Little Birches Nursery & Preschool,
Sonning Common

Little Birches Nursery and Preschool brings children closer to nature and immerses them in a diverse and unique learning experience.

Little Birches Nursery & Preschool in Sonning Common

Little Birches Nursery & Preschool brings children closer to nature and immerses them in a diverse and exciting learning programme.

Our nursery is within a beautiful setting, has the most devoted team, and is the reason why Little Birches Nursery and Preschool in Sonning Common is special.

At Little Birches nursery, we strongly believe that the formative years of a child’s life have such a profound impact in shaping who they become as a person.

The environment at a Little Birches Nursery & Preschool is aided by the high teacher ratios that allow your child to get the one-to-one care they deserve.

Our goal is to ensure that each child laughs and smiles every day and becomes an important personality within the Little Birches community.

We want to foster your child’s talents and nurture their growth through tailored and broad experiences that lead to a love of learning and playing with their friends.

Little Birches believe that a child can only thrive if they absolutely love their time with us, so our primary concern will always be a child’s self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.


Little Birches in Sonning Common (nursery and pre-school) is open 52 weeks of the year and offers a variety of sessions, including full-day care, morning and afternoon sessions.

Full day:                            7.30am – 6.00pm

Morning session:            7.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon session:        12.30pm – 6.00pm

Our opening hours are 7.30am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, and we’re open every day apart from bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

Little Birches provides childcare for little ones aged from 3 months to 60 months. All children are provided with highly nutritious, varied and delicious meals throughout the day.

We make sure that we strictly adhere to Ofsted’s key development areas.

Michaela Brooks - Lead Mentor Little Birches Nursery Sonning Common

Lead Mentor


Michaela Brooks

Michaela has over 10 years of experience working in the teaching profession in a variety of roles and settings. She has a Qualified Teacher Status and holds a degree in teaching children with Special Educational Needs. In 2019, Michaela decided to follow her passion for Early Years and started working in pre-school.

Michaela uses her knowledge of the primary school sector to make sure that every child at Little Birches is furnished with all the skills required for a smooth transition to their next school. She is a firm believer in the principles of ‘experiential education’, where children do things rather than just observing and listening; helping them to discover their interests and passions.

She understands the importance of using engaging activities to enrich the children’s learning experiences, making them see that the more you try, the better you get. Michaela employs her love of gardening and baking at every available opportunity and her previous experience of Forest School means she makes full use of the great outdoors available at Little Birches.