We were delighted to open Little Peeple Nursery - for babies and children from six months to four years - in October 2018. It was built in partnership with The Oxford Academy. In summer 2019 we merged our Peep Pre-school into our new and larger nursery building.
Our Little Peeple Day Nursery offers year-round education and childcare. You can choose whether your child attends pre-school hours or all-day sessions. We're here to meet the needs of you and your child, whether you are returning to work or education, preparing your child for school and/or want your child to socialise, play and learn with other children.
The Peeple principles are at the heart of our approach. We are here to support children, parents and carers to learn together, by valuing and building on what families already do.
caring for your child
Our aim is to work in partnership with you to provide the best care and education for your child before they start school. We will ensure that your child has an enjoyable time with us and that we offer an enabling and rich environment that will meet your child’s individual needs. Our setting is secure and physically comfortable, so that the children can enjoy playing, exploring and learning. We encourage the children to explore all areas – though we recognise that children sometimes have their own favourite spaces, especially if they are feeling tired or a little unsettled. We understand that children need space where they can relax and rest, particularly if they spend more than a few hours in the setting. The outside space offers opportunities for all areas of learning and development. Suitable clothing is available so that children can choose to go out whatever the weather.
We are registered with Ofsted to care for 44 children aged from 6 months - 4 years.
We had our first Ofsted inspection in October 2019 and were pleased to be rated Good in all areas. Here is the report, and a few of the inspector's comments, illustrating the strong relationships and learning through play within Little Peeple Nursery:
'The manager and staff create a positive and purposeful learning environment. There are warm bonds between children and staff. For example, children who are a little upset at the beginning of the day are comforted by the cuddles and reassuring words from their key person. Soon these children are full of smiles and playing happily.'
'Staff ensure that children have lots of fun while also learning and developing new skills.'
'Staff make consistently good use of opportunities to engage in conversations with children. They speak clearly, introduce new words and listen to what children say. Children have many opportunities each day to listen to stories and join in with songs. These experiences are very popular with all children.'