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Norcot Early Years Centre, 82 Lyndhurst Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 6UB

01189 375577 (Nursery)  01189 375677 (Waterside Day Care)

Current News

From September we will have spaces in Waterside Day Nursery, includng 2 year old funded places.  Waterside is our purpose built daycare facility providing high quality care and education for children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years. The children are cared for in their own age appropriate rooms which are:


3mths - 15mths – Ladybirds
15mths - 2 ½ yrs – Butterflies
2 ½ yrs - 5yrs – Dragonflies


We strive to provide care and education that is as close to home as possible. Though each room has its own routine centred around its age group, we try when possible to have interaction between rooms to encourage a family group atmosphere.  For more information please contact us on 01189 375677 or email

We are currently recruiting enthusiastic and motivated Apprentices to train in our Centre.                                        National Apprentice Wage £122.10 per week for 4 days in the Centre, 1 day at college.          

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We would like you to join our team to assist us in promoting a high standard of care and education for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years.


If you have children’s best interests at heart and are willing to give 100% plus to your job, we want to hear from you!


This Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) will be sought from the successful candidates.


For further details and an application pack, please contact Lyn Dunk on 0118 9375677 or email



Tesco Bags of Help Funding

We are pleased to announce that we came first in the Tesco Bags of Help vote We will spend the money allocated developing a wildlife garden and equipment for Learning Through Nature area.


Head of Centre Welcome


Welcome to Norcot Early Years Centre.  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. 


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 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.


We are sure you will find our website interesting and informative.


Diana Heath

Ethos, Aims and Values

Be inspired by our creative learning adventure...

We aim to support your child's personal development and prepare him or her for the future by:

  • providing a broad and balanced curriculum with reference to the guidance provided in the Early Years Foundation Stage

  • providing an environment that develops lively enquiring minds and an enthusiasm for learning
  • recognising children as individuals and build upon their successes
  • enabling children to feel valued and respected so they can be confident and secure: willing to seek help in the understanding that overcoming difficulty is part of the learning process
  • developing, through example and explanation, a sense of responsibility, self-discipline and respect for: one another; the Centre; and the community
  • encouraging aesthetic and spiritual awareness
  • ensuring that children, staff, parents, governors and the community feel a sense of belonging and ownership and take a pride in the Centre.


 Our key values are respect, trust and communication.


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