Jack Straws Lane | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Oxford

Bright Horizons Jack Straws Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Jack Straws Lane Nursery is an Outstanding, exclusive nursery for staff and students of one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the University of Oxford.! Situated in a beautiful grade II listed building we have easy access to large outdoor spaces in addition to the spacious, well-equipped four nursery rooms. Our passionate staff team work closely with all of our families ensuring every child has a fantastic experience, all genuinely care for each child. Our recent Ofsted inspection rated us Outstanding, we pride ourselves in our philosophy for educating young children, reflected perfectly in our inspection report.

Sue Aldridge
Nursery Manager

Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


A day at Bright Horizons Jack Straws Day Nursery and Preschool

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

Meet the Team

Sue Aldridge

I have over 12 years’ experience in childcare and have worked for Bright Horizons for 7 years progressing through various roles, from being a nursery assistant, regional health and safety officer, supporting Early Years teams with audits and becoming a nursery manager.

My management experiences have been at various Bright Horizons Nurseries where I have managed and led small and large teams to provide excellent childcare and environments. Being recognised for providing excellence in care and education at the UK management Awards of Excellence 2015 was a huge achievement for me.

I achieved my Early years Degree in 2014 and this has really supported me in my role.

I have my own daughter who is 14 months old, who also attends a Bright Horizons Nursery; she keeps me very busy at home. Since becoming a mummy I feel I can really relate to the mixed emotions that come along with settling and starting your child’s journey at nursery and I hope to support you during these times.

Lois Smith

My career started at Jack Straws in 2011 after being a student here whilst completing my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education at Oxford College. I commenced my career in the baby room before transitioning to the preschool room; taking a huge leap to Preschool Room Supervisor in 2013. In early 2015 I took on the Deputy Manager role and this fuelled my passion for learning and development in management further; so when the opportunity arose for the Manager’s role I knew I had to take it! I am always keeping myself busy with spending well-earned time with my family and young nephew, predominantly visiting the many parks and amusement facilities around Oxfordshire and of course some retail therapy!

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2017

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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