Littlehampton Preschool

The Littlehampton Preschool provides the perfect setting for younger children to learn how to interact with teachers and other children in a positive, supportive environment. We aim to foster imagination, creativity and cooperation by engaging pre-schoolers in fun activities that encourage teamwork and learning though play.

Having the preschool on the same grounds as the primary school, also gives pre-schoolers the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school grounds and staff, making the eventual transition to full-time school a much easier experience. In fact, we offer pre-schoolers three transitions visits to their junior primary class in the term before they start school.

Belonging, Being, Becoming – Early Years Learning Framework

We support early education using play-based activities built around five learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework to ensure children:

  • Have a strong sense of identity
  • Are connected with, and contribute to, their world
  • Have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Are confident and involved learners
  • Are effective communicators

Learning is also inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy and inquiry based learning models. You can find more information here.

Preschool sessions

If you’d like to enrol your child at Littlehampton Preschool, we offer placements at the start of the year for children who will turn age 4 before 1st May.

We also offer two pre-entry visits on Fridays in Term 4 in the year prior to when your child will commence at the preschool, usually in late November and early December.

Current sessions

Sessions are full days only and children are assigned to either Group A or Group B, which attend preschool on different weekdays.

Group A

Monday & Tuesday: 8:45am – 3:00pm
Every second Friday: 8:45am – 1:45pm

Group B

Wednesday & Thursday: 8:45am – 3:00pm
Every second Friday: 8:45am – 1:45pm

Playgroup

Fridays: 9:00am – 11:00am
The playgroup meets in the OHSC building and is operated by parents. More info.

Our Out of School Hours Care service is available every day, including Fridays to accommodate the early finish for the preschool.

Immunisation Information

Please read the latest information about the requirement with preschool and immunisation records.