About Us


Working in partnership to unlock children’s potential

Set on the beautiful campus at Newton Park, Oak Tree Day Nursery boasts a close knit team of nursery practitioners and Forest School leaders who provide quality childcare, education and Forest School that meets the individual needs of children and their families. Imagine lakeside walks, woodland areas and beautiful scenery that sparks children’s creativity.

Our highly trained and skilled nursery practitioners and stimulating environment supports children to grow into independent and confident learners who are inquisitive about the world around them.

Our approach to education embraces opportunities for children to learn values that influence their life and that of others.

Nursery practitioners tune into children’s interests and provide learning experiences that will further their learning and development and inspire them to engage with nature.

In short children flourish at Oak Tree Day Nursery.

Oak Tree Day Nursery Vision and Values

Our Vision

Children are adventurous, playful and passionate in the way they engage with their world. Set with in the glorious environment of Newton Park, Oak Tree Nursery provides everyday experiences which reflect the unique nature of children’s learning. Based within the wider university community, opportunities for learning and pedagogy are informed by global perspectives and research.

Our Values

At Oak Tree Day Nursery we believe:

  • Play provides a powerful context for every child as a unique and creative thinker, whilst supporting positive relationships with other children and adults
  • The outdoor environment provides opportunities for deep engagement with nature and mastering the challenges that this presents, while encouraging the development of independence, social responsibility and risk taking
  • Reciprocal relationships of mutual trust and respect ensure that adults and children value each other and take each other seriously
  • The university’s research community provides shared learning opportunities for staff, children and families
  • Working together with families and the wider community enriches children’s learning and well-being