Childcare Oxford


Please be aware that this is purely a listing service. None of the nurseries have been verified by Oxford Mumbler. Parents need to make their own enquiries and check references. Please see our full terms and conditions.

Nurseries are OFSTED-registered, privately-run and are usually open throughout the year with daily opening times to fit around office hours. Nurseries usually take babies up to school-age children.

Pre-Schools usually offer care for children from ages 2 to 5, and are only open term-time and school hours. They are OFSTED-registered and are often attached to a school.

ABC Nursery

ABC Nursery offers parents and carers a family inspired approach to childcare. Set in homely and spacious peaceful surroundings where childcare is delivered in small groups guiding children through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Ages: 0 to 5 years

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm

11 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7RG

01865 439051

Bainton Road Nursery

Bainton Road Nursery is primarily for the fellows, students, lecturers and staff of St Johns College.

Ages: 6 months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Bainton Road, Oxford, OX2 7AF

01865 557895

Balliol College Day Nursery

Balliol College operates a small friendly Day Nursery. It does not have separate rooms for different age groups; the children are cared for all together. Balliol is a vegetarian nursery.

Ages: 3 months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.00pm – open 46 weeks per year

2A Rawlinson Rd, Oxford, OX2 6UE

01865 515654 (9.00-10.30am on weekdays)

Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the UK’s leading childcare provider. With a portfolio of over 300 nurseries and a 30 year history, it has been trusted by many families to provide children with naturally inspiring, exceptional care and education for the early years.

Ages: 3 months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 7.30 to 6.00

Oxford Waterways – 45 Clearwater Place, off Elizabeth Jennings Way Oxford, OX2 7NL
Oxford Business Park – Garsington Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2DQ

03300 572271

Busy Bees

Our devoted team of childcare experts have designed our nursery to suit the needs of young children aged 3 months to 5 years by embracing the notion of safe nurturing and learning through play. Recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted.

Ages: 3 months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm

2 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4XT

01865 778710

Flo’s – The Place in the Park

A community-owned hub for people to meet, work, play, create, learn, eat and connect.

The FLO (Food Love Operation) café – open every day 10-4 (winter opening times). Serves natural organic food & drinks. Play area for children & backs onto Florence Park playground.

The Nature Nursery – a small (24 place) early years nursery setting for children aged 2-4 years. The nursery is a home from home, where children feel calm and settled and spend their day in harmony with other children and their natural surroundings. Opening hours: 8.15am – 5.30pm; 48 weeks a year.

Rooms for hire – we have several beautiful and functional rooms available to use and hire at Flo’s including our free Community Drop in space as well as two spaces for hire- the meeting room and the main hall.

Florence Park, East Oxford, OX4 3NH

Julia Durbin Day Nursery

We prioritise outdoor play. Children’s days are packed full of daily, age appropriate activities designed in line with EYFS principles. Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’.

Ages: 2 months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 7.00am to 6.30pm

Old Road, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JU

01865 744448

Lake Street Nursery

Our mission is to work in partnership with families and the community to provide a safe, friendly and nurturing environment for children from all backgrounds. We are based in a building in the beautiful Hinksey Park, next to Hinksey Outdoor Pool in South Oxford.

  • Ages two to four years.
  • Up to 30 hours per week, term time
  • We are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 until 2.30pm.
  • Fees are just £5.88 per hour, and we can offer various timetable combinations.

01865 727939

Charity Number: 1174863. Ofsted Registration: EY557982

Little Troopers Day Nursery

Little Troopers Day Nursery is right at the heart of the community in East Oxford. The best way of discovering what our nursery is all about is by visiting. Please do get in touch.

Ages: 10 months to 5 years / up to 8 years during school holidays

Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.30

13 Stanley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1QY

01865 793322

Montessori North Oxford

Through a process of astute observation and a carefully optimised environment at the setting, we strive to ensure your child is provided with the “right” conditions to encourage him/her to blossom.

Ages: 1 to 5 years

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm

Lower Hall, Portland Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7EZ

01865 311364 / 01865 554954

Oxford Brookes University Nursery

We are committed to ensuring that we provide a happy and secure environment where children flourish whilst developing the life-long tools for learning.

Ages: 4 months to 5 years (priority given to children of university staff / students, but external children welcomed in the 2-5’s room)

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.25pm – plus an additional half hour at either end of the day if needed.

