Sibford School Early Years

Sibford School Early Years provides Nursery and Reception classes for three to five year olds and is situated in its own distinctive area of Sibford School's 50-acre campus in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. It offers an extensive, innovative and diverse education where pupils are encouraged to 'live adventurously'.

Early Years pupils therefore have unrivalled facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, forest school, outdoor play area and climbing wall.

Nursery Class 

To enter Nursery, children must have reached the age of three by 31st August prior to the start of the academic year in which they will become four. Children can undertake taster sessions during the preceding summer term but, if they have not yet turned three, a parent/carer would need to accompany your child at these sessions.

Children starting in September at the age of three will initially be offered morning or afternoon sessions, but they can increase their hours as the year goes on.

Please note, it is expected that all Nursery children are able to use the toilet independently before joining the school.

Reception Class

Children move from Nursery to Reception in the September following their fourth birthday.

Entry Process

The entry process for Early Years and Foundation Studies is flexible and can be built around the needs of your family. Children applying for a place at Sibford School are invited to attend taster sessions to give them a sense that they will be happy, challenged and supported at the school and to ensure that we are able to meet their needs.

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Elspeth Dyer
Contact Position
01295 781203 01295 781203 01295 781200 01295 781200
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Under the Early Education Funding Scheme, three to four-year-olds are eligible for up to 15 hours free funding per week.

Parent Organisation
Sibford School

Where to go

Sibford School
Sibford Ferris
OX15 5QL
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Facilities include 

  • Ample free onsite parking
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Forest school
  • Outdoor learning area
  • Sports fields
  • Climbing wall


£24  Per session
£3.10  Breakfast Club
£6.10  After school per session
£11.10  Lunch

Nursery sessions are charged at a rate of £24 per session.

Morning Sessions run from 8.45am to 11.45am and Afternoon Sessions run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Please note: Three and four-year-olds are eligible to a number of free hours per week under the Nursery Education Funding Scheme. We offer up to a maximum of 15 free entitlement hours. These hours (eligible at the NEFC rate), will be deducted from your termly school fee and shown on your invoice together with the balance outstanding. Sibford School accepts Childcare Vouchers.

Children attending nursery sessions are welcome to join our early morning and after school sessions at no extra charge.

- Early Morning: 8.00am to 8.45am
-After School: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Where children are attending on a part-time basis, all sessions will need to be booked termly in advance and will be subject to availability.

Additional care for Nursery pupils can be provided as follows:

- Lunch (including meal): 11.45am to 1.30pm (£11.10)
- After School: Tea is available on request and booking at a charge of £5


Age Ranges
3 - 5 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Learning difficulty

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Accessible parking available.Wheelchair access to ground floor via ramp and some but not all outside area - bark chipped adventure playground.
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Provider is interested in developing the care for children with specific requirements/disabled children.
Provision for special dietary needs
Our in-house catering teams cater for all dietary requirements. Sibford School is a nut-free zone
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
Offering split funding with other providers
30 hour summary
Please note Sibford School Early Years does not offer extended 30 Hours funding
Other - please specify
Please note Sibford School Early Years does not offer extended 30 Hours funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Every day 8.45am 11.45am
Every day 1.30pm 4.30pm
Messy Play Area
Visit & Outings
Large Garden
Water play
0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Swimming Pool
Educational Toys

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups


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