Dappledown House Nursery -

Little Acorn's Pre-School &
After-School/Holiday Club


About us - Pre-School Room

We are a small, rural term- time only pre-school set in Leadenham Primary School

We are open 8.45am – 3.15pm Monday to Friday, however we are hoping to offer wrap around care in the near future so please do enquire.

At the moment our sessions are:
 Morning Session - 8.45am-12pm 
 Afternoon Session – 12pm-3.15pm 
Full Day – 8.45am-3.15pm

We offer FREE funded places for 3-4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds.

We believe that ‘together we learn and grow’ at Little Acorns.
As we help the children learn and grow, we are also reflecting and learning how we can provide better or more enhanced learning experiences. This enables us to keep the children motivated to reach their next steps in learning.
Due to our small size and rural location we are able to provide unique learning opportunities for all our children based on their individual learning and development requirements.
All our staff work extremely hard to ensure children are kept motivated by providing unique learning opportunities based around the children’s interests and their styles of learning.
We have strong links with Leadenham Primary School and sometimes join the reception class for special learning opportunities or to further children’s learning when required. We are also committed to developing strong links with other local schools to ensure all the children in our care have a smooth transition into school.

Children having play opportunities outdoors is essential for their learning and development in all areas. There are so many learning opportunities in the natural outdoor environment and we embrace this within our Pre-school. Children will have a key person who will be supporting them through out their development and emotionally.
Children are offered opportunity to play outdoors throughout most of the day no matter what the weather. We have a well-structured outdoor area that supports all areas of learning available for the children to access throughout most of the day as and when they wish.
We also have use of the school grounds when we wish to use them so the children can access a large area to play games, ride bikes and scooters etc. There is also a woodland area within the school grounds which we can explore or use as an outdoor classroom.


Pre-School Photo Gallery





About us -  After-school/Holiday Club

We currently take children from reception to 11 years & 11 months at our after-school club that runs during the term time.
We currently collect from the following schools to bring back to our club based at Leadenham Primary school:

*Leadenham
*Ancaster
*Barkston
*Caythorpe
*Cliffdale Primary

After-School clubs opening hours are:
Monday - Friday 3.30pm - 6.00 pm

Children will receive a 2 course snack tea.

We welcome children that attend any other school to join in our fun holiday club which runs during half terms (ages 3 years - 11 years 11 months)

Holiday Clubs opening hours are:
Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm

There are optional sessional hours available and you only need to book what you require!
we offer mid-morning snacks, a 2 course hot lunch and a two course high tea in the afternoon.


After-School/Holiday Club Photo Gallery


If you require more information or would like to come visit us please contact Claire by the following methods

Email: littleacorns.leadenham@gmail.com

Telephone:  01400  273278 

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