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Oaks day nursery

The Oaks is a purpose built day nursery instartwell
Birmingham, providing spacious accommodation across two sites, boasting extensive outdoor play areas, a large Forest School site and car parking facilities.

The nursery is situated on the University of Birmingham’s Selly Oak campus near to the Bristol Road and is easily accessible by private and public transport.

  • The Oaks has completed its level 1 Startwell award
  • The nursery works in line with the Early Year’s Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)
  • Healthy Setting Award 2009
  • See our recommendations on Daynurseries.co.uk
  • The Oaks have achieved an Outstanding Ofsted rating in their last inspection Read more

Contact us:  by phone on 0121 414 7999 or by email Rebecca Slater.


Rooms at the Oaks

The main building accommodates the under threes and is divided into four play rooms. Our baby room has a designated cot rooms, and all rooms have the facility to provide sleeping areas.

All playrooms have direct access to their own outdoor space, providing free-flow Slideopportunities throughout the setting. There is also a new sensory room for the children to enjoy.

The Pre-School Unit accommodates the three-fives, supporting children’s preparation for school by them making a transition over to a new building.

Both the nursery and Pre-School building have a nursery office.

Nursery Grounds
The nursery grounds are surrounded by large grassed areas with a variety of established trees and shrubs. Each of the playrooms and the Pre-School has its own direct access to a well-resourced play area offering a variety of terrains. Rooms access the outdoor spaces in all weathers.

Children are taken on short walks with staff around the Selly Oak campus, and visit our partners in the local community throughout the year.

Forest School
_DSC3327 croppedThe Forest School is situated behind the main nursery building and boasts a designated fire area, a small outdoor classroom and a magical windy path that takes you over a troll bridge into the heart of our trees.

We have two qualified Forest School Leaders and a further two who will complete their training in 2015.

At Forest School the children develop their skills in all areas of the curriculum, working individually and as a team to complete their tasks. The large site encourages exploration and imagination. There is also the chance for the children to work 1:1 with our trained staff to use bow saws, hand drills and other tools and equipment.


Monday-Friday                                7.45 – 18.10
Morning Session (AM)                     7.45 – 13.00
Afternoon Session (PM)                13.00 – 18.10

Attendance can be full time or AM/PM

Refreshments are provided

The Nursery opens 51 weeks of the year with the exception of Bank Holidays and University closed days.

Full details of how to register your child and all of our application forms and brochures are on our how to apply page and also see our most recent OFSTED report.