It started in 2009

Six children in a converted double garage Pretoria, South Africa with a single window, steel roller doors and a decent lawn. The global recession was in full swing and placed pressure on many households across the world, including ours. It made sense to come together as a family and build a new business on the foundations of Mum’s 35 years early years experience.

Four years later and bambooh boomed into a group of day nurseries serving over 140 children. This success allowed us to realise a long dream to grow into the UK market and so, here we are.

What this amazing journey have taught us is that family is key and if we are to prosper we need each other to thrive. When you join bambooh you don’t just get day care, you become part of this amazing story that started in that converted double garage in Pretoria, you become part of our bambooh Family.

Hear what our bambooh families have to say…


“Having to send my son to nursery was a difficult decision. I struggled with it until we became part of the bambooh experience; it truly feels like we’ve become part of a family. No regrets and – if you can find a space – highly recommend.”

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”

Contact Details

Call us: 01295 710212
Email: hello@bambooh.education

Where to find us:

25 Church Lane
Middelton Cheney
OX17 2NS

Opening hours:

Nursery Schools: 08:00 – 18:00
Breakfast Club: 08:00 – 09:00
After School: 15:00 – 18:00
Monday to Friday
*Closed for public holidays and Christmas


If you’ve come this far you’ll most likely have more questions so please check out our answers to the most frequesnt questions we receive.

How do I book a space?

You can simply get in touch by calling us on 01295 710212 or email hello@bambooh.education. If you’re more digitally inclined you can sign up using our online application form. Please note that there is a £100 administrative fee.

What should I send with me child on their first day at bambooh?

It’s always a nervous but exciting day, the first day at bambooh. To make things go a bit more smoothly we ask that you send your bambooh child to school with:

  • A strong, good quality named bag. 
  • A change of clothes including [and depending of the weather] waterproofs, wellies, sunscreen and hats – oh and remember to label. 
  • We love to send our bambooh kids home refreshed so please pack a hairbrush. 
  • If your bambooh kid depends on important medication such as an EpiPen please do send it along. 

Are the bambooh Team DBS cleared and checked?

Absolutely. We also ensure all our team members have their DBS renewed every 24 months. 

What are the bambooh ratios?

The ratios are outlined and set by Early Years Founbation stage and are:

  • 0 to 2 will have 1 adult looking after up to 3 children
  • 2 to 3 will have 1 adult looking after up to 4 children 
  • over 3 will have 1 adult looking after up to 8 children

Is the bambooh team First Aid trained?

Yes. There is no compromise in the safety and wellbeing of our bambooh kids so the bambooh team will always have a First Aid trained member ready for any eventuality. 

How do staff help my bambooh child to sleep?

We start with you bambooh child’s environment by lowering the light exposure, playing slow wave music and queting everything down. Once you child lies down on their comfy mattress the bambooh team sits with them and applies gentle pressure on their backs rubbing slowly to release all those lovely sleepy brain chemicals. 

How clean is everything at bambooh?

We are obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness. The bambooh Team is motivated and supported to always be on the look out for the opportunity to clean and sterilise. 

Do you offer funded places?

Yup. We offer free funded places for eligible children for 15 – 30 hours free childcare. Just get in touch to find out about availibility.