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Welcome to Little Acorns @ St. Andrew's Primary Academy

We are a school-led preschool providing high quality learning experiences for children from the age of 2 in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment. We believe the early years are crucially important and our highly qualified and experienced staff will work with you to enable your children to flourish and develop their abilities.

We would be thrilled to share the start of your child’s learning journey and currently have spaces available.

If you would like to know more or arrange a visit or a free taster session.


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Tomorrow is World Book Day - the children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite character or to make and bring a prop instead.  We are looking forward to seeing you all dressed up.  

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World Book Day

07 Mar 2019

The children were all very excited to dress up for World Book Day.  We have had Princesses, Goldilocks, Matilda, Batman, Spiderman and Fairies. 

Growing Grass Heads

13 Feb 2019

The children showed alot of enthusiasm when talking about making grass heads. They got very messy, shoveling the soil into cups, sprinkling on the grass seed and giving them the bottle water to give t...

Little Acorns and Starfish - Bird Feed

21 Nov 2018

Today children from The Little Acorn's and Starfish Class worked with parent volunteers to make bird food to sell at the St. Andrew's Day Sale.  It was a very messy job but they all enjoyed...

Finished Pudsey

16 Nov 2018

The Little Acorns staff and Children came to school in their pyjamas today for a Pudsey Party.  Throughout the week the children have been bringing in their coins to fill our Pudsey.  W...

Nursery Rhyme Week - 5 Currant Buns

16 Nov 2018

This week is Nursery Rhyme week and we are embracing everything 5 Currant Buns. Today the children were baking their own currant buns. They were also making buns in the Tuff Tray with flour and c...

Pudsey Party and Goodbye Mrs Beddows

16 Nov 2018

Today we said goodbye to Mrs Beddows, who is heading off on maternity leave to have her third child.  We took the opportunity to have a joint party with Little Acorns and Starfish Class and the c...

Children in Need Collection

15 Nov 2018

The children have been bringing in coins to fill up our 'Pudsey Coin fill' - we can’t wait to see the results tomorrow. 


13 Nov 2018

Shape and measure is an important aspect of mathematical development. Children need to learn about shapes in their environment and the concept of measure in order to gain spatial awareness and mathema...


05 Nov 2018

Today Little Acorns joined Starfish class in forest school to celebrate bonfire night.We toasted and ate marshmellows around the fire and lit sparklers. We talked about fire safety and helpe...

New outside area

03 Nov 2018

With its rich capacity to teach children to problem solve, connect, understand and be inquisitive in their play, constructive play is an important part of an early learning environment. Today the chil...

Thank you to Mrs Lampey and Mrs Beddows

03 Nov 2018

We are so lucky to have fantastic staff here at Little Acorns - a massive thanks to Mrs Beddows and to Mrs Lampey and her family who gave up their Saturday to make outdoor learning even better. ...

Pumpkin Fun

03 Nov 2018

It’s #pumpkinweek at Little Acorns Chardstock. Today the children were making pumpkins with playdough and hammering golf  tees into pumpkins at the finger gym. We have...

Autumn Welly Walk

21 Sep 2018

On Thursday 20th September we went for a blustery autumn walk and enjoyed walking around the village looking at all the leaves falling from the trees. We collected some leaves to look at all the diffe...

Berry picking and Village Welly Walk

21 Sep 2018

Today the little acorns went out on a village walk and picked blackberries, the children enjoyed spotting the blackberries on the brambles and picking them to make crumble next week. Whilst out on the...

Preschool Graduation

24 Jul 2018

Today we had a small celebration for our pre-school children leaving us to go to their new schools or leaving us to make the small step next door to Miss Spurdle’s class for the start of their &...


11 Jul 2018

Today we walked to the shop with the children to buy golden syrup to make flapjack. The children spoke about liking syrup on their pancakes at home. We used the measuring scales to weigh out the ingre...

Village Walk

09 Jul 2018

Thursday the pre school children went out for a walk in the village.  The children enjoyed looking at the flowers and leaves on their journey.  

Pizza Making

05 Jul 2018

Role Play - Doctor

05 Jul 2018

This week the children have been exploring different occupations looking at the jobs people have in the community. They have been taking on the role of doctors in our doctors role play area using reso...

Shopping for ingredients

04 Jul 2018

Whilst exploring the cornflour this morning the children were pretending to make cakes so we decided to go for a spontaneous walk to the shop for some ingredients to make some chocolate cakes. The chi...

Pre-school Police Visit

18 Jul 2017

Today the children were visited by some Police officers. The children were very excited to learn about their job and try on some of the uniform. We got to go and look at the Police van and we even sa...

RNLI visit to Pre-School

18 Jul 2017

The children had a fantastic visit from two members of the RNLI. The children loved dressing up as lifeguards and life boat crew. We learnt how to stay safe at the beach and to shout for 'help' if the...

Shrove Tuesday in Pre-School

18 Jul 2017

Yesterday the pre-school children and staff enjoyed pancakes for snack time. The children had the choice of lemon and sugar, honey, blueberries and raspberries. We all enjoyed the yummy pancakes. Plea...

Go Active fun in Pre-School

18 Jul 2017

This morning the pre-school children had a trial session with Go Active.  The children had such great fun with Mr Smith and his pe session. The children demonstrated moving freely and with pleas...

Pre-School Traffic watch

18 Jul 2017

The pre-school children went on a walk into the village looking at the traffic they could see. We were looking at ways in which we could represent number by making lines on paper in the form of a tall...