Welcome to our fun and friendly pre-school!

At Little Saints Pre-School we aim to provide a safe, secure, caring, happy and stimulating environment for each and every child.

We provide childcare for 2.5 year olds until they go to school.

We have a bright and spacious hall which is divided into play zones, a large well equipped garden, and a secure hard standing outside area, which enables all weather outdoor activities.

We ensure that our children receive a high level of care, attention and education through our high ratios of qualified staff to children.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum that covers characteristics of effective learning for each individual child.

We are Ofsted regulated; EY553010.

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Little Saints Pre-School Vision

We aspire to meet the individual care and learning needs of each child in partnership with their parents, so that they acquire the skills to meet their full learning potential.

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The Pre-School is non-denominational and values diversity & promotes equality.

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A safe, secure, caring, happy and stimulating environment for each and every child.

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Health and safety of your children is a high priority at Little Saints for the proper care of your child.
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The Pre-School employs staff for their dedication, enthusiasm and experience of children and their families.

Session Times
Term time only
Monday to Friday  9.15 – 12.30

Academic Year 2021 / 2022

Autumn Term 2021

6th September to 17th December 2021

Monday 6th September – Friday 22nd October
Half Term Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October
Monday 1st November – Friday 17th December
Christmas 20th December – 31st December 2021
Spring Term 2022  

Monday 10th January – Friday 1st April 

Monday 10th January – Friday 11th February

(Monday 3rd January Bank Holiday)

Half Term Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February
Monday 21st February – Friday 1st April
Easter: Monday 4th – Monday 18th April 2022
Summer Term 2022

19th April to 22nd July 2022

Tuesday 19th April – Friday 27th May

(Mon 18th April and Mon 2nd May – Bank Hols)

(Thursday 5th May-Polling day (tbc)
Half Term from 30th May to Friday 3rd June
Monday 6h June – Friday 22nd July 2022

Our happy parents

Sarah and Fran McCabe
Our family were new to Ewell in 2016, having moved from London. We quickly got talking to other parents to find out where we should apply for our children’s pre-school and it was clear Little Saints had an outstanding reputation. We had such a warm welcome; not just from the incredibly experienced and professional staff but also from other parents who had children at Little Saints. It really helped us settle into the local community. Our children loved their time at Little Saints. Each day had the perfect balance of structured learning and play. The children were encouraged to become independent, choosing their own snack and taking part in various activities, but what was so special was how well they were looked after and nurtured. As parents we were able to get involved with the Pre-school, attending the Christmas nativity, helping on outings, going along to various fundraising events... it certainly felt like there was a partnership between the pre-school and each family. Our children finished at Little Saints earlier this year but we still look back fondly at the amazing start they were given there! We feel so lucky to have stumbled upon such special people in such a special place.
Sarah Jacobs
Ethan attended Little Saints Pre School for two years. He has Special Educational Needs and required additional support to access the curriculum and activities at nursery. Our experience at Little Saints was extremely positive. Little Saints is a fantastic nursery. There is little staff turnover which provides stability and continuity for the children. This was especially important for Ethan who was able to get to know the staff members working with him. There is excellent communication with the parents and the quality of written reports is consistently high. The staff are always available to address any concerns and were extremely flexible in meeting Ethan's specific needs. The Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Little Saints spent a great deal of time accessing additional resources and funding for Ethan, and he has absolutely thrived at Little Saints. There was also extensive support to transition to Reception and I really feel the staff went above and beyond to ensure that Ethan got the best out of nursery that he possibly could have. Little Saints is an excellent preschool and really prepares the children for school. There is enough structure to the day without being overly prescriptive. The learning journal that is kept for each child really gives a clear picture of what the children have done. The space where the preschool is held open and inviting, and encourages the children to access all the different activities during the day. The outside space is large and there are lots of things for the children to do. The activities are varied so that even children going every day will find something exciting to do. I was always impressed with the way the staff put so much effort into making sure all the children were included in everything, such as the Christmas and end of year productions, and all the outings the children went on. Gardening and cooking were definite highlights! The kindness and care from all the staff was evident in everything they did. I felt that Ethan was safe, well-cared for and that he was encouraged to reach his full potential, and I am so grateful. I cannot recommend Little Saints highly enough; there is no other preschool I would consider sending my children to.
Alison N
My four year old daughter attended Little Saints for 2 years up to July 19. Everyday my daughter went into nursery happy, which meant I could go to work and not have to worry. Little Saints is a professionally run nursery, with an outstanding standard of care. There are plenty of activities to keep children occupied and a nice sized and supervised indoor and outdoor play area. On a personal note I would add that my daughter needed extra support during her time at Little Saints and Carole and the Senco Chris, were wonderful in applying for extra funding for one to one support, which really helped my daughter. They were also extremely accommodating in hosting a variety of different specialists to the nursery. I would thoroughly recommend Little Saints.
Angela Collins
From the moment you walk in the door at Little Saints Preschool you are greeted with such a welcome. There are always plenty of tables set up with various different topics and games, craft and puzzles. The teachers are happy to see the children and it is obvious that they enjoy their jobs and the time they spend there. The morning sessions are perfect for younger children but also for older if you do not want them to do a full time preschool all day. Overall our years spent at Little Saints have been filled with fun, friendship and laughter. We have enjoyed all the events, plays and learning the children are involved with, despite killing a few plants! I would not hesitate to recommend Little Saints Preschool and would send my children there time and time again. It almost feels like a family and this is something I will surely miss as we move onto pastures new
Emma Cooling
My daughter loved being at Little Saints Pre School. The staff were so supportive, friendly and caring.  Being a parent at the preschool was like being part of a large family and I made many good friends. The atmosphere whilst one of learning is nurturing and fun. I would highly recommend this preschool to anyone.
Thanuja Pisu
As a parent and a Primary School teacher, I believe that there isn't a Pre-School as exceptional as Little Saints. Three important ingredients make this Pre-School more than outstanding - 1) Carole and Chris's commitment to teaching what's most important 2) Dedication of very caring and professional staff who are on site everyday 3) The ideal (small) size of the Pre-School I cannot recommend any other Pre-School or Nursery as highly as I recommend Little Saints. The attention to detail is incredible! The equipment and toys are carefully maintained/updated and both the Learning as well as Play Areas are organised to always create optimum interest. My boys have thoroughly enjoyed every day of coming to Little Saints and therefore dropping them off at Little Saints has been so easy! Little Saints Pre-School has given my children the best start and a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning.

