Here are some comments from our parents about their experience of the school:
"Thank you so much for all your kindness and patience with William - he has had the most wonderful start to his education thanks to you! So much thought, planning and fun! What a lucky boy! Flora can't wait to get started"
"I'd like to say how delighted David and I have been with our decision to send Seb to Oaktree. He has enjoyed every minute of it and thrived. Our eldest son was at a different local nursery and the experience we and Seb have had at Oaktree has been immeasurably better. You have a wonderful combination ofloving environment that is fun for the children but also guides and starts them on their way to formal learning. I am only sad we don't have another child who can come to Oaktree!"
"Thank you for being such a fantastic influence on Lauren in her formative years. We will be forever glad we sent her to Oaktree and will miss you all so much. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts"
"I really can't recommend Oaktree highly enough. I have been hugely impressed by the commitment and professionalism of all the staff there. My daughter has been so happy, well looked after and stimulated on so many levels. It really is a lovely learning environment, as well as being very caring. Thank You Oaktree for preparing Joanna so well for school, we will miss you all!"
"I cannot recommend Oaktree highly enough. I couldn’t have hoped for a better introduction to the world of schooling for both my daughters. Oaktree is committed to working with parents to produce well-rounded, happy, inquisitive and settled children ready to take the next steps of their learning journey with enthusiasm. I feel that the nursery has done a fantastic job of getting my children ready for primary school, not just by providing them with a solid foundation in the early years curriculum but also by focusing on their personal and social development. I love the focus on “fun” in everything that they do at Oaktree – amazingly the children think they have been playing the whole time and come out learning loads. There are so many creative, play and learning opportunities available from sport, to Spanish to yoga and science that there is something to keep every child busy.
Oaktree strives to work in partnership with the parent body and over the years has taken on many parent suggestions to improve facilities and the use of technology to enhance the experience of the children and parents. I have loved being able to access Tapestry to see what Lilah was doing every day at nursery and was impressed with the level of detail provided by the staff members.
Oaktree is a truly local nursery. Shape hunts around the neighbourhood, number hunting at the local grocery store, trips to the Fire Station, performances for the local pensioners, all help instil a lovely sense of community in the children at a very young age.
Finally, what can I say about the Oaktree staff members. Both my girls developed strong bonds with their teachers that have persisted long after their time at Oaktree. I love the fact that both co-owners of the nursery, Jill and Katka, are deeply involved in the day to day running of the nursery and interact with and get to know every child. My elder daughter thrived in the warm and nurturing environment provided by her teacher Ms. Lee and Lilah, despite being quite young for her year, has bounced off to school confidently because of Ms. Chantelle’s support.
We will miss our time at Oaktree!"
"Our son Henry evolved from a shy, uncertain toddler into a confident, kind and friendly child under the care of Miss Jill and the rest of the staff at Oaktree. His transition to “big school” has been seamless and happy and we credit not just his teachers and the curriculum at Oaktree but also the individual attention and affection shown to Henry which taught him that school is a happy and fun place. We really appreciate the patience with which the Oaktree team approached teaching him and the understanding and compassion they showed us as first time parents. Additionally, as a working mum, I really valued the stream of communication via email so I always felt like I knew what Henry was learning and doing at nursery even if I wasn’t there to see him at school. Our daughter Alice was registered at birth for her place at Oaktree in 2017 as we don’t want her to go to nursery anywhere else!"
"Lochie's first experience of education has been an absolute inspiration at Oaktree. He has loved every minute of it and I know he will be so sad to leave (as will I!). Thank you so so much for all the effort you put in to make it such a stimulating and fun environment".
"I have three children, each of whom has attended Oaktree. Although each of my children has been very different in terms of interests and temperament, each has absolutely loved Oaktree. During their time there, thrived due to the fantastic creative, play and learning opportunities available. My youngest child is still at Oaktree and loves the huge range of activities on offer - such as yoga, art, drama, music, sport, science, cookery and even Spanish lessons. Most of all, she has formed really affectionate bonds with the staff who have always been so supportive, encouraging and nurturing, and has made great friendships with other children of her age. For my part, I have always been impressed with the diverse range of topics covered so creatively and effectively with the children - I think I have become as excited as the children to see how the 'role play corner' is themed each week! In my experience, Oaktree prepares children very well for primary school and, most importantly, it makes pre-school learning huge fun! Based on my children's experience, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Oaktree to others."
"It's so great to hear what the kids have been doing at Oaktree each week. I just wanted to say how impressed we are with the activities on offer and the work that the children are producing. It was lovely to show Riona's grandparents her folder at Christmas time and Riona is so happy to see her work up on the wall in our kitchen. I feel as though you all make a great effort to involve us as parents in understanding what the children are doing, how they are progressing and what you will be doing next so we can support their learning at home. My niece is at a top nursery school elsewhere in London and she doesn't get all this feedback!
Its always busy in the mornings and afternoons but I just wanted to take the opportunity to write a quick note of thanks to all of you.
"Riona is quite shy around people outside the family but she always comes out smiling after nursery and we really appreciate all the work you and the other staff put in to make it a happy place to be".
"I think Oaktree Nursery school is fantastic and my Children have really enjoyed their time there. It has a very different feel to other nurseries, very small and nurturing. The large variety of activities that the Children do are excellent and make learning lots of fun. I can really see how much my son has progressed during his time at Oaktree and I attribute that to the staff and environment. The staff are all so caring, kind and very approachable. We are so pleased that we chose Oaktree for our Children and very much appreciate this brilliant start to their education."
"My daughter is in her final term of Oaktree before starting school. Looking back, she has had a wonderful start to her education at Oaktree. The highly motivating ethos at this nursery, is in my view what makes the difference. Everyday Flo comes back with stories of fun activities that she has done to enhance her learning, several of which are the type of activities that you think twice about doing at home...messy spaghetti, hand and foot painting, to name but a few. The staff work as a very strong team and really enjoy what they are doing. As such, they are keen to get the best out of the children and help them with all aspects of their day.
I asked Flo about the best part of nursery and she said "my teachers". I think that says it all. Thank you Oaktree."
"My son joined Oaktree when he was 2 year 9 months and stayed there for two years before he went to school. He absolutely loved it there. The teachers are so lovely. When we got my son’s end of term review report, I was so touched on how detailed the report was. Miss Katka noted down in the report how long my son could concentrate on one particular development area. From that report I could see how well Miss Katka and her ladies in the team downstairs knew my son. As a mother, I was so impressed and felt so pleased that we were lucky enough to send my son to Oaktree.
The same wonderful feeling came after my son went to the upstairs class in the pre-schooler group. My son learnt so much and the staff really personalised their teaching to suit my son’s development. Needless to say the beautiful memories of the Sports days, outings, nativity plays, our gifts for Christmas, Mother’s day, Father’s day, and many special moments of ‘bring mothers in’ and ‘bring fathers in’ sessions. And the heart warming photo of my son with his wonderful teachers on the last day of his time at Oaktree.
All the wonderful experience we had with Oaktree, we had no hesitation to sign our younger child up with Oaktree straight after his birth. We are looking forward to see all lovely ladies at Oaktree again soon when he starts."