Parents Info

Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open?

From September 2018 we will open from 8am until 4pm, 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-4pm (charges will apply for these).

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

  • "your flexibility and approach to family life isn't unnoticed and your genuine love and care for the children is outstanding, you should all be very proud!"
    Charlie Wright September 2018
  • "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 2019

4th September - 25th October

Half Term 2019

28th October - 1st November

Winter Term 2019

4th November - 20th December

Christmas Holidays 2019/2020

23rd December - 6th January

Inset Day 2020

6th January

Upcoming events

Children in Need 2019

On the 15th of November staff and children can wear their Pyjamas for a donation of £1. A cake sale will be held on the day along with lots of activities to help raise money for the charity.

Christmas Jumper Day 2019

On the 13th of December staff and children can wear Christmas jumpers for a donation of £1 for the charity Save the Children.

Christmas Stay and Play 2019

On the 16th of December parents/carers of children at Little Spinnakers Pre-school are welcome to come along to stay for crafts and activities.

Parents Evening

Thursday 28th November

This terms topics


For the second half of the Autumn/Winter Term, our topics will primarily focus on:

4th-8th Nov - Bonfire & Fireworks
11th Nov - Remembrance Day
12th-22nd Nov - Space
25th Nov - 20th Dec - Winter/Christmas

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