Charlton Acorns is an independent preschool situated in the grounds of Charlton Primary School. We take children from the age of 2 years http://www.wantage.com/wp months until they are of school age. We work hard to ensure that we consistently give care of the highest standard and that we meet children’s individual needs and promote their welfare.
Our staff are all experienced and we are fortunate to have exceptionally low staff turnover. We provide an unusually good ratio of adults to children – at each session we have a maximum of 18 children and a minimum of 3 adults.
We have our own building and our own secure outdoor play area. We also benefit from being able to use Charlton Primary School’s grounds including the playground, the sound garden and the nature reserve. Older children are able to make regular visits to the school so that the transition is made easier if they go on to attend the school. We must point out, however, that attending Charlton Acorns does not entitle your child to a place at the school.
Acorns work with the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile record keeping system, which provides clear milestones for children up to 5 years of age and continues with your child from preschool to Foundation Stage at their primary school.
We use a keyworker system whereby each child has a designated member of staff who assesses their progress and developmental needs on a regular basis. Your child’s keyworker will be available to discuss their progress on an ad hoc basis and at more formal Parents Evenings.
We aim to educate children through play in a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment and to work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.
The preschool is run by a Committee of elected parents/carers.
Charlton Acorns Preschool is a Registered Charity no. http://www.wantage.com/wp16821