What makes us special?

At The Little Sparkles Preschool, we believe that:

  • Parents are their child’s first and most important educator
  • Children learn best through play
  • Children learn well in social groups such as family, friends, their childcare setting and local community

Your child’s learning and development

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets the standard for the learning, development and care of young children - from birth to five. EYFS helps us to explore seven important learning areas with your child, whilst taking in to account their individual abilities, interests and special educational requirements. These areas include:

Prime areas of learning and development

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas of learning and development

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Working in partnership with parents

We encourage all parents to become involved in the everyday life of our setting. We work with parents to develop the best approach to support and benefit their child’s overall learning and development.

We provide a range of extra support services for parents too. We offer advice about volunteering, healthy eating for children and training opportunities.

A quality service

The Little Sparkles Preschool is registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted). Ofsted inspects our setting regularly to ensure that we are providing the best service possible. Full details of our most recent Ofsted inspection can be obtained by visiting www.ofsted.gov.uk. Our Ofsted unique reference number is EY490497.

We aim to ensure that everyone who uses our childcare services experiences the very best. Our setting is therefore a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance’s  and use their quality improvement scheme, Reflecting on Quality. We are committed to constant improvement and are always keen to hear parents’ views and suggestions.

Your ‘Key Person’

At The Little Sparkles Preschool, you and your child will receive support from an experienced member of staff responsible for your child’s individual needs.

This ‘key person’ will take the time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Although the key person will be your main point of contact, all staff will be happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you.

Your child’s key person will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievements, which are available for you to see and most importantly, contribute your own views.