Are you looking for a nursery place for your child? With excellent teaching staff and high-quality facilities including plenty of outdoor space and a fantastic Forest School, West Kidlington is a wonderful place for your child to start their journey in Education.
As of September 2023 we are able to offer full time places' under the Provision.
If you are interested in a place, please call on 01865 373369 or click here to email to arrange a visit and see our early years provision.
If you have decided you would like your child to attend our nursery, you can download the application form in the download link below:
Alternatively, you can call 01865 373369 and we will send one to you.
We offer three hour sessions morning or afternoon sessions Monday to Friday.
Times: 8.30am- 11.30am or 12.30pm- 3.30pm.
We are also able to offer 30 hour funded places with our on-site partner SKIPS which you can find more about here.
We teach the Foundation Stage Curriculum through structured play and adult supported activities, enabling your child to work towards the Early Learning Goals. We have a spacious outdoor area and take the children to our nature area once a fortnight. You can learn more about the fantastic spaces, such as our Forest School available to your children in the videos on this page.
A child can start our nursery in the term after their third birthday. The nursery has one place per session for children with special needs. They are referred to us by other agencies.
If your child is three years old they are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education. More details about free early education can be found in the links below:
“My daughter loves coming to Nursery every morning. She feels happy and safe in the setting and has grown in confidence throughout the year. She often chats at home about the activities she has engaged in and always comes out with a smile on her face. Forest school visits are a particular highlight... especially the hot chocolate! Thank you for looking after and nurturing her in what is such an important year of a child’s development.”
"I am very happy with school, teachers, and Staff. West Kidlington Nursery has made my child more confident in talking and making friends, and learning new skills. I am pleased with my child's progress. He loves the Nursery and Forest school. I would like to say thank you to Miss Bhomra, Jo, Kim, and John for being so supportive and helpful."
Staffing Ratio: 1:8
Our staff consist of:
- A qualified Teacher
- 2 NVQ Level 3 Early Years practitioners
Starting Nursery - What to Expect
We prefer children to start over a number of days in small groups to enable your child to settle with ease; although they can start nursery on the first day of term. Staggering intake proves to be a better experience for your child. We will assume your child will attend either five morning or five afternoon sessions. Holidays during term time will not be approved, especially during June, which is key assessment time.
In Nursery we expect children to be in the Nursery by 8.30am. Children who arrive after 8.45am in the Nursery will be recorded as late in the Nursery register. Our afternoon session will start at 12.30pm. Any child arriving after 12.45pm will be recorded as being late in the Nursery register.