Our support for families extends beyond the school day through the provision of our Acorns Out of School Provision. It is based at Boorley Park Primary School and is run by Boorley Park school staff.
Acorns is open from 7:30 am to 8:45 am for our Breakfast Club and from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm for our After School Club. It runs every weekday during term time, (excluding Inset days when Acorns is closed).
The breakfast club is runs daily from 7:30am. Children are provided with a choice of healthy breakfast foods including cereal, fruit, toast and a drink.
There are a range of activities on offer for children to join in with before school starts. These include board games and puzzles, construction toys, role play activites, arts and craft activities and if the weather is nice, a chance to play outside. Staff enjoy sharing stories with the children before the start of the school day and help to prepare them for their learning.
Acorns breakfast club costs £4.50 per session.
The after school club will be a fun and stimulating session at the end of the school day. There are many activities to keep the children busy including creative activities, games, dressing up, reading and a wide range of resources to access. The staff working at the club work closely with the teachers in school to match the activities they plan to the interests of the children and with the skills they are currently learning in class.
Activities are often active and encourage children to socialise with their peers. Acorns club has full access to the school grounds and children's interests also direct the activities on offer. Our current cohort have a real enthusiasm for arts and crafts activities and so there are always plenty of creative materials available for them to make use of.
Acorns after school club costs £9 per session.
We provide healthy snacks including fresh fruit and vegetables and use ingredients which follow statutory guidelines, whilst also taking into account any specific dietary needs. Children can choose from a range of options including a sandwich or wrap, fresh fruit and vegetables and other savoury items such as cheese and crackers. The food we provide at the club is not intended as a substitute for a main evening meal. It is prepared by Billy who also cooks our school lunches.
Our club is staffed by a highly qualified and very experienced Play Leader who is supported by the teaching staff of the school. We aim to provide a smooth transition between school and Acorns, and your child will be delivered to their classroom by Acorns staff at the end of the breakfast session and collected at the beginning of the after school session.
All of our staff have significant experience of working with children and undertake professional development training. All staff members are DBS checked and are subject to Safeguarding and Prevent training in line with Ofsted requirements. We maintain staff ratios in line with current Ofsted requirements.
Acorns Out of School Provision is run as part of Boorley Park Primary School and all staff are employed by the Wildern Academy Trust in order to ensure continuity of care and to maintain good communication links.
All enquiries about Acorns Before and After School Club should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
During club hours, the Play Leader Mrs Hayles can be contacted on 07467 831680.