Little Dragons

Little Dragons Nursery

We are a NHS owned and managed day nursery situated on the Bath Road close to Reading. We have several different fee rates available for staff employed by BHFT, Police/Fire/Ambulance staff, RBC employees and other local NHS employees - Please see our website for full fees information.

The nursery is purpose built with a large secure garden area and 'free flow' areas. We offer limited 2 year funded and 3 and 4 year funded only places (term time only) and also offer the 15 and 30 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please contact the nursery for current spaces and costs.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rebecca Croft
Contact Position
Nursery Manager
0118 9585316 0118 9585316
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Deputy Manager - Louise Wye


Where to go

Little Dragons Nursery
Bath Road
RG30 2BA
Directions to RG30 2BA

We are situated on the grounds of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust office's site. A secluded and quiet loaction despite being on the busy Bath Road into Reading.

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00
Friday 07:30 - 18:00


Please see for all up to date fee information.


Wheelchair access
Referral Details

For information on fees please visit website.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Nursery building is on groundfloor level this enables easy access with no steps.
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Where possible, we are happy to take children with special needs. We have prior experience of working with outside agencies to support the child's development while they attend the nursery.
Provision for special dietary needs
We can cater for all medical and religious needs.
Can make special cultural provisions
We cater for all cultures and encourage parents to get involved not only during different celebrations but by sharing stories at story time from their culture.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We have very limited vacancies in our under 2 year old room and 2 to 3 year old room - Please contact the nursery for further information. Our 2, 3 and 4 year funded only places have been filled. If you would like further/updated information or apply to go on our waiting list please contact the nursery directly. We do not take children over the age of 4 years 11 months who are eligible for a school place. Contact nursery for current availability for 10 months to 24 months. To get a clear indication of availability please phone 0118 9585316.

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
When are the additional 15 hours available? (e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm)
Monday to Friday.
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
There will be strictly limited places for the additional 15 hours funded term time only places. There is a waiting list in place, you can join this by applying via our website online
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00

School Pickups

Offers school pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY263914Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
07/07/2005IntegratedInadequate 1
18/06/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
06/09/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
17/07/2014Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
01/03/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
20/10/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Rebecca Croft
Contact Telephone
0118 9585316
Contact Email
Little Dragons website
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings


We are a very friendly and caring NHS owned and managed day nursery situated on the Bath Road close to Reading. We can take 64 children a day and have 3 nursery rooms for children aged 3 months to 4 years - Green room 10 months to approx. 2yrs, Red room approx. 2yrs to 3yrs and Blue room 3yrs to 4yrs when elidable for a school place. We also have a large outdoor play area and free flow areas which are used all year round.

Local Offer Updated: June 2023

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

Each 'Key person' can identify their children's additional needs through the careful monitoring of each child's development progress.

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

If your child has additional needs you will have regular meetings with the 'Key person' and nursery SENCo, you may also be asked to meet with any other outside agencies who are involved in supporting your child.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

We will adapt the EYFS curriculum to suit your child's development needs and undertake further training if needed and where possible.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

We will take advice from outside agencies and work with your child to enable them to progress with their learning and development.

We have previously implemented picture routines, a sensory area, used simple Makaton and when required provided 1:1 support where possible with the correct funding and diagnosois in place.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

We have a well-trained team of professional nursery staff who will support all children with their development and learning, including those with additional needs and SEND. We are happy to work with outside agencies to help support the child further.

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

The children's progress and development is monitored by their 'Key person' and the nursery SENCo.

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

All children are treated equally within the nursery and suitable activities will be available to all abilities.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

The nursery is on ground level with a large entrance area that can be accessed by wheelchair users

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

During a transition period between new settings or schools we work closely with parents/carers and the new setting. We seek to make appointments with the child’s new 'teacher' in order to discuss the child’s development and needs. Where possible, we arrange visits with the child and their 'Key person' to visit the new setting to make the transition as smooth as possible.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

We actively ask parents for their opinions on how the nursery is working for them and what areas they feel work well, need improving and any new ideas they may have. We also undertake SEN audits from RBC Early Years and insure we are up to date with training. 

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?


Rebecca Croft, Nursery Manager or Louise Wye, Nursery Deputy Manager on 0118 9044638

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

We have an office open door policy and actively encourage parents to see us if they have any worries or concerns. We have a Compliments, Comments and Complaints Policy in place and displayed for parents to see. We also have an exit questionnaire parents are asked to complete.


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