The Old Station Nursery latest news

‘Outstanding’ for our Henley Nursery!

February 7th, 2017 by Sarah Steel

We were absolutely delighted to receive an ‘outstanding’ grading following an OFSTED inspection at our Henley on Thames nursery in January. If you would like to read the full report, do have a look here: (2)

The Old Station Nursery in Oxford is open!

January 8th, 2017 by Sarah Steel

After a lot of hard work, we were delighted to open the doors of our new nursery at Oxford Science Park last week. We welcomed our first children and have booked a lot in to visit over the next few weeks, so do spread the word and come and see us. We’re also excited to welcome the Childcare Minister to our official opening on 19th January. More photos to follow!img_8249

Our Innsworth nursery is ‘outstanding’ say OFSTED

November 15th, 2016 by Sarah Steel

dsc_0245We are really delighted to have just received our OFSTED inspection report for The Old Station Nursery, Innsworth. The inspector judged us ‘outstanding’ in all areas and said, “staff are highly motivated and fully committed to supporting children to reach their full potential. Children explore with great enthusiasm and are actively involved in their learning in the highly stimulating welcoming environment.’

Needless to say, we are so pleased and I’d like to say a huge well done to our nursery manager, Julie Rees, and are super team. Well done to all of you!

To read the full report please go to: Ofsted report

Little Ndaba Animals!

June 29th, 2016 by Sarah Steel

We are very excited to be supporting a women’s charity in Lusaka, Zambia, who make lovely organic, knitted children’s toys.  Ndaba is a common word in Africa that means a gathering, usually joyous and social. Anyone who buys a Little Ndaba animal goes a long way towards spreading this joy! Little Ndabaintro1DSC_0194






Have a look at the different animals available and just e-mail if you’d like to buy any of them and we’ll send you details. Thank you so much for your support. Little Ndaba Animals

MD Sarah Steel nominated in industry Top 10

May 24th, 2016 by Sarah Steel

We are very proud of our Managing Director, Sarah Steel, who has just been nominated as one of the UK’s ‘Top 10 Influencers’ in Early Years by Nursery Management Today Magazine. Sarah has been recognised for her hard work in representing fellow nursery owners and all early years tea20151013_092924ms, both with the National Day Nurseries Association and as a member of various government forums. She continues to strive for quality across the early years sector and this includes the on-going challenge of securing fair funding from the government for funded childcare places. Sarah will attend a dinner at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf in June to receive her award and is delighted to be recognised in this way.

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