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Sheldwich Primary Pre-School

Little Hedgehogs Pre-School is managed by Sheldwich Primary School and is for children aged 2½-4 years old.  As well as offering two 3 hour sessions each day, we can provide childcare at special late sessions from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.  

Our school is situated in lovely grounds in a rural area which the children make full use of. There is lots of outdoor space to explore and the children also visit the school library and join in with school events such as Celebration Assembly, Book Week, Sports Day and the Christmas Carol Service.

Children staying for the lunchtime session can have a hot dinner cooked on the school site or a packed lunch. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided free of charge.

Please visit our website at for details of the fees. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Sarah Garrett
Contact Position
01795 532779

Where to go

Sheldwich Primary School
Lees Court Road
ME13 0LU

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 6 month(s) to 4 year(s), 11 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:45 16:30
Tuesday 08:45 16:30
Wednesday 08:45 16:30
Thursday 08:45 16:30
Friday 08:45 16:30

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Dressing Up, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Area, Trike, Play House, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Reading, Air Conditioned, Books, Bike, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Stories

Please contact the school for any further information that you require.

Wheelchair Access

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

We offer 30 hours of free childcare.  Sessions are available in term time only between 7.45am and 5.30pm.  Please contact us for further information.

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

In partnership between the child's parents, the Pre School Teacher and the child's keyperson we aim to address each child's individual needs during the settling in process to determine how we can both help and support any additional needs they may have. Regular meetings are arranged and the Pre School Teacher or the child's keyperson can be spoken to at any time to discuss any concerns. 

Each child is allocated a keyperson upon starting. A keyperson is there to help enhance the child's Pre School experience, support their development, extend their interests and to work in partnership with parents. The Pre School Teacher plans weekly fun and engaging activities in a range of areas supporting the EYFS including Write Dance, Disco Dough and Music Makers. Pre School staff are available to speak to daily and parents and carers will receive a hand over at the end of the day highlighting what the child has been doing during their session. The school website is also updated regularly. Regular meetings are arranged to discuss the child's progress at Pre School and home. If additional support is required at any time during their time at Little Hedgehogs Pre School further support and guidance can be provided from the school's SENCO.

Each child's keyperson plans individual activities and develops play extensions based on the child's interests and stage of development. Activity examples can include supporting peer interactions during child initiated play, creating a picture with a purpose in mind or extending a child's interests in stories and rhymes. A range of activities are freely available within the indoor and outdoor environments and children are encouraged to participate in new hands on experiences.

Please contact Sheldwich Primary School to discuss the different teaching strategies that are used.

Sheldwich Primary School provides support in many areas of need. Please contact the schools for further information.

Please contact Sheldwich Primary School to discuss how we monitor children's progress.

Please contact Sheldwich Primary School to discuss how we include all children in activities and events.

Our buildings are accessible to children with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users. Please contact Sheldwich Primary School for further information.

Please contact Sheldwich Primary School to discuss how we help children with transition to a new setting and school.

Please contact Sheldwich Primary School to discuss how SEN provision and how parents and carers are involved.

Please contact Sheldwich Primary School with regards to any questions you may have and to book an appointment to visit.

We are very happy to receive feedback from parents and carers and have a Complaints Policy in place. Please contact Sheldwich Primary School for further information. 


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