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Stoke Canon CofE Primary School

Nurture and Grow Together through Compassion, Integrity and Kindness

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Stoke Canon Pre-School


Welcome To Stoke Canon Pre-School

and the

Little Acorns Foundation Unit




We are a friendly welcoming Pre-School dedicated to providing a happy, safe and exciting environment which supports children to learn, develop and discover their potential.


At Stoke Canon Primary School children of Pre-school age and school Reception age learn and play together sharing our well-resourced indoor and outdoor areas. The children in the 'Little Acorns' Foundation Unit follow the EYFS underpinned by the school’s vision and values.  Nurture and Grow Together through Compassion, Integrity and Kindness and through a caring Christian atmosphere. Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play, and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Practitioners respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction. 


Each of our sessions has a maximum of 16 children and we are able to offer excellent child/adult ratios.


We recognise parents/guardians are a child's first educator and we work closely with them to enable us to meet the needs of each individual child in our care. We worked together with you to ensure your child reaches their full potential. 

A day in the life of the Little Acorns Foundation Unit

Our Team



Mrs Jo Attwater - Foundation Unit Teacher and Pre-school Lead

Kim Symthe - Level 3 Foundation Unit Assistant

Angela Lemin  - Foundation Unit Assistant

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


The Little Acorns Foundation Unit follows the EYFS framework which sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to five.  The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.


Opening Hours

Monday -       8.45am - 2.45pm*

Tuesday -      8.45am - 2.45pm*

Wednesday - 8.45am - 2.45pm*

Thursday -     8.45am - 2.45pm*

Friday -          8:45am - 2:45pm* 


The Preschool day is split into three options for sessions. 

Morning only -    8:45am  - 11:45am

Afternoon only -  11:45am  - 2:45pm* 

Full day -            8:45am - 2:45pm*  


*An optional collection time of 3.15pm is available for an additional charge.


The Little Acorns Curriculum 2023-2024

Parent Involvement


We are continually striving to improve our setting and value the opinions of children, parents and their families. We know that working in partnership with parents/guardians will give each child the best possible experience and outcome at Pre-school. We therefore welcome any suggestions, comments or involvement, including volunteering to help out at a session or coming in to tell the children about your work or hobby. Any volunteers in Pre-school will require a background check (DBS) to find out more see our Admin Page.