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Welcome to

Nursery and Preschool

Since we opened in 2003, Sheffield based childcare provider Little Ark has been at the heart of the city – providing high quality early years education and childcare for children aged 12 weeks to 5 years.

Our unique open-plan lay-out means that our setting has a wonderful family-feel – with each age group able to see and interact with each other as they learn and discover the world around them.

In our Ofsted Registered Good-rated childcare setting, we have a dedicated baby unit complete with a cosy sleeping area, and rooms for our 1 year olds, 2 year olds and pre-school, plus our very own roof garden with views across Sheffield.

The Famly app ensures that parents are in touch in real time with their child whilst they are with us. Our team are so passionate about supporting and caring for each child and helping them grow into the amazing little champion they were born to be.

Why not book a look-round visit and start your journey with the Little Ark family today?!

For all ages

From three months old until they start primary school, we have the expertise to give your child the best start. We have four rooms which are catered to their needs at every step of their growth and development.


3 months - walking


1 years


2 years


3-4 years

Keeping you in the loop

Little Ark are proud users of the award-winning Famly app, which allows our parents to keep in touch with their child’s time at nursery in real time. From what they are eating to how long they are sleeping for – you will be able to check how your little one is doing using your smart phone.

Our Team

Here at Little Arks Nursery and Preschool, our Staff team is made up from people who are passionate about Children and Education. All our Staff Members have a least a Level 2 qualification.

Catherine Lanera

Little Arks Nursery and Preschool General Manager

Tracy Todd

Level 3 Nursery Practitioner and Wellbeing Officer

Serena Tomlinson

Level 4 Senco and Safeguarding Lead

Claire Brecker

Assistant Early Years Manager


Little Ark Nursery & Preschool Deputy Manager

Alice Freeman

Senior Administrator

Fees & Funding

Little Ark is open 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year.

Please contact us for more information regarding Fees & Funding. We’ll be happy to answer any question or queries you have!

Full Day

8am- 6pm
£ 58
  • Meals and Snacks £6*

Half Day

8am-1pm, 1pm-6pm
£ 35
  • Meals and Snacks £4*


*Families are welcome to bring pack lunches with their child. Nappies and baby wipes are included in the price.

We accept all childcare voucher schemes and we offer 15 and 30 hours funded childcare for eligible families.

Why Little Ark?

We love what we do, but what means so much is when other people give us their feedback. Being a part of your children’s lives is a privilege. But here is what some of the parents have said about us.