Orchard Park Nursery School
Orchard Park
Nursery School Inc.
O chard Park Nursery School has been serving the London community since 1967. It is a non-profit, staff-operated school, administered by a Parent Executive.



"Children developing through their own creativity"

Philosophy

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.

Contact Us

Trinity Presbyterian Church
590 Gainsborough Rd.
London, ON
Map
519-434-3404
opnskids@gmail.com

Activities

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 corner.

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.

Programs

  • Age: 2 1/2 to 5 years (an ideal alternative to junior kindergarten)
  • 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

Staff

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.

Opportunities

  • OPNS is always looking for energetic volunteers to work with children ages 2-5.
  • Special Events

    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.

    Parent Participation

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    We are now accepting fall registrations and check for summer camp availability.


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