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Little Acorns Pre-school Kingsmere

Little Acorns Pre-school is a nurturing community preschool, which inspires creativity, a love of learning and community mindedness. Children feel happy, secure and valued, as do their parents and caregivers, who we believe are a ‘ ... (child’s) first and most enduring educators.’  Parents can…

Little Acorns Pre-school is a nurturing community preschool, which inspires creativity, a love of learning and community mindedness. Children feel happy, secure and valued, as do their parents and caregivers, who we believe are a ‘ ... (child’s) first and most enduring educators.’  Parents can confidently leave their children secure in the knowledge that their child will receive the highest standards of care and early years education. 

The ethos underpinning all we do is ‘learning through play’.  At Little Acorns we are inclusive and offer children a stimulating environment where their individuality is respected and valued. We promote a child-centred approach to learning, as we endeavour to ensure every child develops and reaches their full potential on their Learning Journey.

We promote all areas of children’s learning and development, and work towards them becoming confident and independent, both in their self-care and approach to learning and in preparation for their transition to nursery or reception class.  We do this by providing play activities appropriate for their stage of development in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

We welcome all children whatever their individual needs may be and acknowledge and respect every child’s unique and special talents. All children have the right to be educated and to develop their full potential.  At Little Acorns, we respect each child’s diversity and strive to create an environment that nurtures a feeling of belonging, stability, consistency and caring. We believe that having an inclusive policy benefits all children, and positively reflects the diversity of our society. 

At Little Acorns Pre-school Kingsmere we encourage all children to be kind and to be brave as they grow with us.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison Jones
Contact Position
Little Acorns Pre-school Manager
07554 615163

Little Acorns Pre-school is based on the ever growing Kingsmere estate in Bicester. We provide term time provision for children aged 2 years to 5 years. We offer flexible sessions for both funded and non-funded children. Funded provision can be combined with non-funded provision and you can use all or some of your funding on a combination of sessions that suits you (subject to availability and opening times). All hours used above the funded allocation will be charged at £5 an hour.

Where to go

Little Acorns Pre-school Kingsmere
Kingsmere Community Centre
Whitelands Way
OX26 1EG

Current Ofsted Judgment



Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
All of our site has wheelchair access.

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Complex health needs
Conditions requiring medical support
Diabetes Type 1: blood glucose testing and injecting insulin
Eating Difficulties
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Global Developmental Delay
Glue Ear
Mental Health issues eg anxiety, depression, OCD...
Moderate learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
Partnership settings
St Edburg's Church of England School
30 hour summary
Other - please specify

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Thursday 8:30am 3:00pm

Other Availability
We offer a variety of sessions including;
8.30 am - 12.00 pm
8.30 am - 3.00 pm
12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Pet Small Mammals
Quiet room/area
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
St Edburg's Church of England School
We offer shared provision with St Edburg's Church of England School and work with them closely to ensure we can offer provision between the two settings.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/09/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
08/02/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 08/11/2022

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