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Oxford Waterways Day Nursery and Preschool

Day Nurseries
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30 Hours Funded Childcare
Funded Childcare*
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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

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.

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Sally Paton
Nursery Manager

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Supporting and Learning

Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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Fees & Availability

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.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

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Sally Paton

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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