Little Learners Chelmsford

Are you attending a course and looking for childcare during your lessons? 

We have ofsted registered preschools, that care for children aged 3 month – 5 years old.

Our nurseries are open to learners attending courses, and the local community. You may even be able to receive funding to pay for childcare.

Classroom decorated with learning materials at Friary Pre-school

About us 

Little Learners Preschool is based inside ACL Chelmsford and can care for 15 children per session aged between 3 months and 5 years.

Our highly qualified and dedicated caring team work to generous staff ratios so really get to know the needs of each individual child.

Little Learners follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to support each child to make progress in their learning and development in partnership with their parents and close family, as well as to keep safe and healthy.

We have a secure outdoor area, which children have access to throughout the day.

We use the secure online software package Tapestry to record children’s achievement’s and progress.

Chinese New Year display

Fees and Funding

Our setting is open to all children from the community, you do not need to be attending a course at the centre to access the preschool.

We offer a morning session 9.00am or 9.30am start until 12.00pm, afternoon 12.00pm until 2.30pm or 3.00pm or an all-day session.

Our current fees are £4.50 an hour for over 3’s and £5.00 for under 3’s.

There may be some flexibility on session times if you are attending an ACL course, subject to availability.

We can take the 15 hours of FEEE funding for 2, 3 and 4 year old’s and can offer 30 hours of funding to eligible parents.

There may be additional funding available if you are doing a course.

Teddy bears arranged for Chinese New Year

Opening hours

9am to 3pm term time only.

Little Learners sign

Contact information

Address: Little Learners, ACL Chelmsford, Beeches Close, Chelmsford, CM1 2SB
Email: debbie.brooks@essex.gov.uk
Phone: 03330 132423 or 07712 356412

“Children develop skills that help prepare them for their next stage of learning…”

Children develop skills that help prepare them for their next stage of learning and in preparation for school, including social skills as they learn how to share and make special friendships.

Little Learners Chelmsford, Ofsted March 2019

“I knew this was the right nursery for my children. Small and personal. Friendly and creative…”

I knew this was the right nursery for my children. Small and personal. Friendly and creative. The staff are always welcoming. They have been amazing for my children, who are so happy. As a parent, you want to feel security and know that your children are happy. If I ever want advice, they help me and give the tools I need,

Little Learners Chelmsford, Kirsty (Parent)

“This is a fantastic setting and all the children attending it are very lucky….”

We cannot recommend the preschool enough. Our son was diagnosed as autistic when he was 3 and all the staff at little learners were extremely supportive during this process. Before and after his diagnosis they went above and beyond to help us get and provide the right support for him at the preschool. Without their incredible hard work with him he wouldn’t have achieved some of the amazing things he has or overcome so many challenges. This is a fantastic setting and all the children attending it are very lucky.

Little Learners Chelmsford, Charlotte (Parent)

Preschool & nursery enquiry form

Preschool enquiry form