Each of our nurseries is unique in its own special way, from beautifully converted houses to purpose built childcare and nursery buildings. Every Little Oaks child will enjoy a one of a kind, exciting and stimulating learning experience that will be provided by a well established team of caring and experienced early years practitioners.

20 years of quality childcare

 

Children lethumbnail-2arn individually and with others through play. We offer our children a play- based curriculum which meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. It supports all aspects of their learning and development. It encourages their in built curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them and helps them to discover that learning is interesting and fun.

This is vitally important if children are going to remain keen learners for the rest of their lives. Play in a secure environment with effective adult support allows the children to explore, investigate and enjoy the learning experience. We help them to practice and develop ideas, concepts and skills in a unique and non threatening way, without fear or failure. With our family of staff, we aim to provide a home from home atmosphere adapting to meet the changing needs of every child.

 

The Team

thumbnail-4Little Oaks settings are led by company directors, Julie and Penny, who between them have a wealth of experience and knowledge gained through hands on experience, both as Ofsted inspectors, practitioners and most importantly, mothers. Julie and Penny are committed to the on- going development of each member of staff, to ensure consistent high quality care across all of the settings.

Managers and staff are provided with the following opportunities to build on existing skills and learn new ones:

  • Undertake Ofsted inspector training.
  • Provide opportunities to undertake foundation degree in Early Years, going on to BA(HOns) level.
  • External courses, such as forest school and beach school training.
  • Internal training courses.
  • Personal development plans
 

Best in Kent

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KCC statistics show that in 2014 children attending a Little Oaks setting made the best progress in their learning by the time they have reached the end of the Early Years framework in comparison to any other collaboration of nurseries across the whole of Kent. In Kent presently, 648 Early Years settings have come together to form 47 separate collaborations. In Early Years Conference, all of Kent collaborations received the results of this data from KCC and Little Oaks has achieved the highestpercentage in Kent.