John Garne Way, Marston, Oxford, OX3 OTU

01865 485050

Pippins Day Nursery and Nursery School

Established in 2000, Pippins offers full nursery facilities and a high standard of equipment in a homely environment. The nursery has a purpose designed garden area, with a separate baby garden.

Ages: 3 months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 7.15am to 6.30pm

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Old Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD

01865 227872

Slade Day Nursery and Nursery School

We have children and families at the heart of all we do. Our mission is to meet the individual needs of every child who attends Slade Nursery School and Day Nursery.

Day Nursery
Ages: 6 months to 5 years
Monday to Friday 8.00 to 6.00

Nursery School
Ages: 2 to 5 years
Sessions: 8.40 to 11.40 / 12.20 to 3.20  (term-time only)

Titup Hall Dr, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8QQ

01865 750670

Small World Montessori

We are an independent children’s nursery offering high quality full day child care and excellent pre-school education following Montessori philosophy.

Ages: 3 months to 5 years – plus after-school club (including pick up service) and holiday clubs

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm

89 Bagley Wood Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5NA

01865 326 660

St Thomas Day Nursery

A child-centred environment in the heart of the city, which provides an oasis of play and colour in Oxford’s busy urban landscape.

Ages: 4 months to school age

Monday to Thursday 8.15am to 5.30pm and Friday 8.15am to 5.00pm

40 St Thomas Street, Oxford, OX1 1JP

01865 249800

Stepping Stones Nursery

We are proud of our strong local reputation as one of the most progressive nursery schools in the local Oxford area. We use fun, innovative methods at our playgroups to inspire growth, confidence and success.

Ages: 3 months to 5 years / up to 10 years for after-school care

Monday to Friday 8.00 to 6.00

55 Glanville Road, Oxford, OX4 2DD

01865 717139

The Aunties’ Old School Nurseries

Set in rural Oxfordshire, yet close to Oxford, The Aunties’ is a consistently ‘outstanding’ children’s day nursery that is inspired, loving and family-run

Ages: 3 months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm

School Lane, Stanton St John, Oxford, OX33 1ET – 01865 351215
Littleworth Road, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1NW – 01865 872606

The Co-Operative Childcare

Because our values are important to us we want them to be important to our children so we do all we can to help them understand why Democracy, Openness, Equality and Social Responsibility are values to trust.

Ages: 3 months to 5 years

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.30pm

Oxford Station – 1 Roger Dudman Way, Oxford, OX1 1HW
Rose Hill – Ashhurst Way, The Oval, Rose Hill, Oxford, OX4 4UY
John Radcliffe – John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Blackbird Leys – Cuddesdon Way, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, OX4 6JP

0800 954 0669

The Mulberry Room / Grandpont Nursery and Holiday Club

The Mulberry Room is the childcare provision of Grandpont Nursery School and Children’s Centre and provides year-round childcare for children in a welcoming and nurturing environment.

Ages: 1 to 7 years

Monday to Friday 8.00 to 6.00

Whitehouse Road, Oxford, OX1 4QH

01865 242900

The Old Station Nursery

The Old Station Nursery Ltd is a young and dynamic company which operates children’s day nurseries and out-of-school-clubs in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

Ages: 0 months to 5 years for nursery

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm

Sanders Road, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GD

01865 777167

The Oxford Nursery

We are passionate about caring for the needs of children and second only to safety our prime concern is to create an environment to nurture the best start in life.

Ages: 0 to 8 years (also offer after school club and holiday care)

Marston Ferry Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7EE – 01865 31660 – Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm
Warpsgrove Lane, Monument Park, Chalgrove, OX44 7RW – 01865 890777 – Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm
49 Witney Road, Eynsham, Witney, OX29 4PL – 01865 884468 – Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm

Willow Cottage Nursery Schools

Located in beautiful countryside, our nurseries offer parents the highest quality childcare and a preschool education of excellence.

Ages: 8 months to 4 years

Monday to Friday 7.40am to 5.45pm

Oxley’s Farm, Cumnor Road, Farmoor, Oxford OX2 9NS
Owl’s Leat, Lower Road, Eynsham, Witney OX29 4EH
The Old School, Weston Rd, Bletchingdon, Kidlington OX5 3DH

01865 864604