About Us

Little Sparrows is the longest standing Day Nursery in the Borough of Broxbourne. For 30 years it has been nurturing children from 6 months to 5 years old. Cheryl has been managing the Nursery since it opened in 1989. She holds a Montessori and NNEB qualification. Her daughter Rachel, attended the nursery when it opened as a child herself. Rachel's love for the early years lead her to accomplish a BA Honors Degree in Early Childhood Studies. She now co-manages the business with Cheryl.

Cheryl and Rachel are passionate in delivering excellent childcare and this has been reflected in our latest Ofsted report.

They relish in providing a happy, highly stimulating environment in which each child is valued as an individual and enabled to develop at their own pace. 

Little Sparrows has a Montessori dimension and firmly believes that in a mixed age group, children learn from each other and take on roles of responsibility through being independent.


The Nursery is open 52 weeks of the year, closing only on Bank Holidays.


There are limited spaces for free, flexible entitlement places for eligible 2, 3 + 4 year olds.


All staff are rigorously checked and hold Enhanced Disclosures.



Montessori has been practised across the world for over a century. It values the importance of children being in control of their own learning and recognises how the process of learning, over the end result, is crucial in building life skills such as confidence, perseverance and resilience.

Mixed age
for life

Key Person

Within Little Sparrows each child is allocated a Key Person and a Secondary Key Person. As we are a mixed aged setting, each child is able to have the same key person throughout their journey with us.

Having an efficient Key Person system in place ensures all children are able to feel safe and secure. A Key Person will help their key child settle into the new environment, develop a positive relationship with them, plan for their stages in development and build up a partnership with their families.



At Little Sparrows we offer a rich learning environment and provide a wide range of experiences to promote each child's developmental stage, their interests and key into the 7 areas of the nationally approved EYFS.


For parts of the day the 3 + 4 year olds use the Activity Room to take part in more structured activities and use equipment which may not be suitable for the younger children.


Singing + Music - this is so important we do it every day! 

Stories, Rhymes + Books

Activities + Games


Water, Sand + Anything Messy

Writing + Mark Making

Imaginative Play

Sensory + Heuristic


Climbing + Balancing



Rhythmic Movement


Woodwork with Real Tools


Digital Cameras



Trained professionals come in each week during term time to provide extra-curricular activities, at no extra cost!

  • Yoga

  • Music

  • Super Soccer

  • Zoo Lab Animals

  • Basketball + Athletics

  • Dance + Movement

Little Sparrows Day Nursery Ltd   |   Little Sparrows Day Nursery Limited is Registered in England number 09053262