Day Nursery and Pre-school in Honor Oak, Forest Hill

Housed in two spacious converted houses with a large garden and terrace, Little Cubs Academy Day Nursery and Pre-school in Honor Oak, Forest Hill, 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 an organic fruit and vegetable 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, sport and PE.

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What Makes us unique

  • The day nursery and pre-school is open from 8am to 6pm
  • The founders have young children themselves
  • 2 minutes’ walk from Honor Oak station & 5 minutes’ drive from Forest Hill, Dulwich, Crofton Park & Brockley
  • Guided by some of the best early years experts
  • Child-led learning where the children themselves drive what they learn
  • Parent learning events throughout the year, led by a GP, nutritionist, dentist, child psychologist and sleep trainer
  • Intergenerational learning where we partner with local elderly care homes
  • Highly qualified, passionate staff, run by our very experienced and inspirational head teacher
  • We work with leading nutritionists to create seasonal, balanced menus, serving freshly cooked food every day
  • Home-made smoothie menu
  • Yoga taught by one of our in-house fully qualified teachers
  • Varied curriculum centred around the individual needs of each child – learning through play, cooking, dance, sport, arts and crafts, French, yoga, PE, music, drama and coding
  • Organic fruit and vegetable growing area
  • Emphasis on school readiness in pre-school
  • Forest school in nearby woodland
  • Regular trips to green spaces and places of interest for all age groups
  • Nature, the outdoors and sustainability at the heart of everything we do
Honor Oak Nursery and Pre-School Students and Staff

A fresh approach to early years education

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:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development,
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

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.

Honor Oak Nursery and Pre-School

Honor Oak Day Nursery & Pre-school Rooms

At Little Cubs Academy Honor Oak, Forest Hill, children are grouped into rooms according to their age, each with experienced staff and daily routines and activities designed around their needs and interests:

Nursery and Pre-School Children in Nursery Bear Cubs Room

Bear and Lion Cubs

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.

Nursery and Pre-School Children in Nursery Bear Cubs Room

Tiger Cubs

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.

Nursery and Pre-School Children in Nursery Pre-School Room

Pre-School

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.

Meet The Team

Jp Pitt - Nursery Staff Honor Oak

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 Nursery Staff

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.

“I love coming into work each day knowing that we have an amazing staffing team and that we are all working together to positively impact the children’s lives”

Jo Pitt – Honor Oak Head Teacher

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Contact us to find out why we are one of the best nurseries and pre-schools in Honor Oak, Forest Hill, Dulwich, Brockley and Crofton Park.

 

Little Cubs Academy Honor Oak, Forest Hill, Day Nursery & Pre-school,

25-27 Boveney Road,
Forest Hill,
London,
SE23 3NP

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Open 51 weeks per year

8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

Excluding bank holidays, inset days & Christmas

(2 minutes’ walk from Honor Oak station, 5 minutes’ drive from Forest Hill, Dulwich, Crofton Park & Brockley)

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