Our Covid-19 video

We are extremely proud of the robust safety measures we have put into place at our Little Owls Nurseries to ensure our little people and their families are safe and well with us.

Please look at our Covid-19 video which demonstrates the hard work and dedication our management and staff teams practice in our settings on a daily basis.

Little Owls Nursery  revised Covid19 procedures Pdf

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.

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.

Little Owls Day Nursery Near Norwich Hold Their Graduation (5)


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.


Here are our nursery children testing out our new winter menu and giving it the thumbs up! View our tasty winter menu here.


Our latest testimonial

“From the moment we arrived unannounced to look around little owls Scarning my wife and I knew our little girl should be here.
From our initial drop in to get some details Emma made us feel completely at home, even our daughter who goes to nobody wanted a cuddle with Emma. Going through the formalities was made simple and non clerical.
Settling days were offered and as first time parents we were apprehensive still at this stage. I even cried when we left Aiya-Grace. We arrived and spoke to Charlotte our daughters key worker and once again we were made to feel so at ease. Aiya-Grace loved her and we knew this was going to be a strong bond. Every member of tawny owls is incredible I can’t praise them enough!! From tapestry updates to phone calls, the activities and the level of work that goes into the children’s days is formidable.

Following on from her settling days Aiya-Grace does two days a week and literally cannot wait for each and every session. She can’t tell us this herself at the moment but from her body language and how much she smiles we know we have made the right decision for her future.

This nursery and the people who run, work and help keep it going are angels in my eyes. They all deserve medals for the service they provide. They have taken the childcare platform and raised the bar immeasurably. I feel safe and proud to say my daughter goes here”

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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