The Town Nursery - Chipping Norton

The Town Nursery provides full day care for children from 0 years until they start school. The qualified and experienced staff are dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment for the children in their care.
Normal Opening Hours. 8 - 6pm Monday to Friday
Breakfast: 8am - 9am
Morning: 9am - 1pm
Afternoon: 1pm - 4pm
Tea: 4pm - 6pm.
The nursery is closed on bank holidays and annually from 24th December to 2nd/3rd January.
With the exception of 8.45 to 9.30 am there is parking available in the church car park.
Note: The office is closed from Thursday 4pm until 9am on Monday.

Important Note: Our normal timetable has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic
We are currently not operating the first and last sessions on any day.
Please contact us for further details.

30 hour funding is available for eligible three and four year old children.
All three and four year-old children will receive 15 universal funded hours the term after their third birthday.

The nursery is situated in the church grounds. The school building houses the older children and has direct access to the adjoining house, which provides homely facilities for children under three. To the rear of the building there is a secure walled courtyard to which children have access. On the far side of the presbytery the nursery has exclusive use of a large grassed field complete with a wood, paved area, vegetable and flower beds, fruit trees, dens, play houses and a sandpit. All children make daily use of this facility.

The nursery is divided into four areas and facilities, activities and and resources are appropriate for the ages of the children. The activities and resources change throughout the year to reflect the changing needs and interests of the children. Siblings are provided with opportunities during the day to meet with each other.

The nursery has a legal duty to protect all the children in its care and to seek advice from the Oxfordshire safeguarding teams if they ever have a concern regarding a child. Parents will be involved in this procedure as long as doing so will not adversely affect the welfare of the child. Senior staff have specialist safeguarding training and all staff hold current Generalist Safeguarding certificates.

Parents are welcomed into the nursery and are kept informed of the progress their children are making. The nursery provides equal opportunities for all the children in its care and will, with the parent's consent, seek professional advice for any child whose progress is causing concern.