NURSERIES & CHILD CARE IN THE BANBURY AREA

Child First Nursery Child First8 Horsefair, Banbury, OX16 0AA   Telephone: 01295 273743 Welcome to Child First nursery, we are situated immediately opposite the Banbury Cross and provide a warm homely environment, providing the highest standard of care and early years education for children aged 0-5 years old.

We benefit from large, spacious rooms across two floors and now each age group has direct access to a stimulating outdoor space with the recent addition of our roof garden where children help grow their own vegetables amongst other activities.

Contact us to arrange a visit or call in any time between 10am and 4pm and we will show you how our committed staff team work with our children, supporting and enabling them to explore, discover, learn and develop.


Smart Tots Day Nursery Child First25 Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 0AE Telephone: 01295 259 393 Smart Tots is a home-from-home nursery, run by a professional team with a child-centred approach to childcare. Situated in a lovely Georgian town-house in a great town centre location, Smart Tots offers a 'complete' service for children from 3 months old to school-starting age, ensuring the nursery experience is a positive and memorable one for children and parents. Each age group has their own spacious and airy rooms with access to secure outdoor space for plenty of fresh air. The homely experience is rounded off by our menu of delicious home-cooked meals every day. From the age of two, we include Great Little Movers physical development classes and French classes led by our own French Teacher. If you'd like to see what's on offer, please call or email - we'd be delighted to welcome you



1.   The Ark Birds Lane, Epwell, Near Banbury OX15 6LQ Telephone: 01295 780580 Childrens Day Nursery.  A small friendly nursery for ages 2 1/2 to 5 year olds.

2.   Bloxham Pre-School Bloxham Primary School, Courtington Lane, Bloxham OX15 4HP Telephone: 01295 722959 Bloxham Pre-School provides term-time care for 3 to 4 year olds during school hours. We aim to provide a rich, safe and stimulating environment for learning through play. We promote the well-being of each unique child in our care. We believe in listening to children and taking their opinions into account. We recognise the vital role of parents as partners in their childrens learning. We offer a safe and enriching environment where each child can build on existing skills to develop to his or her full potential through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

3.   Castle Pre-School Broughton & North Newington Social Club, North Newington Road, Banbury, OX15 6AA Telephone: 07932 004795 Castle Preschool aim to give your child everything they need to develop and have fun with other children of a similar age. With high staff to child ratios and a trained first aider on hand, your child can play and learn in a safe and friendly environment. Your child will experience stimulating and enjoyable play activities during every session and will enjoy mixing with other children their own age. Learning to socialise, consideration for others and how to communicate well with children and adults alike helps to build self-confidence. These are all skills encouraged by Castle Preschool and will be invaluable throughout your child’s life.

4.  Child First Nursery Child First8 Horsefair, Banbury, OX16 0AA   Telephone: 01295 273743 Welcome to Child First nursery, we are situated immediately opposite the Banbury Cross and provide a warm homely environment, providing the highest standard of care and early years education for children aged 0-5 years old.

We benefit from large, spacious rooms across two floors and now each age group has direct access to a stimulating outdoor space with the recent addition of our roof garden where children help grow their own vegetables amongst other activities.

Contact us to arrange a visit or call in any time between 10am and 4pm and we will show you how our committed staff team work with our children, supporting and enabling them to explore, discover, learn and develop.


5.  The Close Nursery School 14 Prospect Road, Banbury, OX16 5HH Telephone: 01295 263569 We have been trading from here for over 50 years - We take children from 6 months to 5 years - We are open 50 weeks per year and from 08:30 to 17:30 each day - We have 3 classrooms and all staff are qualified in Early Years Education We are the only Nursery in Banbury to have gained "Outstanding in all Areas" from OFSTED - September 2013

6.  Cropredy Pre-School Station Road, Cropredy, Banbury OX17 1PU Telephone: 01295 758914 We welcome children from 2½ - 4 years and are open term time 8am-4.30pm Monday and Tuesday, and 8am-2.45pm Wednesday to Friday. Cropredy Pre-School is based in the purpose built Partnership Foundation Stage Unit, within the grounds of Cropredy School. The pre-school, although independently run, has strong links with Cropredy School and this makes for a seamless transition into the Reception class. Registered Charity Number 1041573

7.  Deddington PFSU and Nursery Hempton Road, Deddington, OX15 0QH Telephone: 01869 337383 Our Aims are to: Provide a caring, secure and happy environment for children aged 2 and 4. Enable staff and parent/carers to work together to provide the most appropriate and effective development opportunities. Provide stimulating activities in all areas of the Early Years Curriculum. Build the child's confidence, self-esteem and social skills. To introduce and teach skills necessary for the children's future.

8.   Drayton Pre-School Playgroup North Oxfordshire Academy, Stratford Road, Banbury, OX16 0UD Telephone: 01295 254477
Drayton Preschool and Playgroup is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. It is run by the parents and carers of the children attending who form a committee, which meets every 5 to 6 weeks. The committee oversees the business side of the Preschool and employ the staff. New committee members are always welcome.

