what we do
Early Years care and education
We provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment for children aged 3 months to 5 years in our early years setting.
Our forest school offers our early years children the opportunity to learn and develop confidence in a natural outdoor environment.
In addition to the early years provision, we offer a playscheme during the school holidays for children aged 5 – 11 years.
Based in the heart of the Grimsbury area of Banbury, East Street Early Years is a registered charity. As a non-profit organisation, we are able to offer a broader range of support to both children and their families, reinvesting any surplus we make into childcare provision in the local community.
Our aim is to offer excellent care and education in a fun, safe environment, taking into consideration the background and beliefs of all of our families. As a charity, we are able to specialise in providing inclusive care for children with special educational needs and also to provide additional support to families in difficult circumstances. Children are encouraged to develop to their own full potential and at their own pace with the support and care of our qualified and experienced staff. We encourage parents to be involved in their children’s learning, and our open door policy means you are welcome to come and visit at any time.
featuring a forest school, allotment, mud kitchen, giant sandpit, climbing frames and more!
to support children to learn and explore as they grow and develop
We are open from 8am - 6pm 51 weeks of the year, closing on Bank Holidays and for approximately one week over the Christmas period
"Staff nurture children especially well." "Babies and children develop extremely secure attachments to their key persons. Their emotional well-being is exceedingly strong." "Staff know their key children remarkably well. "
View OFSTED Report 2019
(As Grimsbury Family Association)
Setting Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
First Aid at Work training
Level 3 supervising mental health Emotion coaching Level 3 early years and education Level 3 Playworker
Forest School Leader
SENCO training Level 3 supervising mental health Emotion coaching
Completing Level 3 Early Years Educator
Amy Rogers (Vice Chair)
11th August 2020 Dear Parents/Carers, As you will be aware, we have been open to some of our children over the last term and we are so pleased to be able to open to everyone from September 2nd 2020! Staff have worked tirelessly to make our Early Years a safe and fun Read more about September Full Opening[…]
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister announced that all nurseries and schools must close to children with effect from this Friday afternoon, until further notice, as part of their plans to manage the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The letter below is based on the information currently available from the government. We expect further announcements and will Read more about East Street Early Years Closure[…]
As you will all know a list has finally been issued clarifying who qualifies as ‘key workers’ and ‘vulnerable children’. Therefore, we would like to reassure you all our families that we have this process fully in hand. A letter will be issued shortly to all parents/carers containing criteria regarding eligibility which must be met Read more about Key Persons update 20.03.2020[…]
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Claire Spendley (parent and trustee) will be Read more about Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge- raising funds for ESEY[…]
The Warriner School Farm covers an area of 48 hectares (120 acres) and has both organic and non-organic livestock and crop enterprises. Along with well-equipped teaching and learning facilities and highly experienced teaching staff, the farm offers the following: a single suckler herd producing calves for beef and pedigree replacements; a March lambing, ewe flock Read more about Warriner School Farm Trip[…]
Are your children aged between reception school age and 11yrs old? Have a look at our Holiday Playscheme. Numbers are limited so book now to save disappointment!!!!!
Super successful first day hedgerow planting at East Street Early Years CIO Nursery , Grimsbury, Banbury 🙂 Today, the children planted 35 trees and bushes. We have 65 left to plant over the next few days. The trees and bushes came from the ‘I Dig Trees’ scheme – a mix of wildlife-friendly species of shrubs Read more about Partnership with ‘Banbury Trees’[…]