Our - The making of our nursery

Welcome to Oxford Day Nursery. We are a family-run nursery established since 1991, located within the Loxford Ward of Redbridge and adjacent to Loxford Park.

We are a caring, happy, open and friendly community where children learn with confidence. We believe in nurturing the hearts and minds of each child who spends time with us.

We know if children are happy, confident and well cared for they will thrive. Children learn through play; we provide those physical resources and the emotional support to enable them to progress in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

We aim to create a relaxed and safe environment in which children can feel happy and at home. We're happiest when they feel able to fulfil their individual potential, while making new friends here at our nursery.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 6pm

Free Places

15 free hours per week for all 3 and 4 year olds
Eligibility for 2 year olds

Find Us

1 Oxford Road
Ilford, Essex

End of the road, by the park gates

Our Nursery

Meet the Team

Lorraine Long
Oxford Day Nursery Owner, Manager and Early Years Foundation Stage Provider

Lorraine Long has been working with the under-fives for over 25 years, starting out as a registered childminder before opening Oxford Day Nursery in 1991.

Lorraine manages the day-to-day running of Oxford Day Nursery and works in partnership with outside agencies such as Child Protection and Assessment Team, Redbridge and Barking/Dagenham Speech and Language Therapy Service, Community Social Work Team including the Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service. Lorraine has also been a voluntary Chairperson on Redbridge School Appeals Panel.

Lorraine’s qualifications include: Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management - Safeguarding and Child Protection Level 2 - Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2 - Paediatric and Employer’s First Aid Certificate. Lorraine and her team attend ongoing training and updates with Redbridge Early Years and Childcare Services.

Deputy/ Early Years Practitioner
and Behavior Management Co-Ordinator

Acting Deputy/Early Years Practitioner
and Senco (Special Needs Co-Ordinator).

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner

Visiting Drama Teacher

All staff and students hold a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate which is updated on a regular basis.


Reeme Idris & Zapher Idris
Advertising, Branding, Interior Design, Web Design, Photography and Maintenance.
Reeme is an Early Years practitioner, she gained Early Years Teacher Status with the Institute of Education at University College London in 2021; she is responsible for our curriculum development and pedagogical leadership.



Children can join our nursery at any time from ages 2 yrs up to 5yrs.

We offer flexible care from 8am until 6.00pm all year round, part time or full time. We are closed for Bank Holidays and are open 52 weeks of the year.

Whether children require full-time or term-time only, we work with families to offer flexible solutions for childcare that works for them. Get in touch to speak with our friendly management team who can always help with any questions or concerns you may have.

Free early education for two, three and four year olds

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).

Two year funding is subject to meeting certain criteria and management will be happy to assist with applications.

There are no up-front charges for children accessing funded sessions.

Childcare Vouchers

Parents can exchange up to £243 per month of their gross salary for childcare vouchers. The exchanged part of the salary is exempt from tax and national insurance contributions.

Please click here to learn more about:

Registration Policy | Security, Arrival and Departure Policy | Health Hygiene and Safety | Illness Policy | Settling-in Policy | Complaints Policy | Key Person Policy | Curriculum | Behaviour Management Policy | Learning and Support Policy | Inclusion and SEN Policy | Catering


Please call 020 8478 7667 or email hello@oxforddaynursery.com

Alternatively, use the form below. We aim to respond within 24 hours.

With Thanks To


Elizabeth Young

Charlotte Denn

Daisy Hardman

Hannah Clarkstone