Acorns2Oaks Mission Statement is to:
- Create an environment that is safe and to deliver quality services for all of our children and young people.
- Help build families and to assist them to shape their own future and share in the development of their communities.
- Provide opportunities for everyone to become responsible, independent, and effectively interdependent in order to achieve worthwhile purposes.
- Encourage children and families to meet and work together, developing a team spirit.
Acorns2Oaks core values are to promote honesty, trust, respect, and total transparency.
Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
A2O will provide equality of opportunity and equal treatment as an integral part of good practice. We value our staff, trustees, customers and service users, and we expect them to be treated in a respectful manner and for them to treat others with dignity and respect. As one of A2O’s core values is “Ethical Behaviour”, A2O aims to promote equality of opportunity, celebrate and value diversity and eliminate unlawful direct and indirect discrimination.
At A2O we understand what Inclusion means in the widest sense, and our Inclusion Policy incorporates the rights of children and young people, parents/ carers, students and all staff. It is the aim of all the A2O nurseries to provide quality care and education for all children, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or competence in English.
Acorns 2 Oaks Nurseries
We believe all children have the right to be understood as individuals and to be given time and opportunity to develop as creative, competent learners in a secure and inspiring space, with lots of access to the outdoors. Our vision is to create a place that values caring, respectful relationships.
Our curriculum and practices are created and delivered in accordance to EYFS and Ofsted regulations.
Ofsted are a government regulatory body who inspect and regulate services providing education and children care providers. Their role is to make sure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England do so to a high standard for children and students.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the standard set for education, teaching, learning and care of 0 to 5-year-olds. It was introduced as part of the 2006 Childcare Act and must be followed by all Ofsted registered settings and childminders.
Further information on our Nurseries can be found via the Nurseries Page
Acorns2Oaks Ltd (A2O) processes personal information about the individuals that access their services and Centres, and is a ‘data controller’ for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
A2O takes the privacy of its service users seriously. Personal information held will only be used for the purpose of which it was obtained, and not shared with any third party, unless dictated by law or legislation.
Information is held securely and confidentially and can only be accessed by authorised personnel. Some information is retained in line with legislative guidelines, before being securely disposed of/deleted from electronic systems.
Our Data Protection policy details in full our procedures and retention periods, and is available from our website (www.acorns2oaks.net) or the Executive Suite at the Peppermint Centre.
If you wish to see a copy of any information held by us about you, please contact our Executive Office. Should you have any concerns with the manner in which we process you information, you have the right to ask the Information Commissioner to assess our compliance (ICO.org.uk).