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Little Acorns Children’s Club (UK) Ltd is registered as a limited company with Companies House with office at the Parish Hall of St Francis of Assisi Church, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2LA

The company runs the Little Acorns Children’s Club, an educational and childcare/development setting registered with OFSTED. The setting consists of a Breakfast Club, Preschool/Nursery, Afterschool Club and a Holiday Club.


Little Acorns Children’s Club was opened in May 2012 as a memorial for Gemma Odoi, a former pupil of Clarks Montessori Nursery (now Kids Inc) Ilford; Glenarm College, an independent primary school based on Coventry Road, Ilford, Essex and a former student of Woodford County Girls High School, a grammar school in Woodford, Essex who passed away at Guys Hospital, London aged 12 years old. 

Our Vision

  • Little Acorns aims to be a vital part of the community.

  • To provide a range of services by offering information, advice and support to our parents and other community members.

  • To have a safe, flexible and inclusive approach to childcare.

  • Opportunities for early learning for the need of the children at the setting and their families.

Provisions at Little Acorns:

  • High quality childcare at an affordable cost for children at Little Acorns Children’s Club.

  •  Care in several ways - before and after school, wraparound for nursery children and school holiday play-scheme.

  • A reliable service taking children to school, collecting and escorting children from their various schools to the club premises.

  • Play and care which will be sensitive to the individual needs, race, culture, gender and religion of the children in conjunction with their parent/carer.

  • To follow the safety and discipline policies, procedures of the club and to consult with parent/carer.

  • Provision of activities and facilities which facilitate children’s enjoyment, learning and development.

  • A safe and friendly environment in which children experience a sense of well-being and are encouraged to respond positively to the activities offered.

  • Premises equipped and spacious giving the children an opportunity to participate in art, drama, music, sports and cookery activities.

  • Effective social and personal education.

  • Children have a right to have a say on the positive activities offered at the setting through their representatives on the setting’s “Children’s Council”.

  • To develop and promote positive images of children.

  • To recognise the contribution each and every child can make in reaching their potential.

  • To promote and secure the right equal treatment in all aspects and opportunities offered regardless of culture, race, national origin, language, gender, disability, political beliefs or religion.

  • Appropriate personal support from staff who are skilled and responsible to the needs of the children.

  • Supervision to high levels by qualified and experienced staff who enhance the quality of the provision.

  • Staff who will act as positive role models for children and negative influences will be challenged.

  • High staff to children ratio at both the Preschool and the Out of School Clubs

  • The setting is a member of the Preschool Learning Alliance & the “Out of School Alliance”.

  • Works in partnership with Fairlop Primary School, our local school, The Redbridge Early Years & Improvement Team, Paragon Skills (Apprenticeship Programmes, the National Challenge Network, New Rush Hall School and St Francis of Assisi Church, Barkisngside, Essex. 

Our Motto

“The mighty oak from the little acorn grows”

Our Philosophy

“A child is both hope and a promise for mankind” – Maria Montessori

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