Wilderness Nursery By Church Cowley St James


Wilderness Nursery is a flexible day nursery located in the heart of the vibrant area of Cowley in Oxford.

We are able to offer nursery education from the term after your child's third birthday.

Every child is able to have 15 hours of fully funded free education.  Some children, who have parents in receipt of certain benefits, may be eligible for 30 hours of fully funded free education.  In addition, extra sessions may also be purchased.

We are able to offer flexible places to suit and not just the standard morning or afternoon places. 

We are also able to offer wraparound care for before school and after school.

We are open term time only.

Please contact us at wn@church-cowley-st-james.oxon.sch,uk for an information pack and more details.

We would love to be able to welcome your child to our beautiful, purpose build nursery and hope to hear from you soon.




Nursery admissions

Ofsted Information

Current judgement
Ofsted Inspection
Ofsted URN
Inspection history
Inspection History
21/03/2013Full School InspectionGood
06/03/2018Short School InspectionGood

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kerry Lenton
Contact Position
School Manager
01865 778484 01865 778484
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Parent Organisation
Church Cowley St James C of E Primary School

Where to go

Wilderness Nursery By Church Cowley St James
Bartholomew Road
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Choosing a nursery for your child is a huge decision, not one to be made lightly. Let us tell you a little bit about why we're special.

Firstly and most importantly, we care. All of our staff work hard on their relationships with your child, it's why your child will love their nursery and why in
turn that's easy for you - relationships are key.

Secondly, our building is great! Our purpose built nursery was designed with your child in mind, we spent over £500,000 making sure that it has everything they could ask for to ensure that they can learn, love and live.

Finally, our grounds. We're constantly developing our site but your child will have access to an amazing outdoor space for themselves with: A huge sandpit,
traditional Mongolian yurt, plenty of hills and bumpy challenging terrain, dedicated water play area, full size all weather sports pitch, our forest school with over 100 trees from all over the world, our allotments, fire pit area, library and our amazing 'Big School'.


Age Ranges
3 to 4 years
Has wheelchair access
Other notes

Every day at Wilderness Nursery will offer a range of educational activities. We aim not to repeat activities to ensure that your child has a range of stimulating activities to engage with.

Your child will have a key worker, this is the person that will know your child best and work closest with them.

Lunch is a family service and we ask all children to try our delicious meals. When your child is sat with their friends in a social environment they will eat new and exciting food. We do our uptmost to ensure that all medical and religious dietary requirements are met.

Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access
Has Special Needs provision
Has 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
Offering split funding with other providers

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Every day 8.45 3.30
NEF funded places - flexible
Monday - Friday 8.00 5.45
Messy Play Area
Arts and crafts
Large Garden
Water play
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
0 - 1 steps into building
Educational Toys


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