FAQ

Yes. Our initial intake is in September in the Autumn term, where we operate a staggered intake. We allocate for children all throughout the year for different term start dates. We are able to allocate on a last minute basis dependant on places available.

We offer induction mornings before your child is due to start with us. It may help to talk to your child what is expected and who their key person/s will be and some of the fun activities they will be doing.

We hold an Open Morning at the beginning of each Academic year to introduce the children to their Key Person and to experience the playroom. Induction Days are held for children starting later in the year.  Your child’s keyperson will discuss a settling-in plan with you to aid a smooth transition into preschool.

Yes.  Children may bring a comforter if this will help them to settle. When your child is ready we will help you to wean them off their comfort toy.

Children do not need to be toilet trained. We ask for parents to provide nappies and wipes together with spare clothing. We will change your children at any time it is required. We help with toilet training when your child is ready.

We have a Partnership Agreement for this purpose. In an emergency situation we would require   an email/call informing us of the person collecting and ask for that person to be made aware of the child’s unique password (supplied to us when your child starts by the parent) and to bring photographic evidence with them, such as a passport or driving licence as identification.

Information is communicated primarily by email or by written correspondence via the child’s book bag. When we are doing activities such as cooking, information of ingredients etc. is placed on a blackboard outside. We also have a Parents/Carers WhatsApp Group. We offer you a meeting once per term to discuss your child’s ‘My Learning Journey’ and development progress. You are able to speak to your child’s primary or secondary keyperson each day or if you have any concerns or information we may need to know.

We provide a healthy snack that may consist of fruit/vegetables, crackers, breadsticks or bread. We offer milk or water. Water is freely available during the whole of the session. We have a no nut policy and only use dairy free spreads. All allergies and religious or cultural preferences are adhered to and if your child requires specific foods for snack, we can discuss a plan with you to provide these foods.

We are a fully inclusive and anti-discriminatory setting.
We follow the Send Code of Practice. We have a named SENCO who will liaise with parents and carers, devise Individual support plans and arrange for outside professionals, if required.
Activities are adapted to allow all children to access the curriculum and if necessary, specialist equipment is purchased through funding.  We are wheelchair accessible.
We use lots of visual aids and all the children are taught the basic Makaton signs.

We have links with our local primary schools. We invite all schools to visit the preschool during the last half term of the academic year to meet with the children joining them in September and to discuss the needs of each child before they start their new school. We have a policy in working together for school readiness.