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Mission statement

At Little Oaks our aim is to provide a stimulating environment that extends beyond the classroom. We believe in promoting a nurturing environment that will support children in their individual journey of discovery.

Where it all started

In 1994 two Mothers , both qualified and experienced Nursery Nurses decided to use their first hand experiences to establish a childcare setting which would not only offer quality care, but give emphasis to each unique child’s needs, to ensure every child is supported in achieving their individual potential through the Early Years journey of Discovery. Little Oaks Early Years ltd has grown to become an established small group of five settings offering high quality childcare.
To ensure the quality is consistent both owners have gone on to complete their BA HONS in Early Years and are experienced   Ofsted inspectors.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is based on the visionary belief of philosopher Friedrich Froebal, that ‘children are like a garden of flowers and need to be nurtured so they can grow’. Education in the early years means much more than simply teaching colours, shapes, letters and numbers. It is about facilitating the development of confident and curious children who have a positive attitude towards leaning and are not afraid to learn from their mistakes.

The philosophy of Little Oaks is therefore to provide children a loving warm environment which gives them both security and structure so that their learning experience is fulfilling and joyous.

The key person approach 

 Research has shown that a Key Person approach is the most effective way of ensuring that children develop a strong relationship with a significant adult in the nursery. The Key Person approach gives every child the reassurance to feel secure and cared for, helping them to become familiar with the nursery environment and to feel confident and safe within it. We recognise every child’s individuality, efforts and achievements and believe that relationships between adults and children are crucial for the child’s happiness and security. The Key Person meets the needs of each child in their care and responds sensitively to their feelings, ideas and behaviour.The Key Person will offer security, reassurance and continuity, and they will usually be the one to feed, change and soothe your child.