Little Chestnuts

Where your toddlers learn, play and grow

Toddlers are curious and energetic explorers, motivated to learn through sensory play and experiences. At Little Chestnuts we welcome children from 1- 3 years and inspire our children, parents and carers through a fun and imaginative session.

Little Chestnuts is FREE and welcomes all toddlers aged 1-3 years . There is no obligation to attend each week and the class is open to all children whether or not they are registering for Duncombe School.

The class is held on Monday mornings at Treetops Pre-School, Duncombe School, during term time. The setting provides a friendly and informal atmosphere where parents and carers can meet and chat whilst their children are occupied with a stimulating range of toys and activities.

Our mission as a toddler group, is to have fun!  With weekly themed activities, outside play, arts and crafts and story time, there is something for everyone to enjoy, including refreshments.

For those children registered with the school, Little Chestnuts will allow them to become familiar with the setting ahead of starting at Treetops Pre-School. Alongside this it gives parents and carers the opportunity to see their little ones confidence and independence grow before starting, whilst getting to know members of staff and other parents.

Jody Saunders

Parent of toddler

As a working dad I’m not used to attending toddler groups such as Little Chestnuts. Not only were the staff warm and welcoming, but it was apparent from my son’s confidence as soon as we arrived, how much he enjoys the class.

Dates for your toddler diary


At Little Chestnuts we believe routines help children learn through routine, enables children to feel more secure and prepared and so are more engaged, attentive and keen to learn.

The routine of the session remains the same each week, but the weekly theme changes, which stimulates and encourage participation from the children.

Download our Spring term ‘toddler diary dates’ and see what Little Chestnuts have planned.

Little Chestnuts Toddler Diary Dates – Summer 2018


We looking forward to welcoming you at Little Chestnuts for fun, games, laughter and a chat!