At Orchard Park Nursery School our objective is to provide a
stimulating environment which will foster the emotional, social,
physical, and cognitive growth of our children. We believe each
child is unique and learning occurs through constructive play in a
warm and happy atmosphere. Our curriculum is designed to expose
children to a wide variety of materials, equipment, and activities.
It is also structured so that children have opportunities to play
with one another, explore on their own, and to be together as a
group. The small class size ensures both a comforting introduction
to school life and lots of individual attention.
The daily routine at Orchard Park Nursery School includes such
activities as circle, gym, story time and free play periods.
Children may choose to explore the sensory bin, try their hand at
different crafts, visit the computer center, let their imagination
weave glorious stories in the dress-up and family area, or spend a
quiet moment contemplating a new or favourite book in the reading
Each week a different theme is featured and is incorporated in all
activities. Imagine the appeal of a noisy day, a teddy bear
picnic, favourite shape day and various colour days.
Age: 2 1/2 to 5 years (an ideal alternative to junior
Morning (9:00-11:30) or Afternoon (1:00-3:30) classes
2, 3 or 5 half-day programs
September to June
City of London subsidies available
Excellence in education begins with outstanding staff. Each of our
teachers is E.C.E. (Early Childhood Education) trained, experienced
and enthusiastic. They make learning fun in a nurturing
environment. The program is enhanced throughout the year by
resource teachers and E.C.E. students from Fanshawe College.
OPNS is always looking for energetic volunteers to work with children ages 2-5.
Field trips are an important part of the school year. Some of these
are apple picking in the fall, tobogganing in the winter, a visit to
the Children's Museum and a local gymnastic club. Special events
for the family are also a focus. Orchard Park Nursery School hosts
Mothers day Tea and graduation ceremony.
Parents volunteer for a number of duties. They provide snacks,
assist on field trips, participate in fundraising, and administer
the school through the Parent Executive.
Classes are open for observation. We welcome inquiries in person or
by telephone. Registration is open throughout the year, however we
recommend start dates in September and January.
We are now accepting fall registrations and check for summer camp availability.