• Delivering high quality care and education


  • Delivering high quality care and education


  • Delivering high quality care and education


  • Delivering high quality care and education


  • Delivering high quality care and education



Based in Bicester Oxfordshire the nursery name Fundamentals, is new, although the nursery has been operating for over 28 years. It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and continues to offer a warm, intimate, and caring environment in which your child will thrive.

We are proud of our family teaching approach which enables children of all ages to learn from and support each other, gently helping them to become aware of their place in the world and the wealth of exciting things to learn.

We provide a challenging learning environment where children can thrive with dignity, respect and love and understanding.

We welcome families to come and pay us a visit to see for yourself the wonderful start your child will receive at Fundamentals. We would be pleased to discuss personally any requirements for your child or alternatively contact us below.

We offer care from 6 months to school age and our long serving staff members are all diploma qualified to level 3 or above. The teams wealth of experience and diversity strongly supports thesuccessful delivery of Fundamentals ethos.


Our staff team are either Qualified level 5, level 3, level 2 or working towards a level 3 qualification, as such we collaborate valuing and celebrating the teams wealth of experiences and diversity to successful delivery of Fundamentals ethos.

Operations Director - Ann Middleton

Ann Middleton

Operations Director

Early years Director - Sonja Fenton Pryor

Sonja Fenton-Pryor

Early Years Director

Deputy Manager - Nicola


Deputy Manager

I am a mother of two and have been in childcare 20 years. I have been with Fundamentals since it Opened, and I have loved being part of this team. The personal approach to this at Fundamentals is like nothing I have experienced before in other settings and that's one of the main reasons I love working here so much.

Nursery practitioner - Stacey Coxhead


Nursery Practitioner L3

I have worked in childcare for 6 years and I love to watch the children in my care grow and learn. I am a qualified level 3 practitioner and I love to find new activities for the children to enjoy and to see the smiles on their faces as they play.

Nursery Support Staff - Ana


Qualified Practitioner L3

My country of origin is Portugal, I speak fluent English, Portuguese and I am qualified as a level 3 practitioner. I have a genuine passion and love for Early years. I like it here at Fundamentals because we get to do many activities that the children may never have experienced before outside of the setting, my favourite is the trips to town to look at all the different shops.

Nursery House Keeping Staff - Lesley


House Keeping Staff

I have the important position of keeping Fundamentals to a very high standard of sanitary cleanliness

Nursery practitioner - Teresa


Nursery Practitioner

Seeking a change from caring and cleaning, I have found interacting with children in the early years sector great fun and lots of hard work. I bring my own experience of being a proud mother of 3 and a grandmother to fundamentals child care.

Nursery practitioner - Teresa


Nursery Practitioner

I have always wanted to get into childcare. Each day brings new and exciting things to me. Watching the children grow and develop is so much fun and fascinating and I thoroughly enjoy being surrounded by little people. They always bring a smile to my face. I proudly have two children of my own in which they are my world.

Nursery practitioner - Teresa


Nursery Practitioner

I took the plunge and decided to work within the early years age group after being with primary school aged children for quite some time. It is very different but I like new challenges and am enjoying it. Being a mum to my daughter gives me untold pleasure and I love spending time with my much-loved dog.


Fundamentals provide an array of services to support busy families in modern day living.

To view our latest menu, please click or tap here.

To view our nutrition and mealtimes policy, please click or tap here.

If your child has any special dietary requirements, please call us on 01869 321301 or contact us using the form provided.

  • We are open, Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year.
  • The nursery closes for one week at Christmas and bank holidays respectively.
  • Our official opening hours are from 7.30 -18.00, please see the Fees section below for more information on pricing.
  • Please note that there is late charge fee per hour please see our fees and funding section below.

For the latest information on our fee's, please click or tap the link below.

If you require more information please contact us.

For the latest information on child registration and parent voucher information, please click or tap one of the links below.

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Recommendations from existing parents:

Our parents are a true reflection of our provision and would like to thank you for recommending us to your friends and anyone you meet.

As such, if you make a recommendation and they register with the nursery for 2 sessions per week or more, once they have been with the nursery for a period of 3 months, we will give you a 5% discount on your monthly fees for 3 months.

Fundamentals Child Care are proud to announce the successful 2019 inspection by Ofsted where we assed to have a 'strong, solid and good' rating. For more detailed information, please click here to download a PDF copy of the report.

Ofsted 2019 - Good

Prior to our renaming to Fundamentals Childcare, the nursery used to operate under the name Outset Day Nursey. As such, if you wish to view our previous Ofsted reports pertaining to Outset Day Nursey, please click here

Keep up to date with the latest news at Fundamentals Childcare.

To view the latest news and information, please click or tap here to download/view a copy.

To view the factual sheet on screen time for children aged 5 and under , please click or tap here to download/view a .pdf copy.

Current vacancies:

  • Required Level 3 Nursery Nurse for small family orientated nursery, this is a full time position 40 hours a week.
    To read more about this position please click here to download a copy of the description and its requirements.
    To apply for this position, please download and complete the job application form here and return it as an attachment via email to, Admin@fundamentalschildcare.co.uk or alternativley use the Contact us section below to submit your application.
    Please note that the application form is a .docx format and may require additional software to be opened/edited, alternativley you can open it using any PC with installed with Microsoft Office.


Here you can take a virtual tour of our nursery and view our range of facilities.

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For any questions or enquiries you may have, please use the contact form below. If you have an urgent enquiry please contact us on 01869 321301

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Our Location

Keble Road,



OX26 4TP

Call: 01869 321301

Email: admin@fundamentalschildcare.co.uk

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Ofsted 2019 - Good