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Little Nippers Pre-School

Little Nippers has a highly experienced team of Early Years Childcare Practitioners. All staff  are qualified to Level 3 in Childcare and Education, or are working towards the qualifiation. We are an inclusive setting and welcome all children and their families.  We consider children's interests and use the Early Years Foundation Stage to observe, assess and plan activites to support children's development. We work very closely with our Parents/Carers, we send home regular questionaires so we know how to improve our setting, we have regular parents evenings to discuss their childs development and progress.  We have an open door policy so parents can see their childs learning journeys/tracking whenever they wish.

Lunch club is available daily in our extra hour of stay and play, which our Cook provides healthy and nutritional meals.  We change our menus with input from parents, so we know what children like to eat at home, always keeping our lunches healthy.

We offer all day childcare during our opening times 9.00am until 3.15pm.

We offer funded places for 2/3/4 year olds if eligible, we also offer places for 30 hour funding for working parents.

We have a closed group facebook page which is updated every week, for parents and close family only, to see their children enjoying preschool.  Find us Little Nippers Pre-school Royston.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Little Nippers Pre-School

Little Nippers Preschool is situated inside Royston Lifelong Learning Centre.  To find us we have our own entrance at the back of the library (opposite the leisure centre)

Term time only.

Opening times Monday to Friday 9.00am-12.00pm Morning session.

Monday to Friday 12.15pm-3.15pm Afternoon session.

All day available 9.00am - 3.15pm.

Extra hour stay and play including lunch from home or our lunch £4.00 a day,  times are morning session times 9.00-1.00pm.  Afternoon session times 11.15am- 3.15pm.

We have a small playroom, with child sized toilets. 

We do lots of daily learning activities, we many areas of play- messy area, sand/water play, roleplay area, small world area, construction, mark making, sensory, big cosy area for quiet time with a book.

We have a large secure outside area, with a large enclosed, safe garden to continue the play and physical development needs, playing games with their friends.

We are always improving our provision both inside and outside to support children's learning and development.

Where to go

Little Nippers Pre-school
Royston Lifelong Learning Centre
Station Road
South Yorkshire
S71 4EP

There is plenty of parking at the setting, outside the library.

The library is large with lots of childrens books, you can join the library and enjoy the variety of books with your child.



Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£24.00 Childcare Cost per day 2yr olds
£24.00 Childcare Cost per day 3-4yr olds
£10.00 Per session
We offer all day childcare from 9.00am until 3.15pm £24.00 (includes lunch) per day. If you choose half day sessions, we offer an extra hour of stay and play, this includes lunch at £4.00 extra.


Other notes

We cater for all needs, we are an inclusive setting and work alongside with multi agencies. Your childs needs are paramount to us.


Childcare Information

Age Range

2 years,0 months
5 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies for 2, 3 and 4 Year Olds. If you would like your child to be put onto our waiting list please download our registration form on this page or call to nursery for a registration form, we do our best to accommodate your needs. Due to Covid 19 we are only doing limited look arounds at certain times of the day when children are not present. You are more than welcome to still contact us for more information on 07818197069 or email us

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Ofsted Information

Other languages spoken in setting
Languages spoken by staffNumber of staffFluency Level?
English 6 Fluent

Local Offer


Each child has a key person whose role it is to develop a close and sensitive relationship with the parents. If a parent has any concerns about their child's development this information should be shared with the key person. The key person will be responsible for regular observations and assessments that link to the development matters age and stages of development.

If the key person has identified a possible individual need, this will be discussed with you and together you can plan how best to support your child. The Preschool SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) may be asked for advice in order to support the key person and your child. The SENCO will also liaise with other professionals, with Parent/Carers permission, such as the Area SENCO, the Speech and Language Therapist , the Children's Centre or the Health Visitor. This advice might involve meetings and reports in order to enable the key person to plan for the individual needs of your child.

Your child's development will be regularly evaluated and the nursery SENCO may be asked for advice if this is felt necessary in order to plan appropriately for your child's individual needs. As parents, you will always be included in planning for your child's needs.

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How do we offer support to children or young people with a special educational need or disability?

Every Child will have a Keyworker who will do regular observations, and update their Learning Journeys. Every child will have a 2 year assessment and progress check. Referrals to other agencies will be notified.

Inclusive setting, work with other agencies and professionals, health visitors, nursery nurse, medical specialist

Observations cross references, Development Matters, discussions with parents, assessed individually.

Use assessments against Development Matters, discussions with parents and other agencies to develop independent learning plans.

Discuss children's abilities, likes/dislikes, family life, 1:1 key person, weeks where parents can come in and discuss.

When your child leaves Little Nippers, with Parent/Carers permission, your child's Learning Journey (a record of their observations and assessments during their time at Preschool) will be shared with the new setting/school. If possible, we will meet with the key person at the new setting/school or contact them to share relevant information. We will attend team around the child meetings. The new key person/class teacher will be invited to meet the child at Little Nippers if this is possible.

Cross referencing, discuss in setting with key worker and SENCO, seek advice from other professionals/parents if needed.

Parents involved from day 1 -parents input in Child' Learning Journey.  Home Observations. Concert Days, Fundraising Days.

We have an open door policy, so parents can look through their childs learning journey and development tracking, and to speak to their key worker if they wish.

What specialist training, experience and expertise do we have relevant to children with special educational needs and disabilities?

We identify a child with educational needs through observation and their learning development, at two years old they will have a 'Two Year progress check' an integrated review maybe needed, with a health visitor.  We liase with speech and language, paediatricians, inclusion unit, social care departments, specialist nurses.

If a need is identified your child will have a SEN support plan this will be throughly discussed with parents our Senco and your childs keyworker.

Your child will be worked with daily having some 1-1. 

We have staff who are trained in:



First Aid

Food Safety

Full SENCO Training.   

Early Help Assessment                             

Language Ladder
Working with 2 year olds
Autism Awareness
Moving and Handling




How accessible is our setting?


Our setting is child friendly, and all areas of play are at child height and can be adapted, for childs individual needs.

Child sized toilets, with safety seats and steps.

We have many play resources for children with SEND, including a sensory area.

Last updated on 14/06/2021
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