Our Long Lane Campus houses our Pre-Nursery (Little Acorns and Little Conkers) and Nursery (Orange and Lemon classes) and Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. This single-storey building with a central quadrangle was erected in 1928 and has seen many changes of school name over the years, becoming Oasis Academy Shirley Park in 2009. In the centre of quadrangle is our Nursery outdoor area.
Our Pre-Nursery (for children from the term of their 3rd birthday) and Nursery provision, for children aged 3-4 (the year before they start Reception), provide our youngest students with safe and secure, beautiful learning, social, and play facilities.
Free Nursery Places
Free Nursery places are available for up to 78 children through the Government's early years funding scheme. Our Nursery provides the perfect introduction to learning and gives children confidence and skills to transfer seamlessly to our Primary Phase Reception class, although parents of Nursery children do have to complete an application form. The Nursery has morning and afternoon classes with 26 part-time places available in each Nursery session and the Pre-Nursery (Little Acorns & Little Conkers) has 13 places available in each morning and afternoon session. The Nursery has a limited number of full time places available.
Morning Session: 8.30 am - 11.30 am
Afternoon Session: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
If your child turns 3 in the 2019/20 academic year, they are eligible to attend our Pre-Nursery (Little Acorns & Little Conkers) the term after their 3rd birthday. Children whose date of birth is between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 are eligible to start Nursery in September 2019 subject to spaces being available. For more information about applications please visit our admissions page.
How do i know if i am eligible for funding support?
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of funded childcare a year (usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks) from the term following their 3rd birthday.
If you are a working family, your 3 or 4 year old may be entitled to an additional 570 hours a year, sometimes referred to as 30 hours or extended entitlement. To see if you are eligible log on to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
applications are only made to HMRC via this website.
You must apply the term before you want to use the additional hours and you will need to reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months.