About Us

”Through the outstanding key-person system children are emotionally secure. This provides an excellent base for children to explore and gain confidence” Ofsted, 2016

During the all important “formative” years from 2 to 5 children have a natural desire for and a love of learning and our highly qualified and motivated staff ensure that we provide a loving, caring, safe environment in which all our children are given the opportunity to grow and develop in every aspect of their life.

Outdoor learning has always been fundamental to the approach of Little Owls and we are pleased to now be taking that development a step further through our new Forest School programme.

Our motivation is that learning should be enjoyable, exciting and fun and we are confident that children will find Little Owls a place where they can discover their world, learn and explore new experiences through play and these experiences will stay with them forever.We have an absolute commitment to the safeguarding of children.  

We recognise that each child is unique and in partnership with parents we aim to provide an enabling environment for every child to reach their full potential.


Meet Our Team

Katie Keeble

Hello, I'm Katie. I had the great fortune of joining the Little Owls family in July 2022. I am married with two teenage children. My passion for the magic of early years started in 2014 when my children were attending pre-school. Over the years, I have treasured the honour it is to play a part in a child's early-years chapter.

I absolutely adore animals!!  I have three dogs, two guinea pigs and a tortoise. Some of my favourite things to do in my spare time are walking, cycling, camping and to be on a beach with sandy toes. The Little Owls Family welcomed me with warmth and kindness, it truly is a special place in a magnificent setting.

Wendy Gale
Deputy Manager

“Hi I’m Wendy, I live locally and I’m married with two grown up children. I have worked at Little Owls for 20 years and love our countryside setting and our family feel which enhances our children to a great start to their education. My hobbies are running, walking my dog in our lovely countryside, cooking and when I can visiting European cities.”

Katherine Tizzard
Pre-School Assistant

Hello, I’m Katherine T and I joined Little Owls in January 2021. Little Owls is such a fun, nurturing place to be with a great Forest school setting. I am married with 2 children who go to Witchampton First School. We also have 2 gerbils called Skull and Nibbles, 4 hens called Elsa, Pretty, Bruce and Derick and a cockerel called Kia. In my spare time I like walking, skiing and any type of water sport.

Kate Woodland
Pre-School Assistant

"Hi I'm Kate, I grew up in Witchampton and love being able to go on walks with my husband in the surrounding countryside. I am very fond of music and creative activities, especially singing with the children and making lots of noise! Little Owls is a wonderful place to work and I always look forward to Forest school days with everyone."
Kirsty Browning
Admin Officer

“Hello I’m Kirsty, I have been working at Little Owls for just over a year now. I am married and have two little girls who both went to Little Owls and are now at Witchampton First School. We have two dogs and in my spare time I love to be outdoors in the rural dorset countryside and the beautiful beaches. I also enjoy running and travelling with my family. I love working in the office at Little Owls helping to make sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.”

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