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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. The nursery is conveniently located on the Bath Road in Reading with the town centre only 1.8 miles away.

We accept children aged from 10 months up until 31st August after their 4th birthday. Children are eligible for a school place in a reception class with effect from the September following their 4th birthday. There is a minimum attendance of 2 days per week.

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Our learning environments allow children to explore, initiate their own play and grow as individuals.
 

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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 school age 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.

Please note that we only offer attendance of full days.

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

Nursery Area Manager: Lee Owen-Macleod, 07557 207429, lee.owenmacleod@berkshire.nhs.uk

Provider details: operated by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Registered by: OFSTED

Registration number: EY263914

When you use our nursery, we’ll ask for and record yours and your child’s personal information. We may share your information with other organisations, such as school when they are transitioning into the care and education system, only information that is required and appropriate to support your child will be provided. To find out more about how we use your information please see our Nursery Privacy Notice.

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

J has always loved playing outside. During his time at the nursery he connected really well to all of the staff but especially Christine. Even when he struggled on some occasions being left for the day the girls would always reassure him. He loves to come home and tell me all about his day.

I always felt that J was safe and well looked after when I left him for the day. If on occasion he was upset on me leaving then I felt confident that when I called later on to see if he had settled he would be fine. On occasions the girls would call me first to reassure me that he was ok, knowing how much I hated leaving him if he was upset.

All the girls have been wonderful in looking after J. J loved his time in the red room with Christine as his key carer. He always speaks well of all the team, Lou Lou and Hayley especially. Now he is in his final year at nursery he really enjoys his time there and will often say at the weekend " is it nursery day today ", that shows me he is happy to attend and that's all I ask for.                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Big thanks to everyone who looked after J in his time at Little Dragons. It will be the end of an era for both of us. I hope he gets as much care and attention when he starts school. It's one big happy family! Sorry to be leaving it x

S.G

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