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The Learning Journey

The Learning Journey is each child’s individual story of their time at nursery. It is full of examples of art work, photo cards of the child’s achievements and WOW! moments. There is also growth information such as hand and foot prints and fun activities for children to measure their height.

The Learning Journey includes information from the very first day each child starts the nursery and it is added to continually by the child’s Key Person.

These are fascinating for the children to look at and are also enjoyable for the child to be involved in adding information to themselves. We also encourage parents to get involved with the Learning Journey and they are lovely for the parents to have at the end of their child’s time at nursery.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5.

This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and child minders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Our nursery guide provides you with further information about the EYFS

Click here for the full Department for Education Statutory Framework document

To find out what to expect and when, please read the parent’s guide


We could not be happier with the care our daughter has received at Little Dragons Nursery in Reading. We have seen her thrive due to the support and encouragement of staff.

Whilst I felt guilty for having to place her in nursery initially, I now feel it was absolutely the right thing to do due to the enjoyment she experiences there.

Our daughter has had allergy problems which could have made her placement in nursery more stressful, but the staff could not have been more helpful and it has been really positive working with them to ensure she did not have any problems.

Mrs B