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Little Dragons

Little Dragons opened in 2003 in a purpose built single story building to accommodate 64 children across 3 nursery rooms and aged from 3 months to 5 years of age. The nursery is conveniently located on the Bath Road in Reading with the town centre only 1.8 miles away.

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The nursery in Reading has a secure entry system with a magnetically sealed front door which releases when commanded or in the event of an emergency evacuation. The nursery has a large garden that has been extended over the years and incorporates a specific baby garden in the centre and a nature garden at one end.

Both the 2 to 3 year and the 3 to 5 year rooms have outdoor free flow areas enabling the children to access the outside as an extension to the nursery rooms.

In 2005 we became a training nursery helping schools and colleges across the Reading area, this is something we are extremely passionate about and continue to do to this day.

If you would like to enquire regarding the current availability of a place for your child please call the nursery on the telephone number below.

To apply for a place please complete an application form.

Address: Little Dragons Nursery
57- 59 Bath Road
Reading, Berkshire
RG30 2BA

Opening times: 7.30am - 6.00pm

Nursery manager: Rebecca Croft

Tel: 0118 958 5316

Email: rebecca.croft@berkshire.nhs.uk / littledragonsnursery@berkshire.nhs.uk

Provider details: operated by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Registered by: OFSTED

Registration number: EY263914

Little Dragons holds many events - these include annual summer and Christmas Fairs, an Easter coffee morning, book sales, visiting pantomime, visiting farm, portrait photographer, visiting mini beast zoo, children’s carol service, 4 year olds’ graduation celebration to infant school, Children In Need, Comic relief, The Big Toddle and fancy dress days as well as celebrating many different cultural festivals, special days and children’s birthdays.

We have regular parent’s evenings where each child’s Key Person discusses their progress with their parent/s.

We also ask parents and grandparents to come and get involved with the nursery, for example: Reading a story to the children in their home language, coming in to help the children during a cooking session, helping in our nature garden etc.

Little Dragons is a training nursery in Reading for NVQ Level 2 and 3 students, we have a student mentor who supports the staff here on apprenticeships and they have regular visits from their college tutors. We have seen in excess of 25 staff qualify at NVQ Level 3 over the years and have been successful in being awarded Chiltern Training Colleges ‘Employers Award’ on two occasions.

Testimonials

Z is leaving to go to school.

Her favourite part of the nursery has been Diddy dance and going to the panto.

We've been happy with everything!

Christine has been great with both of our children, and Kirsty and Michelle have been really good at preparing Z for school.

We feel that the nursery represents value for money and would recommend to family and friends because there are great staff and a lovely outdoor space.

Mr and Mrs G

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