St Mary's Abingdon| Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Oxfordshire

St Mary's Abingdon Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Our nursery setting, rated 'GOOD' by Ofsted is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef.

Sue Pumffrey
Nursery Manager
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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 St Mary's Abingdon 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 Pumffrey

I have been at Inglewood since 1999 and been in childcare for over 38 years. I am an NNEB but also have a degree and PGCE in Early Years and Education. I am also an EYP and am a qualified assessor and IQA of childcare qualification, as it is important to me that I can impart my knowledge and experiences as well as mentoring people who enter the sector.

I have always wanted to work in childcare and I am passionate about the nursery and the provision that we offer, where the children and their families are of paramount importance to us. Seeing young children develop and grow through their learning experiences is what makes my job so rewarding. When my children were younger, I was a childminder and I tried working in an office but only lasted 3 months before hastily returning to childcare! I have carried on training and developing professionally throughout my career. I strive to maintain currency of practice in order to ensure I am able to support my team effectively and passionately believe we are entrusted to provide the best care and education we can. 

Inglewood is a place where everyone is happy and this is evident through our day to day work.

Gemma Hirons

I started my journey in childcare with Bright Horizons in 2009 as bank staff and worked my way up the ranks and became qualified with my Level 3 in 2012. I stayed with St Marys when we made the decision to move to our lovely new site on Marcham Road and took on the challenge of Over Two’s room leader in the Coach House. I have since combined the role of Third in Charge and more recently became the Deputy Manager. In my spare time I enjoy astronomy and spending time with my young niece and nephew.

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!

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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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