Little Owls Nursery is located within the grounds of Hawthorns, on a secure site. We accept 2 year funded, 3 and 4 year funded, 30 hour funded and fee paying children from 2 years 7 months until school age. We are able to care for up to 26 children per session.
We offer term time only pre-school care, with flexible hours. Our morning session runs from 8.45am - 11.45am, and the afternoon from 12.15pm - 3.15pm. There are limited spaces for children who wish to stay for lunch, and an extra charge is made for this.
Our nursery is overseen by the Early Years Lead teacher at Hawthorns. Our staff are all qualified to Level 3 in childcare, and each has worked at Little Owls for at least five years.
We are proud of our Ofsted 'good' rating and look forward to welcoming you and your child to our nursery.
Nursery Manager - Mrs J Grantham, Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENDCO and
Deputy Manager - Mrs C Nicholls, Deputy safeguarding lead, H&S lead
Nursery Practitioners - Miss S Prince, Mrs A Walker, Miss L Farrier
All staff are qualified to Level 3 in Early Years Childcare, hold current Paediatric First Aid certificates and undertake annual safeguarding training.
In addition, staff have qualifications in Makaton sign language, Autism Awareness and have attended CPD courses in a variety of subjects including speech, language and communication, behaviour management, attachment theory and working with children with English as an additional language.
Little Owls is located in the grounds of the school, within it's own building and with it's own secure outside play areas. Our grassed front garden contains climbing and balancing play equipment with a slide. Our paved back garden is used year round, where children have access to our story shed, home play area, ride on toys, water table, mud kitchen and a large collection of small world and construction toys. We grow our own fruits and vegetables too.
In addition, we have use of the school hall and equipment, regular use of the on-site 'forest area' and direct access to Longcroft park through the school gate.
Indoors, children are able to independently access many resources, and have daily opportunities to paint, draw and stick with glue. Our well resourced book room provides a quieter space to play, and has a collection of games and puzzles.
Children are encouraged to independently use the toilets - which are child size and there is a safe area for nappy change too.