We provide both 15 and 30 hours entitlement for 2.5,3 and 4 year olds, Term time only!
Little Sparkles Nursery has individual designed rooms which are dedicated to each age group. Each room provides a visually stimulating atmosphere which encourages children to explore the environment around them. Our highly trained enthusiastic staff encourage various opportunities for play and exploration relating to each age group taking into account the EYFS and each child’s individual needs and abilities. Our rooms are inviting, comfortable and an ideal place for your child to learn and play.
Bright sparks –
Young 2.5 year olds
Bright Sparks are currently only running from 8:45- 11:45am. (5 days a week)
Our Bright Sparks Room offer opportunities and space for children to practice their new emerging skills. We provide lots of exciting and challenging activities that are age appropriate and useful in supporting new found skills.
The Bright Sparks Room is for children aged 28 months – 36 months approximately.
Within our Bright Sparks room we have:
- Sensory activities using messy play such as sand, water, silk, rice, pasta, play dough, and bubbles etc
- Positive relationships promoted using the key person scheme
- All learning is done through play using resources, song time, nursery rhymes, outside play
- We introduce colours, shapes and numbers
AM & PM sessions for 3&4 year olds
Whizz Kids & Super Stars- Morning group
This session runs from 8:45am- 11:45am.
Genius Gems- Afternoon group
This session runs from 12:00- 3:00pm.
(5 days a week)
The main priority is to provide a full and stimulating programme of fun educational activities using The Early Years Foundation Stage, and for the children to learn through their play.
The sessions cater for children from approximately 3 years – 5 years. The environment allows the children to access continuous provision with fully equipped areas which support each area of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and further extend children’s learning.
3 & 4 year olds
The Golden Stars session runs from 8.45am- 2.45pm. (5 days a week)
Our team plan activities to reflect the Early Years Foundation Stage for the development of the Golden Stars. There are opportunities to learn at every turn, including early reading and maths skills, mark-making, imaginative play and ICT , which are reinforced through what we call ‘purposeful play’. At this point, we start to introduce a little more structure to the day, along with other activities such as baking (a great way of supporting early maths), water play (to support science). Our aim is to instill and encourage self confidence and a real enjoyment of learning, they’re self assured and raring to go.
Frequently asked questions
Where is the Little Sparkles Nursery Located?
The Nursery is situated in the very heart of Deepdale, in the newly built building adjacent to Quwwatul Education Centre, Peel Hall Street.
Do you offer places to 2 year olds eligible for free vouchers?
Yes we do, We take on children from 28months. please click here to see if you can claim free vouchers for 2’s
Are your Staff all Qualified?
Yes, all our staff are employed on the basis that they are qualified to work with children. Our Nursery Manager ‘Aneesa Esat’ has a degree in childcare and is a qualified teacher (QTS).
What are the Fees and how are they Paid?
Fees are payable by card or cheque 1 week in advance. For full details and latest prices, please contact us directly, or call in at the Nursery for a price list. Please note that all sessions booked must be paid for, regardless of whether the child attends.
Do you have a copy of your Policies?
Yes, all our policies are available from the nursery.
Do you offer places to 2 year olds eligible for free vouchers?
Yes we do, please click here to see if you can claim free vouchers for 2’s
How are the children grouped?
Your child will be assigned a Practitioner who will be responsible for ensuring that their introduction to the nursery goes as smoothly as possible. The Practitioner will be responsible for working with the child’s parents and/or carer to ensure positive relationships are formed between home and nursery. Also to work closely on a daily basis to ensure positive continuity of care and to ensure secure attachments are formed and that your child is experiencing a rich and fulfilled experience whilst in our care.
‘LSN’ friendly, experienced and capable staff, are the backbone of the nursery. Staff are trained in health and safety, first aid and basic food hygiene, and are encouraged to extend, improve and update their training and qualifications.
The nursery manager is key to establishing the individuality of the nursery and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the
What are your opening hours?
The Nursery is open 38 weeks of the year, closing only for term time and bank Holidays.
AM session – 8:45am – 11:45am
PM Session – 12.00pm – 3:00pm
30 Hours session – 8:45am – 2:45pm
Can we Visit for a look around?
Yes indeed, we will be happy to show you around. We strongly recommend you arrange a visit to come and see us, where both you and your child can get a feel for the nursery.
Do you prepare your own snacks?
Yes, all our snacks are prepared on site, we use fresh fruit and vegetables wherever possible, keeping processed foods to a minimum.
What are your Security Arrangements?
Security is one of our highest priorities. Our doors are monitored by an Intercom. The front door has a CCTV entry system, and each room has CCTV cameras in it. We also have a security entry system in the nursery.
How are the children settled into nursery?
Once your child joins ‘LSN’ they will receive all the care and attention they need. The first time your child separates from you can be an upsetting experience – for you as much as, if not more than, your child! However, our sympathetic and well experienced staff can help make the whole process much happier and less traumatic.
Some children will settle at nursery very easily, whilst for others it may be more difficult and take a little longer.
For these reasons we admit the children in smaller groups. The settling in process will be explained on your child’s first day.
Many parents and carers like to spend time with their child in the nursery looking at our activities and displays.
Do you have a uniform at LSN?
At LSN, we firmly believe that our nursery uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to our ethos and setting an appropriate tone which supports effective teaching and learning. Working with children, we have made a lot of progress towards achieving the consistent appearance of children in uniform and we are keen to maintain this, therefore all children should wear the specified which can be brought from the nursery.
What time can we visit for a look around?
‘At LSN, we have an ‘open door policy so you are able to come at any time. However if you make an appointment it will reduce your waiting time and will ensure a member of staff is available.