Snowflakes Autism Resource

The Snowflakes Autism Resource is based at New Bridge Nursery School.  We offer 10 spaces of 15 hours per week to pupils aged 3-4. This means we have five morning places and 5 afternoon places available.

Admission to Snowflakes is via a panel process.  The Snowflake panel is held several times each year when spaces are available. Members of the panel include the Snowflakes coordinator, REYS Inclusion Manager, an Education Psychologist, a member of the Early Years Advisory Team from the Local Authority, a member of the portage team and the Executive Head teacher.

The eligibility criteria for Snowflakes are:

  • A child who is 3 or 4 years old who is living within Reading Borough Council (i.e. family pays council tax to Reading)
  • A child who has social communication difficulties as their primary need and has been referred to, or is on the diagnostic pathway for Autism
  • A child who has a sibling currently at New Bridge
  • A child who has at least two terms before starting Primary school
  • A child who is in a setting that can’t meet his/her needs

In order for your child to be considered for a space in the Snowflakes Autism Resource, please fill out the expression of interest form below and email it to