Little Fishes


Vision Statement

At Little Fishes we aim to provide an environment for children from 2-5 years where they can be themselves - a place where they feel listened to and valued and where they experience a sense of achievement as they move forward in their learning.

We also aim to encourage and affirm mothers, fathers and carers in their nurturing role and to foster in them and their children an awareness of God and His love for them.

A Pre-School rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted

Little Fishes Pre-school is found in the Nonsuch Hall of St Paul’s Church Centre, Howell Hill, Cheam. We operate 5 mornings a week from 9.30 – 12.30, for 35 weeks per year, and have been running since January 2003.

The school has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in a recent inspection. The Ofsted report praised the 'excellent opportunities available' to children, 'well balanced planning' for each individual child, the 'extensive range of interesting, stimulating activities available to children', 'excellent access between indoor and ourdoor environments', high parental involvement and the exceptional confidence developed by the children, commenting: 'Children are highly confident in communicating with staff as well as each other and staff and highly skilled in using open-ended questions to make the children think about what they are doing.' 

Started by three members of St Paul’s, Little Fishes has a staff of 9, most of whom have been with us from day one. Little Fishes is part of the St Paul’s with St Mary’s Charitable Trust and members from St Paul’s form the Little Fishes Management Group acting as an advisory body on behalf of the Trustees, the St Paul’s with St Mary’s Parochial Church Council (PCC).

Little Fishes has up to 26 children (28 in the summer term) at pre-school on any one day, though many of these children attend anything from 2- 5 days a week.  We work with Surrey Early Years to offer the best standards of care to our children and follow the guidance of the government's Early Years Foundation Stage.

Children at Little Fishes learn, through play, to become independent, make choices and decisions whilst socialising and forming relationships with other children. The children will explore and act out roles, consolidate their learning and make sense of the world around them in an environment of love and care. See a typical day at Little Fishes

Further information and booking places

If you think you would like your child to come to Little Fishes please contact us either by phoning 07968 192246 or emailing us at We can send you a prospectus and/or arrange for you to visit us during a session. You can also download the Application Form and our Policy Documents.