UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP from January 2021 – New website under development as ‘Sparkling Minds Pre-School & Day Nursery’.

Bear Necessities is a friendly family-owned day nursery, in a peaceful and spacious farmland setting close to transport links between Bicester and Kidlington.

Originally a term-time nursery school when it opened twenty four years ago, the nursery is situated in former farm buildings and is purpose designed to create a welcoming and safe environment for children. Bear Necessities started offering year-round care in 2004 and now caters for 58 children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are open 8am-6pm, 51 weeks per year (we are closed on public holidays) and supported by a highly qualified and dedicated team. The nursery prides itself on its family atmosphere, thriving outdoor activity, and stimulating environment.Bear Necessities is Ofsted registered and was recently inspected. Our current Ofsted report is available here.

“Bear Necessities benefits from great management who take an active role in running the nursery and a strong work ethic.  One of its greatest strength is the fantastic staff.  Every member of staff clearly enjoy their job and show genuine love for their charges. It’s a wonderful nursery – I can not recommend it highly enough and we will miss it very much”

For further information or a prospectus please contact us at:

Bear Necessities Nursery, The Field Barn, Weston Park Farm, Weston on the Green, near Bicester, Oxon, OX25 3QE 

Tel: 01869 351118