Positive Steps Shellingford (Home Farm) is a purpose built local nursery, situated within a farm environment that has now been established for 6 years.

The Nursery is managed by Emma Cooper and is one that commits itself to the development of children in a home from home environment. The Nursery has an extensive garden area, which backs onto a picturesque countryside landscape. The Nursery is fully air conditioned and boasts under floor heating, a total luxury.

Home Farm is a working farm and can thus offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities. These are all considered a vital aspect of learning. Each child will have the chance to see farm life on a day-to-day basis. Regular features will include milk tankers arriving, tractors being repaired, crops being harvested and calves being fed.

With a large stimulating garden and good supply of specialist outdoor play equipment the children have the opportunity for farm walks to observe the animals and explore the countryside. The children have endless opportunities for growing fresh vegetables and herbs and make the most of being able to learn outdoors as much as in through a free flow system. Their own section of the garden provides an environment in which the children can note the changing seasons at close hand. The outdoor play area provides plenty of space for trikes and ride on toys incorporating safety surfacing, comprehensive climbing apparatus with sand pit.

Recognised by OFSTED in 2010 as OUTSTANDING in Leadership and Management

Each of us wants the very best for our children. The Positive Steps Nursery is dedicated to providing the finest quality childcare and education for children aged from 3 months to 8 years. We offer both full and half day session at competitive rates, working to a high ratio of staff to children.

Our staff encourages enthusiasm, good manners, independence and consideration for others from the children in our care. Each child receives the individual attention he or she needs to develop new skills and interests, discovering that learning is an exciting and fun experience.


Positive Steps Nursery is a caring and secure environment where children enjoy the friendship of others, have a happy and rewarding time reaching their full potential through praise and encouragement.

Our nursery is registered with Ofsted and inspected to ensure we meet the education requirements of the Government’s Early Learning Goals.

Also at Positive Steps we offer French classes to the children of our Pre School and music sessions are for all children and we do serious4sport sessions for the older children.

We are only too pleased to discuss your particular requirements and extend an open invitation for you to call or visit.

Please contact Emma our Nursery Manager on 01367 718888 to book a show round or for more information.