Welcome to Little Oaks Forest School

 

We are please to announce that we will be running Forest School Holiday Camps during the Easter and Summer breaks and Forest School Birthday Parties  for 4 to 11 year olds. Please see our Holiday / Party Tab for more information

 

Summer Forest School Camp 4 days in Easter 2018, Please contact our Administrator Jackie Jones on 0208 393 8660 to book your place.

                        

Bow saws and Drills!

All of our children have been introduced to our tool area and have been learning how to safely use a peeler, bow saw and hand drill, and have made lovely keep sakes for the end of term.

Little Oaks is a private, small village Nursery School run by the owner of The Little School on the Green in Walton on the Hill. Little Oaks has space for 35 children everyday between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old. Little Oaks is a safe and secure environment with access to beautiful woodland areas, and wonderful historic gardens where exploration and adventure can take place. Set in Nursery Lodge, Nonsuch Park, Little Oaks takes a holistic approach to learning by introducing children to outdoor wild play.

 

This is called forest school and its philosophy is to equip young children with an education that encourages an appreciation of the natural world, through regular visits to local woodland areas where hands on learning experiences can take place. We are registered with Ofsted Early Years and comply with the Children Act 1989 and 2004 regulations. 

 

We have a wonderful large enclosed natural garden full of wildlife and our own pet corner, as well as separate covered courtyard play area for the use of bikes, balls and other outdoor equipment. Children wear waterproof clothing, so they have free flow access to both gardens in all weathers and for use when learning outdoors in the surrounding parklands and woodlands.

 

We have two large main rooms for children of all ages to explore and investigate the resources and activities on offer, our home from home environment means that we do not separate children into ‘age groups’ as we believe children should be able to move freely and learn from each other as they would do at home. We have a smaller ‘cosy room’ for story time, quite play and sleeping for younger children and a further separate room for messy play.

 

The Nursery School welcomes children from all cultural and religious backgrounds. There is no selection procedure; children are accepted in order of registration. We operate an ‘open door policy’, whereby parents and carers are welcomed into the school any time to see what their children are doing and to help with daily activities both in the setting and out in the woodland. 

 

We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm for 48 weeks of the year. We close for one week at Easter, one week at Christmas and two weeks in August.

 

 

 

Little Oaks Forest School is now operating a waiting list for September 2019, with limited places available.

 

If you are interested in one of these places, please contact our Administrator Jackie Jones to request our Expression of Interest Form, at littleoaksforestschool@msn.com