We aim to build strong foundations for success – inside and outside the classroom – throughout children’s time at school. We strive for all children to feel happy, safe and confident when learning in order to be able to explore, question, investigate, communicate, persevere and collaborate. From September 2024, Headington Rye Oxford's Nursery will take boys and girls aged 3-4.

Small staff to child ratios

Specialist teaching

Flexible sessions

Family Dining

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Life at Nursery

Our Nursery is part of a fantastic supportive community at Headington School. Throughout their time in Nursery, your child will get to know and be inspired by older children, take part in whole school activities such as assemblies and learn what it feels like to be part of a school with a fascinating history and an exciting future. At the same time, the Nursery is discrete from the rest of the School and has a warm and caring family atmosphere, perfect for your child's first introduction to the world of education.

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Meet the Team

Head of Early Years

Miss Ruth Sibly

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    Miss Ruth Sibly
Nursery Teacher

Mrs Julie Sale

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Reception teacher

Miss Emily Young

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Nursery Learning Assistant

Mrs Katie Nulty

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Reception Learning Assistant

Miss Elisabet Garcia Rodriguez

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Reception Learning Assistant

Miss Roseanne Harrison

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Our Facilities

Our Nursery is based in a dedicated learning environment, tailored to the needs of the youngest children, with its own secure, adventurous playground. As part of Headington Prep School, it also benefits from fantastic additional facilities including a stunning Theatre, Sports Hall and specialist classrooms for Art, Music and Drama.

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Looking to join our Nursery?

We would be delighted to welcome you to our Nursery. As well as open events for the whole school, we also hold regular smaller Forest School sessions or Teddy Bears' picnics which will give your little one a taste of life at our fabulous Nursery. Children can join in the term after their third birthday.

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Speak to our friendly Admissions Team

Director of Marketing and Admissions

Ms Katharina Roelofsz

01865 759115
Prep School Admissions
(Nursery to Year 6)

Mrs Sukey McMaster

01865 759116
Senior School Admissions
11+ and 12+ (Years 7 and 8)

Ms Colleen Devine

01865 759872
Senior School Admissions
13+ and 14+ (Years 9 and 10)

Mrs Charlotte Roberts

01865 759861
16+ (Year 12)

Mrs Amy Price

01865 759113
International Admissions Coordinator

Mrs Penny Street

01865 759869