Chandlings is a leading co-educational prep school for children aged 2-11 set within 60 acres of beautiful grounds yet just five miles from Oxford itself. Alongside such an enviable location, we pride ourselves on exceptional academic achievement, genuine pastoral care and superb facilities. Our teachers are passionate about education and our children are curious, creative and independent.
We offer impressive sports facilities, a huge range of enrichment activities and extensive private rural surroundings that include a low-ropes course in the Bluebell Wood. We consistently gain outstanding academic results to highly selective senior schools and we ensure that our children are both challenged and inspired. With us, your son or daughter will discover themselves and make memories to last them forever.
Our Nursery has three rooms all based in the Lavender Courtyard:
Lavender Room for 2 years
Garden Room for 2-3 years
Acorn Room for Pre-school, 3-4 years
Each of these rooms has dedicated and experienced staff, offering a warm, caring and stimulating environment. Our children learn through active play. We encourage them to be self-confident and independent. Before outdoor play they learn to put on their wellies, waterproofs and coats by themselves (with a little assistance!) Healthy meals, snacks and milk are provided every day.
The Lavender Courtyard with our very own Lavender Cottage gives access to outdoor learning, including sand and water play. The children also regularly go out on supervised nature walks in our extensive grounds. Life-cycles and seasonal changes are observed first hand, as well as the children, getting opportunities to climb, run and enjoy wide open spaces. Meanwhile, our woodland area is fenced and provides opportunities for the children to explore nature, play in the ‘mud kitchen’, and develop confidence in a secure environment.
Of course, the wellbeing of each and every child is at the heart of everything we do.
Nursery is open during term time from 8:00am-3:40pm, wraparound care is available for the older Nursery children until 6pm in our After School Care provision. Additional morning care can also be booked at our Breakfast Club from 7:30am.