11th July 2016

GROW LEARN PLAY PROJECT CIC t/as East Street Early Years

In 1998 a community development led to the formation of Grimsbury Family Association (GFA), to meet local community needs in the Grimsbury and Castle ward of Banbury. It proved to be a popular asset to the local community and become a registered charity in August 2001 (Reg. No 1087801). In June 2018, have celebrated 20 years of success and reflecting on the strength of the ‘East Street’ name, the setting rebranded as East Street Early Years CIO (ESEY). At the same time took the opportunity to incorporate the charity under this new name (Reg No. 1178705), with Ofsted registration for ESEY being granted on 17 July 2019 (URN 2542791).

East Street Early Years was run by a Board of Trustees made up of parents, friends of the charity and representatives from different professional groups. As a registered charity we rely upon our volunteer trustees to provide oversight, governance, leadership and direction to ensure the ESEY is run in accordance with its constitution, charities law and wider legislation. Our trustees oversee our compliance with the broad range of regulations and obligations which come with being a registered early years provider. Our Ofsted report is not transferable to the  ESEY name and remains  under Grimsbury Family Association although the report and OUTSTANDING grade does apply to ESEY. you can find the report on our About Us page

from August 2021 East Street early years is now trading under the company Grow Learn Play Project CIC

Our Directors are:

  • Managing Director- Theresa Baker
  • Educational Director- Jemma Kerby
  • Finance Director- Jennie Joynes 

week beginning 28th February 2020

Mondays: 10.30am-12 noon under 2 years Stay & Play £1.50 per family

Wednesdays: 4.00pm-5.30pm Nurture SEN Group for families FREE

Fridays: 10.30-12 noon Messy Play £2.00 per family




covid management plan Feb 22

Reopening 28th February 2022

Mondays: Baby Group (up to 2 years old) 10.30am-12 noon £1.50

Wednesdays: Nurture SEN Support Group for families 4.00pm-5.30pm Free

Fridays: 10.30am-12 noon Messy Play (under 5 years) £2.00 per family