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Lake Street Nursery and Pre-School CIO

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  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…


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. Sessions start at 8.30am and run until 2.30 with half day sessions available (afternoon includes bringing a packed lunch).  The setting is looking at providing some or all extended afternoons up to 5.30 as part of its current development plan.

Regular baby and toddler group session for families and carers to spend time playing with their children: every Thursday afternoom, in term time, 3:00pm - 5:00pm 

 * 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.  This can make it harder to find our last Ofsted report, which we had as Playgroup in October 2014 and was Outstanding.

The new name of the organisation is Lake Street Nursery and Pre-School CIO, to be known as Lake Street Nursery and the last Ofsted report for the setting can be found through a link on the Ofsted web-site and via Lake Street Nursery website pages.  The setting's management, Trustees,staffing and pedagogy has remained unchanged by this legal change.   

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cat Bowley
Contact Position
01865 727939

From September 2021 we are excited to be able to offer two extended afternoons from 2.45 - 5.45 on a Tuesday and a Wednesday.  This will be a fee paying service for families on our register and will charged at £20.79 per session for the term and choice of one or both days is possible.  The session will provide a quality quiet afternoon of activity with experiences,  with regular, well qualified and experienced taff members and will include a light tea prepared together to end the session.

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


Within COVID guidelines we can offer hire for parties that are held exclusively outside at the moment.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.55 Per hour
£19.65 Per session
£20.79 After school per session
£6.93 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 and Wednesday 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 17.45
Wednesday 08.45 17.45
Thursday 08.45 14.45
Friday 08.45 14.45

Other Availability
If our extended hours pilot is successful for the Tuesday and Wednesdays we will be considering a further one or two afternoons on Mondays/Thursdays from January 2022
In addition we hope to plan some holiday provision from Summer 2022 according to demand and funding

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 

Last checked on 16/08/2021

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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