About Our Nursery
Oaklands Nursery provides places for children from the term after their 3rd birthday until they start school. Children are entitled to a free 15 hour place (some families will be eligible for a free 30 hours place if both parents are working, subject to criteria). Click here to see the criteria for 30 hours places
Additional hours can be paid for (at a very reasonable cost) to meet the specific needs of your family.
The nursery is a large open plan space with an exciting and innovative outdoor area, which has an all-weather covered area and an outdoor classroom. The well-equipped nursery enables children to access all areas of learning through exciting and innovative resources and activities.
The outdoor area consisting a covered area, woodland, areas for large physical development, mud pit, sand pit and gardening area, is available to the children at all times providing a wide range of learning opportunities including Forest Schools.
The highly qualified and experienced staff plan exciting and innovative activities based on their thorough knowledge of the children’s stage of development and interests.
The children have a key worker who is the main person who cares for them, completes their assessment for learning, is with them at group times in their key worker area and is your main point of contact for anything you want to know.
Each child has a Learning Journey Profile which documents, using photos, examples of children’s work and observation /assessment notes, their progress in nursery. This information is shared with parents and is used to ensure that we are planning activities which enable children to take the next steps in their learning and reach their full potential.