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Nursery (2½ to 4)

A warm and welcoming Nursery for children.

The formative years of a child’s education are ones of excitement, exploration and discovery, where they will begin to make friends, experience new opportunities and learn about a world beyond the secure confines of their immediate home life.

We know and understand that this is a very important time for both you and your child. Our Nursery staff are highly experienced, supportive and caring and are dedicated to helping your child grow in confidence and independence. Each child is given one-to-one teaching and our excellent pupil to staff ratios ensure each child will have activities suited to their unique needs.

Giving your child an exceptional start.

Come and discover Oakfields Preparatory School.

Facilities & Location

The perfect setting for your child to begin their education.

Our children enjoy a huge range of activities and our spacious, purpose-designed Early Years Village offers plenty of green space and endless opportunities for indoor and outdoor free flow play and learning.

As well as large classrooms, enclosed playground and outdoor learning area, the children enjoy access to the beautiful adjoining orchard, the extensive grounds and other areas.

Oakfields Early Years Village.

In late 2022, our brand new, state of the art, Early Years Village welcomed children through its doors.

Featuring three calm, relaxing classrooms, a wide range of Early Years learning resources, floor to ceiling windows, and access to our Early Years play space and orchard, our brand new space continues to offer children the very best environment in which to learn, grow and explore.

Pupils of all ages develop high levels of self-awareness, self-confidence and resilience within a close-knit, nurturing, family environment.

– ISI Inspection Report 2022


A richly diverse EYFS curriculum.

Our children follow a specifically-tailored and richly diverse EYFS curriculum, flavoured with the many positive influences and ideals of Preparatory teaching, which allows children to grow naturally, retain their individuality and develop their unique personalities.

Whilst the curriculum is planned to maximise learning in each of the following seven areas, our ethos is very much to promote cross-curricular learning both indoors and outdoors.

The EYFS is made up of seven areas of learning. The three prime areas are:
The four specific areas of learning are:

Join our family.

Boys and girls can join our younger Nursery class from the term in which they turn three years of age. They may attend on a 2, 3 or 5-day-a week basis. Attendance in our older Nursery classes progresses to a 5-day-a-week basis, so children are able to benefit from our teaching and learning every day and become used to the routines of school before they progress to Reception.

We operate on a first-come, first-served basis and therefore recommend early registration where possible.

Gradually, each child builds up a strong sense of independence coupled with an ability to sustain concentration and develop their own thinking. Confidence grows as their range of skills increases, along with a true passion for learning and discovery.

A unique learning experience.

Oakfields Prep is a happy and vibrant independent day school in Upminster, offering a bespoke and holistic education.


2½ - 4 years old


4 - 5 years old


5 - 8 years old


8 - 11 years old

Private School in Upminster, Essex – Oakfields School

Enquiries :01708 256721