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Bright Sparks Pre School,
Nursery, and Out of School Clubs

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Stoke Lodge Preschool, Nursery

and Out of School Club

BS34 6DW

014546 15577

Stanbridge Preschool

BS16 6AL

01179 575152


Little Stoke Preschool

BS34 6HY

01179 038047


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 Bright Sparks at Little Stoke

Tel:  01179 038047 


New at Little Stoke Preschool.............

From January 2016, as well as a preschool at Little Stoke Primary School,  we will be able to provide afterschool care for children from the preschool and primary school until 6pm.  Ring 07510 338551 for details or ask at the preschool. 


ABSENCE LINE - 07791 204090 (Please text us if your child is going to be absent) 

Our facilities at the Little Stoke Setting

We are located in the grounds of Little Stoke Primary School and have 2 large spacious playrooms both with a lovely outside space for the children to explore and play.

Our Ladybird Room caters for children needs between the age of 2 and 3. We feel that young children learn most effectively from play, exploration and talk, and develop their curiosity by creating, investigating and exploring. By offering a range of play opportunities we aim to foster each toddlers intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. Staff in this room adhere to a 1:4 ratio of staff to children with children who are 2-3 year olds.   

 Our newly refurbished Bumblebee room is for children aged 3-5 years.  We feel it is fundamental that each child has the freedom to learn and develop through exploration. An ethos central to our setting is 'learning to play, playing to learn'  We, therefore, provide varied resources in a safe, stimulating environment inside and out to develop the inquisitive, creative mind of children.

We, also, have a sensory room where all children can access our varied sensory resources where they can explore through light, touch, sound and smell.

Our gardens encourage free play and investigation in the world around us.  We encourage the children to explore individually and work in groups to develop knowledge and understanding of the world. 

Our Preschool sessions are from 9am to 12 midday and from 12 to 3pm.  We can  offer wrap around care from 8.30am to 6pm. Please telephone for further details

 For the Little Stoke Pre School Prospectus please click on the link below:- 

 prospectus 16 17 little stoke.pdf

 Afterschool Club for primary school children is from 3.30pm to 6pm.  Children will need to be registered before they can attend the club and are then collected by our staff from their teachers at the end of the school day and brought to the preschool where they can enjoy a relaxed environment indoors and out.  A small snack will be provided and drinks offered throughout the session.  The children will be able to choose activities and games throughout the session.  

Parents can collect their children from the main preschool entrance.  Please ring the bell and a member of staff will bring your child to you.  

 Our Holiday Club is located in Stoke Lodge Primary School. Please ask for a booking form if you would like your child to attend during the holidays.

If you require further information please ring 07510 338551


If you require information about Little Stoke Primary School please click the link below:-



Pre School - We accept children who have been granted 2year old funding. If your child is entitled to the Nursery Education Grant for 3 and 4 year olds you may use some or all of your entitlement at Bright Sparks.  You are entitled to 15 hours free nursery education per week from the term after their 3rd birthday. (September, January or April).  The grant is payable for 38 weeks per academic year or you can stretch your grant if your child is in full year care with us (please ask for details).


Our Pre School sessions are as follows:-


Pre School sessions at Little Stoke Setting for 2, 3 and 4 year olds term time only

·      Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm 3 hour session.  The private charge for this session is £5 per hour but will increase from 1/9/16 to £5.50 for 2 year olds and £5 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds (However, if your child is entitled to the Nursery Education Grant you may use this grant for the session up to a maximum hour of the grant then a private charge will be payable)

 ·     Monday to Friday 12 to 3pm 3 hour session.  The private charge for this session is £5 per hourbut will increase from 1/9/16 to £5.50 for 2 year olds and £5 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds (However, if your child is entitled to the Nursery Education Grant you may use this grant for the session upto a maximum hour of the grant then a private charge will be payable)  

       .     Wrap around care until 6pm is charged at £5 per hour but will increase from 1/9/16 to                £5.50 for 2 year olds and £5 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds.


The Pre School is open for 38 weeks a year so you can access the Nursery Education Grant 38 weeks entitlement.   


 Afterschool Club (held in the preschool building) for Primary School Children 3.30pm to 6pm

·      3.30pm to 6pm a daily charge of £7.50 which includes a small snack and drinks

 Holiday Club (School Holidays) (Stoke Lodge Setting only) Primary School Children

·      5 to 13 years of age 8am to 6pm during school holidays. Daily charge of £20.00 (£21 from 1/9/16) for a full day and £11.25 (£11.50 from 1/9/16) for half day (8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm)

You must give 4 weeks written notice if you intend to reduce or end your your sessions during the year.


You will be issued a bill at the beginning of each term.  This must be paid by 7 days after the date of the invoice.  If not, a reminder will be issued.  If it is not paid within 7 days of the reminder you will be given a warning letter informing you that if you outstanding fees are not paid within 7 days your childs place will be offered to another child on our waiting list. If you have any problems concerning financial matters please contact the Manager

 Additional charges:-

·         Registration Fee - Preschool - £35 for parents/carers paying private fees.

                              Afterschool Club - £10 per year 

·     Cleaning A charge of £1 per term is required for essential additional cleaning of the preschool and equipment.

·      Snack for Pre School Sessions A charge of 25p per session is required so that we can provide varied healthy snacks for your child.

      Sun cream at £1 per year.

·      Late collection charge We reserve the right to charge £5 for every 10 minutes you are late to collect your child.

.    There is a late payment charge of £2 for every week the fees are not paid after the date the invoice was sent

     Wet wipes and nappies – a charge will be made for the use of Bright Sparks wet wipes and nappies should we run out of your supply from home.  We will advise you when your supply is running low so you can send in some more.


For further information please contact us on 01454 615577