Willow Cottage Nursery (Old School Bletchingdon)

Willow Cottage Nursery (Old School Bletchingdon)

The Old School is a splendid building situated in the conservation area of the beautiful village of Bletchingdon (near Kidlington and Bicester).  Set in outstanding south facing grounds of over 2 acres, the Victorian school has been completely renovated to meet the needs of babies and children up to school age.

Each area within the children's accommodation is carefully planned to create an environment most suited to each particular age group.  The Nursery Department is planned to emulate the home situation, and as the children progress through the nursery school, the balance moves gently, but increasingly, towards that of a classroom situation in preparation for school.

The Nursery, Kindergarten and Pre-School Departments are purposefully designed; especially staffed for the appropriate age groups; and are well equipped with stimulating educational toys and games plus a range of small and large equipment to encourage optical physical and educational development.  All our toys are rotated so that the children ar regularly introduced to new and different experiences.  We have wide range of books available for every age and these are changed every four to six weeks.

Our garden facilities for the children are excellent and planned to provide an exciting "outdoor classroom environment" with areas of natural interest, discovery and learning.  The manager, at this setting, is a trained Forest School practitioner.

 

Ofsted Information

Current judgement
Good
Ofsted Inspection
Ofsted URN
EY499912Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
DatetypeOutcome
29/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Who to contact

Contact Name
Samantha Hitchman
Contact Position
Setting Manager
Telephone
01869 351742 01869 351742 07811769005 07811769005
E-mail
bletchingdon@willow-cottage.com
Website
https://willow-cottage.com/
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Notes

Parents wishing to apply for a place at The Old School, Bletchingdon should visit our website http://www.willow-cottage.com where they can see our fees and more information on the nursery. To make an application, parents need to complete a website availability request which will be received by the Nursery Manager. When he/she receives the request, an e-mail is sent to the parents to let them know when their requested days will become available or to suggest the waiting list. Parents can then contact the Manager to arrange a show round and if they wish to book, they can complete a registration form and pay the registration fee. The Manager will then confirm the place and a holding fee will become payable.

Where to go

Name
Willow Cottage Nurseries
Address
The Old School
Weston Road
Bletchingdon
Kidlington
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX5 3DH
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Costs

Details

Monthly fees are shown on our website (it is necessary to read the note accompanying the fees).

Please contact provider for further details of costs

Availability

Age Ranges
4 months - 5 years
Has wheelchair access
Other notes

Although we have experience of caring for children with special needs, we will assess every child on an individual basis to ensure that we can meet their needs.

Additional Information

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

Although we have experience of caring for children with special needs, we will assess every child on an individual basis to ensure that we can meet their needs.

Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access
Has Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Allergies
ADHD
Asthma
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
Eczema
Global Developmental Delay
Diabetes Type 1: blood glucose testing and injecting insulin
Dyspraxia
Hearing Impairment
Epilepsy
Physical disability
Eating Difficulties
Moderate learning difficulties
Dyslexia
DiGeorge Syndrome (22q11 deletion)
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Profound and complex disabilities
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Diabetes Type 2: diet
Profound Multiple Learning Difficulty
Vision impairment
Noonan Syndrome
Moebius Syndrome
Glue Ear
Mental Health issues eg anxiety, depression, OCD...
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties
Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Able to assist with moving and handling
Able to administer medication
Has provision for special dietary needs
Experience
Yes
Details
We have our own chef and parents can notify us of any special dietary requirement when they register their child
Can make special cultural provisions
Experience
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No
Details
We currently have very limited availability until October 2023
Date updated
20/10/2022

Funded Places

2 year old funding
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)
Yes
Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Stretched
Offering split funding with other providers
Yes
Partnership settings
Information available upon request.
30 hour summary
Information available upon request.
Other - please specify
Please see our website for offering.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7:40am 5:30pm
Facilities
Messy Play Area
Large Garden
Water play
0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible toilet
Accessible changing facilities
Arts and crafts
Quiet room/area
Computer
Playroom
Climbing Frame
Sleeping Area
Dressing up
Sandpit
Cooking
Garden
Slide
Educational Toys

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups

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