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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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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.

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

Communication Champions

We have a passion for developing childrens early speech and language skills. In 2022 Ella and Sharon completed Communication Champions Training and this is used to support children of all ages in both of our settings.


What's been happening at Little Owls and Hoots

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Making most of the weather

Sunny Weather This afternoon Tawny Owls and Snowy Owls Scarning have took advantage of the beautiful sunny weather and have gone on a lovely trip to the local lake All…
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Today our Little Owls have taken part in our very own ‘Little Owls Great British Bake Off!’ Each of our Little Owls nurseries chose a very British food to bake…
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Celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee

Today we began the celebrations at Little Owls Toftwood for the Queen’s Jubilee We’ve decorated the nursery in red, white and blue and enjoyed a day of activities themed for…
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Union Jack flag rice tray

Today in Tawny Owls the babies have absolutely loved exploring the Union Jack flag rice tray for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! The children thoroughly enjoyed using a wide variety of…

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