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Welcome to Nära Horton

Nära Horton is a children’s day nursery conveniently located on Oxford Road in Banbury. The nursery is situated on the Horton General Hospital (Oxford University Hospital) site so is ideal for both local residents, hospital staff, and commuters alike, with easy access to the M40.

The nursery is open full time from 7:00am – 6:00pm, providing care and unique educational experiences and learning opportunities for children aged from 3 months to 5 years.

Our approach is to nourish the hearts, hands and minds of our children; and cherish each child’s early years as a unique and special time. We believe this builds the foundation for future success, wellbeing and lifelong learning.

Teaching and Learning

We use the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the Birth to 5 Matters Non-statutory guidance for the EYFS, as the foundation for our developmentally appropriate curriculum and inspiring pedagogical practice.

Curriculum Enrichments

In order to give our children access to the broadest possible experiences during their time with us, we have designed a bespoke set of “extra-curricular” activities which are known as Nära Enrichments. These Enrichments are designed to enhance children’s opportunities for learning and development.

Information for Parents

Working in partnership with our parents is crucial to us because we know that a close relationship between nursery and home leads to the best outcomes for children.


Establishing healthy eating habits and ensuring a balanced diet is essential during childhood, not only because it is a period of rapid growth, development and activity, but also because it sets the foundations for children’s future health and wellbeing. This is why all our menus are approved by a Paediatric Nutritionist. 

Our achievements in promoting nutrition for children in our care and meeting healthy guidelines has been recognised with the Early Years Alliance Nutrition Support Accreditation and Quality Mark.

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Fees and Funding

Our fees are inclusive of all meals and snacks, nappies, wipes, formula milk, outings and visits and all enrichments to the curriculum, until children are in receipt of early years funded hours. Parents are able to access all working and income-based early years education funding entitlements at our nursery, and there is also other help with childcare costs available.