Rye Bear Nursery
Learning through play in a natural environment in our Nursery in Headington, Oxford
A warm welcome to Rye Bear Nursery in Headington, Oxford. Set in 12 acres of Woodlands and gardens, we offer the perfect environment for your child’s educational beginning.
From fun in the muddy kitchen at weekly Forest School to bug hunting in our outdoor learning area, we offer a holistic approach to your child’s early years, a time of discovery and cognitive and physical development.
Children can start at Rye’s term-time educational Nursery School from the age of rising 3 and our rich curriculum covers the key areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage alongside regular Forest School, music sessions and termly French workshops.
Our highly experienced staff encourage child-led activities with endless opportunities for learning through play in a calm, happy and purposeful environment.
Our nursery children are free to create, discover, explore, be adventurous and get messy. It’s all part of learning at this age. Our children enjoy the wealth of resources available both indoors and outside in our purpose-built outdoor play area with a brand new garden fitted in September 2020. The children are encouraged to play outside in all weathers; we embrace snow, rain, wind and sunshine here at Rye.
Just as importantly, we know that as a busy parent you need a flexible and convenient wrap-around service, so early morning care starts at 7.30am and after school care is until 6pm.
Judged to be Excellent by ISI, our warm and welcoming Early Years environment offers the perfect start to a child’s educational life.
We welcome parent input, offering online learning journals so that we can work together to establish a joy for learning in your child that lasts a lifetime.
Come and experience for yourself what makes our Nursery different – we’d love to show you around.