• 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 hasbeen operating for over 28 years. It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard andcontinues 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 fromand support each other, gently helping them to become aware of their place in the world and thewealth of exciting things to learn. We provide a challenging learning environment in whichchildren are encouraged to explore, make decisions and be creative. Children are alwaystreated with dignity, respect, love and understanding of their own and others spiritual and culturalbeliefs, helping to break down boundaries and stereotypes.

Whilst we are still new, we welcome families to come and pay us a visit to see for yourself thewonderful start your child will receive at Fundamentals. We would be pleased to discusspersonally 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 diplomaqualified to level 3 or above. The team’s wealth of experience and diversity strongly supports thesuccessful delivery of Fundamentals ethos.


Our staff members are all diploma qualified to level 3 or above, as such we collaborate valuing and celebrating the team’s wealth of experience 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 2 children, I have worked in childcare for over 18 years. The best thing I like about Fundamentals is the personal approach

Third in Charge - Thamin


Third in Charge

I have always had a genuine passion in caring for children. Fundamentals has a home from home feel which suits my personality.

Nursery Support Staff - Megan


Nursery Support Staff

I re-entered childcare after a period absence, as my caring nature blends in well with the Fundamentals ethos.

Events Organiser - Lisa


Events Organiser

I am a creative, chatty mother of two. I have many years experience in childcare including childminding.

Nursery Support Staff - Ana


Nursery Support Staff

My country of origin is Portugal, I speak fluent Portuguese and have a generous love and passion for the early years.

Nursery Support Staff - Emma


Nursery Support Staff

I am a mother and a grandmother, I have a calming influence on children which I put to good use at Fundamentals.

Nursery Support Staff - Monika


Nursery Support Staff

My country of origin is Poland and I speak fluent Polish. I am new to childcare and my experiences have been very positive and I look forward to embracing more.

Nursery House Keeping Staff - Lesley


House Keeping Staff

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


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

To view our latest menu, 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.

If you require more information please contact us.

When contacting the nursery mention which incentive you are interested in by quoting the relavent code(s) below:

  • FD1 - Register and book five full days at the nursery and only pay for 4 days for the first 3 months.
  • FD2 - Register and book for 5 am sessions and pay for only 4am sessions for the first 3 months.
  • FD3 - Register and book for 5 pm sessions and pay for only 4pm sessions for the first 3 months.
  • FD4 - 50% off the registration fee with the code or voucher.

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.

(Remind them to mention that you recommended them at their show round, they can also ask for the 50% off the registration fee and one of the incentives above)

Christmas shopping sessions in November and December:

During November and December, we are offering extra sessions at a special discount rate, please note that the sessions are limited to availability for Christmas shopping or just well-deserved pampering times for yourselves.

Full day

  • under 3’s £54.00
  • over 3’s £50.00

AM sessions

  • under 3’s £27.00
  • over 3’s £25.00

PM sessions

  • under 3’s £26.00
  • over 3’s £24.00

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 Novembers PNA Meeting minutes, please click or tap here to download/view a copy.

Here you will find all information regarding our Policies and Procedures for Fundamentals. If you have any quetions regarding the following documents please get in touch using the form below and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

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.


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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