"Wisdom begins with wonder" – Socrates

The Aims of Little Oaks Nursery

We aim to help pre-school children become confident and communicative and to learn useful skills which will prepare them for Primary School. We aim to achieve this by providing a well-planned and stimulating routine throughout the session based on children’s interests and learning needs. The activities are child focused based on learning through play, incorporating the Early Years Foundation Stage of Education which includes the seven areas of learning and development.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive arts and design

We aim to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn through high quality play to the best of their ability. We allow the children to explore, investigate and enjoy learning. We do this through a variety of ways:

  • Water, sand, and other malleable materials
  • Construction, block and small world play
  • Large and fine motor skills
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Role play and imaginative opportunities
  • Stories
  • Mark making – through a variety of media, paint, water, sand, play dough, pencils,
  • Experience outdoors with free flow play
  • Science and nature
  • Dancing, music, instruments and sensory experiences
  • Daily cooking/baking
  • Gardening & animal care
  • Outdoor wild play

Equally, throughout the year children enjoy being creative and begin to work with letter sound bags and story bags. Self-care skills are enhanced with an open snack bar where fresh produce is provided for both morning and afternoon snacks. We have a kitchen in open view with a fridge and built in oven, for regular cooking/baking activities. This surrounding area is a space for our children to directly learn what it means to be healthy and eat healthy by experiencing the preparation, process and result in what they have set out to do.

Through play our children explore and develop learning experiences, which help them make sense of the world. They practice and build up ideas and learn how to control themselves and understand the need for rules. They have the opportunity to think creatively alongside other children as well as on their own. They communicate with others as they investigate and solve problems. They express fears or re- live anxious experiences in controlled and safe situations.

Holiday dates and nursery events.

Aesops Theatre Company will be visiting Little Oaks Forest School on the 1st May at 9:45am to perform, 'Not such an Ugly Duckling' to the Rangers children. The Rangers children voted for this extra curricular activity with the monies they raised for the collection of sales from their Christmas production of the Little Fir Tree Performance.

Little Oaks Forest School Holiday Dates 2018 – 2019

Spring Term - 2nd January 2018 – 29th March 2018

Summer Term - 9th April 2018 – 27th July 2018 (27th July Nursery will close at 1pm)

Autumn Term - 3rd September 2018 – 21st December 2018 (21st Dec Nursery will close at 1pm)

Spring Term - 2nd January 2019 – 18th April 2019

Summer Term – 23th April 2019 – 2nd August 2019 (2nd August Nursery will close at 1pm)

Autumn Term – 2nd September 2019 – 20th December 2019 (20th December Nursery will close at 1pm)

Dates and Events for your Diary 2018,

Autumn Reports from 15th October 2018

Parent consultation week, 15th to 19th October 2018

Friendly Halloween Trail, 29th to 31st October 2018

Fire Safety Week, 5th to 9th November 2018

Nursery Rhyme Week, 19th to 23rd November 2018

Children in Need fundraiser 23rd November 2018 (face painting and cake sale)

Christmas Songs - 2018

Little Seekers – 4th December 2018 AM (Parents are invited to join us for mulled wine and mince pies afterwards)

Little Explorers – 5th December 2018 AM (Parents are invited to join us for mulled wine and mince pies afterwards)

Preschool Christmas Production - 11th December 2018 AM at Mansion House (Parents are invited to join us for mulled wine and mince pies afterwards, please note this date is subject to change)

The Nursery Christmas Party, 12th December 2018 AM from 9:30am -11:30am for all nursery children

Dates and Events for your Diary 2019,

World Book Day 7th March 2019

Planting Week 11th March – 14th March 2019

Science Week (date to be advised)

Walk in the Woods Week to Share our Forest School Practice 23rd to 25th April 2019

Parent Consultation Week 13th May 2019

Summer Reports from 1st July 2019

Messy Play Week 8th – 12th July 2019

Transitional Week this is for all children to meet their new group teachers at LOFS, Rangers, Little Explorers and Little Seekers 15th – 19th July 2019

Pre-school Leavers Performance 16th July 2019 AM (Tea on the Lawn)

PTA Events – Dates and Fundraising Agenda to be confirmed, Our next PTA meeting will take place in the Spring term 2018, date to be confirmed.

Summer Fair June/July 2018

Christmas Shopping/Papering Evening November 2018

Quiz Night February/March 2019

Summer Fair June/July 2019

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Training

Little Oaks Forest School works in partnership with many local primary schools and nurseries to share our Forest School ethos, practice and knowledge. We have recently provided training for Linden Bridge School to help them set up their own Forest School area and we welcome groups to our setting to support their Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Training days can be offered at our site on a Saturday morning or at your own setting on an inset day, if you are interested in us providing a Forest School training day please email, info@littleoaksforestschool.com

Forest School inset days give staff an introduction to Forest School and a hands on educational experience of how to practice in the natural environment. Our aim is to inspire everyone to provide children with a love of the great outdoors.

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Little Oaks Pre School Nursery Forest School

Nursery Lodge Nonsuch Park Ewell Road Cheam Surrey SM3 8AL

+0208 393 8660

littleoaksforestschool@msn.com

Contact Info.

Little Oaks Pre School Nursery Forest School

Nursery Lodge Nonsuch Park Ewell Road Cheam Surrey SM3 8AL

+0208 393 8660

littleoaksforestschool@msn.com

Contact Info.

Little Oaks Pre School Nursery Forest School

Nursery Lodge Nonsuch Park Ewell Road Cheam Surrey SM3 8AL

+0208 393 8660

littleoaksforestschool@msn.com