Woodstock Road | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Oxford

Bright Horizons Woodstock Road Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

An exclusive nursery for staff and students of one of the most prestigious universities in the world, University of Oxford. Situated on leafy Woodstock Road in Oxford, the nursery offers free parent and family workshops such as Baby Sign, Potty Training and Forest School. Our professional and dedicated staff team work alongside our established Parent Nursery Association. We offer an open door policy for regular ‘Stay and play’ sessions and our children love the secure, all weather garden play space. We achieved Good in our recent Ofsted Inspection

Liz Hardiman
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 Woodstock Road 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

Liz Hardiman

I have a varied background in childcare which spans 30 years. From a child minder working from home, to completing my Level 3 NVQ. With my children both at school I became a full time NVQ Assessor and gained my post 16 teaching qualification allowing me to teach my passion.  Over 12 years I opened two diversification nurseries, completed my Level 3 in Play Work, Level 4 in Early Years, Level 5 in Management and I also continued with assessing and teaching. Working alongside City and Guilds, I helped support the development of some of the different childcare qualifications available to staff working in the sector. I joined Bright Horizons in 2011. It has always been my passion to support staff to develop and progress in their chosen career and to be able to meet the needs of the families they care for with ease, confidence and professionalism.

Becky Godfrey

I have worked at Woodstock Road Nursery for four years and I am very passionate about early childhood education. I have a Level 3 qualification in childcare and have recently started an Early Years Foundation Degree at Oxford Brooks University. 

Inspiring quote “No space is too beautiful for children to learn.”

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!

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2017

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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