Oak Cottage Nursery is a nurturing centre of fun and care, in Woodingdean just outside Brighton, East Sussex. We believe in treating all our children as individuals, fostering confidence and happiness in each and every child.
Children can enjoy a place at Oak Cottage from between the ages of 12 months to five-years-old. Our friendly staff are highly motivated carers, with skills covering all stages of development for the pre-school child. The nursery is a vibrant and successful place to learn and play. We are rightly proud of our Outstanding Ofsted grade, awarded in our three most recent inspections, reflecting the quality of childcare provision we offer and our commitment to continuously improving.
Established in 1963, Oak Cottage Nursery has provided quality care for generations of local children. Today the nursery is a modern friendly place caring for a maximum of 52 children per session between the ages of 12 months and 5 years old. We provide outstanding pre-school education at one of the best value for money prices in Brighton.
If you have any questions about Oak Cottage Nursery please do not hesitate to contact us
For detailed information about life at the nursery, including our daily routine, opening times, fees, and policies and procedures please download our prospectus.
We aim to provide the community with a friendly, fun environment where children learn through exploration according to their individual needs in a welcoming and respectful environment. We are dedicated to supporting each and every family to give children the best start in life through parental involvement and inclusive practice. We aim to give children opportunities to learn through active and creative experiences indoors and out to develop their social skills and help them to flourish in all areas of their development.
Oak Cottage Nursery is registered with the Governments official standards body OFSTED. We are extremely proud of achieving three Outstanding Ofsted grades consecutively (2007,2009 & 2015), reflecting our commitment, dedication and passion for continuous improvement. For the full Ofsted report please go to www.ofsted.gov.uk.
The Early Years Stage framework (EYFS) sets the standards for children’s learning, development and care. It is mandatory in all OFSTED registered provision from birth to the end of the academic year in which a child turns five. The framework aims to ensure all children make progress in their learning and development and are healthy and safe. The EYFS places emphasis on strong partnerships with parents and carers and celebrates children as individuals.
The EYFS framework is based on four Themes and Principles – a Unique Child + positive relationships + enabling environments = Learning and Development.
Included within these principles are characteristics of effective learning, focusing on how children learn and develop - playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. These characteristics support children’s learning across all areas.
The EYFS recognises that all areas of learning and development are interconnected but places emphasis on three prime areas Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development and Communication and language. It is from these three areas that other skills and knowledge develop – Literacy, Maths, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design. Experiences for children at Oak Cottage are based on observations and are thoughtfully planned taking into account their current needs and interests.
For more information on the EYFS and how this affects your child at Oak Cottage Nursery, please ask to see a copy of our EYFS pack or visit foundation years,org,uk .>