Nottinghill Co-operative Preschool
A positive learning environment for children
Established in 1961, Nottinghill is Oakville’s first co-operative preschool. We are a non-profit corporation owned and operated by our members. Our philosophy encourages all parents and guardians to be involved in their child’s preschool experience, creating a community atmosphere. We are a progressive school that offers programming for children from age 2 through Senior Kindergarten.
Our Mission and Objectives
Nottinghill’s mission is to create a positive learning environment for children by offering an affordable, accessible and accountable preschool that promotes the social, emotional intellectual and physical needs of the child in a nurturing setting.
Preschool is a place where a child is busy, safe and happy. Our main objective is to guide children toward a positive outlook on education and socialization, while helping to build self-esteem. We strive to give our preschoolers motivation and confidence.
Ensuring that our children feel good about themselves in the preschool environment is essential groundwork for a lifetime of learning!
Based on research and years of practice, our Early Childhood Educators believe that for young children, learning must be directly relevant to their lives. Play is meaningful because it actively involves the child. Our teachers have a favourite quote on their belief in play in the realm of learning.
“Tell me and I’ll forget; Show me, I might remember; Involve me and I’ll understand“
Using a hands-on approach, our Early Childhood Educators provide direction and encouragement in a learning-through-play program.
What will you find at Nottinghill?
We offer bright, spacious and well-organized classroom facilities and a playground area to foster our children’s zest for learning. The classroom centres are ever-changing according to the fun and interesting monthly themes and curriculum carefully planned by our staff.