St Mary's Abingdon Day Nursery and Preschool

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A place to grow

Our nursery setting, rated 'GOOD' by Ofsted is open Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 18:30, 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.

Nursery Manager
Liz Clements
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

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

A Day at St Mary's Abingdon Day Nursery and Preschool

Below is an example of a typical day

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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.

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Meet the Team

Liz Clements

I have been in the childcare industry for 28 years, working in Day nurseries, schools and children’s centres. For three years I worked as an Ofsted inspector, but I missed being with the children on a daily basis, so over two years ago I joined Bright Horizons and opened the Triangle Day Nursery for Oxford University in Headington.

I have a son Ben who is 22years old and while he was tiny I did a year of child minding in London.

I have an NNEB qualification and 5 years ago, I completed a part Master’s degree gaining a level 7 in National postgraduate qualification in integrated centre leadership (NPQICL).

I joined St Marys in August 2018 as a Senior Nursery Manger and I am looking forward to developing and building new relationships with my new team and families.


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!

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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