Parents Info

Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open?

Since September 2017 we open from 8am until 5pm, term time only.

Sessions run from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Breakfast club runs from 8am – 9:00am which includes healthy breakfast options and an After School Club is available from 3pm-5pm (charges will apply for these).

An Easter Holiday Scheme will be available too in 2018, more details to follow on this.

Can I come along and view the Pre-School?

Yes! If you are interested in your child attending Little Spinnakers  Pre-School do contact us to arrange a visit for both you and your child. We try to be as flexible as possible to suit you and your child’s needs.

How do I enrol my child at Little Spinnakers?

You can download our Information Pack and Registration Form or we can arrange for you to receive a copy in the post. You can email us or give us a call on 02392 177281

What to expect and when

Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage. Download guide

What if my child has special educational needs?

Alongside her role as Deputy Pre-School Manager Alison Carpenter is our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)/ Inclusion Co-ordinator. As part of her role Ali regularly attends SEND Cluster Meetings, ECAT workshops and undertakes regular training.
Download SEND Local Offer Policy

  • "A lovely Pre School setting. Staff are so friendly and professional, our little boy loved his time here, and now our little girl has just started too. Both our children have settled well here and found it to be a fun happy environment, which was a brilliant platform up to infant school"
    Keri Baker January 2016
  • "My little boy started at Little Spinnakers when he was 2 years old and from the minute he started the staff have always gone above and beyond to make him feel safe and comfortable. He is now almost 4 years old and still loves going to Little Spinnakers. The staff have helped him grow in confidence to the point that he even got to play the role of Joseph in the Pre-School nativity which he absolutely loved. The wide range of play equipment and learning resources along with the highly skilled staff have really allowed my little boy to excel and grow. I could not ask for anymore from a Pre-School and will be sad when the time comes and he has to leave"
    Leanne Smedley January 2016
  • "The staff at little Spinnakers are wonderful, always happy and very approachable. My little girl loves going to her sessions"
    Cheryl Wilson January 2016
  • "I cannot recommend Little Spinnakers Pre-School highly enough. From the moment my daughter started she has loved every single minute. The staff are always happy, welcoming and so enthusiastic. The children do something different everyday and I particularly love all their little outings around the local area. A truly wonderful pre-school"
    Louise Halford 2016

Never miss a moment of your child’s development!

ParentZone keeps you in touch with your child’s key worker at Little Spinnakers so you can view their time here, as well as share what they have been up to at home!

Dates for your diary

Autumn Term 2017

4th September - 22nd December 2017

Inset Day

Monday 4th September 2017

Autumn Half Term

23rd October - 27th October 2017

Inset Day

22nd December 2017

Spring Term 2018

8th January - 29th March 2018

Spring Half Term

12th February - 16th February 2018

Summer Term 2018

16th April - 24th July 2018

Inset Days

23rd and 24th July 2018

Summer Half Term

29th May - 1st June 2018

Upcoming events

Parents Evening

Tuesday 21st November 3:30-5:30pm

Christmas Fair with Santa's Grotto

Saturday 9th December

Christmas Concerts

19th and 20th December 9:30am

This terms topics


This Term we are learning about Halloween, Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night, Dinosaurs, Winter and Christmas.

For all the latest updates about what the children have been up to, don’t forget to follow our facebook page!