :
Provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which children can learn through their play.
Enhance the development and learning of children under school age.
Increase children’s confidence and prepare them for the transition to Reception Class and then School.
Work within the New E.Y.F.S framework (2012) to ensure the quality of opportunity for all children and families.
Encourage children to be independent and have fun and friendship with other children and adults.
Policies and Procedures
In line with Ofsted guidance, we are required to have policies and procedures in place at the Pre-School. A folder containing a copy of all these policies and procedures is kept in the Pre-School entrance lobby and is available for you to read at any time.
If you would like a copy for your own use please inform us, and we will be more than happy to arrange this for you.
At our last Ofsted inspection we achieved a GOOD and a copy of the report is available to view at the Pre-School or online here
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
They want to raise aspirations and contribute to the long term achievement of ambitious standards and better life chances for service users. Their educational, economic and social well-being will in turn promote England's national success.
To achieve this they will report fairly and truthfully; they will listen to service users and providers; and they will communicate their findings with all who share their vision, from service providers to policy-makers.
Ofsted do not report to government ministers but directly to Parliament. This independence means you can rely on them for impartial information. The Education and Inspections Act, which established the new Ofsted, specifically requires that in everything they do they should:
promote service improvement
ensure services focus on the interests of their users
see that services are efficient, effective and promote value for money.
They carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits each week, publishing the findings within the Inspection reports area of the Ofsted website. Their themed and subject specific findings and recommendations on wider issues within the care, learning, and skills agenda, as well as statistical information, can be found in the Publications and research area.
We received a GOOD at our last inspection and a copy of our recent Inspection Report can be viewed on the Ofsted Website here.
Our Ofsted Registration Number is 129363