Bradshaw Primary School

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Little Acorns Early Years Foundation Stage 
'Great oaks grow from little acorns'




Flexible Childcare Options for Pre-School


Option 1

Full time session - 8:45am - 3:15pm (30 hours funded plus lunchtime: £5.00)  For information on the government's 30 hours funding scheme please click here. 


Option 2

Full time session - 8:45am - 3:15pm  (15 hours are funded by the government, and the additional 15 hours are at a cost of £95.00 per week inclusive of a lunch each day)


Option 3

Morning Sessions - 8:45-11:45am: 15 hours Early Education Funded

* 8:45-12:15 with a lunch added 


Option 4

Afternoon Sessions - 12:15-3:15pm: 15 hours Early Education Funded

* 11:45-3:15 with a lunch added 

 Should you wish to add on a lunch to any session/days £5.00 will be chargeable. 


Option 5

Full day Monday, full day Tuesday and Wednesday morning: 15 hours Early Education Funded 

Lunches are chargeable £5.00 on Monday and Tuesday, optional for Wednesday


Option 6

Wednesday afternoon, full day Thursday and Friday: 15 hours Early Education Funded 

Lunches are chargeable £5.00 on Thursday and Friday, optional for Wednesday


Little Acorn Monthly Contracts are issued yearly and run from September to July. Contracts are calculated by how many of each session your child will attend (minus any holidays) and then the yearly amount is divided by 11 monthly payments, September to July.


Payments can be made by the options below:

ParentPay - using the 'Little Acorns Monthly Contract' tab 

Standing Order  - please ring the office or pop in for a form

Tax Free Childcare by visiting:

Childcare Vouchers - please speak to your work place HR department for further information


Please complete an Expression of Interest form by clicking here. Once completed either email to or alternatively call in to the school office.


A typical session in Pre-School

The day will be made up of registration, lots of learning through play, some adult led phonics time, snack & milk opportunities, some focussed tasks, stories and songs. Children will have the option to stay for lunch should they want to.


A typical day in Reception

The gates will be open each day from 8:45am and will close from 8:55am, when registration will begin. It will include lots of learning through play, a short literacy session, adult led phonics time, a short numeracy session, some additional focussed tasks, stories and songs. The school day will end at 3:15pm, however you will have the opportunity to collect your child from 3:00pm.


Assessment of Progress for all children at Little Acorns

On entry to the setting, all children will be allocated a key worker, this member of staff will regularly track and monitor their progress, alongside the other staff. Observations and learning journals are completed via our online system 'EExAT'

All children across Pre-School and Reception will be closely monitored and assessed regularly to ensure that they are all making progress. The assessments will start with some activities to assess where they are in relation to the prime and specific areas of learning. These will be assessed regularly and can be discussed with parents at any time.


To look at what we have been up to, please view our Firm Foundations weekly newsletter by clicking here. Additional photographs and information can be found on our School Facebook page Bradshaw Primary School with Academy Status




Assistant Head Teacher/Early Years Leader 


        Meet Our Team


           Miss Ali                Mrs Brown                Miss Hodgson                 Mrs Lockley              Mrs Taylor                  Mr Murray            Miss Morley               Mrs Mansley