Acorns

Meet The Team
 
 
  • Emma Venghaus

    Acorns Manager & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

    I have worked at Oaktree Nursery and Primary School since 2012 when Acorns was opened.

  • Ms Wendi Sargent

    Foundation Stage Leader

    I have worked at Oaktree since 2005. I am a full time teacher in Reception. I love art and getting outdoors with the children. As Foundation Stage leader I enjoy working with the team to give the children the best possible start to their school life.

  • Laura Rideout

    Acorns Nursery Nurse

    I have worked at Oaktree Nursery and Primary School since 2013. I am currently based in Acorns. I started as an Early Years Assistant and became Acorns Nursery Nurse in 2019. I've worked with children since leaving school, and have my Foundation Degree in Early Years. When I am not working I like to spend time at home with my young family. I enjoy going for long walks and like to read.

  • Emma Pellicci

    Acorns Early Years Assistant

    I have worked at Oaktree Nursery and Primary School since 2013. I am based in Acorns and I am an Early Years Assistant.
    In my spare time I enjoying spending time with my family and going for nice long walks.

  • Sadeka Rahman

    Acorns Teaching Assistant

    I have worked at Oaktree Nursery and Primary School since 2014. I am based in Acorns and am Acorns Teaching Assistant.
    In my spare time I enjoy running and I love cooking, too.

 
Welcome to Acorns 2yr provision.
Acorns Session Times

Morning Session – 8:45am – 11.40am
Afternoon Session – 12:15pm – 3.05pm

We welcome 2 year funding along with children who can pay to attend. The cost is £15.00 per session. This includes snack. Please see below for an application form. 

We do a range of adult supported and child led activities in Acorns. We love to visit the local library, have fun with our music and movement sessions, enjoy visiting and exploring our woodland area and baking cakes, biscuits and celebrating foods from different cultures using some of our favourite recipes.

How a key person works
We feel it’s important that your child feels safe and secure. Quite often we find that a child will settle well with a particular member of staff, this person will become your child’s key worker. We will work with you at all times through verbal, written reports and information that you give us at the times of registration.
We welcome you into Acorns at any time.

We can be contacted through the main school – 01793 521903 and by email.

Our acorns address is acorns@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk

Acorns Mobile Number – 07719533110
ACORNS APPLICATION FORM
 
Please find below an application form for our Acorns provision.
If you would like to apply for a place, please either drop the form at the school office or alternatively email the completed form to Emma Venghaus, Acorns Manager or Laura Rideout, Acorns Nursery Nurse at e.venghaus@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk or l.rideout@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk 
 
Thank you
 
Summer Term 2022
The children (and staff) have been enjoying the Acorns Sensory Garden. It has been lovely to play in there and the children have enjoyed chasing after the bubbles and popping them!
We have also been using the sink area to make lots of different and interesting creations. 
We are always very busy in Acorns, there is always so much to do! We enjoy painting, playing with the play dough, climbing on the soft play and lots more!
On Wednesday's we go for a  Welly Walk whatever the weather! We have so much fun going to the Woodland Area and do lots of investigating.
We also enjoy playing outside in our Acorns garden where we have lots of room to run around. We have a big sand pit where we can make lots of sandcastles and a lovely climbing frame with a slide.