Leicester Preparatory School Early Years

2 Albert Road, Stoneygate, Leicester LE2 2AA

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: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 34

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, Hindi, Italian, Panjabi, Punjabi, Urdu

Overview

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 23 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 14 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

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  • 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 4.772 for Leicester Preparatory School Early Years is calculated as follows: ( (217 Excellents x 5) + (55 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 276 Ratings = 4.772

  • 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 14 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 6.8 positive Reviews (34 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 6.8 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.

9.8 Leicester Preparatory School Early Years has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.772)

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  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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Extremely helpful very detailed and a great experience with the teacher.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to 'review us' Mrs Sudera, your kind words are much appreciated.

Very happy with the way my daughter has been supported in settling into this new environment.

She's excited by what she has done at nursery each day and tells us all about her day, showing that she is very happy.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 08 Feb 2018:

Thank you for review. Lovely to hear and see how well your daughter has settled into her new class.

Great first impressions on this pre-school. Great attention to detail when observing and developing my child's learning. Great, helpful staff. Very friendly. Definitely recommend to other parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 08 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review. Happy to provide a helpful friendly service.

Leicester Preparatory School is a fantastic establishment where close relationships are formed. Teachers make a real effort to ensure your child reaches their full potential.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 08 Feb 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to submit this review and for your valued feedback.

The setting promotes outstanding opportunities for children to build their confidence and skills. The staff are very experienced and their approach to early years creates a strong foundation for children to flourish.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 08 Feb 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We do aim to provide a stimulating setting.

My daughter has been thriving in an environment where she is carefully monitored and stretched. She has been instilled with a love of learning. She has made close friends. On her arrival at the school, she was a shy girl but she became more confident.

She has been greatly encouraged to be independent. She is well ahead of her expected level.

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

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Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 08 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your review. Lovely to see how well your daughter has progressed, she will continue to thrive within her class.

Great school, love the individual attention the children have.

The teachers really know my child.

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

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Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 06 Feb 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Lovely to see how well your son has settled.

My son has had a great experience at Leicester Preparatory School. He has been made to feel very welcome and is developing very well.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 06 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your review Neil. We are really pleased to see how well your son has settled into the early years environment.

My daughter has settled well. When I have any concerns teachers and staff are always willing to listen and help. My daughter learnt to write and spell her name within the first few months and is progressing well.
Leicester Preparatory School has started to get my daughter ready for school, by having to wear a uniform and getting to school before 9. The school also accommodates our dietary requirements, and the chef has spoken to me and I have given suggestion and alternatives.

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

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Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 19 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your review. It is lovely to see how well your daughter has settled and is progressing well.

My children have been at Leicester Preparatory School since September 2017. I am extremely pleased with the school and seen a huge progression in my children's development. The care and individual needs of my children have been excellent.

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

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Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 19 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your review. The children have made immense progress and settled extremely well. Always a pleasure to see them around school.

Excellent school. Very happy with my son's social and academic progress. He has a fantastic teacher.

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

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Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 19 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your review Pamela. Your son has made great progress and we sure he will continue to excel.

We are thoroughly happy with Leicester Preparatory School, our children have benefited tremendously being there. Our children love attending and there is a lovely family environment. All the staff are very helpful and friendly.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Paul Hitchcock, Headmaster at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 13 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your review. I am very pleased that the children enjoy the family atmosphere at the school.

I would highly recommend Leicester Preparatory School as both my children currently attend. I could not praise the early years team enough for their hard work and commitment to ensure all children receive the best start in education.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Monica Vig, Admissions at Leicester Preparatory School Early Years responded to this review on 19 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your review Jaspreet. It’s been lovely to see the children grow in confidence. A pleasure to have them at Leicester Prep School.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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

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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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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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Vacancies

Child Vacancies

posted 08 May 2018

Please contact us for vacancy information. Vacancies available for children aged 3-5 years. Free 15 or 30 funded places available for 3 & 4 year olds.

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April 2015

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Charlotte Saunders

Job Title: Early Years Teacher

Joined: 2012

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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 and Early Years Senco

Joined: 2015

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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

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Mrs Onyelekere is Pre-Prep teacher in Ladybirds Classroom.

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Laura Neale

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2016

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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

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

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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.