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Jack Straws Day Nursery and Preschool


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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

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.


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Jack Straws Nursery Manager
Bryony Barnett
Nursery Manager


Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Supporting and Learning

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Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Jack Straws Nursery Manager

Bryony Barnett

I have been with Bright Horizons for 9 years, and within that time have worked in five different settings and worked my way up from Nursery Assistant, to Nursery Manager. I have held a Managers position since September 2016, managing 4 different Bright Horizons Nurseries in total. Each Nursery has been unique in their own way, each provided me with different opportunities, and experiences especially with them being a mixture of client and community based settings. During my time with Bright Horizons, I have gained copious amounts of experience, allowing me to build upon my own skills and career succession. Building a team, watching the children flourish and providing exceptional care and education is so inspiring, and is what makes me proud to lead Jack Straws Lane.

Jack Straws Deputy Manager


I have been working for Bright Horizons for 6 years. I began my journey as a Nursery Assistant at Jack Straws Lane, and have been successful in working my way to becoming the Deputy Manager. Before working at Jack Straws Lane, I have spent some time working as a university student warden, and teaching abroad in south East Asia. I have obtained a BA Honours Degree in an Art specific Discipline. I am currently studying my Master’s Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. 

Candy Floss

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!

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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