Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Early Years

Our EYFS provision at Oasis Bank Leaze includes a nursery and reception class. We learn inside and outside and share a fantastic outdoor learning area.

Morning sessions are from 8:45am to 11:45am

Afternoon sessions are from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Children in Nursery and Reception have a play-based curriculum.

Play for children, is not just recreation – it’s their whole approach to life and their absolute right. It is essential for their well-being growth and development and is the way in which they learn.

Play and learning opportunities are carefully considered for each child and based on the guidance from the EYFS.  Please click on the link below for the EYFS Parents Guide.

During their time in Nursery and Reception children are supported to lay down the firm foundations for lifelong learning – resilience, perseverance, cooperation, collaboration, paying attention, clear speech etc. Hand in hand with these important behaviours or attitudes for learning more specific skills and knowledge are taught through the interests of the children. Partnership with you, the parents and carers, is essential in order for children to meet their full potential.


Nursery Room

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Nursery Dinosaurs

New Nursery & Reception starters

All three and four year olds in England are entitled to 570 hours free early education or childcare per year.

15 hours free childcare

This is also known as universal free hours. In Bristol it is offered in two ways:

  • 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year
  • 12 hours a week for 47.5 weeks of the year

You can claim from the term after your child’s third birthday until they reach compulsory school age.

If your child’s third birthday is between:

  • 1 April and 31 August you can claim from 1 September
  • 1 September and 31 December you can claim from 1 January
  • 1 January and 31 March you can claim from 1 April

30 hours free childcare

From September 2017 some working families can apply for an extra 570 hours free childcare per year. This is also known as extended free hours.

If you’re eligible for the extra hours you will need to apply for a code to give to your childcare provider to reserve your place. 

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