Childcare Providers

Childcare Providers

The following list are partners which are associated with delivering quality childcare provision for University staff and student parents.  Please click on the links for further information.

Bright Horizons Nursery Provider

Bright Horizons® is the UK and Ireland's leading nursery group, with over 200 nurseries in the UK and Ireland and a reputation for excellence spanning over three decades. We manage four dedicated nurseries for the University of Oxford and provide places in our network of community nurseries for University families.

Your child’s early years are a magical time of learning and growth; Bright Horizons nurseries provide safe, stimulating and homely environments, in which your child can play, discover and develop all of the skills needed to become a confident, positive and well-rounded individual.

We work in partnership with parents, establishing strong ties that connect your child’s home and family life together with our nurseries, and ensure that at all times you are fully confident that your child is safe, nurtured and being given the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment.

Our nursery staff are highly-skilled and passionate; putting your child at the heart of everything they do - observing, reflecting and planning activities to make learning fun and to support every stage of your child’s learning journey.  

The nurseries provide healthy and balanced meals and we also offer an all-inclusive package providing formula milk, nappies and creams.

Childbase Nursery Provider (Julia Durbin Day Nursery and Sandfield Day Nursery)

Leading UK Early Years provider, Childbase Partnership, is an ‘extraordinary’ company because the children, in 42 nurseries throughout the South of England, aren’t the only ones having fun and enjoying exceptional support.

One of the country’s top10 ‘best companies to work for’ and one of only 121 to be rated ‘Extraordinary’ this year, Childbase Partnership believes that providing each child with the best possible care and education is rooted in ensuring that employees are highly qualified and motivated to give their best.

Award-winning training and career development programmes combined with a unique share-ownership structure ensure employees are full partners in the business, invested in ensuring every child – whatever their ability, cultural background or special needs – makes a happy and confident transition to mainstream schooling.

‘Innovative learning through play’ programmes delivered in imaginative, indoor and outdoor play spaces, with state of the art equipment are standard in all nurseries but, backed by field and head-office based experts, each takes pride in responding flexibly to the needs of their children, parents and the wider community serves.

Environmental initiatives and tireless charity fund-raising and support for local voluntary projects have also contributed to the Childbase Partnership reputation as a successful and ethical organisation. 

Co-operative Childcare Nursery Provider (Oxford Station Nursery)

The Co-operative Childcare is a leading ethical childcare provider dedicated to providing the best possible care and education for your child. We operate 47 nurseries nationwide. We focus on every unique child and our highly skilled and qualified teams provide the very best early years’ experience in a safe and stimulating environment.

At Cooperative Childcare we are proud to offer all inclusive fees:-

  • We provide nappies and wipes
  • Formula milk
  • Freshly prepared meals

Key person approach

We understand that children need adults to depend upon for reassurance and comfort and this in turn allows them to become independent themselves. At The Co-operative Childcare we are very proud of our key person approach. We assign a key person to each child who joins our family so they always have a trusted, familiar person available to them.


At The Co-operative Childcare we take the security of our children extremely seriously; our prime responsibility is the welfare and well-being of all children in our care. We ensure that every step within the nursery is taken to guarantee their safety and security and we do all we can to provide an environment where they feel fully protected.


We know that healthy minds go hand in hand with healthy bodies and that’s why we place so much importance on giving our children wholesome, nutritious snacks and meals.  We produce fresh meals every day and include foods from all cultural backgrounds.

Parents in Partnership

At The Co-operative Childcare we know that parents are children’s first educators. We want you to trust and have confidence in what we do because we want you to be happy and ultimately feel in no doubt that leaving your most precious possession with us is the right thing to do.

Oxford Montessori Schools Nursery and Holiday Playscheme Provider (Forest Farm, St Giles and Wolvercote Oxford Montessori Nurseries)