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About Us

Operational Times

Our Nursery is open between 7.30am and 6.00pm for 51 weeks each year, only closing for statutory Bank Holidays and one week over the Christmas period.


Our Nursery is managed by a team of qualified, caring and experienced staff. Within the Tawny Owl Nursery we operate to a staffing ratio of 1 member of staff per 3 babies, our Snowy Owl Nursery operates on a ratio of 1 member of staff to every 4 children and our Barn Owl Nursery operates to a ratio of 1 member of staff to every 8 children. We are delighted to inform you that the entire staff team employed at Little Owls all hold a recognised childcare qualification with a minimum requirement of Level 3 up to Ba (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.


Our Nursery provides care for our children between the ages of 6 weeks to 4 ½ years old. When leaving Nursery to commence to school, our parents have the option of placing their children within Hoots, our Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs. This is dependent on availability however; Little Owls children receive priority on all bookings.

Pre-School Education

During your children’s stay with us at Little Owls our staff will consider the individual needs, interests and different stages of development for each of our children and will use this information to plan challenging and enjoyable experiences in all areas of learning and development. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum where each area of learning and development will be implemented through planned, purposeful play through a mixture of adult and child imitated activities.

Our Nursery aims, assisted by qualified and experienced staff to develop your child intellectually, emotionally and socially for their years ahead at school. Please note that we have produced our own information booklet for parents explaining the Early Years Foundation Stage in greater detail. This pack is provided for each parent, within their Welcome Pack, when their child joins our Nursery.

“The staff at Little Owls Day Nursery work exceptionally well together to provide an outstanding learning environment for the children.” Ofsted 2014.