Housed in two spacious converted houses with a large garden and terrace, Little Cubs Academy Day Nursery and Preschool 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 preschool 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 library 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 regular trips to green spaces and nearby woodland, cooking, yoga, coding, football, arts and crafts, French, drama, music, dance classes, sport 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 preschool 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, 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:
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 Amii Bakewell, who is also head of wellbeing, sport, and our fully qualified yoga teacher. She has over 20 years of experience working in the early years sector, lives in Forest Hill, and has a teenage daughter.
Monica Marcovici is the Deputy Head Teacher, and also oversees the Baby Room. Monica has risen up the ranks of Little Cubs Academy, having started with us as an apprentice. She is deeply passionate about what she does, and also has a young daughter.
Honor Oak Head Teacher
Contact us to find out why we are one of the best nurseries and preschools in Honor Oak, Forest Hill, Dulwich, Brockley and Crofton Park.
Little Cubs Academy Honor Oak, Forest Hill, Day Nursery & Preschool,
25-27 Boveney Road,
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)
Tel: 020 8291 8367