Framework for Learning and Development

The Nursery staff aim to support the children in all areas of learning and development, which in turn offers an exciting, creative and educational experience, encouraging them to explore and develop through these experiences in a safe environment that promote their welfare. They aim to encourage and ignite the child's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and build their capacity to learn and to form relationships.

The Nursery offers the children a wide range of activities, which include programmed and informal play in a 'soft play' area enclosed with an all-weather roof providing a safe and dry environment.

0-2.5year Room - the daily routine is programmed around the Early Years Foundation Stage which includes tactile play, story telling, music, singing, dancing, heuristic and sensory play.

Over-2's room - two daily pre-school sessions are designed to give a balanced curriculum working towards the Early Years Foundation Stage. The activities include creativity, reading, a quiet area, construction play, sand and water. There is also a 'Home/Themed' area which becomes whatever the child wants it to be! Story group and singing are regular daily features. Music and movement and physical activity are also incorporated into the programme. 

Cooking is a popular feature with children of both groups making biscuits, scones etc.

Outdoor activities are encouraged daily as we have such beautiful and natural surroundings. These range from walking in the College grounds, activities on the sports field and the College tennis courts, to growing flowers and vegetables in the Nursery garden.

For more detailed information about the Department of Education's Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, which sets the standards for learning, development and cares for children from birth to 5 years, please contact the Nursery team.

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The latest from Wolfson College

Wolfson College Rooftop
12 April 2019
Wolfson College hosts Symposium in Silicon Solar Cell Technology

Wolfson College is honoured to host the Oxford Symposium in Sillicon Solar Cell Technology on 15 and 16 April. 

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8 April 2019
Wolfson College to host eBike Summit 2019

On Wednesday 10 April, the College will host the first Oxford eBike Summit. 

Tom Cross Exhibition
8 April 2019
Shapes and Adventures: Paintings by Tom Cross

Tom Cross' exhibition "Shapes and Adventures" opens to public Monday 15 April.

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
27 - 28
Apr Apr
The Korrigan Consort Presents: Hunger & Judith Triumphs
Saturday 27 April - 7:30pm to Sunday 28 April - 9:30pm

The Korrigan Consort is thrilled to present a spring double-bill, featuring Joanna Ward’s Hunger and Antonio Vivaldi’s Judith Triumphs.

Two tales, two women, two troubled souls. One, an artist struggling to form her identity as a creative, a woman, and a mother. One, a noblewoman with the weight of a nation on her shoulders, rebelling against the expectation of women to sacrifice. Both struggle under the thumb of patriarchs and patriarchy, with stories reaching across time.

Lectures and Seminars
30 - 30
Apr Apr
Imagining Madness
Tuesday 30 April - 1:30pm to 5:30pm

How has madness been perceived and represented by composers, biographers, medical professionals, and people who have experienced it first-hand? How should we conceptualise madness as scholars? This interdisciplinary colloquium features various speakers, and aims to give researchers who are interested in this subject an opportunity to meet one another, hear about each other’s work, and to discuss the challenges of writing about experiences and perceptions of madness and mental illness.

Lectures and Seminars
30 - 30
Apr Apr
Asian Treasure Traditions Seminar
Tuesday 30 April - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Treasure Seminar, Trinity Term, 2019 Cathy Cantwell Tuesday 30th April, Wolfson College Seminar Room 3, 5.pm - 7pm, followed by dinner at Wolfson Title: The Phurpa Consecrations Practice (byin rlabs phur pa'i sgrub pa) texts from the Eightfold Buddha Word, Embodying the Sugatas (bka' brgyad bde gshegs 'dus pa), revealed by Nyang ral Nyi ma ’od zer (1124-1192), and their connections with the Transmitted Textual Traditions