Please read our Autumn newsletter
We are offering the 30 hours funding / free childcare with effect from 1st September 2017 and we accept Tax Free Childcare payments
Little Dragons are now only accepting funded only, term time applications for the academic year commencing in September 2019.
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.
Our nurseries can only accommodate children 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.
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 ager 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 from January 2018 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
Opening times: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Nursery manager: Rebecca Croft
Tel: 0118 958 5316
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.
Mostly amazing, some issues at the beginning with medication and skin care that was easily resolved. Very helpful, thoughtful staff and management when there where difficult and sensitive situations.
Seeing staff being so proud of both A's achievement and their own potential to bring out the best in A has been a highlight for me.
I would like to give a special mention to Bradley, Christine and all the staff in Blue Room – the reason why different strengths create the best outcomes.
Do you think that the nursery represents value for money? Yes because of the food, activities, times available, other learning like summer fetes and and animals visits etc., too many to remember!