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Set in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, yet close to Oxford itself, is The Aunties' Old School Nursery - an 'outstanding'children's day nursery and pre-school that is inspired, loving and family-run.

The Aunties' Old School Nursery was established in Stanton St John in 1989 as a loving, family-run 'outdoors' nature nursery (the original forerunner of the current Forest School movement).  The Aunties' unique ethos and loving, conscientious family approach have a very 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 identical, 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). 

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. 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 recently engaged in FOUR challenging, internationally well-regarded quality assurance schemes and has been accredited in each with flying colours.  The Aunties' Old School Nursery has achieved 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 OHSAS 18001 accreditation regarding Health and Safety.

In March 2014, The Aunties' Old School Nursery was accredited with ISO 14001 for our positive contribution to the Environment.

Also, in March 2014, The Aunties' Old School Nursery in Wheatley (identical to our setting in Stanton) was awarded 'Outstanding' in ALL areas by Ofsted (involving two inspectors, including an Ofsted Quality Insurance Inspector who scrupulously inspected our Ofsted inspector inspecting us until 5pm!).

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 in Stanton St John has consistently received top inspection grades for a quarter of a century and has yet again been awarded by Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' grades in ALL areas .  We're delighted to say that our identical setting in Wheatley was also awarded 'Outstanding' in ALL areas in its inspection on 5 March 2014..

Ofsted have long considered The Aunties' Old School Nursery in Stanton St John to be "exceptional " and "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.  Additionally, The Aunties'childcare practice is considered to be "exemplary".  Our setting in Wheatley replicates these features meticulously.

Please do feel free to get in touch!  We, The Aunties, very much look forward to welcoming you to view our unique, loving nursery.