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 are renowned for doing little things with great love. 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).
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 May 2014, The Aunties' Old School Nursery in Stanton St John was once again awarded 'Outstanding' in All catergories by Ofsted (again more than one inspector was involved!). Indeed, The Aunties have been assessed as being CONSISTENTLY 'Outstanding' in ALL catergories for more than a quarter of a century!
The Aunties are universally renowned for their absolute integrity to the children. For this reason, The Aunties proactively invite additional rigorous, in-depth scrutiny associated with independent accreditation processes. Thus, The Aunties' Old School Nursery engages in THREE 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 management systems) - our most recent audit being in January 2015. This prestigious award has only been achieved by 5% of UK businesses and has global recognition.
The Aunties' Old School Nursery are also accredited with rigorous OHSAS 18001 Certification pertaining to Health and Safety matters, having been audited again in January 2015.
In addition, The Aunties' Old School Nursery has been awarded the rare accolade of GOLD Investors in People, the globally recognised management Standard adopted in 25 countries. Accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of an exceptional employer, and a commitment to success and excellence through people. Invesors in People accreditation is awarded as a mark of distinction to organizations that are able to meet the rigorous standards set out in the Framework. The very rare and coveted Gold IiP award for leadership and management is achieved by only 3% of organizations. We regard this as a matter of vital importance, as our attitude in this regard directly impacts upon our children's well-being.
The Aunties' Old School Nursery has also been presented with the "Excellence in Oxfordshire Award".
In short, The Aunties' Old School Nursery is exceptional, unique 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. The Aunties'childcare practice is considered to be "exemplary".
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. Please do feel free to get in touch! We, The Aunties, very much look forward to welcoming you to view our unique, loving nursery.