Nursery and Lower Foundation Intake

Oakfield Preparatory School

Nursery and Lower Foundation Intake

2 and 3 year olds are invited to a short “observation” session, in small groups, which are designed to be fun for the children. During this time we will informally observe them to ensure that they will be ready to settle happily in our Nursery or Lower Foundation year group by September.  

These sessions usually take place in January for Lower Foundation (3+) and March for the Nursery (2+) of the year that they wish to start.

If you have any further questions please complete our online enquiry form.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALTER OUR ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS AND CRITERIA AT ANY TIME


Nursery Admissions (2+)

Children are admitted to the Nursery in the September after they turn 2. The nursery is available on a sessional basis. We ask parents to choose from the following options:

  • Full Time 5 days (9.00am-3.30pm)
  • 5 mornings (9.00am-midday)
  • 5 afternoons (12.30pm - 3.30pm)
  • 4 days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (all day)
  • 4 days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (all day)
  • 3 days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (all day)
  • 3 days Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (all day)
  • 2 days Monday and Tuesday (all day)
  • 2 days Thursday and Friday (all day)
  • A full day is 9.00am-3.30pm.

Lower Foundation Admissions (3+)

Children are admitted to Lower Foundation the September after they turn 3. Lower Foundation is also available on a session basis but parents are asked to send their children for full days as opposed to half days where possible as we do not want children to miss out on whole-day activities.

Parents are asked to choose one of the following booking patterns:

  • 5 mornings (8.45am-midday)
  • 5 afternoons (12.30pm - 3.30pm)
  • 3 days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (all day)
  • 3 days Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (all day)
  • 4 days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (all day)
  • 4 days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (all day)
  • Full time 5 days (8.45am-3.30pm)