A very warm welcome from our Nursery team. Here at OA Johanna, we understand the importance of your child having the best start in their education, and we work hard as a family of staff to make this happen. Working in partnership with you, your child will be guided through their emotional, social, and physical development preparing them for primary school, in a play-led exciting environment.
Our Nursery setting (otherwise known as Rainbow Class) offers the best possible start for all children, as they embark on their learning journey. We provide a creative and purposeful learning environment, offering a range of experiences where children feel nurtured, safe and secure, enabling them to become confident and independent individuals.
We believe that having access to high-quality provision has a significant impact on your child’s social, emotional and language development. Our Nursery ensures a solid foundation for all children as they develop a love of learning and engage in the values and ethos of our school community. We work in partnership with you to enhance the educational opportunities and outcomes for your child.
Our Nursery provides exceptional education and was rated Outstanding in our last Ofsted inspection.
Session times and wrap around care
We have 26 places for three-year-olds; this is split into full-time and part-time. Full-time places are offered on a 30-hour funding basis for working parents and carers. If you are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare, you could pay for the additional hours at a cost of just £100 per week.
Our full-time Nursery day runs from 9.00am to 3.15pm, Monday to Friday. If you are working and entitled to the government’s 30-hour free childcare grant, our Nursery is free. If you are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare and would like your child to attend full-time, you could pay for the additional hours at a cost of just £100 per week.
For those wishing to go part time with us, the sessions we host are three hours long (9.00am to 12.00pm, Monday to Friday)
We do request that parents or carers are able to pick up their children on time. If you are running late or have a problem, do get in touch with us as soon as you can by telephone and we will do our best to support you.
Children start at the Academy in a small group, which enables staff to really support them to make relationships and helps them to learn the new routines and expectations with us. Many of our children start in September but we also admit children throughout the year. We value every child for their individuality and know that each child will settle into the Academy in their own way, so we work closely together to ensure a smooth transition.
Our Nursery is led by a qualified teacher and experienced early-year educators, who provides children, from three years old, with all the building blocks necessary to transition smoothly into Reception. Our children benefit from a child-centred fun learning approach, and our staff are always available to talk to parents and carers.