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.

Sara Deacon
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


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

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.

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Meet the Team

Sara Deacon

I have been working with children since 2001 in different nursery settings, including the position of deputy manager at Bright Horizons in Northamptonshire back in 2008. In 2010, I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of child development to enable me to lead my first team as a manager so I went back to university and completed my BA in Early Childhood Studies, which is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Due to a change in circumstance I decided to relocate to Gloucestershire in 2015 which opened up an amazing opportunity for me to return to Bright Horizons and take up the position of Manager at St Marys.

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.

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

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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