St Mary's Abingdon Day Nursery and Preschool

St Mary's Abingdon Day Nursery and Preschool18 Marcham Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1AA
A place to grow

St Mary's Abingdon Day Nursery and Preschool includes purpose-built areas, inside and out, designed with your little ones in mind. You and your little one will feel at ease as we help to make their transition from home to nursery as comfortable as possible. Our families particularly love our exciting outdoors - which includes chalkboards, a climbing frame and vegetable garden.

A 'Bright Beginning' for Every Child

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.

Inspiring Natural Curiosity and Exploration

Your child will find we offer a great place to learn and thrive. Little ones have freeflow access to the large garden and we encourage independent outdoor exploration. The garden includes balancing tyres, chalkboards, tricycles, a cosy reading nook and, for older children, a climbing frame! They'll also love getting stuck into our vegetable garden and exploring the nature trail which we use to teach the children about seasons, how food is grown and more.

All-Inclusive Care

Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef using fresh ingredients and we hold a 5* EHO rating for food safety and hygiene.

We also have a comfortable, quiet sleeping room available for peaceful napping.

Necessities such as wipes, nappies, creams and formula are also provided, so there's less to pack on those busy mornings!

Safety and Convenience

Our onsite parking and buggy park make for an easy and convenient drop and pickup experience.

Your Personal Tour

Our team of long-standing staff are excited to welcome you and your family to St Mary's Abingdon Day Nursery and Preschool. Book your personal tour today and come see everything our beautiful nursery has to offer and let us answer any questions you may have.

Bright Horizons St Mary's Abingdon Gemma Hirons
Nursery Manager
18 Marcham Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1AA
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:30PM
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.
  • Bright Horizons St Mary's Abingdon Gemma HironsGemmaNursery Manager
  • Alternative Female Manager Silhouette SianDeputy Manager
  • Bright Horizons St Mary's Abingdon RichardRichardThird in Charge


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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