Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Welcome to the Oasis Academy Shirley Park Nursery

We wish you a very warm welcome from our Nursery team. Here at Oasis Academy Shirley Park, we understand the importance of your child having the best start in their education, and we work hard as a family of staff to make this happen. Working in partnership with you, your child will be guided through their emotional, social and physical development preparing them for primary school, in a play-led exciting environment. Our dedicated and committed team cannot wait to embark on this journey with you. 

Our Nursery class Little Acorns is located at our Lower School, for children aged 3 - 4 years, the year before they start Reception.  We have 52 part-time spaces, split between a morning session and an afternoon session. Full day places are available for children eligible for 30-hour funding, as well as the 15 hour government funded places.   

Our Nursery provides the perfect introduction to learning and gives children confidence and skills to transfer to Reception class. 

Please visit our admissions page for information about how to apply for a Nursery place

Standard Session Times (other options are available)  

  Morning Session 8.30 am – 11.30 am
  Afternoon Session 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  Whole Day ( 30 hour code) 8.30 am - 3.30 pm

Start Dates 

We have a major intake in September of children who will turn 4 during that academic year. We value every child for their individuality and know that each child will settle into the Academy in their own way, so we work closely together to ensure a smooth transition. Before your child starts in the Nursery they will be invited to a ‘Stay and Play’ session where they can meet the staff and get to know the Nursery environment. 


At Oasis Academy Shirley Park we ask all our children to wear a uniform. The children in Nursery enjoy wearing their uniform and it makes them feel part of the school. School uniform that includes the school logo (marked in bold in the uniform list), for Nursery children this is only the purple sweatshirt, can be purchased at Hewitts of Croydon, other items of uniform can be purchased from Hewitts or elsewhere.  

More information about the required uniform can be found on the Uniform page.