Willow Cottage Nursery Schools are located in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
Our nurseries offer parents the highest quality childcare “Second to Mum” and a preschool education of excellence. Parents can leave their child/children with confidence, knowing that they are in a happy, safe, and loving environment with everyone working to provide the best possible outcomes for them.
Latest News Articles.
A Big Snowy Thank You to our Amazing Teams - We would like to extend a huge thanks to the teams at all three settings. Snowy days will always be challenging for us as we are having to make decisions based on limited and changing information. We are very aware that these decisions impact not only the families that use Willow Cottage but also each Click for more details
Marion’s Retirement - Changes of Job Roles in January 2019 at the Eynsham Setting – Marion Brodeur & Lorraine De-Banks Marion Brodeur - after nearly 14 years of service with Willow Cottage, Marion decided to retire from her position of Nursery Chef at the end of December 2018. Marion started at Willow Cottage in May 2005 initially working Click for more details
Sophie’s Maternity Send Off - Sophie's Maternity Send Off Today the children and staff said goodbye to Sophie (Deputy Team Leader of Eynsham Kindergarten) as she goes on maternity leave. Sophie started with us in September 2015 and was promoted to Deputy Team Leader in May 2018. We will miss her lots and look forward to her return later this Click for more details
Bonfire Night at Bletchingdon - On the day of the bonfire all Preschool and Kindergarten children enjoyed hotdogs in the garden followed by fruit kebab rockets which they had prepared earlier. They also had the opportunity to toast marshmallows over a flame before we lit the fire and set off our fireworks in the paddock while everyone watched from the field.
Martinstag at Willow Cottage Farmoor - Martinstag at Willow Cottage Farmoor Following on from the announcement of this year’s three chosen charities, SeeSaw, Sands and Helen House, we are excited to let you know that our first fundraising event at Farmoor was Martinstag. At Willow Cottage we have several families (and Nat Litzka of Farmoor's Kindergarten of course) with German heritage and Click for more details
Our Latest ‘FUN FOOD NEWSLETTER’ is here! - If your child enjoys food preparation and cooking then you might like to try some of Mr. Willow's Fun Food Activities! This month's Fun Food eNewsletter includes how to have fun making Mr Willow’s Bonfire Night Firework Popcorn! Encourage your child to eat well and have fun at the same time!
Where does our food come from? - We choose locally sourced and low mileage food as far as possible using organic, home-grown, and locally produced food, in preference (subject to availability and pricing). We grow, and prepare with a little help from the children, a variety of our own seasonable fruit and vegetables like apples, rhubarb, plums, spinach, runner beans, courgettes, marrows, Click for more details
Childcare Vouchers - Childcare providers, like Willow Cottage, can continue to accept Childcare Vouchers as a form of payment from those parents who are already registered for and using the Scheme. However, from 4 October 2018 the Government has closed the Childcare Voucher scheme to new entrants. Please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to find out about the current options.
New Four Week Menu - Over recent weeks the children from all departments have been enjoying our Summer Menu. This has been very successful with its lighter menu replacing the heart-warming soups, pasta bakes, and hot fruity (though still low sugar!) puddings with more salad and lower sugar options. Within this menu they have also been gaining some new food Click for more details