Children’s Day Nursery and Pre-School in Essex

Little Legs Junior Limited is a Children’s day nursery and pre-school for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

We also offer a before and after school club for children aged 4 years to 11 years.

Our qualified, caring and friendly staff are devoted to bringing the best care and learning opportunities to your child.

Our nursery and pre-school operates an excellent child to staff ratio, ensuring your child’s needs are met and opportunities for his or her personal development are maximised.

We believe in working closely with parents and actively encourage two-way, open communication.

As parents, you can also view you child throughout the day via our secure online CCTV cameras, to see what your child is up to here!

Little Legs Junior Ltd creates a loving, playful, stimulating environment for your child to play, learn and make friends. We are also committed to supporting your child’s learning and development through the provision of nutritious food.

All Little Legs Junior Ltd children are offered wholesome meals freshly prepared on the premises, as well as a selection of healthy snacks to keep their energy up throughout the day.

We have two locations in Essex for you to choose from ...

Braintree Nursery


01371 851234
Open: Monday - Friday, 07:30 - 18:00

Braintree Facilities
  • Nursery care for children aged 3mths to 5 yrs
  • Full Day Care & Sessional Day Care
  • Holiday Club activities
  • Before & After School Service
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Ongar Nursery


01277 500356
Open: Monday - Friday, 07:30 - 18:00

Ongar Facilities
  • Nursery care for children aged 3mths to 5 yrs
  • Full Day Care & Sessional Day Care
  • Holiday Club activities
  • Before & After School Service
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Our Staff

At Little Legs Junior Ltd we operate a key person system, which matches your child with a named member of staff responsible for keeping track of your child’s development.

This gives you, as a parent, direct access to a staff member who knows everything about your child’s progress. The key person is also there to answer any queries you may have regarding our service.

Staff training is a priority for us. Each member of staff is encouraged to attend a variety of training courses to help further their professional development.

As a minimum, all staff complete Paediatric First training, Level 2 Safeguarding training and Food Hygiene certification. In addition, staff also attend specific courses relating to their roles within our setting.

What People Say About Us ...

Children are happy and have positive relationships with each other and the staff. They have suitable opportunities to learn about important social skills, such as turn-taking, sharing and working together. Ofsted 2011

Why Choose our Nursery?

  • Qualified, caring and friendly staff.
  • Safe and secure environment with CCTV.
  • Excellent child to staff ratio.
  • Designated Key person for each child.
  • Fantastic landscaped garden play area.
  • Before and after school service available

Pre School

Our pre-school children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, helping them to prepare for their eventual transition to primary school.

Although staff may prepare some structured activities to help with personal growth, the children are still welcome to play freely - with just a gentle remember to tidy up afterwards!

Children here have lots of fun with sand and water play, garden play, the home corner, tactile experiences and all sorts of other creative activities.

One of the key moments during the day is food preparation. The children help to prepare healthy snacks for themselves and their friends, both for fun and as a valuable learning experience. It teaches children about working together and supports development in the areas of language, communication and motor skills.

Before and After School Club

Little Legs Junior Ltd is delighted to offer a fantastic before & after school service, which we feel is unique within the local area.

In addition to our usual full range of activities, we can provide breakfast for your child, along with ‘there and back’ transport to and from any of the local schools in the area.

After school, there is plenty of time for children to run around in our fantastic newly landscaped garden, or to enjoy a mixture of free and structured play such as art and craft, sporting activities, construction, board games and loads more!

We also offer a fabulous home-cooked dinner and space to wind down and relax after a busy day. Depending on your wishes, we may even be able to persuade your child to do a bit of homework while here!

Call us now to find out more about our great before & after school facilities and how your child can benefit.

Would you like to find out more about our nursery and pre-school?
Give us a call on 01371 851234 or Click Here to book an appointment