Oakfield Nursery (2+) and Lower Foundation (3+) are places where early learning is promoted through a series of carefully selected activities that build the foundations for a lifetime of learning.
Parents are drawn to Oakfield for the warmth of its welcome and the nurturing atmosphere, combined with our high expectations of behaviour and attainment.
A strength of the nursery is the high level of social interaction between children and staff
Strong relationships are formed as children are nurtured in this positive family atmosphere. With the youngest children we plan carefully for each individual so that they learn through their own natural curiosity. They play outside as often as possible, they learn to mix and share, to give and take and to develop friendships. Specialist staff understand small children's wants and needs and take great pride and pleasure from each step along their journey.
Children are allocated a key person when they join who will be responsible for maintaining a development record of each child's progress. All equipment and activities are chosen to ensure appropriate development in all key areas. There are designated areas for structured play, imaginative play in the home corner and a messy craft area.
Our aim for each child is that they will become the very best that they can be, both inside and outside the classroom. We believe that our high level of care, challenge and support will ensure the happiest and most successful start on the children’s journey through formal education.