About Little Fishes Preschool

About us

Little Fishes Pre-School was founded over 25 years ago by four mums with differing talents and skills who came together to open a new pre-school for the Furze Platt community

Little Fishes is now managed by a governing committee made up of members of our community and parents. We are a registered Charity (no. 1070343) Further information on our governing committee can be found here.

With close ties to St Peter’s Church, Little Fishes took the name from the Christian Ichthys symbol. With ‘gentle’ Christian beliefs Little Fishes has always and continues to welcome children and families of all religions.

Our sessions take place in the historical Furze Platt War Memorial Hall, a large well-maintained hall with a high ceiling and plenty of natural light flooding in. The garden and outdoor play area is easily accessible and securely enclosed.

Inclusion / Special Educational Needs 

Little Fishes makes sure that it meets the needs of each individual child and takes account of any special needs a child might have. We are experienced in working in close liaison with professionals across the range of special needs and we have a dedicated Inclusion staff member.

Emphasis on Outdoor Play

The Early Years Foundation Stage states “Outdoor environments offer children freedom to explore, use their senses, and be physically active and exuberant”. Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of wellbeing and helps all aspects of children’s development. It gives children first-hand contact with weather, fresh air, the changing seasons and the natural world.

Little Fishes are fortunate to have a large and secure outdoor area with hard and grassed surfaces where children are encouraged to play and support their learning and development throughout the year.

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Little Fishes are committed to safeguarding children and operate a safer recruitment policy.

Child playing with dinosaurs
Child feeling textures
Child in sand pit