The Little Owl Pre-School (formerly The University of Reading Pre-School) is one of the longest running pre-schools in the area. We look after children of University Staff and Students, as well as children who live in the surrounding community…. At our last OFSTED inspection we were graded as OUTSTANDING.
The Pre-School is currently located at the Earley Gate corner of the University of Reading Campus. We have a large, secure private garden where we encourage children to be physically active and learn through contact with nature. Our indoor learning space encourages independence, as children have free access to books, creative media, role-play and construction equipment. There is plenty of space to allow freedom of movement which facilitates concentration and communication. We are passionate about children’s creativity and are inspired by the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia and the Forest School Programme. We use aspects of these philosophies in our work with children.
***WE WILL BE RELOCATING OVER THE SUMMER HOLIDAY AND WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER AT OUR NEW LOCATION AT THE SCOUT HUT 163 NORTHCOURT AVENUE***
We accommodate up to 28 children aged from two to five years. Sessions are available up to five mornings a week during school terms, running from 9:15–12:15. We also run a lunch club from 12:15-12:55pm every Monday, Wednesday & Friday**