Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Welcome to Oasis Academy Johanna's Nursery (also known as Rainbow Class)

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 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

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. 

Start Dates

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.


The learning programme in our Nursery is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.  Our aim is to provide holistic learning in a safe, happy and stimulating environment through which all children are challenged and make excellent progress.  We aim to develop confident, happy children, equipped with foundations to nurture a lifelong love of learning.

We build confident communicators, supporting every child as an individual across development in all areas of the Early Years and Foundation Stage.

We teach through play-based learning and have a different topic every term.  We cover learning and development in all areas of the Foundation Curriculum.  Our topics for the Nursery are:

  • Getting to Know You
  • Home Sweet Home
  • What Shall We Wear?
  • Paws and Claws
  • Let's Go Shopping!

Areas of Learning

In the Nursery Curriculum, these areas include the following:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Learning Spaces

Our learning environment provides rich and varied opportunities for children to play and explore.  Our classroom has designated areas for small world play, role play, a reading corner, a mark-marking area, maths area, fine motor skills, messy play, investigation area, and construction.  

Our fun and exciting outdoor area has opportunities for children to climb and negotiate spaces, as well as imaginative play, using our climbing frame.  There are areas for water and sand play; we have many bikes, trikes, and scooters.  There is a stage for creative expression, and a covered pergola providing shelter from our inclement weather!  There is a small garden for planting and observing changes in the environment.


Our children are assessed mainly through observations which are recorded in a Learning Journal.  We take photographs and celebrate their work in our displays. 

Conversations between school and home are very important and help us to get a broader picture of each child as a unique learner.




How do I know if I am eligible for funding support?

Working families who meet the eligibility criteria, may be able to get 30 hours a week of free early education and childcare for their 3 or 4 year old.

The extra 15 hours will be available from the start of the next term and your eligibility for the extra hours will be checked every three months.

To find out if you are eligible, visit the Lambeth Council Website by clicking on the logo below.



Click the above image to view or download our Prospectus.



To apply for a place in our Nursery, click the image above to download a copy of the application which should be completed and returned to the School Office or emailed through to:



Want to know more? Click on the image above to view our Nursery Class page for more information.