We use an interactive learning journey; an online programme which allows us to record your child's progress. You child's key person will upload at least one observation and photo of your child per week, which you will be able to view at home. You will be the only person who is able to view your child's learning journey, and you can also post your own observations and pictures for your child's key person to view.
A weekly Spanish class is included in our full daycare fees.
When it comes to introducing your child to languages it’s a case of the earlier the better. Research has shown we are more likely to hear and be able to repeat sounds that do not exist in our first language if we are exposed to them at an early age. Primary schools in the UK now introduce modern languages earlier, why not give your Little Amigo a head start?
30-minute classes combine all the elements we know our Little Amigos love: music, singing, games, movement, nursery rhymes and storytelling, all with the added benefit of language learning.
Claire and Nicola, parents themselves, ensure classes provide an enjoyable way for Little Amigos to learn Spanish, whilst building on children’s communication skills and confidence. What’s more, learning Spanish is a great choice for life; it is the official language in 21 countries and is the 3rd most spoken language in the world.
We plan many trips and visits during the year, some of our recent visits have been:
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Here at Oakdean we feel that it is very important to work closely with our parents. We provide support and guidance for parents when developing their child's needs and learning. Our staff have many years experience and training when weaning, toilet training, enabling positive behaviour, developing language and getting ready for school.
We have monthly newsletters that go out to all families discussing events that will be coming up and things that have happened that month in your child's room.
We have many 'stay and play' sessions for our Mummies, Daddies and grandparents. Our staff team enjoy getting to know our families and creating relationships with them to ensure a positive link between home and nursery life.