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Our Trust of Schools

Nursery and Pre-School

At the moment, we do not have any places for immediate nursery admission. If you would like to apply for a place, we will add your details to our waiting list and contact you as soon as sessions become available.

Oasis Day Nursery is part of the Whipton Barton Federation and is located at the far end of Whipton Barton Infant School, on the same green and spacious site as Whipton Barton Junior School.  We are situated around a large field bordered by woodland almost totally concealed and not visible from the road.  


Oasis Day Nursery caters for children aged between two and four years old.  We split our children according to their age into two buildings which are situated adjacent to each other. Children can attend the Nursery from their 2nd birthday and then move to the Pre-school in the September before they start Reception although some children may transition to the Pre-School a little earlier. 

In the Nursery and Pre-School, enjoyment and fun are linked with exploration, discovery and learning. All of our children benefit from the expertise of our highly qualified staff who all act as key workers to ensure that every child gets the individual care they require.  During their day with us, children participate in a balance of adult-led learning activities and child-initiated play.  We plan an exciting and challenging curriculum based on our observations of children’s needs, interests and stages of development across the seven areas of learning of the Foundation Stage curriculum.

In the Nursery and Pre-School we are committed to:

  • Providing a service of the highest standards that will develop and improve each child’s educational experience

  • Respecting each child as an individual, taking into account their appropriate developmental needs and promoting equality and celebrating diversity

  • Ensuring that our service is in accordance with the latest standards for care and education

  • Ensuring that our staff are selected, trained and supervised to meet the needs of the children in their care

  • Managing our services efficiently and effectively 

  • Valuing partnerships with Parents/Carers


Funding and Vouchers 


All children from the term after their 3rd birthday are entitled to 15 hours funded early education and childcare each week for up to 38 weeks of the year.  

Some children are eligible for 30 hours funded early education and childcare each week for up to 38 weeks of the year.

Some children are eligible for funding from the term after their 2nd birthday.

For more information about funding and how to apply please click on the following links:

Funded childcare for some 2 year olds

Funded childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds

30 hours funded childcare

Whipton Barton Federation can accept childcare vouchers from any provider as well as tax free childcare payments. Please email for more information. 

Apply for a place

To apply for a place in Oasis Day Nursery please complete our online application form. Upon receipt of the application form, a member of our Nursery admin team will contact you to discuss the next steps in your application process. 


We recognise that you will have lots of questions about your child starting Nursery or Pre-School. Our Nursery and Pre-School FAQs should answer many of them but you can also contact us with any questions and we will be more than happy to help.