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East Ward Community Primary School

Happy, Challenged, Successful and Proud


Willow Street, Bury, BL9 7QZ

0161 764 6065


Little Oaks Community Hub

Little Oaks Community Hub is home to our youngest children in Nursery. Little Oaks is located on Hazel Avenue, just a short walk from the main school building. From here we run a variety of parent workshops alongside other professionals from Bury and offer support services that allow us to reach out to people in the community who are most in need.  

Our focus for 2021-2022 is ‘School Readiness’. Mrs Hall, our Early Years Leader and Nursery teacher, works with Early Years professionals from the local authority to deliver a programme which supports parents and carers in getting their children school ready. These sessions include: toilet training support, training on communication and language and support with establishing good routines at home. 

In addition to this, we also run a very successful ESOL program for non-English speaking mothers and their babies. The programme delivers functional language skills in combination with health and parenting information and is designed as a structed 12 week mother and baby ‘stay and play’ group.  

All of our sessions are open to everyone in the local community and is not limited to parents and carers of East Ward Primary School. If you would like more information on what we offer, please email

What is happening this Autumn? 

Family Language (ESOL) Friday 17th September until 22nd October, 9am until 11am – Free creche places available. 

Family Language (ESOL) Friday 5th November until 10th December, 9am until 11am – Free creche places available. 

Play and Language - Tuesday 2nd November until Tuesday 7th December, 1pm - 3pm – Free creche places available. 

The following courses are provided by Early years Advisory Team and are open to anyone with a child under the age of 6 in East Bury (please note a creche is not provided for these sessions): 

Reading, Book Start - Tuesday 28th September 10.45am and 2.30pm sessions 

Top Tips for Talking and Reading in Nursery – Tuesday 12th October 2.30pm 

Mindfulness for Parents Taster Session - Thursday 21st October, 2pm until 3pm 

Wellbeing for Parents - Monday 1st November, 2pm until 3pm 

​An introduction to WellComm (speaking and listening) with your child – Monday 15th November at 2pm 

Do you know the importance of physical development in the Early Years? - Monday 29th November, 8.45am and 2.30pm