9.  Hook Norton Playgroup The Old School, Off Osney Close, Queen St, Hook Norton, OX15 5NW Telephone: 01608 730560 Children learn through play in a safe stimulating environment. The toys and equipment at Playgroup provide opportunities for children, with adult support, to develop new skills and concepts in the course of their play and exploration. The equipment we provide is appropriate for the ages and stages of the children and offers challenges to developing physical, social, personal and intellectual skills. The range of equipment will enable children to develop individual potential and move towards required learning goals.

10.  Horton Day Nursery Horton General Hospital, Oxford Rd Banbury OX16 9AL Telephone: 01295 229083 Registered day care for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. We are open between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year, excluding bank holidays. Lunch, high tea, plus all drinks and snacks are provided. We offer a daily vegetarian option and will cater for special dietary requirements. Baby formula and all first weaning foods are provided; breast-feeding mothers are welcomed.

11.  Overthorpe Preparatory School Blacklocks Hill, Banbury, Oxon. OX17 2BS Telephone: 01295 262144 Our Nursery caters for children from 2 years 9 months. When a child enters school a Foundation Stage Profile is begun which becomes a record of the pupil's development across all areas of learning. Children are helped to make good progress toward and beyond the early learning goals. Children are encouraged to do the best that they can and to be pleased when they have done something well. They are encouraged to be independent within a safe environment and to gain confidence in themselves.

12.  Peach Tree Pre-School Church Lane, Hornton, Banbury, OX15 6BZ Telephone: 01295 678550 In line with current Early Years thinking, we believe, through play, children learn many skills and concepts enabling them to begin to make sense of the world around them. We aim to provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment where children feel safe, valued and able to learn. Working closely with parents, we plan activities and experiences that reflect the interests and learning styles of individuals, to optimise opportunities for learning and progression.

13.  Rainbows Day Nursery Banbury Unit 4, Bridge Wharf, Lower Cherwell Street, Banbury, OX16 5AY Telephone: 01295 269600 Rainbow’s Day Nursery is a purpose built Day Nursery which has a beautiful canal side setting with a fully enclosed safe garden for free flow activities and outside play. A developing Nursery from acceptable to exceptional in the care and education of children aged 3 months - 5 years   *   Ofsted registered   *   Constant team building and training undertaken to ensure all children receive extra special care   *   Continuous improvements made to meet high standards and expectations  *   Offering 15 hours of free childcare each week for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

14.  Saltway Day Nursery Saltway House, White Post Road, Bodicote, Nr. Banbury Telephone: 01295 273519 From 6 months. Full time or sessions.

15. Smart Tots Day Nursery Child First25 Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 0AE Telephone: 01295 259 393 Smart Tots is a home-from-home nursery, run by a professional team with a child-centred approach to childcare. Situated in a lovely Georgian town-house in a great town centre location, Smart Tots offers a 'complete' service for children from 3 months old to school-starting age, ensuring the nursery experience is a positive and memorable one for children and parents. Each age group has their own spacious and airy rooms with access to secure outdoor space for plenty of fresh air. The homely experience is rounded off by our menu of delicious home-cooked meals every day. From the age of two, we include Great Little Movers physical development classes and French classes led by our own French Teacher. If you'd like to see what's on offer, please call or email - we'd be delighted to welcome you

16.  St John’s Priory School & Nursery St John’s Road, Banbury OX16 5HX Telephone: 01295 259607 St John’s Priory School Nursery a Grade II listed Priory which is located in the centre of Banbury. A non-denominational prep day school caring for boys and girls aged 3-11yrs. A lovely little school with traditional values, wrap around care set in an interesting, stimulating and engaging environment. Children are happy and enjoy learning through free play and structured indoor and outdoor activities in the garden. Nursery care professionals get to know each child to ensure they are nurtured and helped to become confident individuals ready to progress through the school. Hot nutritious organic lunches prepared by Limes Farm; Extracurricular activities - Ballet from 3 yrs +.

17.  Village Nursery Shenington Airfield, Rattlecombe Road, Shenington OX15 6NY Telephone: 01295 730402 The Village Nursery was founded in 1984 and meets the care and educational needs of pre-school children from the age of two. The nursery is small but perfectly formed with a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our high ratio of staff to children never exceeds 1:4 enabling us to offer both personal and sympathetic attention to each child.

18.  Windmill Nursery Windmill Farm, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2NS Telephone: 01295 710263 We fully understand that the single most important parenting decision you will make is choosing the right nursery for your child. Your child is special, with unique talents, unique needs and unique ambitions. Your child needs a nursery that not only recognises this uniqueness, but can adapt its teaching to suit the individual child. We provide our children with a safe and caring learning environment following the foundation stage curriculum in which the individual can flourish.. We nurture and develop the necessary values, talents and skills which will provide a platform for future success.