GROW LEARN PLAY PROJECT CIC T/as east street early years CIO

what we do

We're an Early years setting in Banbury, offering stimulating, educational and engaging childcare all year round. Now taking registrations for nursery places, and for our summer holiday playscheme for children aged 5-11 years.
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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.

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Forest school

Our forest school offers our early years children the opportunity to learn and develop confidence in a natural outdoor environment.

Rock-A-Bye-Baby Group

Wednesday mornings 10.00am-12 noon under 18mths £1.50 per family email office@esey.uk or rachelgilkes@esey.uk 01295 257100

BOOK A VISIT TODAY

Come along for a show round and see our fantastic nursery email theresa.baker@esey.uk 01295 257100

Special Educational Needs Nurture support group for parents and their children

come along on a Wednesday afternoon 3.30-5.30pm for advice, support and a group to make friends over a cuppa. Free group to those families with children with special educational needs. Open to all families to book a place contact 01295 257100 or email office@esey.uk

Holiday Club

Every holiday we run a club for school age children including reception age. Various activities Book your place 8.00am-6.00pm@£30 per day 9.00am-4.00pm@£24 per day email theresa.baker@esey.uk

Parent Information Booklet

Request a booklet to enable you to browse through and read more about how East Street Early Years Runs

email: theresa.baker@esey.uk

About us

East Street Early Years setting in Banbury offering both early years provision for children aged 3 months - 5 years and a school holiday playscheme for children aged 5 - 11 years. We aim to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for all children, whilst offering engaging learning opportunities that meet the needs of each individual child.
Children are encouraged to develop to their own full potential at their own pace.

Based in the heart of the Grimsbury area of Banbury, East Street Early Years 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 CIC 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)

OUR TEAM

All of our practitioners hold a relevant qualification to level 3 or above

Theresa Baker

Managing Director
NVQ Level 5 Early Years Leadership and Management
Setting Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
SENCO training
First Aid at Work training
Level 3 supervising mental health Emotion coaching Level 3 early years and education Level 3 Playworker

Jemma Kerby

Educational Director
NVQ Level 5 Early Years Leadership and Management
Forest School Leader
SENCO training Level 3 supervising mental health Emotion coaching

Natasha Bibby

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Sarah Begum

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Donna Diggens

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Jamie-Lee Matthews

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Early Learning & Childcare

Finn McCarthy

Early Years Educator
Level 3 Early Years Educator

Kitty Phipps

Early Years Educator
Level 3 Early Years Educator

Alex Roughton

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Early Years and Education

Sue Palmer

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Diploma in Early Years

Jade Eldridge

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Melissa Oliver

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Teaching Assistant Level 2 leaders award

Jackie Cunningham

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Sam MacIver

Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

PARENT FEEDBACK

Don't take our word for it - hear what current parents and children have to say about East Street Early Years:

Register your child for an early years place, or join our summer holiday playscheme.

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