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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Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
22 - 22
Oct Oct
President's Seminar: 'Gravity and Levity'
Monday 22 October - 5:30pm

The President’s Seminar series provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of some of the fascinating and ground-breaking research that is carried out by Wolfsonians at all career stages.

In this term's seminar Prof Wolfgang de Melo will talk about gravity and levity in Varro, the Roman Grammarian; Dr Felix Tennie will speak on gravity and what we believe to know about it; Mr Alexander Hardie-Forsyth will focus on Laurence Sterne's line of gravitation.

Clubs & Societies
22 - 22
Oct Oct
Italian language course by OUIS
Monday 22 October - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Oxford University Italian Society (OUIS) organises weekly classes open to all those interested in learning Italian. The beginners course is in Wolfson (seminar room 3, but check at the lodge) on Mondays at 19:30. Italian classes at other levels are also organised in different locations.

Lectures and Seminars
24 - 24
Oct Oct
The Kitchen Cabinet, BBC recording
Wednesday 24 October - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

BBC radio's long-running panel show, "The Kitchen Cabinet" comes to Wolfson for recording. TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED via http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the_kitchen_cabinet_2018 PHOTOGRAPHIC ID MUST BE SHOWN FOR ENTRY