Parents have been asking us for years to open a nursery to complement Longnor C.E. Primary School…we always listen to our parents! 

Using our extensive experience running an outstanding school we created Little Owls Preschool for children aged 3-4 years which opened in September 2018.

Nurture in Nature

We know that children thrive in stimulating environments where they are free to play, explore, imagine and learn and this will be how our Little Owls will learn to fly.

Activities are planned and overseen by a qualified teacher designed to facilitate learning, with forest school and outdoor learning as regular features on their curriculum – we encourage messy play so can’t guarantee your Little Owl will come home clean but we can guarantee they will be encouraged to develop in a way which is fun and immersive using the outdoors as much as possible.



Our curriculum has been developed in line with the Early Years Framework 2021. The seven areas of learning have been carefully mapped out to show the progression in the skills and knowledge the children gain during their time in the EYFS.


We believe that kids should be kids for as long as possible so children will be in a combined nursery/reception class with their own designated outdoor play area.  They will be fully supervised by a teaching assistant during lunch and play times and can either bring a packed lunches or order a hot meals from the school kitchen (additional costs apply). 



We know making a decision about a nursery school can be difficult, you are welcome to book a guided tour of the school to see us in action. If you already know you want to join us click here for an application form.

Little Owls application form

To arrange a visit or ask us to send you an application pack please call Louise or Rachel in our office on 01743 718493


Children may join from their third birthday but your 15 hours free childcare vouchers can only be used the term after they are three. To see our session times please click here

Session times

Please note we are a term time only preschool

Term Dates 2020-2021

We accept childcare vouchers and tax free childcare

Little Owls Nursery terms and conditions