Little Owls

Welcome to Little Owls – where play is how we spread our wings and grow

In our toddler room, we can accommodate 12 children between the age of 2 and 3 years old and we have an excellent staff:child ratio of 1:4 ensuring that planned activities are designed to stimulate your child’s imagination and love of learning throughout the day.

Our Little Owls will enjoy many exciting and creative activities with free play sessions, group time, art and craft, sensory play and physical exercise. Staff carefully craft ways to engage and stimulate curiosity and interest to ensure your child develops the necessary social, emotional and physical qualities through their early years.

Our Little Owls have an adventurous and very spacious outdoor play area that they love playing in. We have a very busy time outside in the large garden each day which includes an allotment where the children learn to grow their own healthy food. There is a quiet cosy area with cushions for story time and plenty of creative spaces for children to stretch their imaginations and get messy.

Group time activities help our Little Owls to develop important life skills including patience, cooperation, sharing and communication.

With beautiful woodlands on our doorstep, children also get to explore their natural surroundings on a regular basis.

Learning Through Play

The children in Little Owls have so many wonderful facilities inside and out including a large outdoor play space perfect for curious explorers, dedicated messy play areas, cosy corners and much more.

Meal times

Meal times are a social affair as children sit together to socialise. Children are encouraged to grow their independence at meal times, however staff are always nearby to lend a hand and encourage good manners.

Sleep and rest times

Sleep is fundamental to growth so here in the toddler room we still provide the opportunity for children to either sleep or rest after a stimulating morning. Children are provided with their own mattress, sheets and blankets and if they do not require a sleep they can use this time for quiet activity or a story.

Potty Training

Our Little Owls have access to a bathroom with a selection of potties for those who are toilet training. Our team will work closely with parents to achieve this stage of child development. Lots of encouragement is given with stars and certificates.

Child Development

We work closely with all children to ensure they meet their individual needs by exploring the seven areas of learning, this is supported by the use of age appropriate toys and activities to suit their stage of development and abilities.

Staff will provide verbal feedback to parents at the end of the day and will discuss your child’s progress each day. We foster an open and cooperative relationship with all parents to ensure we can nurture the needs of each and every Little Owl.

What is Provided?

Included within your daily childcare fee is breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea, milk and nappies. We ask parents to provide a change of clothes; bottles and comforters.

Getting to know your child

If a toddler joins our Little Owls room and has not previously been in the Owlets room, we ask the parents to provide us with some background information to help us better understand your child’s needs, for example we would like to know about your child’s likes and dislikes, his/her routines and their comforts. This is obtained on our ‘All About Me’ form.

My daughter has been going to Wise Owls Day Nursery at Abingdon nearly a year now. We are so happy with the care and support that she gets. She has learnt a lot since being there and her social skills are incredible! She is always happy and has a lovely relationship with the staff that work there. The communication between staff and parents is great, we always get feedback at the end of the day and the staff are always so positive and welcoming.

We are very pleased with Wise Owls Nursery. Our daughter is so happy going in each day and seems to do so much in a short space of time. The staff are passionate, diligent and knowledgeable. As parents, we feel our daughter is being very well looked after. She has made lovely friends and is thriving. In the context of COVID-19, we feel very at ease with the precautions and procedures in place

My son has attended the nursery since he was 8 months old, he is now in pre-school and will be attending his first year at big school in September. I cannot recommend the team at Wise Owls Abingdon enough. They have brought my son to life. He is so happy to trot off into his class every morning and see all his friends. The team haven't just helped with my son's early education, they have been the biggest help and support for me and my husband as parents. Thank you for being the best and we will miss you, come September.

I couldn't be happier with Wise Owls as a nursery. We have been with them for the last 4.5 years and they have changed a lot over this time and only got better. Our daughter was particularly clingy and had bad separation anxiety. The staff always put us at ease and helped her to settle, which was really important to us as first-time parents. She is now at school and often talks about how much she misses nursery. My son still attends Wise Owls and is the polar opposite of his sister. They have done a fantastic job of helping him to potty train recently, in no time at all. He loves nursery and runs in every morning without looking back. All the staff are fantastic but a particularly big shout out to two members of staff, in particular, who have been with us from near the start - they are superstars. Thank you to all the staff at Wise Owls for doing such a good job at looking after our babies for us and filling their days with fun.

Both our children go here full-time, 5 days a week. We're really happy. It's a lovely nursery in a lovely setting. The scale of the nursery is what first attracted us - it's smaller and a more intimate than how I imagine other local nurseries must be. Also, less of a corporate feel than Milton Park. Everyone really does know everyone else, like a little community. The staff are fantastic, I couldn't speak more highly of them all. Our kids talk about them all the time at home, and obviously feel very safe and happy at nursery. The staff are brilliant at talking to us about our childrens' needs, how their day was, ideas for their development, etc. This nursery has given our kids wonderful friends, brilliant experiences, aided their development and social skills, and helped ready our eldest for school. She's only just turned 4 and she's reading full sentences!