Set in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, yet close to Oxford itself, is The Aunties' Old School Nursery - an 'outstanding' family-run children's day nursery and pre-school.
The Aunties' Old School Nursery was established in 1989 as a loving, family-run 'outdoors' nature nursery (the original forerunner of the current Forest School movement) having an exceptionally strong emphasis on outdoors' life and learning.
The Aunties provide inspired, loving care and first-class education for pre-school children and babies in two attractive, convenient settings in Stanton St John and Wheatley. Both settings are idyllic for young children and yet extremely conveniently situated for parents (being very close to the M40 and other arterial routes).
The Aunties' unique ethos and conscientious, loving, family approach have a very strong emphasis on outdoors' life and learning.
To find out more about us and how we, The Aunties, can provide loving care and outstanding education for your child in either Stanton St John or Wheatley, please select a point of interest from the menu on the left. Whilst this will give you some idea as to who we are, we would whole-heartedly recommend a visit to The Aunties' Old School Nursery, where you will be able to discuss your personal requirements with Alexandra (Sandy) Enjily.
The Aunties have absolute integrity to the children; for this reason, we proactively invite the rigorous, in-depth scrutiny associated with independent accreditation processes. The Aunties' Old School Nursery has achieved (with flying colours) the coveted ISO 9001 Certification (the international benchmark for quality) - our most recent audit being in November 2013. This prestigious award has only been achieved by 5% of UK businesses and has global recognition.
In December 2013, The Aunties' Old School Nursery achieved ISO 18001 accreditation regarding health, safety and security.
In addition, The Aunties' Old School Nursery has recently been awarded the rare accolade of GOLD Investors in People, an award for leadership and management achieved by only 3% of organizations.
The Aunties' Old School Nursery has also been presented with the "Excellence in Oxfordshire award".
The Aunties' Old School Nursery has yet again been awarded by Ofsted the very rare accolade of top marks in everything! Ofsted has once again rated The Aunties' Old School Nursery in Stanton St John as "OUTSTANDING" (and our setting in Wheatley replicates that in Stanton St John in every detail).
Ofsted consider The Aunties' Old School Nursery to be an "exceptional setting" that is "highly effective at ensuring that outcomes for children are excellent". The education that the Aunties provide for pre-schoolers is considered to be of such high quality that the children make "exceptional" progress towards Early Learning Goals. The Aunties'childcare practice is considered to be "exemplary".
Please do feel free to get in touch! We, The Aunties, very much look forward to welcoming you to view our nursery.