Fledglings Lodge

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Fledglings Lodge is situated on the edge of Arthur Newbery Park in Tilehurst. The nursery serves the immediate community, has disabled access and the building was fully reburbished in 2019. The nursery is open Monday to Friday 08:00am to 18:00pm 51 weeks of the year. The nursery caters for up to a maximum of 17 children per day. Children can attend a variety of sessions each week. There are four staff employed to work with the children and are supported by an assistant.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Louise Otty /Amy Davies
Contact Position
Owner/ Manager
0118 9018068 0118 9018068
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Where to go

Fledglings Lodge
51 Armour Hill,
RG31 6JP
Directions to RG31 6JP

Fledglings Lodge is situated on the edge of Arthur Newbury Park. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm


2-3 yr olds: £65  Per Day
3-5 yr olds: £65  Per Day
Registration fee £100 
£300 (full time)  Per Week
Hourly rate of £6.50 applies to any additional hours for funded children and is exclusive of snacks and meals.


Age Ranges
2-5 years
Wheelchair access

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Special Needs Experience
Delayed speech
Speech & Language difficulties
Developmental delay
Provision for special dietary needs
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies

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 8-6pm
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
Up to 17 children children per day.
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00

School Pickups

Offers school pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
2496408Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
14/09/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Louise Otty /Amy Davies/Georgia Foster
Contact Telephone
0118 9018068
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Local Offer Updated

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings



Fledglings Lodge is conveniently situated on the country edge of Tilehurst on the edge of Arthur Newbury Park. The nursery serves the immediate community. The building has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The nursery is open Monday to Friday 08:00am to 18:00pm 51 weeks of the year. The nursery caters for up to a maximum of 17 children per day. Children can attend a variety of sessions each week. There are currently 25 children on role. There are five staff employed to work with the children.

Updated November/December 2023

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

We respond to concerns raised by parents that their child may have SEND by face to face meetings and discussions. The child's keyworker and SEND coordinator will work alongside to support the child's learning and development in the setting. We identify children with special educational needs through observing, monitoring and tracking their milestones through the Early Years Outcomes. We inform and involve parents when their child is identified as having a SEND through regular meetings with the child's keyperson and SENCO. We use an Early Years Support and Achievement Play Plan (SAPP) and EyLog electronic learning journeys for recording the children's assessments, targets and progress. 

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

We communicate and involve parents concerning provision and support by meetings with the child's keyperson and SENCO to discuss and review their SAAP every eight to ten weeks.

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

We ensure that that the children are supported and encouraged to be independent by staff modelling play and behaviour. The nursery planning allows child initiated and adult led activities. The child's keyperson plans activities to support and encourage the children to progress towards and achieve their next steps for learning in all of their seven areas of development. We use observation, assessment and planning to support provision for SEND and we involve parents by sharing their childs's next steps for learning. We use an electronic learning journey system for all of the children and parents receive observations, photographs and videos. 

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

We currently use the following teaching strategies to support children with specific needs, visual aids including flash cards and visual timetables with photographs. 

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

We provide the following additional support for children with additional needs by delivering interventions in small group and one to one sessions. We support children with difficulties with social skills, communication and behaviour by using identifying observations such as, Antecedents, Behaviour and Consequences (ABC). We follow our behaviour management policy. We access the following additional support services, Speech and Language therapists and Reading Early Years Advisers. We communicate with parents about the support services that we consider for their child through face to face conversations, discussions and reviews of their child's SAAP. We ensure the advice given by support services is implemented by the child's keyperson and SENCO by including this on their weekly planning and next steps for learning . 

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

We assess the children's progress through tracking their development against the Early Years Outcomes and the two year old progress check. We would review children who have been identified with SEND through their SAAP every eight to ten weeks.We include parents in reviews of progress including setting targets by inviting them to meetings with their child's keyperson and SENCO. We share information about a child's progress when they attend another setting through the use of a communication diary and  the child's keyperson visiting the other setting. 

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

We ensure we make reasonable adjustments for children with SEND through having an understanding of their needs. Annual risk assessments are carried out within the nursery environment. We communicate and involve parents in preparing for and undertaking nursery trips and other activities outside the child's usual environment through information and guidance given to us by the parents. Considerations are always made with adult to child ratios to meet the needs of the child taking part. 

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

The building is situated on one level and could be accessed by a wheelchair user.

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

We ensure that staff have been briefed on the child's SEND before they join the nursery through discussions between the nursery manager and with the child's room leader, settling in visits are organised for the children and this ensures the parent has time to discuss their child's needs. We prepare children to move to the next room by arranging visits and the child's keyperson sharing information with the new room. We ensure effective transition from nursery to school by arranging visits to the school with the child's keyperson, taking photographs of the school and displaying them in the nursery. We encourage visits from the class teachers and we ensure that the school receives a summary of the child's achievements. We communicate with parents prior to the transition by organising an information evening.

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

SEND policies and procedures are reviewed annually and take into consideration the effectiveness of the nursery's SEND provision. 

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

If you are interested in a nursery place for your child please contact, Louise Otty (nursery owner), Amy Davies (nursery manager) or Gergia Foster (deputy manager) by telephone or email. We encourage all prospective parents to make an appointment to look around the nursery. 

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

Parents are informed about who they should approach as a first point of contact if they have any concerns. Parents are encouraged to provide feedback through face to face communication, telephone conversations, emails and questionnaires. We provide information to parents on useful voluntary agencies and support groups through notices and posters displayed in the hallway.   


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Family Information Service

fis@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer

localoffer@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support

CSAAdvice.Signposting@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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