Norcot Early Years Centre
About the school
From fun to success, meeting the needs of our community from birth through life.
Welcome to the outstanding world of Norcot! Here at Norcot, we are committed to treating each child as an individual. We have a passion for care and education using the natural world and inspire children to learn and develop in our exciting environment. We are sure you will find our website interesting and informative. We look forward to seeing you in person as we are even better in real life!
Norcot Early Years Centre is a large, outstanding (OFSTED 2014) state run nursery school for 3-5 year olds with 180 part-time places. We also have 50 day care places for 0-5 year olds and provide wraparound care from 8am-6pm. We are sited in Tilehurst, Reading near the river in the Thames Valley, west of London and we are a part of a mixed socio-economic and cultural community.
The centre provides a broad, balanced curriculum following the framework of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage with a strong emphasis on outdoor learning delivered through our innovative Learning Through Nature programme as featured on the good practice pages of the Ofsted website. Each child and their family are encouraged to work in partnership with staff to build a learning journal as a record of their development and progress. We have a well developed Special Needs policy and practice, ensuring early identification, support, planning and evaluation. Families are closely involved and work with the centre or outside professionals, where needed.
We are constantly developing the centre to maximise its potential as a learning environment.