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Smarties - Mrs Steeple


Smarties Pre- School

Tel: 01226 340044 


Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm.


Our aims are for children to:-

  • Be safe, happy and secure in our setting
  • Enjoy experimenting and exploring
  • become confident learners
  • Become independent with familiar routines and activities
  • Make friends and thrive.



Smarties is part of Rotherham LA's Early Years Provision, it is term time only, operating Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.  Our session times are 9 - 12am and 12 - 3pm.


Smarties is for children who are able to access their EEF (Early Education Funding) entitlement;

  • EEF for all 3 year olds starts the term after their 3rd birthday
  • EEF for all 2 year olds starts the term after their 2nd birthday
  • EEF enables children to access 15 hours free childcare per week
  • Paid 2 year and 3 year places may be available
  • OFSTED registered.


If you would like your child to attend Smarties please collect an admission form from Mrs Salmons in the school office or Mrs Christine Steeple in Smarties.  





Our fantastic work and learning areas

being a builder
Halloween potion mixing
baking buns with playdough
they look delicious
night and day role play area
night and day role play area
listening to music
enjoying and looking at books
looking and enjoying the books
Chinese New Year
Our winter work
Our winter work
making our own music shakers
Our spring work
Our spring flower paintings
spring flower painting
spring flower painting
garage role play area
garage role play area
garage role play area
filling up with petrol
fixing the bike
dinosaur spot tray
our patterned pants work
seaside role play area
seaside role play area
our fairy world
exploring our fairy world
looking and talking at our caterpillars
our fantastic Autumn colour work
our fantastic Autumn colour work
our dinosaur role play corner

Making fat balls and feeding the birds

outdoor exploring and fun

Tasting different types of bread after listening to ' The Little Red Hen story'

even the little red hen wanted to taste the bread

Exploring light and dark

numeracy work

filling containers
building structures from blocks
organizing and categorizing colours
building a tower from blocks
emptying and filling containers
counting using number lines and cards
counting buttons
looking for shapes in the environment
looking for shapes in the environment

Let the show begin !

Christmas Fun, our Christmas party and our visit from Santa

christmas atelier
been very creative
our outdoor tree

our new January start

our special visitor 'Sid the Tortoise'


Chinese New Year

chinese role play area

exploring the outdoors

catching the snow
building a house
i'm fixing the walls
building sandcastles
being happy

Mark making in Smarties

Our nursery rhyme and song corner

owl and the pussy cat
5 fat sausages
5 currant buns in a bakers shop
wheels on the bus
incy wincy spider
5 little men in a flying saucer
5 little speckled frogs

Shark in the Park focus table

i can see you
 " there's a shark in the park !!"
" I can see a shark's fin "
 "Look left, look right, look all around "


our road safety visit from Alison and Smarties own crossing

filling up our bird feeders and making new fat balls

out of school achievements and interests

well done !!  my first dancing medal
my dancing clothes and tap shoes
i went to diggerland