time to celebrate
We’re turning 20 this year!
To celebrate The Old Station Nursery Group’s 20th Birthday, we have put together this page to highlight and showcase our greatest achievements throughout the years. Keep checking this space for updates, new photos and exciting competitions!Watch Video
TIME TO CELEBRATE
It’s our birthday year!
This year, across some of our nurseries, children will take part in creating birthday decorations (using recycled materials) to display at celebrations this Summer. You’ll be able to discover our story, as well as listening to what some of our people have to say about working for The Old Station Nursery Group over the past decade.
WIN a special prize!
In celebration of our 20th birthday this July, we’re offering you the chance to win a set of Touch and Feel Puzzles, or a Natural Wooden Treasure Set 🎁
To enter, simply answer this question:
“Where was the first Old Station Nursery opened in 2002?”
A little more about the prizes:
Touch and Feel Puzzles 🧩
Underneath each piece there are different textures that help children recognise where each piece fits. The different textures entertain little fingers and promote vocabulary, fine motor skills, development, and logic. Suitable for 1+ years.
Natural Wooden Treasure Set 🌲
Designed to stimulate the imagination, engage logic, discover creative ability, develop coordination, and enhance fine motor skills. The open-ended nature of uncoloured wood allows for wider imaginative play, to create pictures and stories, practise counting and sorting, design patterns and sequences. Suitable for 3+ years.
I joined Apricot Day Nursery in March 2021 and since then my confidence has improved massively
“I joined Apricot Day Nursery in March 2021 and since then my confidence has improved massively due to the amazing support and encouragement from my team and management. Since starting my apprenticeship I have gained lots of new knowledge which will help me to further my career and reach my goals of working in childcare. My end goal is to complete my level 3 and give the children the best start in life through the quality care and activities they receive.”
The Old Station Nursery company has offered me a number of opportunities in such a short space of time
“I started working at Old Station Nursey in November 2021 and have already been offered the chance to do the statutory training required, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Training, as well as Food Hygiene. I am also due to start SENCO training shortly and have just been promoted to Room Leader. The Old Station Nursery company has offered me a number of opportunities in such a short space of time and encourages continuous professional development, whether starting as an unqualified member of staff or already having childcare qualifications.”
It has become a place where we’ve created long lasting relationships with one another
“I’m Laura and I have been working at my nursery for 7 years now. The team work in my building is truly amazing we’re more like a family than co-workers, its become a place where we’ve created long lasting relationships with one another. The support and encourage I receive is truly exceptional from both co-workers and management. My manager is positive, bubbly and very understanding, he’s professional but very approachable. My manager is incredible supportive with furthering my learning and development. My manager is truly an inspiration and someone I look up to and inspire to be. Working for the old station nursery has many perks, some of these are: birthday days off, discounts off stores through the work app and any training I want to carry out.”
There are many positives to being part of The Old Station Group
“We have been part of The Old Station group for just over 3 months now and whilst it feels different becoming part of a larger group of nurseries, after being such a small group, I can see there are many positives to being part of The Old Station Group. I have felt my confidence and skill set increasing within my role as Manager, due to increased autonomy within my role. I am excited about the future and what My First Friends nursery can go on to become.”
“My confidence has really increased since the nursery was acquired by The Old Station group. I’ve been empowered to sign up for my Level 3 and know that the team will support me every step of the way. I also know that there are lots of career opportunities for me here at OSN and I have been encouraged to be ambitious and make the most of every opportunity on offer. In the future I’d like to work in the quality team, my dream role!”
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery!
My daughter has been attending Old Station Nursery Bampton for a year now in the Pre-School room. She loves going, has made friends, learnt a great deal and speaks incredibly highly of the nursery manager, who I might add is brilliant with my little one as she can be difficult at times and has a rather strong personality. They have helped her to grow enormously over the last year, emotionally and academically. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this nursery!
We are so glad we found The Old Station Nursery.
We are so happy that our child attends The Old Station. The staff are all so kind, caring and attentive and she is greeted with a warm friendly smile every day. They always make such an effort with the activities they provide throughout the day and make an extra special effort when there is a holiday or celebration. They are very good at providing updates on development and how her day has been. We are so glad we found The Old Station Nursery.
The way they greet my child with love just cannot be matched
A truly brilliant setting where they absolutely care for the children as their own. So impressed with the team and how they support my child. I just love how my daughter talks about her favourite person (key person) at home. From the door, in person, over the phone and via email, they are always responsive and genuinely consider and take on board all feedback. The way they greet my child with love just cannot be matched. Food is excellent, my daughter is always talking about what the chef makes and thoroughly enjoys taking part in Big Chef Mini Chef with him weekly, making spring rolls and other delicious foods! Not only this, the nursery have a programme of wonderful additional activities like yoga and sports and resident gerbils who we can take home for the weekend. A warm, cosy and friendly setting full to the brim with magnificent people.
The staff there are just so kind and helpful and supportive
I sent my older son to The Old Station Faringdon so sending my second son there was a bit of a no brainer for us. We checked out some others in the area previously and found ourselves saying ‘the Old Station is better’! The staff there are just so kind and helpful and supportive. I feel like ‘they’re like a family’ is such a cliché, but it really is true there. The ladies in the baby room really, honestly care about my little boy – and about me too! We’re always asking about each other’s lives and giving advice on things. They’re responsive to emails and calls and the food they provide always sounds so delicious. If anyone is looking for a nursery in the area I truly cannot recommend them enough; to me they are the obvious choice.