We provide high quality, purposefully planned play opportunities that enable children to develop and flourish. We place equal importance on both the inside and outside environments and ensure that each area stimulates the children’s imaginations. Our spacious learning environments enable children to be active learners, become independent and develop creative and critical thinking skills. We introduce the skills to prepare them for reading writing, maths, science and many other areas of school life. The Nursery provision has full access to all the facilities of the Primary School and they have time each week with specialist Sport, Music and Spanish teachers.
We follow the areas of Learning and Development identified in Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
As soon as your child starts in our Nursery we begin a ‘Learning Journey’ for them. This is a special book containing photographs, examples of things they have drawn or made, and observations made by staff as well as any contributions you as parents/carers have made. They are a really lovely way of recording your child’s first years!
Learning Journeys are available for parents/carers to have a look at any time and provide an insight into what your child’s interests are whilst at OIS, what they have been learning as well as how your child is developing their skills, knowledge and understanding.