30 Hours Free Childcare

 What is 30 hours Free Childcare?

This is a new entitlement for working parents of three and four year old children which will be introduced in September 2017. This is an additional 15 hours per week entitlement in addition to the child’s existing 15 hour free early education place.

This whole new entitlement of 30 hours free childcare can be offered term time only (over 38 weeks) or can be stretched across the whole year to meet parental needs.



For up to date information on eligibility please visit:


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Please call 01923235594 or email us on 

littlesparklespreschool@gmail.com for appointments.

  • Construction Corner

    The most important thing about playing with building toys is that, while your child is learning hugely important things while they’re playing, they are totally oblivious to the fact that they’re learning because they’re having so much fun! And this also means your child will want to play again and again. Construction play can also be a real boost to a child’s confidence, as they discover that they can have ideas, and with a bit of trial and error, make them a reality.

  • Garden Area

    Playing outdoors is a form of exercise that promotes well-being and wholesome physical development. Children are naturally drawn to active play outdoors: it allows them to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and gain self-confidence. Playing actively outdoors also increases flexibility, fine and gross motor skills and is related to the development of a wide variety of physical skills, including those involved in sports.

  • Art Corner

    Children who paint learn to think with an open mind, to look at situations creatively. They learn to express themselves more deeply through their art and their words

  • Role Play Corner

    When children do role plays, they naturally become someone or something else.
    Role play stimulates their imagination and “enhanc(es) their social development, encourag(es) friendship through cooperation, listening and turn taking”. Therefore, role play is a really vital activity for our children.

  • Book Corner

    Excellent reading habits begin in the early years. Introducing children to literature in early agepromotes early literacy and supports a love of language and reading.

What we offer


  • A safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • Ofsted registered
  • A dedicated key person to give focused support to your child
  • Activities planned under the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Healthy snacks
  • We feel we can offer the kind of childcare that our local families need and want
  • We believe that we always provide fun learning opportunities and new experiences that all our children learn best.
  • We provide play-based opportunities for learning, using outdoor and indoor environments to enable all children to explore and develop to make sense of the world around them.
  • Our staff have a great wealth of experience and a high level of qualifications and are all well trained in First Aid, Safeguarding, and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.