Oxford Waterways Day Nursery and Preschool

Oxford Waterways Day Nursery and Preschool45 Clearwater Place, off Elizabeth Jennings Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7NL
A place to grow

Oxford Waterways Day Nursery and Preschool is specifically designed to meet the needs of children from 3 months to 5 years with each room supporting their different stages of development. Rated 'Good' by Ofsted, we ensure your child will benefit from inspiring learning in a caring environment.

A Bright Beginning

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child's development and progress - whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Children also love our Boogie Mites active music-making sessions that help them to learn about the world through music and song.

Outdoor Exploration

Your child will love our fantastic large garden. From biking to water and sand play, and exploring in the nature garden, they'll enjoy the freedom of free-flow access to enjoy these outdoor activities. Your little explorer will also benefit from regular trips to additional grounds and the park.

Strong Parent Partnerships

Together, we can improve children's life chances, both academically and emotionally, as we prepare them for school and beyond.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) specialists are on hand to ensure your child is receiving the best possible care and education to suit their individual needs.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritiously-balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef, catering for all dietary requirements, and we hold a 5* EHO rating for food safety and hygiene.
  • Necessities such as nappies, wipes, creams, and formula are also included, so there's less to pack on those busy mornings.
  • Excellent transport links with onsite parking, bicycle and buggy park, and in close proximity to Oxford Railway.

Your Personal Tour

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your little explorer to look around and ask any questions you might have.

Alternative Female Manager Silhouette
Nursery Manager
45 Clearwater Place, off Elizabeth Jennings Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7NL
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:00PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
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Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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