Mud 1 Ofsted Recommend Stamp for Ofsted Outstanding nurseries in Dereham and Scarning  Tlb8693 Learning through play  Mg 0310 Hoots after school and holiday clubs  Mg 0096 Making friends!  Mg 9875 Dedicated baby nurseries Little owls Day Nursery Scarning dereham noroflk Caring, qualified and experienced nursery practioners

We are ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED to announce that our Scarning Little Owls was judged as outstanding following an inspection on 5th August.

Our Nurseries & Clubs

Toftwood Little owls Day Nursery dereham noroflk

Our well established nursery in Toftwood offers tailored provision for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years across two converted bungalows and three outdoor spaces for children to play and learn within. Our nursery is ideal for families who’s children attend the local schools which are of very close proximity to the nursery.

Little owls Day Nursery Scarning dereham noroflk

Our Scarning nursery offers the same high quality provision as our Toftwood nursery within a rural location with excellent links to the A47 (ideal for families who travel by car to Norwich, Swaffham or Kings Lynn). Our nursery offers care for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years across a bungalow and a large modular building.

hoots Little owls Day Nursery Scarning dereham noroflk

Hoots offers a breakfast and after school club from 7:30am-6:00pm, providing an outstanding service to busy families who need an extension of the school day. Holiday club offers a great time for children of all ages and parents can rest assured that their children are occupied, sociable and well cared.

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Owlets Stay & Play

  • Do you have a child or baby under 3?
  • Would you like to access a friendly, affordable parent & baby group led by qualified & experienced practitioners who are also parents themselves?
  • Are you interested in learning yoga, baby sign language and ways to support your child’s holistic development?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions above Little Owls can help you! Our nurseries have been delivering high quality childcare in the Dereham area for over 31 years. We are very excited about extending our service and accessibility to families by delivering a professional, engaging group for parents and young children within our local community.

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A warm welcome from Justine & Johnny

Over the past 30 years we have been providing outstanding and high-class childcare to the local community so we are safe in the knowledge that Little Owls can offer the very best for your child and your family.

At our little Owl’s nurseries, we are proud to employ a long standing and extremely dedicated team of professional and qualified nursery practitioners to provide the best care and education for your children.

We also offer an environment that nurtures and stimulates your child whilst also offering that extremely very important home from home feel too. We try to ensure that our parents are included and involved in the nursery as much as possible inviting you to regular story cafes, drop in sessions, yoga cafes, open evenings, sports days and finally our nursery graduation ceremony. We also invest in offering our families “Tapestry” your child’s own unique online learning journal which ensures that you are visually included in aspects of your child’s day at nursery.

Our main ethos at Little Owls is to create a high quality, Outstanding professional service for our parents and children whilst always placing your child at the centre of everything that we do.


Noodle Now

Our staff team all benefit from frequent online training via Noodle Now where we have the opportunity to refresh our knowledge on a variety of subjects related to early years and childcare. Read more…

Outdoor play area at Little Owls

Outside Play Areas

Both of our nurseries offer outside plays areas consisting of a high quality impact absorbent safety surface, which ensures the highest safety of the children at all times.

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Mud Kitchens!

Our mud kitchen can be found at BOTH Toftwood & Scarning nurseries and is a totally bespoke resource designed for our youngest and oldest children.

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Tiny Talk

We are delighted to inform you that all of our staff who are employed within our Tawny Owl nursery are fully trained in the baby sign language “Tiny Talk” nursery programme.

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Every year all of our children that will be leaving our nursery to commence school take part in their very own Little Owls graduation ceremony.All families are invited to join us in watching their children participate in their own music show as well as their individual graduation.

Mini Me Yoga At Little Owls

Mini Me Yoga

We have three members of staff who are trained in the practise of Mini Yoga! Recent studies have found that the children’s yoga helps children to release stress and retain more information whilst increasing their confidence.

What Parent's Have To Say About Us

Music and Movement

At Little Owls we understand our vital role in promoting physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. Our passion and work in this area earned our setting the Norfolk Active Future’s award in 2018.

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