Grays Pre-school

Here at Little Roo’s pre-school we aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment, where children’s individuality is respected and valued. By allowing the children to have free choice in the resources this enables them to have individual liberty and encourage them to become confident and assertive as the grow and work towards their next steps based on the EYFS curriculum.

We allow the children to direct their learning, our staff are here to enhance their knowledge and not to lead it.

A caring staff team that is well trained and supported will encourage the children in their social interactions to help children become school ready.

Little Roo’s pre-school is committed to establish quality relationships with all parents based on mutual respect and trust. We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and should be centrally involved in their child’s education. We welcome and value parents’ comments and suggestions and strive to create excellent communication and links to outside pre-school professions.

  • To provide a safe, caring, and stimulating environment for all children to play & learn which is friendly and welcoming.
  • To prepare children for their transitions into school and their next steps in education
  • To offer a quality provision to the local community which is open and inclusive to all.
  • To promote positive relationships with parents and carers to ensure strong links with home and pre-school to provide excellent partnerships.

Free Play:

There is a stimulating selection of play equipment for children to use; each of the 7 areas of learning and development

Snack Time:

The children will wash hands, sit together to promote good social skills. A member of staff will sit with children


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Outside Play:

All children have access to a outside garden where children can extend there learning and development.

Little Roo’s Pre-school

Our Setting Mobile number is  07557446776

Thank you for visiting the Little Roo’s Pre-School website. Little Roo’s Pre School is an established pre-school,but are maintaining the long history of pre-schools at St Mary’s church hall. The new owner brought the pre-school in December 2013 and has kept on some members of staff and also the way the setting is run as parents want the best for their children.

Little Roo’s Pre-School offers high quality care, and education for children ranging from 2 years to 5 years. We believe in working in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop, offering children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

There is a stimulating selection of play equipment for children to use. Each of the 7 areas of learning areas from the Early Years Foundation Stage are catered for, these areas include mark making, malleable area and messy play, water play, sand play, role play, dressing up, construction, book corner, numeracy table, plus physical activities such as slides, ball skills and games and music. As well as the free play we do have adult lead activities, which are more structured, the children are encouraged but never pressured to take part.

If you would like to register interest or have any queries please contact us via the contact us page.

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Contact Details

Little Roos
St Mary’s Church Hall
Dock Road
Little Thurrock
RM17 6EX


07557 446776
07825 500760