surrounded by beautiful parkland

supported by wonderful people

Little Learners Pre-school was founded in September 2013 by owner and Director, Claire Simpson. Initially, we were based in Boxgrove village but an opportunity arose in April 2015 for us to move into central Chichester. Now we are based in a brand new lodge on Keepers Green, in the Graylingwell Park Development.


We are open 51 weeks of the year from 8.00 am - 6.00 pm or 7.30 am Early Doors by previous arrangement from 7.30am. We have a growing reputation for being a small, nurturing, professional setting with dedicated and caring staff.  The staff within our team, all trained with early years qualifications, ranging from a Level 2 BTEC Diploma to Early Years teacher status. All the team have enhanced DRB disclosures, all relevant safeguarding training and have completed Pediatric first aid training. 

Our main hall leads straight out to our enclosed garden which allows us to have free-flow play all day. The garden is set up to offer different activities to develop physical play, imaginative play, sand, water, outdoor reading, mark making a discovery area and a mud kitchen. The setting is well equipped with a large selection of indoor and outdoor toys and equipment for your child to select and enjoy. We adore our local environment and utilise this as much as possible for going for walks, growing produce at the community garden, having sessions at the Wild Space forest school and just simply being amongst the trees.


We are passionate about delivering high-quality childcare and education. We pride ourselves on our high expectations of the children and our positive working relationships with parents. Working collectively, we build strong foundations for your child to bloom and grow. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, we provide children with a large range of activities to develop their early year's skills, confidence, and self-esteem. To help build strong, working relationships with our parents we use an online learning journal system called Tapestry. Tapestry allows us to post instant observations of your child engaged in their wonderful world of learning, providing you with reassurance your child is engaged and happy.


It's clear to see from our confident, happy children that they feel safe and secure in our care. Book an appointment with us to come for a visit so you can see for yourself. Visit the Contact Us page to find out how.

Meet The Team



Owner & Manager -


Learning Mentor,

Parental Support Adviser,

Speech and Language core trained,  INCo/SENco, 

Designated Safeguarding Lead,  Health and Safety Officer, 

Paediatric First Aider.



Deputy Manager  -

BTEC Level 4 Health and Social Care Dip,  Level 3 CACHE Dip, 

Designated Safeguarding Officer, 



Paediatric First Aider. 



Early Years Teacher -

Bachelor of Education for Preschool QTS Status,

 Paediatric First Aider.



Preschool Practitioner -

City and Guilds Level 2 , Paediatric First Aider.



Preschool Practitioner -

NVQ3 Early years educator.

Paediatric First Aider.

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Anna - 5 stars

Little Learners is a fun, creative and inspiring environment. The staff team is small, nurturing and caring and the ladies who work there are extremely experienced. My husband and I are both Qualified Teachers and this can make the decision of where and how to education your children a very tough one. However, Little Learners makes that decision simple! I couldn’t send any of my children anywhere else, it is hands down the best provision I’m yet to see for children pre-school age. They meet the needs of both of my children with ease, even though they are totally different characters and are literally like chalk and cheese! Thank you Little Learners x


sharah - 5 stars

I couldn’t recommend Little Learners more. The team are incredibly committed, knowledgable and creative and the special atmosphere they create is really inspiring. My son has made some wonderful friendships and has really flourished under their care. We have been particularly grateful for all the additional visitors and experiences they have organised such as Zumba and candle making! Feedback and communication with parents is very regular and there are lots of opportunities to get to see all the great things your child experiences. We feel so lucky to have found a pre school that literally ticks every box! 


Tazmin - 5 stars

This is the best preschool! Our little boy has been here for around 6 months now and has come such a long way. I wish I had known about it with our daughter, it really is lovely. Every single day they have brilliant activities on the go and our son is always coming home with something lovely he has made whether it’s cakes, crafts or games. They explore out in the garden and take the children for walks and to the local park. Our son is excited every day and can’t wait to get through the doors, I can’t recommend it enough! Thank you Claire and the rest of the lovely team. Keep up the great work!x

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