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Little Acorns Childcare

Day nursery
General Details

At Little Acorns we aim to provide quality childcare in a safe, happy, caring and stimulating learning environment for children aged two to five years. Little Acorns Childcare is held in a bright, well-lit, well-ventilated and spacious hall within Beacon Church. Children are separated into two age-appropriate areas within the hall; 24 to 36 months and 3 to 5 years. We believe children benefit most through using play as a basis for early learning; accordingly, we provide a wide variety of experiences and activities. These activities are planned around the Early Years Foundation Stage to meet the needs of individual children, which lay the foundation for children’s future learning. We are fully inclusive of all children’s needs ensuring children are supported individually to make progress at their own pace. We have strong links to local primary schools and professional agencies ensuring good transitions and quick identification of children’s additional needs. We have two purpose built outdoor play areas, which allow children to have fun whilst aiding their physical development. We are a warm and friendly team who work together to ensure the happiness of our children, our staff are qualified and experienced in childcare and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We have an open door policy so please feel free to visit us.

Who to contact

Katrina Rose
Beacon Church
Oakes Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 6PX
01284 756588
01284 756588
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Venue Details

Beacon Church
Oakes Road
Bury St. Edmunds
IP32 6PX
Venue Email
Parking available
Parking details
Ample car parking available
Bus stops in close proximity to the setting
Restrictions to access
Wheelchair / pushchair accessible

Bus every 30 minutes.

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact Little Acorns Childcare for places available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 0900 - 1500

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - Our setting is open to all children regardless of race, religion, culture or ability.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Lunches are provided by parents of those children staying for full days or the afternoon sessions only. A healthy snack including fresh fruit, cheese and crackers or yoghurt is offered during each morning session. Children with allergies are catered for i.e. gluten/dairy free.
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Accredited SENCO
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aspergers Syndrome
Autistic spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Downs syndrome
Emotional needs
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical impairment
Serious allergy
Severe dietary needs
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£16.00 2 years - Per session
£14.00 3 years plus - Per session
* Sibling discount is available (£2 discount for every session siblings attend together excluding those receiving funded childcare).

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, CCTV, Close to parks, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet fish, Playroom, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory garden, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Soft play area, TV - DVD, Take children on outings, Trampoline, Vegetable patch, Village walks
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 2 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 4 Year(s) 0 month(s)

For a copy of our Parent Guide , or to arrange a no-obligation visit, please email


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Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
19/05/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
04/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
21/11/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We have in place the following:

  • Wheelchair access including ramps
  • We adjust the room layout to accommodate the children's individual needs
  • Posters, displays and resources showing people with differing abilities
  • Specific SEN resources to meet individual needs ie visual timetables, PEC cards, Now & then boards
  • Use of Makaton - our staff are Makaton trained
  • 1 to 1 support when needed
  • Translated letters and information for children with EAL
  • Planning for each child's individual needs
  • Social Communication & Interaction Groups
  • Staff trained to use intensive interaction
  • SenCo and Sen Support on hand at all times with training updated regularly
Susan Edwards
01284 756588
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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