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Nursery Ethos and Values

Thameside Nursery provides children with an excellent start to their school journey. In our welcoming and vibrant setting, we ensure that we ignite a love of learning that continues throughout their school career,

'The care, guidance and support of children and their individual needs is palpable in both Nursery and Reception.' 

Quote from Trust Early Years Review, January 2024

Our Nursery is run by an excellent team of Early Years Practitioners who have both extensive experience and a passion for nurturing our youngest children. 

Our Nursery at Thameside, is a place where: 

  • Children are welcomed into a calm, purposeful environment, where everyone feels safe and valued as a result of warm and nurturing relationships and interactions. 
  • Children are encouraged to show kindness, consideration and respect for other children, staff and the nursery environment. 
  • We encourage children's curiosity and exploration, and provide opportunities for creativity and reflection.
  • We will work in close partnership with parents, other agencies and professionals to enable our children to flourish both academically and personally. 
  • Staff provide positive role models, valuing good manners, teaching social skills and consideration for others through our 'school rules' and '5Rs'. 
  • High expectations are embedded to support children to reach their potential and nurture their own unique talents. 
  • Respect and understanding is promoted so that children understand their place within the school and wider community.



Thameside Primary School
Cotman Close
OX14 5NL


01235 527600