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Lake Street Nursery and Pre-School CIO

Lake Street Nursery (formerly known as Lake Street Playgroup *) provides education and care for 2-4 year olds based on learning through play using the Early Years Foundation Stage. The setting places a strong emphasis on child initiated play and learning through experience. Large space…

Lake Street Nursery (formerly known as Lake Street Playgroup *) provides education and care for 2-4 year olds based on learning through play using the Early Years Foundation Stage. The setting places a strong emphasis on child initiated play and learning through experience. Large space indoors and outdoors, with a strong Key Person system in place.

Lake Street is Registered with Ofsted (EY557982) and received GOOD at the last inspection in November 2021


Monday: 08.45-14.45

Tuesday  08.45-17.15

Wednesday 08.45-17.15

Thursday 08.45-17.15

Friday 08.45-14.45



Nursery runs two sessions per day that can be taken in a variety of combinations e.g. just afternoons, just mornings, or full days.  Government funding is available for this provision or fees are charged until eligible for funding.  We offer 30 hours across the week PLUS ....


Three afternoon extended sessions will be available from September 2022 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday running until 5.15.  These longer afternoons can be booked in advance on a termly and ad hoc basis and are fee paying only.  They include a light tea.


PALS: Regular baby and toddler group session for families and carers to spend time playing with their children: every Monday afternoom, in term time, 3:00pm - 4.30pm,  from September 2022.   Currently TAP on Thursdays 3.00-5.00.



* Lake Street Playgroup ran from 1969-2018 as a charity and childcare and education provider.  In 2018 the charity changed its legal status from an unincorporated to an incorporated charity, CIO.    Due to ths change in legal status the entry with Ofsted for Lake Street Playgroup is marked as ‘closed’ on the Ofsted website.  


Who to contact

Contact Name
Eloise Small (temporary)
Contact Position
01865 727939

Where to go

Lake Street Nursery and Pre-School CIO
Lake Street Nursery and Pre-School CIO
Lake Street

The venue can be hired, by local people, for parties for the under 5s at weekends, at a cost currently of £65.00.    

Ask the Administrator for details

The venue has full disabled access via ramps and has disabled toilet facilities


To support good COVID protection we encourage parties to consider focus on outside for as long as the weather permits, with room provided inside for the party tea!

Current Ofsted Judgment


Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.88 Per hour
£20.64 Per session
£18.25 After school per session
Per hour

The settings provides funded places for 2 and 3 and 4 year olds in accordance with the Nursery Education Funding and can take applications in receipt of the 30 hour entitlement.


Please note: our extended afternoon sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are FEE PAYING ONLY and cannot be taken as part of funded places.  A child must be attending all day or afternoon to qualify for a place at the extended session


Our fees are reviewed every summer and any alterations to fees will take effect from September each year.  We will do our best to keep our public records up to date but please email or call the office to confirm costs if you are interested in a place with us for your child.


Age Ranges
2 - 4 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)


Lake Street Nursery has experience of a wide range of needs and works in partnership with a number of other professionals included the Hearing Support Service, Speech and Language Service Early Years Special Educational Needs and Inclusion team from Oxfordshire, Occupational and Physio Services and the Physical Disabilities Team: according to the identified needs of the children in our care.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
We have good wheelchair access through the building and into the outside area

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Disabilities affecting mobility
Eating Difficulties
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Glue Ear
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Physical disability
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties
Vision impairment

Childcare Information


Please enquire on for availability

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08.45 14.45
Tuesday 08.45 17.15
Wednesday 08.45 17.15
Thursday 08.45 17.15
Friday 08.45 14.45

Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Pet Fish
Quiet room/area
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/11/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 10/06/2022

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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