Bright Horizons Jack Straw Lane Nursery and Preschool

32B Jacks Straws Lane, Oxford OX3 0DW

Bright Horizons Jack Straws Lane Nursery and Preschool provides childcare for the benefits of staff, faculty and students at the University of Oxford.

***Only employees and students of the University of Oxford are eligible to apply for places***

Situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building the nursery has easy access to large outdoor spaces in addition to the spacious, well-equipped nursery rooms. Jack Straws Lane benefits from an onsite woodland which all children have access to on a regular basis.

The passionate staff team work closely with all families ensuring every child has a fantastic experience. Rated as Outstanding, the nursery prides itself on its philosophy of education in young children, reflected perfectly in the inspection report.

To establish working with parents as partners, communication between parents and staff is paramount to Jack Straws Lane. The nursery's aim is to complement your approach to caring for your child, particularly when they’re learning new skills and emerging new milestones; such as weaning, potty training, walking, reading and writing. From experience, the closer staff work in partnership for your child, a richer and consistent approach to individual development is created.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Sue Aldridge (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 29

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 62

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & between Christmas & New Year


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Staff Profiles


Lois Smith

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2009


I joined the Jack Straws Lane family in July 2009 after gaining my Level 3 CACHE diploma at Oxford College and have since gained lots of experience with all ages. My love is the Preschool age children where I initially spent over 3 years as a Nursery Nurse and then progressed to room leader.
Myself and my team made fantastic progress in this room and supported the whole nursery in gaining our Outstanding OFSTED inspection in 2013. Through JSL and the excellent support from my management team, I was promoted to deputy manager in January 2015 and then further gained lots of managing experience in supporting the whole nursery when I stepped up to a managers role for a temporary period to September 2016.
I am now completing my Early Years degree and thoroughly enjoying my role at JSL as the nursery SENCO and Keeping Everybody Safe REP.