Little Oaks Nursery @ Tirlebrook


Mrs Lucy Knowles

(Nursery Class Lead)


Mrs Jayne Etheridge

(Nursery Class Teaching Partner)


Miss Emma King

(Nursery Class Teaching Partner)

Welcome to Little Oaks Nursery Class at Tirlebrook Primary School.  

The Little Oaks Nursery at Tirlebrook Primary School opened its doors to families on Tuesday 3rd January 2018 and forms an important part of the Early Years Foundation Stage at Tirlebrook Primary School. 

Little Oaks Nursery is led by Mrs Lucy Knowles and is overseen by the Early Years Lead, Mrs Francesca Reynolds.

Little Oaks Nursery is located on the grounds of Tirlebrook Primary School and is based in the building across the playground from the Reception classroom. Fully accessible and safe, Little Oaks Nursery offers an indoor and outdoor play and learning environment. Both our indoor classroom and outdoor environment provide rich opportunities for play, arts, crafts, building, making, problem solving and much, much more. Our indoor classroom is fully equipped to support learning through play and structured activities while our outdoor area supports play through exploration and enjoyment of the outdoors. Additionally, the Little Oaks Nursery Class benefits from being able to access Tirlebrook’s school grounds, including the magnificent Woodland Workshop area.

We pride ourselves in being able to offer access to high quality education for three- and four-year old children in a friendly and happy atmosphere that promotes learning through play within a safe and nurturing environment. From an early age, children at Little Oaks are nurtured to develop core skills in communication, confidence and resilience through their experiences in our setting and environment.

The Nursery Team at Little Oaks will encourage each child to develop and flourish in a supportive and secure environment. It is our aim that children are:

  • confident to explore
  • challenged to enjotrying new things and take risks
  • successful learners who excel and who
  • excited to play and learn together

As a Nursery, we work closely with the Early Years Team and the Oak Tree Reception Class at Tirlebrook Primary School to ensure children attending our setting are ready and prepared for school.

Families have the option for their child to enjoy a school dinner prepared on-site at Tirlebrook Primary School. For further information, visit: School Dinners.

Parents whose children attend the Little Oaks Nursery Class are also able to take advantage of and access the extended childcare provision offered by Tirlebrook Primary School through the Breakfast Club and Tirlebrookers After School Club. For further information visit: Breakfast Club and After School Club.

If you would like to find out more about Little Oaks Nursery or would like to register your interest in your child attending our setting, please contact the Tirlebrook School Office ( for a Registration of Interest Form. NB – there is a requirement that any child registered at Little Oaks Nursery attends our setting for a minimum of 4 sessions per week.

Autumn Term (I)

Marvellous Me

Autumn Term (II)

Woodland Wonders