Child First - Banbury

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Based across two of the most unusual and historic buildings in the heart of the town and overlooking the famous Banbury Cross, Child First Banbury is a magical home from home setting in which your child can blossom.

Our forever changing environment is full of fun and adventure and through our free flow approach our children set the scene every day.

Our large indoor climbing frame sees races to the top of the tower, chants from the kings and queens and games of beating the troll across the bridge followed by the children zooming down the huge slide ready for their next quest.

Numerous sensory areas with funky light cubes and twirling, swirling lights take dancing and movement to the next level!  Not forgetting the largest disco ball in the nurseries history.

Being a town centre nursery is perfect for trips to the park, visits to the library, shopping for baking ingredients and our children can always be seen out and about around the town. Our three fully equipped outdoor play areas within the setting mean ensures that children can always play outside whatever the weather.

After all the running around outside, building dens and riding bikes, children can relax and chill out in our reading wall and snuggly areas which have lots of nooks and nests for children to climb into and snuggle down whilst they enjoy a good story. There's always room for one more!

Our cooks prepare fresh, tasty and healthy meals and snacks throughout the day, made from supplies from the local farm shop and butchers. All children, whether attending for 5 hours or full time, join in and share meals with their friends and we are always making and baking soups, fruit kebabs, breads and biscuits which are sent home for our families to enjoy!

Children join us from 3 months to five years and we have a good balance of trained and experienced staff to make sure all children’s individual needs are met. Through a well-established key person approach and multiple settling in visits we ensure that a special bond is created. You can confidently leave them knowing that your child is safe and secure and that they will have a great time, with days full of variety and fun ensuring they become happy, secure and confident little learners.

To find out more, come and visit us today.

Ofsted Information

Current judgement
Ofsted Inspection
Ofsted URN
2579605Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amy Ames
Contact Position
01295 273743 01295 273743
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Where to go

8/11, Horse Fair
OX16 0AA
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£8.50  Per hour
£32.25  Per session
£56.75  Per day
£250.50  Per week

Reduction for siblings.

All food, Breakfast, snacks, Lunch and tea included within the price.


Age Ranges
From 3 months to 5 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
0 - 2 years
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
Young people
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
Wheelchair access only for the ground floor
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Cerebral Palsy
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Conditions requiring medical support
Complex health needs
Cystic Fibrosis
Downs syndrome
Disabilities affecting mobility
Global Developmental Delay
Diabetes Type 1: blood glucose testing and injecting insulin
Hearing Impairment
Eating Difficulties
Moderate learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Diabetes Type 2: diet
Vision impairment
Glue Ear
Mental Health issues eg anxiety, depression, OCD...
Able to assist with moving and handling
Able to administer medication
This provider has experience of meeting the needs of disabled children
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information

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

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7:30am 6:00pm
Visit & Outings
2 - 5 steps into building
Accessible toilet

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups


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