Acorns Breakfast and After-School Club

At Burlington we aim to provide a safe, secure and relaxed environment, offering a range of activities to reflect the interests of the children in our care. There will always be a selection of activities and resources available, including board games, construction toys, physical play, craft and reading.

Breakfast club is open from 7.30am weekdays during term time.

The After School club is open from 3.20pm until 6pm weekdays during term time. (Please note on school early-closure days, Acorns will close at 5.00 pm.)

 

Important Information - Summer 2021

Please find attached a letter that outlines some important changes and updates for the Breakfast and After School club from September 2021  

Updates to Acorns from September 2021

 

Admission

Admission to Infant Acorns is for children who are 3 to 7 years old and is organised by the Acorns administrator.  Please email acorns@burlingtoni.org.uk for admission enquiries.  Children can join the club once they have settled in to the 3 year old Nursery. We use a waiting list system when the need arises. The waiting list will be operated on a first come-first served basis, with the exception of siblings who will have priority for the same days as a sibling already attending.

We require a completed set of registration forms for each child before they can attend the club. Re-enrolment for September is required at the end of the summer term although existing club users will be given priority.  We cannot keep a place open for your child unless you complete a new registration form each year.

Emergency contact details must be kept up to date at all times and it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to notify the school of any changes in details as soon as possible.

Acorns Booking Form for 2021-22

 

Fees

The current fees (from September 2021) are £5.00 per child per session for Breakfast Club and £13.00 per session for After School Club payable in advance.

This is payable for all booked sessions including when your child is sick, or on holiday (regardless of the amount of notice given). We do not charge for bank holidays and professional training days. When schools close early from 1.45pm (parents evening/end of term) the club will run from the end of the day until 5pm.

Parents are able to pay with electronic childcare vouchers and online via School Gateway.  Please ensure that fees are paid promptly.  Non payment for more than one week may result in your place being terminated.  If you are having difficulty paying fees, please speak in confidence to Navita (Acorns Administrator) via email on acorns@burlingtoni.org.uk

 

Meals

Our menus are fully compliant with school food plan guidelines and are also mindful of any allergies/intolerances registered users may have. We recognise the importance of healthy nutrition for children delivered in a calm, friendly setting and request that food be consumed whilst sitting at the table.

Children are served breakfast from 7.30am and are offered a choice of wholegrain cereals, toast and milk or juice.  Fruit is also available.

Our caterers provide a full menu for the children’s evening meal. Fresh drinking water is available at all times. A hot meal will be served from 4.15pm. 

Acorns Evening Meal Menu

As of March 2020, we are very pleased to announce that Acorns has been awarded a food hygiene rating of 5. 

 

Infant Acorns Staff

All of our staff have experience of working with children and will undertake professional development training. All staff members are DBS checked.

Mrs Afzal - extended services play leader
Mrs Ahmed - extended services play leader
Mrs Kangesu - extended services play leader
Ms Katushabe - extended services play leader
Mrs Keerthishankar - extended services supervisor
Mrs Matei - extended services play leader
Mrs Patel - extended services play leader
Miss Szivos - extended services play leader
Mrs Vieru - extended services play leader

 

Your Comments

Here are some comments from families who use our Acorns service: 

Really nice atmosphere in acorn teachers and children. When there were a couple of times we reported the problem and I wrote to acorn office, the problem was looked into immediately and acorn teachers updated me on follow up. I am satisfied that my son is in good hands when both of us work.

Big thank you for looking after my daughter every day with such care and passion. The staff member always goes above and beyond and has kept our little shy child happy at acorns. She is always happy and smiley and give me updates by the door. 

The staff in Acorns are very friendly,very nice and helpful. They are always ready to help the children settle down. I feel really happy when I see the way that the staff communicate with my son . Being without any other family members around us my husband and I really appreciate the help from Acorns . Highly recommend the breakfast and after school clubs!

My child is happy to go to breakfast club, which gives me great peace of mind knowing she is safe and happy.

 

Useful Information

Acorns Parents' Handbook for 2021-22

Infant Acorns Safeguarding Policy

Infant Acorns Survey: Results Summary July 2021

Infant Acorns Summer 2022 Newsletter