Leicester Preparatory School Early Years

2 Albert Road, Stoneygate, Leicester LE2 2AA

Leicester Preparatory School Early Years, Leicester, Leicestershire
Leicester Preparatory School Early Years, Leicester, Leicestershire
Leicester Preparatory School Early Years, Leicester, Leicestershire

Leicester Preparatory School Early Years, believes in a welcoming but structured approach to each child's pre-school education, looking to lay the foundations for a sound education thanks to the skills and professionalism of a highly - qualified team who create stimulating play and learning experiences.

Aiming for children to develop an enthusiastic and loving approach to learning, carers support independent thinking alongside respectful behaviour.

Each exciting day involves a range of focused academic activities; games, songs and learning opportunities for the children to thrive. The curriculum includes an excellent range of activities, which include various music lessons, cooking, events and trips within the community. The Early Year’s department also offers a unique opportunity for the children to learn additional languages with specialist teachers; including French and Mandarin. This gives the children an understanding and experience of bilingual learning at a young age.

Owner: Leicester Preparatory School (Stoneygate College)

Person in charge: Paul Hitchcock (Headmaster)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicester City Council

Number of Staff: 4

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 3 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0830-1500 (1700 by arrangement)

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: On request

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Italian, Panjabi, Punjabi, Urdu

Vacancies

5 Child Vacancies

posted 07 Dec 2017

Please contact us for vacancy information. Vacancies available for children aged 3-5 years.Free funded places available for 3 & 4 year olds.

Reviews

9.8 Leicester Preparatory School Early Years has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.799)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Leicester Preparatory School Early Years is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Leicester Preparatory School Early Years in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.799 for Leicester Preparatory School Early Years is calculated as follows: ( (117 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.799

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Leicester Preparatory School Early Years is based on 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    11
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Leicester Preparatory School Early Years

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

Amazing nursery, fantastic teachers, activities and learning for children. My daughter has become so much more independent, confident and happy going to the nursery. I would recommend this establishment to parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 02 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your kind words. Lovely to hear your daughter is flourishing at LPS.

Both kids enjoy going to Leicester Pre-Prep school and the staff are always excellent in looking after the children in class. Kids have a variety of activities to get involved with and it's nice, friendly environment for both children and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 24 May 2017:

Thankyou, a pleasure having the children at LPS.

Very highly recommended school, staff and level of education is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 19 May 2017:

Thank you very much, it has been a pleasure having the boys.

Right from starting in pre-prep my daughter has been made to feel welcome and valued. She has been encouraged to interact with the other children (something she finds hard to do) in a positive manner. The staff are all approachable and will take the time to talk to you about any concerns. Whilst the school is housed within an older building, the nursery rooms are warm and welcoming with all the facilities needed to give the children a safe and fun environment to learn and develop in.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 22 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments. Indeed, the building houses the oldest school in Leicester, built in the 19th century. However, it is a warm and inviting building and the staff do their very best to provide a warm welcome to the children and their families.

Having already put our oldest son through nursery pre-prep and prep school we are reassuringly versed in what makes a good environment the growth and learning of a child.
We are delighted to have decided and chosen Leicester Preparatory School for our little hero. The level of commitment shown by his key staff has been fantastic for the growth and learning of a child, feedback is precise and to the point with no grey areas.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We moved our child from another nursery. He loved it from the first day. The staff members are very professional. They can find a "key" for every child. We also noticed progress in reading and counting. Our child is always happy to do his homework. Every day he is coming home with a smile on his face, ready to share his day experience with us.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 22 Mar 2017:

Thank you. I am very pleased that you have already noted the progress of your child so soon after moving. All the staff work hard to maintain the academic progress of all the children.

Leicester Prep School has been amazing for both my kids. They have been so accommodating with my 3 yeard old, who at first cried at every drop-off. She now goes in smiling and high fives me. So pleased! They have also gone out of their way to help support so much and have made some lovely friends! Would definitely recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 22 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments. You are right. It is so often the smiles and the laughter that confirm that you have made the correct decision to place your child at a school.

My daughter started and found it very difficult to settle in for weeks. All the staff were incredibly supportive and patient. This nursery really nurtured my daughter at such an important phase in her life. She's so confident, chatty and now loves her nursery. She has thrived there. These classes are small, and the children have developed wonderful friendships. Leicester Prep is a truly fantastic establishment, one which I can't recommend highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 22 Mar 2017:

Thank you. Your appreciation for the efforts that are made by all the staff are appreciated. There is a lot of experience available at the school to meet the differing needs of our children.

I have had an extremely pleasant experience over the years with my daughters at the school. The teachers are great, very approachable, creating the right atmosphere for studies and growth.
My girls love it there and I will recommend any parent anytime.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 26 Oct 2015:

Thank-you very much for your review. The staff have worked hard to create an environment where children can be happy and purposeful in their play and learning.

Leicester Preparatory School Early Years is an excellent school, I think it is because its a private one. The teachers and the staff are very polite. They always help us with any new issues. I am extremely happy with the work system of this school.

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 22 Oct 2015:

Thank-you very much for your review. I am very grateful for your thoughts concerning the school.

I am very delighted with Leicester Preparatory School Early Years. The staff are so friendly and caring to all the children. My son is very happy here, he enjoys his everyday learning and has already made a big progress. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 22 Oct 2015:

Thank-you very much for your review. I am very pleased that your son is thriving at the school.

Leicester Preparatory School is an excellent school. I think it is because it is a private one. The teachers and the staff are very polite. They always help us with any new issues. I am extremely happy with the work and system of this school

How likely would you be to recommend Leicester Preparatory School Early Years? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 21 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your review. The staff work hard to maintain these standards and it is very rewarding to receive such comments.

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April 2015

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

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Charlotte Saunders

Job Title: Early Years Teacher

Joined: 2012

Description:

Mrs Charlotte Saunders is the Head of our Early Years and Reception Class Teacher

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Hanya Zamulinskyj

Job Title: Early Years Teacher

Joined: 2015

Description:

Miss Hanya Zamulinskyj is Pre-Prep class teacher in Butterflies Classroom.
Early Years SenCo

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Alison Onyelekere

Job Title: Early Years Teacher

Joined: 2016

Description:

Mrs Onyelekere is Pre-Prep teacher in Ladybirds Classroom.

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Laura Neale

Job Title: Early Years Assistant and SenCo support

Joined: 2016

Description:

Miss Laura Neale supports the teaching and learning within the Early Years department.

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Farah Parekh

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2014

Description:

Mrs Farah Parekh supports the teaching and learning within the Early Years department.

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Khadizah Sidat

Job Title: Early Years Assisstant

Joined: 2017

Description:

Mrs Khadizah Sidat supports the teaching and learning within the Early Years department.
Currently covering maternity leave for Mrs Farah Parekh.

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Monica Vig

Job Title: Registrar

Joined: 2008

Description:

Mrs Monica Vig will be your first point of contact when registering your child at Leicester Preparatory School. She is available for tours of the nursery at your convenience.