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

Bright Horizons 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.

Jayne Andrews
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 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

Jayne Andrews

I have worked in childcare for over 20 years. My roles in the past have included a nanny for 7 years, a Quality Assurance and Training Manager within childcare and nursery manager roles.

I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies and a mum to a 12 year old daughter. I have always enjoyed the reward that you get from working with children seeing them achieve their full potential and grow into confident children ready for their next stage in their development. I was inspired to work with children by  my mum who worked in preschools. 


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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