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Oxfordshire childcare

Kids having funIf you decide to live in Oxford and have just moved here with his family, you will be happy with your choice. Once you have finished your house removals, you have managed to easily moving children toys, it is now time to organize your new family life in Oxfordshire. In this short guide you can find some basic information about childcare services available in area.


Quality Childcare

When you trying to organize childcare for your kids, you need to clearly  inform potential carers about your needs. All parents want to make sure that this person will take care of their children in a responsible way, will meet his needs and take care of his safety and stimulate its growth. Parents have right to ask for the qualifications and evidence of training, as well as to unlooked-for visits just to see how their children are being cared for. Below are examples of questions you can ask to your local child care service provider:

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  • What qualifications and experience do carers have?
  • Are you registered with Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills?
  • Will my child have access to any toys?
  • What activities child participates in during the day?
  • Are any meals provided?
  • Are your premises secure?
  • Do you have public liability insurance?
  • How much does it cost and what is included?

Types of childcares

Type Age range Working hours Costs Useful contacts / addresses


Self-employed and look after kinds usually in own home

Children from a few months to teenagers

Flexible, full or part-time care. Weekend and overnight care possible

Average cost per hour may vary from £3.00 to £5.00. Meals may not be included

Au Pairs

Person from overseas who lives with the family, looks after children and learn English

Any age depening on nanny experience Flexible, up to 5 hours a day.


From £100 to £400 per




Occasional care, usually no more that 2-3 hours per day
From 3 months up to 4-5 years 

Various, usually between 9am and 4pm

Average cost £5 - £6 per hour Oxford Mobile Crèche
07742 749154
Pegasus Road, OX4 6JL

The Leys Children's Centre Crèche
01865 773263
61-63 Cuddesdon Way, OX4 6SB

Rose Hill - Littlemore Children's Centre Crèche
01865 716739
The Oval, OX4 4UY


Offer childcare and early education
Kids between 2 and 5 years May vary but usually term-time only Costs vary – from £5 to even £15 per session Lake Street Community Playgroup
01865 727939
Lake Street, OX1 4RP

Stepping Stones Pre-School
01865 794287
North Hinksey Lane, OX2 0LZ

Mortimer Hall Pre-School
07828 23 63 48
Mortimer Hall, Oxford Road, OX3 0PH

Nurseries (Day and Private)

Offer full care, education and play opportunities

Children between 2 motnths and 5 years Usually between 8am and 6pm Up to £50 per day St Thomas Day Nursery
01865 249800
40 St Thomas Street, OX1 1JL

Dinky Doo Nursery
01865 552601
4 Dragon School, Bardwell Road, OX2 6SS

01865 712331
2 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, OX4 4XT

Out of School Clubs

Usually located close to schools. Place where children can usually play and have fun with other kids.

Kids from 3 to 14 years old Before and after school hours From £3 to £5 per hour Soap In The Evenings
01865 725218
End of White House Eoad, OX1 4PA

Oxford Active after School Club
01865 594324
Wren Road, OX2 7SX

Kiddies Korner
01865 766762
Quarry Road, Headington, OX3 8NX


Disabled children and those with additional needs

All children should be welcome and it’s why it is so important to remove any kind of barriers which may exclude them from social life.  The Government launched special programme - Aiming High For Disabled Children -  to support parents of disabled children, and in result of that Oxfordshire has got some funding to develop special services for those with particular needs. If your require support, you should contact Oxfordshire County Council and ask for more information and help with organizing care for your child. 

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