About us

Little Trees pre-school has been situated on Ashley Infant School grounds since September 2004. In 2014 we moved to a new larger building which enabled us to cater for more families. We are a high quality pre-school and have a committed team who work hard to ensure your children achieve and learn in a safe and secure environment. We have strong links with our local Infant schools which ensure smooth transitions for your child. In 2011, 2016 and then again in 2019 we became an 'Outstanding' setting after an inspection from Ofsted.

We aim to ensure that each child:

  • is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children
  • has the chance to join with other children and adults to play and learn together,
  • is helped to take forward his/her learning and development by being helped to build on what he/she already knows and can do,
  • has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress,

How parents take part in the setting:

  • exchange knowledge about their child's needs, interests and progress with staff,
  • helping at sessions and joining in with 'stay and play' weeks,
  • coming to parent sharing dates
  • sharing your own special interests with the children

We will ensure that all parents are valued and respected, we will keep you informed and involved with your child's learning journey with us.


The session

We organise our sessions so that the children have the option to choose their activity, we provide continuous provision and all our resources are accessible.   We arrange activities based on the children's interests as this is the best way to learn. We have a great outside area with grass and concrete surfaces; this enables the children to build on their physical abilities as well as exploring and investigating the natural world.  The session includes support and interventions groups for children with additional needs or who need targeted support, this is in the form of our Language box sessions, Early Talk Boost, and we have a small nurture area with a sensory tent, all groups are play based and fun! We have free flow play to the outside area and will attempt to go out in all weathers,  YOUR CHILDREN WILL GET MESSY SO PLEASE USE THE UNIFORM OR WEAR OLD CLOTHES TO PREVENT OUTFITS BEING RUINED..