Little Owls is a very popular nursery which opened in September 2010 as part of Nene & Ramnoth School and operates as part of The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust.
We are proud of our Ofsted inspection history and our Early Years provision is currently rated as ‘Good’ Please see our full reports in the Ofsted section under ‘About Us’ on the Main Menu.
The Nursery opens each weekday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. for 48 weeks of the year. For more information on opening times, click here.
Little Owls is accessible for all children and their families. Access into and out of the Nursery is at ground level and there are disabled toilet facilities. We support children who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and those who speak English as an additional language.
Little Owls is committed to working with all staff, children, families and colleagues to safeguard children. We have a statutory duty to all children to ensure they are safe. This means we will communicate openly and honestly with you (unless this places a child at further risk) and where necessary with Cambridgeshire Social Care about any concerns regarding a child’s safety. We are committed to working with families to resolve any issues. Click here to view our Safeguarding Policy.
We work hard to maintain a thriving partnership with parents and carers. We recognise that sharing knowledge about a child between their parents and the staff in the Nursery supports the very best outcomes for children.
We are delighted to welcome parents to share in all aspects of Nursery life including presentations such as Christmas singing, stay and play sessions, shared lunches and story reading sessions.
We value the responses to our regular consultations with parents and are grateful for the support parents give to our Nursery.
‘Little Owls have helped my daughter develop no end. Staff are always approachable and encourage the children to learn in a way they don’t even realise they are learning. Having been to other childcare providers in the area, I find Little Owls to be exceptional!’ Parent, 2012
“Staff at Little Owls have developed an outstanding relationship with the Speech and Language Therapy service in Wisbech. Staff are knowledgeable, approachable and willing to learn (whether through recommendations from SaLT during appointments or requesting/accepting offers of training). Little Owls encourages a communication-friendly environment in which every child is well-supported at a universal level. Through this alone, some children develop their delayed speech and language such that they will not need to be seen by Speech and Language Therapy. For those who require more targeted intervention, strategies to support speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are implemented appropriately, often prior to involvement from SaLT, and are readily checked with the visiting Therapist during appointments. This means that intervention is provided earlier, allowing children to progress more quickly. The staff’s willingness to take on recommendations means that it is an easy process to pass on information resulting in earlier intervention for those children that need it. Little Owls make appropriate referrals to Early Support which means that children with additional needs access a highly specialist provision in a timely manner. Little Owls accommodates joint visits from the wider multidisciplinary team (e.g. SaLT and Specialist Teaching) in order to allow for holistic planning of interventions, taking into account the child’s overall presentation.” Speech & Language Therapist, January 2018.
“It is with great pleasure that I share my views on the way Little Owls liaises with other agencies around children with developmental needs.
The referrals this pre-school sends to the early support service are always appropriate and complete with the necessary information, the attendance to FSP meetings is excellent and Debs is happy to take on the lead professional role for these needy children and families. She communicates well with the parents and is aware of the children’s needs and how to meet them. if in doubt, she will ask for help or support e.g. from SLT. I am therefore very confident that in Little Owls all needs get identified and referred in a timely and comprehensive fashion, thereby ensuring that Early Support can be a reality. This makes early intervention possible and results in the best outcomes for the children. Children are seen to be happy and parents feel their concerns get listened to.” Karina Hart, Consultant Community Paediatrician for Fenland, January 2018.
My child has made a great start at Little Owls and we will never forget the kindness, support and patience shown to us as a family by the manager, his 1:1 support and the whole of the Little Owls family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Parent of a child with SEND, July 2019.