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Welcome to Little Owls Preschool

           Registered Charity No 1129755        Registered Company No 6870915        

Our preschool is a not for profit charitable company, run by a voluntary committee. We are located in a quiet rural village to the north of Colchester. We have our own purpose built building with enclosed outdoor area on the King George Playing Field, Boxted, Colchester. CO4 5RE


We have seven experienced preschool practitioners, including a qualified teacher and five other members of staff qualified in childcare to Level 3. In addition, our office manager deals with all the administration. 


We are committed to providing a stimulating learning environment, but first and foremost one in which children feel happy, safe, valued and cared for. We treat each child as an individual and provide varied and balanced opportunities for all children to learn through play.

We are registered with Ofsted to care for children from two to five years of age, and accept government funded children.


As an Ofsted registered provider, we follow the welfare and the learning and development requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. We have been judged to provide good quality provision and graded outstanding in three of the five Every Child Matters outcomes for children.


Please browse our website for further information about Little Owls.


If you would like to enquire about specific vacancies, you can do so through the contact us page.



We are very fortunate to have sole use of a purpose-designed building on the village playing field, and have a very open outdoor space right outside our building. Parents and visitors can use the adjoining car park.


The children can enjoy the quiet, rural setting, exploring the outdoor environment which is literally on our doorstep. Our secure garden has a natural feel to it, with trees and surrounding hedgerow. We grow vegetables during the spring and summer and have a digging area for the children to explore. The children have access to the garden throughout the session and can enjoy playing with a wide variety of equipment, as well as exploring the natural world in a safe environment. We regularly walk across the playing field to the village play area, so that the children can use the larger adventurous play area. 


We have close links with Boxted St Peters Primary School and have regular visits from the reception teacher.


Children very much enjoy their time at the setting, and respond enthusiastically to the learning opportunities, activities and resources available to them.' (Ofsted report 12/05/2010) 


Location King George Playing Field, Cage Lane, Boxted, Colchester CO4 5RE

Boxted is only 10 minutes from Highwoods and Myland and we welcome children and families from these areas and neighbouring villages, as well as from Boxted itself.

MAP    If using satnav, please enter the postcode CO4 5RE which will ensure you reach the preschool rather than our registered office.