Our approach to learning
The learning programme in our Nurseries 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 outstanding progress. To develop confident, happy children, equipped with foundations to nurture a lifelong love of learning. To engage with and value contributions from parents, professionals and the local community to ensure best outcomes for children and best value for Oasis Academy Hadley.
We foster a harmonious atmosphere which supports and promotes self-esteem. We build confident communicators. We support every child as an individual and support children’s development in all areas of the Early Years and Foundation Stage. We help every child to grow up feeling confident about their own identity, in a spirit of friendship, understanding fairness and the rights of others, valuing diversity, and ready to be a British citizen.
We have a 32 part time places 2-year-old nursery and a 30 full time (60 part time) places 3-year-old nursery. We offer full day care from 8am – 6pm or part time places for 3 year olds and part time places for two year olds. The part time nursery sessions are three hours long and your child will either be allocated a morning or afternoon session. Morning sessions run from 8.20-11.20am and afternoon sessions 12.20-3.20pm.
Two year old places are free for families eligible for Enfield Council’s Terrific Twos funding. The eligibility criteria can be found in our admissions section or at http://www.enfield.gov.uk/if/.
Part time (15 hours) three year old places are free to all families and are funded by Nursery Education Funding. We also offer 30 hours free day care for eligible families. The eligibility criteria can be found in our admissions section or on http://www.enfield.gov.uk/if/. Families wish to access full day care from 8.00 to 18.00 may pay for additional hours. Cost of additional hours.
Applications for 30 hours funded places and full day care will be considered alongside part time places.
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the oversubscription criteria set out in our 2017-18 Admissions Policy.
Please click here for the Nursery Prospectus.
Joining our Nurseries
At Oasis Academy Hadley we believe that children's transition into the Academy is the key to successful lifelong learning. We understand the importance of ensuring that children feel safe and secure and believe that the best way to do this is to work together to ensure that every child gets the best possible start. Our induction procedures in the Early Years ensure that children are given time to build solid relationships with adults and their peers and to settle into their new unfamiliar surroundings.
Stay and Play Sessions
These sessions are run by Early Years staff and give families the first chance to come into the Academy and to meet some of the key members of staff.
We know that this first meeting is one of the most important parts of beginning our relationships with your child. It is important that this first meeting should take place in familiar surroundings. Many children will be coming away from home for the first time when they start school and we want them to feel safe and secure with the new adults they will be working with. During our visit we really want to know all about your child and to gain an understanding of how best to support them settling successfully into the Academy.
Family Induction Sessions
You will then be invited to a Family Induction Session where you will have the opportunity to see the Academy’s facilities and resources and most importantly it will be time for the children to ‘play’ and explore their new surroundings alongside their family. During the visit there will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions and you will be encouraged to play alongside your child.
The 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 within the Academy. Many of our children start the 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 Early Years Learning Director oversees our nursery and reception classes. There is a teacher and two teaching assistants in our 3-year-old nursery and a team of 6 staff lead by our 2 year old nursery Team Leader running our 2-year-old nursery.