Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Joining our Nursery

At Oasis Academy Ryelands we believe that children's transition into the Academy is the key to successful lifelong learning. We understand the importance of ensuring that children feel safe and secure and believe that the best way to do this is to work together to ensure that every child gets the best possible start. Our induction procedures in the Early Years ensure that children are given time to build solid relationships with adults and their peers and to settle into their new unfamiliar surroundings.

Due to the Academy closing at 1.30pm at the end of each term, children who attend afternoon nursery will have 3 sessions less than those who attend in the morning.

The Academy is also used as a Polling Station by Croydon Council.

Stay and Play Sessions

These termly sessions are run by Early Years staff and give families the first chance to come into the Academy and to meet some of the key members of staff. It is a fantastic opportunity for your child to explore their new surroundings with the comfort and support of having their key care giver there with them. This will make the transition to dropping them off much less stressful as they become used to the Nursery and staff. 

Home Visits

We know that this first meeting is one of the most important parts of beginning our relationships with your child. It is important that this first meeting should take place in familiar surroundings. Many children will be coming away from home for the first time when they start school and we want them to feel safe and secure with the new adults they will be working with. During our visit we really want to know all about your child and to gain an understanding of how best to support them settling successfully into the Academy.

Family Induction Sessions

You will then be invited to a Family Induction Session where you will have the opportunity to see the Academy’s facilities and resources and most importantly it will be time for the children to ‘play’ and explore their new surroundings alongside their family. During the visit there will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions and you will be encouraged to play alongside your child.