A brand new rural nursery set in a former primary school
Our new nursery is run by a team who also run Culham Science Centre Nursery & Preschool where we have achieved OFSTED OUTSTANDING 3 times in a row. We are very excited to have this gorgeous setting with its charming old red brick school house and lots and lots of varied outdoor space that offers children so many exciting opportunities to explore, discover and learn through play.
Culham Village Nursery and Preschool Abingdon
Open Monday to Friday 7.30 am-6.00pm for children from 3 months to 5 years old
From birth to 5 is when our children are shaped into the people they will become so it’s vital young children get a good start in life. All our children get an excellent start in life through our high quality delivery of the OFSTED Early Years Curriculum.
Our team are warm, caring enthusiastic and highly qualiﬁed; our team know all our children well and provide planned, structured, varied and exciting play with kind encouragement and support. We play and learn everyday in fun, exciting ways, and develop important social skills for school and life.
We are in a former village primary school with loads of beautiful and varied outdoor play space: a large rural garden, mature trees and a forest school area, all weather surfaces and rooms that feed directly into the garden enabling us to be outdoors much of the time. Our facilities are designed for each child’s age and stage with lots of exciting toys and outdoor equipment and wonderful places to explore and discover and play.
Choosing the best childcare for you is a big decision so please arrange to come and see us to ﬁnd out more.
Babies up to 18 months and Toddlers up to 30 months.
Rooms are set up for the child’s stage of development with toys and equipment they can use safely and lots of opportunity to play, explore, learn and feel challenged.
Our team are specialists in caring for children of this age and will get to know your child well including what activities they enjoy, when they need sleeps and feeds and cuddles and when they are ready for playtime!
From about 30 months to 5 years
We have a separate Lower and Upper Preschool. The Lower preschool is from 30 months to around 3 years. The Upper preschool is from around 3 years until starting school.
We focus now on preparing our children for structure in their day and the independence that will ensure they make a smooth transition to big school.
Meet our team
All our team love working with children
Our team are warm, caring and highly motivated. We encourage everyone to get qualifications in childcare by sponsoring formal qualifications courses; we train everyone in Health and safety, safeguarding, paediatric first aid and more; and do our own monthly in-house training to keep everyone up to date on all our policies and procedures, and share new ideas for learning through play as well as best practice in childcare.
Safe, happy & learning
Tried and tested procedures to keep your child safe
Safety is our top priority. Detailed policies and procedures govern how the nursery is run day to day and are reviewed regularly. They mean we manage everything such as security and food intolerances consistently and we follow all Public Health England Covid 19 Early Years guidance.
Where relevant, records are kept of how things have been managed. All our policies are guided by and comply with Ofsted requirements on keeping children safe.
Play for each age & stage
carefully planned play with age appropriate resources
Every child has their own key worker who will observe them at play to learn what they are interested in and plan play activities for their interests that will help them learn and grow all led by the Early Years Curriculum. All our toys and equipment are speciﬁc to your child’s changing needs at each age and stage so we keep children safe, challenged and interested.
Everything we do is designed around your child
We’ll plan our day’s activities around what your child enjoys and is interested in. We gently encourage each child to extend their learning to cover all areas of learning in our early years curriculum so they become enthusiastic and independent learners prepared for the new challenges of big school.
Prices and help with fees
contact us to discuss the hours you want
Fees will vary depending on the hours you want and the age of your child.
To help with the cost of childcare there is government funding for 2 and 3 year olds and you can also benefit from government voucher schemes.
For more information click this link https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/children-education-and-families/information-parents/find-childcare/help-paying-childcare
Delicious, healthy and 5*****rated
Our chef is passionate about giving our children tasty, healthy freshly cooked meals every day and the children invariably devour it all! Even our fussy eaters.
We introduce the children to all kinds of food from diﬀerent cultures from ﬁsh pie to mild curry while carefully accommodating food intolerances and preferences along the way.
We support local producers too and buy most of our fresh produce from local growers.
As the children love our food so much we’ve put some of their favourite recipes into the nursery blog so you can have a go at home.