Little Oaks @ Forty Green
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At Little Oaks Forty Green we continue to offer what we have been championed for over the years – providing a gentle and homely environment where young children learn and develop as they play. It is a nursery school that prides itself on its ability to nurture children’s confidence in their early years. It is a safe first step from home; a happy and enjoyable experience; a place to flourish and grow; a chance to have fun and make friends.
We maintain a high ratio of well-qualified and experienced adults to children, enabling us to give individual care and attention. Children progress at their own pace and within their capabilities. They are encouraged to experience a wide variety of activities inside and outside the classroom to stimulate and excite their senses. Forest School is a popular feature of our week, and we emphasise time outdoors to allow for the essential underpinning of all learning with physical development – oh and because it’s fun!
We support children’s emotional wellbeing and resilience through our key person system, plenty of 1:1 time and by the periodic introduction of our social skills programme, PALS (Playing and Learning to Socialise). Please ask us for more details about this!
|Mondays-Thursdays||9.00 – 2.30|
|(Optional finish at 12pm for 2 year olds)|
|(Optional finish at 1pm for all other children)|
|Fridays||9.00 – 1.00|
Th/Fri 7 & 8/9 INSET Days
Mon 11/9 – Wed 13/12
Half term 23-27/10
Fri 5/1 INSET Day
Mon 8/1 – Wed 27/3
Half term 12 – 16/2
Wed 17/4 INSET Day
Thur 18/4 – Fri 12/7
Half term 27 – 31/5
We monitor and assess children’s social and educational development using keenly observed snapshots of their play from which to tailor opportunities for their learning. Using tablets we record these on eyLog (https://eylog.co.uk/) with parents receiving notifications via the app when there is something to share. Likewise, parents can record observations and post them to their child’s Learning Journey. This further helps us to plan for your child!
Specific small group times address maths and phonics learning, which also feature routinely in the everyday curriculum. Once children turn 3, we share maths challenges with parents, so that children can continue their learning at home. Our lending library encourages a love of books and early reading.
We believe in the importance of building trust and support between families and staff. We want each child to feel safe and happy and to leave with greater independence, and enthusiasm to learn and a feeling of self-worth.
During the time your child is with us we are delighted to advise and consult on school choices, which can seem an overwhelming decision. We are constantly striving to improve and enrich the experience we offer and are particularly proud of how well-prepared our children are for the next stage of learning.