About us

Welcome to Little Elms and thank you for showing an interest in our setting

We know how important your child is and aim to deliver the highest quality of care and education to help them achieve their best.

Our purpose built facilities in Cooks Road are set to offer a brand new wealth of opportunities in child care. We remain committed to care and provision of Early Years Education but with the added bonus of wrap around care for all children within the community. Little Elms is now registered with Ofsted for the care of children between the ages of 2–16 years. With this in mind our facilities have been planned by staff and experts to ensure that all age groups have the space and resources available that are appropriate to their needs.

Our aims

The focus of our pre-school is to enhance the development and education of children. This is achieved through:
  • Offering appropriate play activities which will aid the development of physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social skills and to enable the children to grow in confidence and self-esteem
  • Offering opportunities to all children regardless of race, culture, religion or means. 
  • Providing a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment in which each child can develop his or her skills. 
  • Encouraging parents to become involved in the activities of the group.

Our facilities

Little Elms now has two separate rooms. Lady Bird room, used for the younger children and younger after school users and Bumble Bee room for the older children. 

Lady Bird room is for children aged 2 years – 3 and a half years.
Bumble Bee room is for children 3 and a half years – 5 years.

Our Team

All our main Pre-School staff are expected to hold a Level 3 qualification in Children’s Care or to be prepared to work towards it. Our Play leaders are trained to level 3 – 4 Diploma in Pre-School Education/ NVQ Children’s Care Learning and Development. Play assistants are trained to level 3, Nicola has a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree and holds Qualified Teacher certificate and Charlie holds a level 5 Foundation degree in Children’s Care. All staff are DBS background checked and are qualified in Paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding children, which are regularly updated.
Our Team


We provide a number of different sessions throughout the day, we are flexible about how you wish to use them.
  • Breakfast Club 
    • 7.45am – 8.45am
  • Morning Pre-School Session 
    • 8.45am – 11.45am 
  • Lunch Club 
    • 11.45am – 12.15pm   
  • Nursery Pickup
    • We can collect from Elmswell Primary School Nursery for the afternoon Pre-School session at either 11.50am or 1.00pm
  • Afternoon Pre-School 
    • 12.15 – 3.15
  • After School Care 
    • 3.00pm – 6.00pm
    • After school care will be for children up to the age of 13
More information about sessions, including prices can be found on the sessions page.

Ofsted Registered

5* Food Hygiene Rating

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