Honor-Oak , Forest Hill Nursery and Pre-School

Housed in two spacious converted houses with a large garden and terrace, Little Cubs Academy Honor Oak is 2 minutes’ walk from Honor Oak station, and only a 5 minute drive from Forest Hill, Dulwich and Crofton Park. 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 became a Little Cubs Academy in 2018, and as well as purchasing brand new toys, equipment and educational resources, it was completely refurbished with natural, neutral materials and colours to create a calm, warm environment.

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, cooking, yoga, football, French, drama, music, dance classes and PE.

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What Makes us unique

  • Open 8am to 6pm
  • Created by parents with young children
  • 2 minutes’ walk from Honor Oak station & 5 minutes’ drive from Forest Hill, Dulwich & Crofton Park
  • 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
  • Forest school 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, art, French, yoga, PE, music, drama and regular trips
  • Fruit and vegetable growing area
  • Emphasis on school readiness in pre-school
  • 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 not always look forwards and to sometimes look backwards. Always striving to innovate is not the sole route to success. As well as creating engaging environments that 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.

Honor Oak Nursery and Pre-School

Honor Oak Age Groups

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 Cubs

3 to 15 months: Following a structured yet flexible routine, our staff focus on providing love, cuddles, and sensory/tactile play.

Nursery and Pre-School Children in Nursery Bear Cubs Room

Lion Cubs

15 months to 2 years: Helping to build confidence, make connections and develop new skills, we provide plenty of opportunities for messy and outdoor play.

Nursery and Pre-School Children in Nursery Tiger 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.

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, 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 currently training to be a fully qualified forest school teacher.

Amii Bakewell Nursery Staff

Amii Bakewell supports Jo as the Deputy Head Teacher, she is also the Lion Cubs Room Leader. 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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Little Cubs Academy Honor Oak

25-27 Boveney Road,
Forest Hill,
London,
SE23 3NP
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Open 51 weeks per year

8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday

Excluding bank holidays, inset days & Christmas

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