Housed in two spacious converted houses with a large garden and terrace, Little Cubs Academy Day Nursery and Pre-school in Honor Oak, is 2 minutes’ walk from Honor Oak station, and only a 5 minute drive from Forest Hill, Dulwich, Crofton Park and Brockley. The nursery and pre-school is open from 8am to 6pm, 51 weeks a year, for children from 3 months to 5 years of age. The setting has been designed with natural, sustainable, neutral materials and colours to create a calm, warm environment, and is regularly updated with new toys, equipment and educational resources.
The nursery and pre-school’s outside area features a planting and growing area, a mud kitchen and a reading room where children can relax on a bean bag and enjoy their favourite book in a cosy environment. We like to give our children the broadest range of experiences with the best quality providers, so alongside our programme of activities linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we also offer a very diverse selection of all-inclusive activities like forest school in nearby woodland, cooking, yoga, coding, football, arts and crafts, French, drama, music, dance classes and PE.
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At Little Cubs Academy, we feel it’s important to sometimes look backwards, as always looking to innovate is not the sole route to success. We do believe in embracing traditional, early-years teaching methods from around the world. At our day nursery and pre-school in Honor Oak, Forest Hill, as well as creating engaging environments, our methodologies also teach and promote:
We fundamentally believe that traditional teaching methods paired with core values of love, care, compassion, honesty, equality, and nurture, should be at the heart of everything that we do. Read more about our story here.
At Little Cubs Academy Honor Oak, children are grouped into rooms according to their age, each with experienced staff and daily routines and activities designed around their needs and interests:
3 months to 2 years: A structured yet flexible routine, teachers focus on providing love, cuddles and sensory/tactile play. We help to build confidence by ensuring the children feel secure and cared for. We open up a world of discovery, and provide plenty of opportunities for messy and outdoor play, music and games.
2 to 3 years: Fresh air and outdoor play including gardening, ball games, and bikes/trikes are a focus, as well as helping to grow children’s developing senses and interaction skills. We promote every child’s uniqueness, and aid them in learning about themselves.
3 to 5 years: Supporting children’s learning in a planned, yet play-based environment, we help build confidence, self-assurance, independence, and respect for others, so that children are armed with the skills and knowledge for their next step.
The staffing team is led by Head Teacher Jo Pitt who has over 20 years of experience working in nurseries and pre-schools at all levels. Jo previously co-founded and managed a nursery on a farm in Shropshire, and is our fully qualified forest school teacher.
Amii Bakewell supports Jo as the Deputy Head Teacher, is the Lion Cubs Room Leader, and our fully qualified yoga teacher. She has decades of experience working in the early years sector and has children of her own.
Jo Pitt – Honor Oak Head Teacher
Little Cubs Academy Honor Oak, Forest Hill, Day Nursery & Pre-school,
25-27 Boveney Road,
Open 51 weeks per year
8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday
Excluding bank holidays, inset days & Christmas
(2 minutes’ walk from Honor Oak station, 5 minutes’ drive from Forest Hill, Dulwich, Crofton Park & Brockley)
Tel: 020 8291 8367