Are you returning to work and looking for childcare? It’s a really big step finding somewhere just right for your little one.
Visiting a daycare nursery or preschool will give you a feel for the atmosphere and if it’s a good match. Ask friends too and get recommendations.
Here’s a handy list of daycare nurseries and preschools in Oxford. We’ve split them by postcode, covering OX1, OX2, OX3, OX4 and OX5 so you can find what’s closest to you.
If you’re looking for daycare nurseries and preschools outside this area, have a look at our Nurseries section for more listings.
Daycare Nurseries and Preschools Schools in OX1
- Chandlings Prep School Nursery – Bagley Wood, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5ND
Chandlings Prep School Nursery has three rooms for children aged two to four. Each of these rooms has dedicated and experienced staff, offering a warm, caring and stimulating environment. They aim to create a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities which allows each child to develop early skills while embedding their learning through play. This means that cooperation, perseverance, critical and creative thinking, and active learning are all encouraged. Healthy meals, snacks and milk are provided every day.
- St Thomas Day Nursery – 40 St Thomas Street, Oxford OX1 1JP
- The Co-operative Childcare Day Nursery – 1 Roger Dudman Way, Oxford OX1 1HW
- Small World Nursery & Montessori School – 89 Bagley Wood Road, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5NA
Daycare Nurseries and Preschools Schools in OX2
- Balliol Day Nursery – 2A Rawlinson Road, Oxford OX2 6UE
- Bright Horizons Oxford Waterways -45 Clearwater Place, off Elizabeth Jennings Way, Oxford OX2 7NL
- Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool -4c Bradmore Road, Oxford OX2 6QW
- Bright Horizons Woodstock Road Nursery and Preschool – 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND
- Bright Horizons Mansion Road Nursery and Preschool -Apsley Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7QX
- Willow Cottages Nurseries Farmoor -Oxleys Farm, Cumnor Road, Farmoor, Oxford OX2 9NS
- St Paul’s Nursery -Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD
- The Oxford Nursery, Summertown -Marston Ferry Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EE
- St Anne’s College Day Nursery -St. Annes College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS
- North Hinksey Preschool & Childcare Club -North Hinksey C of E School, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0LZ
- Wolfson College Day Nursery – Domestic Bursary, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD
- The Nursery – 17 Lathbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AT
- Summertown Montessori Nursery – Lower Hall, Portland Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EZ
Daycare Nurseries and Preschools Schools in OX3
- Rye Bear Nursery – Rye St Antony School, Pullen’s Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BY
Tucked away in the heart of Headington, and boasting 12 acres of woodland, is Rye Bear Nursery. A small nurturing environment, rated excellent by ISI, which provides the perfect setting for the beginnings of your child’s educational journey.
- Julia Durbin Day Nursery – Old Road, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JU
- Sandfield Day Nursery – Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7RH
- The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Nursery (John Radcliffe) – John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU
- Bright Horizons Triangle Nursery and Preschool – Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7XP
- Bright Horizons Jack Straw Lane Nursery and Preschool – 32B Jacks Straws Lane, Oxford OX3 0DW
- The Slade Day Nursery – Titup Hall Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 8QQ
- Pippins Day Nursery & Nursery School – Nuffield Orthapaedic Centre, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LD
- Kiddies Korner Nursery – Quarry Village Hall, Quarry Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 8NX
- Sandhills Pre-School – situated at Sandhills Primary School, Terrett Avenue, Headington, Oxford OX3 8FN
- Oxford Brookes University Day Nursery – John Garne Way, Marston, Oxford OX3 0TU
- ABC Nursery – 11 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7RG
Daycare Nurseries and Preschools Schools in OX4
- Busy Bees at Oxford – 2 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4XT
- Little Treasure Day Nursery – 49 Oxford Road, Old Christian Life Centre, Op. Littlehay & Oxford Roads meet, Oxford OX4 2ER
- Oxfam Workplace Day Nursery – Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2JY
- Little Troopers Day Nursery – 13 Stanley Road, Oxford OX4 1QY
- Stepping Stones Nursery – 55 Glanville Road, Oxford OX4 2DD
- The Co-operative Childcare Nursery Oxford (Rose Hill) – Ashhurst Way, The Oval, Rose Hill, Oxford OX4 4UY
- The Co-operative Childcare Nursery Oxford (Blackbird Leys) – Cuddesdon Way, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 6JP
- The Old Station Nursery – Sanders Lane, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GD
- Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool – Garsington Road, Oxford Business Park, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2DQ
Daycare Nurseries and Preschools Schools in OX5
- The Children’s House – Park Hill, Benmead Rd, Kidlington OX5 2DB
The Children’s House Montessori Nursery, established in 1996 in Kidlington for two and a half to five year olds, has an excellent local reputation. This Kidlington Nursery has been Montessori Accredited since 2016 and reaccredited in 2019, an accolade reserved for the very best Montessori settings in the UK. The nursery accepts the 15 and 30 hour funding for 3 and 4 year olds.
- Early Years Nursery – Langford Lane, Kidlington, OX5 1QT
- Cygnets – 45 Evenlode Crescent, Kidlington, OX5 1RF
- Robin Preschool – Bicester Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2LG
- Skips Preschool – c/o West Kidlington Primary School, Oxford Road Kidlington, OX5 1EA
- Magpies Preschool – Benmead Road, Kidlington, OX5 2DA