Welcome to New Parents and Carers

Willow Cottage Nurseries offer parents and carers the highest quality childcare ‘Second to Mum’ and a preschool education of excellence. Parents and carers can leave their child with confidence, knowing that they are in a happy, safe, and loving extended family environment. Our nursery practitioners and their team work in close partnership with parents and carers to support their child’s happiness and developmental  and educational needs and so provide the best possible outcomes for their future.

Our settings are situated in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, in the following locations:

Farmoor Nursery(between Cumnor and Farmoor)
Most recent Ofsted rating (2014) – Outstanding

Eynsham Nursery(between Eynsham and Church Hanborough)
Most recent Ofsted rating (2014) – Outstanding

Bletchingdon Nursery (between Kidlington and Bicester)
Most recent Ofsted rating (2018) – Good

We have achieved the nationally acclaimed Leading Aspect Award for our cutting-edge performance and educational practice within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Our Leading Aspect Award is entitled ‘Nursery Food Matters – An Embedded Educational Philosophy’.

The nursery is open around 51 weeks of the year. We close for bank holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year. We open at 7.40 to 5.45 each weekday. We offer places for children from around 6 month of age until they leave for school. We offer booking patterns of 2, 3, 4 or 5 regular, full days per week. Unfortunately we are unable to offer term-time only places, half-days, or to make changes to regular days on an ad hoc basis.

Arranging a Visit to a Setting

Visits to the nursery are by appointment only and subject to the availability of a place for your child. To Arrange a Visit to a setting you will first need to find out about Availability. It usually takes about a month to arrange a visit to a setting.

Other information

Please see the links below to find out about:

  Educational Planning    




Fees and NEG Funding.

Our latest Newsletters

Availability and Arranging a Visit

Testimonials from customers

Details about what Ofsted say about us.