Early Years

      Within the EYFS, the children’s personal development is excellent. They behave extremely well at all times taking turns and sharing without prompting without adults. Many examples of kindness were seen during the course of the inspection."ISI 2015

      The OLA journey starts early. The Early Years Foundation Stage at OLA aims to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment in which children aged 3 to 5 are encouraged to achieve their full potential through a balanced programme of adult-led and child-initiated activities.  In our most recent ISI inspection, we received an excellent judgement in every area.

      Children need an exciting, vibrant, purposeful, challenging and supportive environment in which to learn, both inside and outside the classroom.

      We, therefore aim to ensure that all children receive a curriculum which is relevant and builds on their interests and what they already know, understand and can do. Each child’s learning journey is tailored to their individual needs and our flexible curriculum provides opportunities for children to take responsibility for their own learning from an early age.