Please note that Lake Street Playgroup changed its legal status and name in March 2018, which means that Lake Street Playgroup is marked as ‘closed’ on the Ofsted website. A new Ofsted page has been created under the new name of the setting, which you can reach through the ‘associated providers’ section. The new name of the organisation is Lake Street Nursery and Pre-School CIO, to be known as Lake Street Nursery. We will be adapting our web-site and branding to reflect this as the year progresses.
While the legal status of the setting may have changed, our staff, management, premises, committee members, and approach to learning through play remain the same under the new organisation, which means you can expect the same outstanding level of childcare.
We are a parent run group providing sessions every week day for children from the age of 2 years and up to and including the age of four.
Information on our latest Ofsted report is available here: Ofsted Report
Our mission is to work in partnership with families and the community to provide a safe, friendly and nurturing environment for children from all backgrounds and ethnicities to learn and develop through play.
In 2014 we received the prestigious Leading Aspect Award for our Key Person initiative.
Sessions take place in our purpose-adapted building within Hinksey Park, behind Hinksey Open Air Swimming Pool.
Opening Hours from September are increasing:
The setting will be open everyday for morning and afternoon sessions 9.30 – 12.00 and 12.00 – 2.30, plus an Early Birds hour first thing from 8.30 – 9.30 for those who would like an earlier start. The fees for sessions are £14.00 and for the Early Birds hour £6.00
All sessions and Early Birds can be taken as part of 15 or 30 hour entitlements in various combinations and although a 9.00 start is possible for those on 15 hours funded as 2 or 3/4 year olds we cannot split main sessions. Fees are reviewed annually and agreed at the Setting’s Annual General Meeting.
From the term after a child’s 3rd birthday, all children are entitled to 15hrs a week (which is 6 sessions) paid for by the Nursery Education Grant. Fees will be charged for hours over the 15. We also accept children with two year old entitlement funding and, from September 2017 will be able to accept children on the new 30 hour entitlement.
Parents considering enrolling their child are welcome to come and look around between 10:00 and 10:30. Please call our Administrator to arrange a visit, for more details and availability on 727939.
Our new Charity Number is: 1174863 and Ofsted Registration: EY557982
Formerly: Lake Street Playgroup Charity No. 1041121. Ofsted Ref. No.EY316991