Little Seedlings Pre-School

Priorslee Academy Little Seedlings Pre-School opened its doors for the first time in January 2016, catering for children between the ages of 3-5.

In January 2021, the Pre-School has been relaunched as ‘Little Seedlings’ offering childcare for ages 2-5.

The staff are highly professional, experienced and qualified, with a passion for teaching and learning. All have necessary police checks, up-to-date safeguarding training and are also paediatric first-aiders. The Pre-School Manager and EYFS Lead Teacher work closely with Academy staff to ensure that planning and delivery are first-class. This close working relationship will also ensure an effective and efficient transition into Reception for all those pupils accessing a place within the Academy.

The Pre-School is overseen by a voluntary, management committee, drawn from the Directors of the Academy comprising of parents, community governors and staff, and is registered with Ofsted.

We ensure that our staff: child ratio 1:4 for children aged 2 – 3, and 1:8 for children aged 3 – 4 years are upheld and often exceeded.

Session Times

  • Breakfast Club 7.45am until 8.45am
  • Staff welcome children at 8.45am or 12.30pm
  • Welcome & focus activity 9.15am or 1.15pm
  • Free play, child initiated session (indoors and outdoors)
  • Circle time (discussion, songs, stories and rhymes) 11.20am or 3.00pm
  • Fruit and snack time 10.15am or 2.15pm
  • Tea time club from 3.30pm until 4.30pm (additional wrap around until 6.00pm is available with one weeks notice)

Session Costs

Monday to Friday morning sessions are 8.45am-11.45am.

Monday to Friday afternoon sessions are 12.30pm-3.30pm.

Any non-funded sessions are charged at a rate of £15 per 3 hour session.

Breakfast Club operates in Pre-School from 7.30am-8.45am and is charged at £3.50 for full-time children (including food). 

Funding may be used for the time spent in breakfast club for part-time children who are not utilising their full 30 hour entitlement, but there will be a separate food charge of £0.50 to pay.

The lunch-time club also takes place in the hall between 11.45am-12.30pm and is charged at £3. Children can bring in sandwiches or have a hot lunch at a charge of £2 extra.

After school club is in Pre-School from 3.30pm – 6.00pm at a charge of £8.50 for the whole session or £4 for one hour, £7.50 for two hours including food. Funding may be used for the time spent in after-school club for part time children who are not utilising their full 30 hour entitlement, but there will be a separate food charge of £1.00 for the first hour and £0.50 for the second hour to pay.

All Little Seedlings sessions are charged in advance on a monthly basis.

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

All fees include drinks and snacks, during session.

The Little Seedlings Early Years Team

Early Years Lead and Two Room Lead:

Sarah Monteith

Pre-School Manager and DSL:

Michelle Harper

Pre-School Deputy Room Lead:

Tina Mitchell

Two Room Deputy Room Lead:

Amy Waterhouse

Early Years Staff: 

– Jemma Hamlet

– Carly Temple

– Lisa Williams

– Georgie Stanton

– Charlotte Hill

If you would like more information about our Pre-School, please email: or phone our school office: 01952 387 927

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