Toddler Playgroup in Clapham

Little Learners Deserve Big Opportunities

At Little Learners, we understand the unique needs of young toddlers, as they develop an interest and curiosity in the world around them. Our team of qualified childcare professionals are passionate about this exciting phase in child development; the transition from baby to young toddler.

At Little Learners - our educational preschool in Clapham, we hold the needs of each individual at the heart of everything we do, closely monitoring each child to ensure that they are getting the best out of our facilities. We work in full partnership with families, making certain that everyone excels under our care, in preparation for the next stage of their early years’ education. At Little Learners toddler playgroup in Clapham, your child gets the head-start they deserve.




Little Learners - A Place to Learn and Play

Don’t let your child miss out on the educational foundation they need. Find out more now!

For any questions, please call 07941 103 860 or email .

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Prime Areas of Learning

Following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, we focus primarily on the Prime areas of learning.

These are:

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Language and

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Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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Physical Development: Fine and Gross Motor Skills


 At Little Learners we understand that these Prime learning areas form the foundations of solid lifelong learning and have carefully designed the curriculum at our toddler playgroup in Clapham around these core learning goals.




Where You’ll Find Us

We have two settings – one in Clapham (SW11) and one in Balham (SW12). Each setting boasts rich indoor and outdoor classrooms, which include finger gyms and mud kitchens to encourage sensory play. At our toddler playgroups in Clapham and Balham, your child will find plenty of opportunities for creative, open-ended play, through the use of natural, heuristic resources. Balham Little Learners offers a forest school and both locations adopt the Montessori approach, with a wide range of open-ended natural materials from which your child can draw.


St Michael’s Church
Cobham Close
SW11 6SP


St Stephen’s Church
Weir Road
SW12 0NU


 Who We Are

Mrs Michelle Reynolds

Company Director/Balham Manager

I am local mother who started Little Learners as a Childminder working from home.  I started a home-based childminding business following a career break after the birth of my second child, and loved it!

Over the years as my interest in child development grew, I studied for a postgraduate diploma in Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) and have maintained a commitment to providing a responsive childcare service dedicated to improving outcomes for all children in our care. 

I have established two long standing teams of warm, passionate professionals.  Our ethos is to initiate effective partnerships with our families and form warm nurturing bonds with all our Little Learners, prioritising emotional security, health and happiness. 

Learning, growth and development naturally thrives from there.

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Ms Maxine Layborne

Clapham Manager

I have been working with Little Learners for almost a decade now, leading the team in Clapham.  The majority of the team have been working with me since I began in 2013.

 We are a friendly, happy team and work hard to create a fun learning environment. We want to make sure that each child is nurtured, understood and is given the space, time and resources they need, to reach their full potential.

I am the settings Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at our toddler playgroups in Clapham and passionately believe in early intervention, in order to give each child the best start. 

I also have a great passion for Early Years teaching and have driven our Jolly Phonics curriculum, exposing our very young toddlers to letter sounds and recognition. This is a popular part of the curriculum at Little Learners and gives children a head-start when they start reading at school.

This has propelled our little ones significantly, in preparation for the next stage in their early education.

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“Little Learners is the most amazing setting, we are so pleased we found you. Olivia has flourished in your care, you have helped to shape her into a curious, independent learner. Thank you!”

Vicky & Tim | July 2022



Learning Through Play

Let your child lead their own discovery and start learning in a structured, yet free, environment.
Enquire today through the link below or, for any questions, call 07941 103 860 or email .

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