If your little one loves being outside, going on adventures and learning new skills then Little Owls Preschool is for you!

Nestled in it’s own private, self-contained Woodland at Itchen Valley Country Park, our Ofsted registered Woodland Preschool offers children over 2 years 9 months the opportunity to start their journey into education in a beautiful, outdoor setting.

We have a small, highly qualified and friendly team of staff creating a nurturing environment for the children. Little Owls adopts The Forest School Ethos supporting fundamental first-hand experiences whilst encouraging safe risk taking. They learn through nature and unique hands on experiences, learning skills they may not have the opportunity to learn at home or in a classroom.

We have a lovely mud kitchen for the children to play with, outside washing facilities, a campfire and wonderful decking and canopy for when it is raining.  The children are outside all the time running around and playing but there is indoor space available should they wish to use it...most don't! The indoor space includes a quiet area with reading books and indoor play equipment for those really bad weather days.

We are able to achieve Early Learning requirements through an innovative and child centred approach to learning. Staff are able to creatively teach all areas of the curriculum using the outdoor environment and the curious mind of each child.

If you would like to find out more about Little Owls then contact us today! You can also find us on Facebook!

Children gain exceptional levels of confidence and a very positive attitude to learning. I'm yet to find a Little Owl that doesn't love being there!

Little Owl's Parent

Session Times & Pricing

Little Owls is open 8.30am to 3pm Monday - Thursday during term-time. Both full and half days are available. Lunch is at 11.30 each day and children are expected to bring their own pack lunch if they attend at this time. 

Prices range from £19.50 - £39 plus a £30 registration fee. We have Early Years Education Funding spaces as well as the 30 hour Funding. We also accept Childcare Vouchers.

Session List

Kit List 

As long as the children are dressed appropriately, they are ready for anything! You can download our suggested kit list here.

Covid-19

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we have adapted our services to fit in with Government advice.  We are open for children as advised by Government guidelines and all our activities are in line with social distancing. For more information on how we are adapting our services click here

Little Owls has been operating throughout Lockdown. The Government recommendations have placed a significant emphasis on using outdoor space for learning noting that being outdoors significantly reduces transmission. This of course is no problem for Little Owls! We use very few toys or equipment to avoid contact points and contamination. Instead we focus on using natural resources to feed their imaginations and encourage open ended play. … there is also never a shortage of leaves, pinecones and twigs!!!