Welcome to Lake Street Nursery

Lake Street Nursery logo

Welcome to Lake Street Nursery, formerly known as Lake Street Playgroup.  In March 2018 Lake Street Playgroup changed its legal status and name.  This means that on the Ofsted website Lake Street Playgroup is marked as ‘closed’ and a new Ofsted page has been created under the new name of the setting.  This can be reached via the ‘associated providers’ section or by researching for Lake Street Nursery and the reference EY557982.

The full legal name of the organisation is Lake Street Nursery and Pre-School CIO, to be known as Lake Street Nursery.  We will  be adapting our web-site and branding to reflect this as the year progresses.

While the legal status of the setting may have changed, our staff, management, premises, committee members, and approach to learning through play remain the same under the new organisation, which means you can expect the same outstanding level of childcare.

We are a parent run group providing sessions every week day for children from the age of 2 years and up to and including the age of four.

Information on our latest Ofsted report is available here: Ofsted Report

Our mission is to work in partnership with families and the community to provide a safe, friendly and nurturing environment for children from all backgrounds and ethnicity to learn and develop through play.

Leading Aspect AwardIn 2014 we received the prestigious Leading Aspect Award for our Key Person initiative.




About us

Sessions take place in our purpose-adapted building within Hinksey Park, behind Hinksey Open Air Swimming Pool.
The front of the Lake Street Playgroup building
Opening Hours from September are:

Monday to Friday morning and afternoon sessions 9.30 – 12.00 and 12.00 – 2.30, plus an Early Birds hour first thing from 8.30 – 9.30 for those who would like an earlier start. The fees for sessions are £14.00 and for the Early Birds hour £6.00
All sessions and Early Birds can be taken as part of 15 or 30 hour entitlements in various combinations and a 9.00 start is possible for those on 15 hours funded as 2 or 3/4 year olds. We cannot split main sessions. Fees are reviewed annually and agreed at the Setting’s Annual General Meeting.

From the term after a child’s 3rd birthday, all children are entitled to 15 hrs a week (which is 6 sessions) paid for by the Nursery Education Fund. Fees will be charged for hours over the 15.  We also accept children with two year old entitlement funding and, from September 2017 will be able to accept children on the new 30 hour entitlement.

Parents considering enrolling their child are welcome to come and look around between 10:00 and 10:30. Please call our Administrator to arrange a visit, for more details and availability on 727939.

Charity Number is: 1174863  and Ofsted Registration: EY557982

(Formerly: Lake Street Playgroup Charity No. 1041121. Ofsted Ref. No.EY316991)