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            Welcome to Norcot Early Years Centre!

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Our Values



                Nature: We love to learn using the outdoor environment.

                Opportunities:  We are inclusive, everyone has the right to learn and achieve.

                Respect: We value all members of our community.

                Celebrate: We celebrate all cultures, traditions and events.

                Outstanding: We aim to offer outstanding learning opportunities.

                Trust: We communicate, understand and support each other.


Here at Norcot we aim to provide an inclusive, safe, exciting and outstanding learning environment where everyone is encouraged to achieve their individual potential.


Spread over three buildings with extensive garden areas, our highly qualified staff at Norcot offer Day Care for children aged three months plus and a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School for children aged 3-5 years as well as funded places for 2 year olds.


                                                                          Our Aims


                   We aim to support your child’s personal development and prepare him / 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 building 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


We hope you find our website helpful and informative but please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries you may have.


I look forward to welcoming you and your children to Norcot in the future.




Katarina Bingham

Acting Head of Centre


Please see our Centre Development Plan:

Centre Development Plan 2019 - 2020
Centre Development Plan 2019 - 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [558.3 KB]

Funding for Nursery Schools

Guarantee the future of state-funded nursery schools after March 2020


The future of maintained nursery schools in England after March 2020 is under threat as adequate funding has not been confirmed after then when the current supplementary transitional funding ends.


There is therefore an on line petition to urge the Government to take action to ensure maintained nursery schools are financially sustainable.


Please click here to sign:



30 Hours Funding Entitlement   

We are offering the Free 30 Hour entitlement at Norcot Early Years Centre in both our Maintained Nursery and Waterside Day Nursery.  For more information on how this will work at Norcot please see the information leaflet below.  Please also click on the link below for a range of information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Norcot Early Years Centre 30 Hour Offer
Norcot 30 hour Proposal.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [95.9 KB]

Please contact us on 01189375577 or if you would like a printed copy of any of the information on our website.

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

Nursery: 01189 375577   Day Care: 01189 375677 E-mail: