• Little Acorns - Nursery & Reception

Little Acorns - Nursery & Reception

Both nursery and reception are educated together in our early years unit run by:

Mrs D Grant (dgrant@hayton.cumbria.sch.uk) and Mrs C Platton (cplatton@hayton.cumbria.sch.uk).

This allows us to track children from the point of entry into school.


Nursery Sessions

  • Morning Session Mon – Fri 8.30am – 11.30am (3 hours)
  • Lunch Club Mon – Fri 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Afternoon Session Mon – Fri 12.30pm – 3.30pm (3 hours)

An Introduction To Little Acorns For New Starters...

The First Days

Any children wishing to join the early years class at Hayton School and who are coming from another setting will be invited to attend transition mornings prior to their entry into school.

Helping your child settle in to school is very important to us and we are happy to work alongside you to make it as easy as possible for you and your child. We hope that your child’s time in school will be a very happy and productive one. If you have any queries, or if we can be of any help, please contact the school at any time.

The Curriculum

The curriculum is based upon the following seven areas of learning:

The Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We will provide opportunities for the children to learn in these areas both through play, and with more structured activities such as craft times, snack time, etc. 

Click HERE for a link to TAPESTRY