Little Achievers @ Ribbleton Children’s Centre

Through high quality play and positive interactions Little Achievers @ Ribbleton Children’s Centre achieves an impressive standard of learning

About us

Through high quality play and positive interactions Little Achievers @ Ribbleton Children’s Centre achieves an impressive standard of learning. Rooms are resourced using natural materials and bespoke equipment; offering also high standards of cleanliness, hygiene and security.

Little Achievers @ Ribbleton Children’s Centre uses the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years Childcare and Education, a philosophy that uses four key principles to focus on a child’s natural development. The approach is both child-centred and directed, taking the philosophy that learning must make sense to the child in order to be effective and meaningful.

Learning journeys for all children are offered both to see the progress their child is making at nursery via photographs, written comments and communication., along with being a beautiful portfolio of memories for the future.


Ribbleton Hall Drive

Contact us

Phone: 01772 794846
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Our hours

Mon 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tue 7:30am – 5:30pm
Wed 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thur 7:30am – 5:30pm
Fri 7:30am – 5:30pm

Weeks open
Nursery places

All nursery pre-school children are able to access forest school at Little Achievers Unban Forest School Nursery, Preston within their timetable of nursery attendance. This time spent in outdoor spaces, develops a child’s resilience and re frames a child’s own view of risk.

As Little Achievers @ Ribbleton Children Centre are based within a local neighbourhood centre, we have the use of the centre’s facilities including the multi-sensory room and also quick access to a multiagency team of support staff.  

The nursery is a 66 place nursery with a great layout, room can be opened up and yet when needed can be used in smaller areas to excite, interest and promote small group work.  Children have areas to tinker with loose parts, make models and create whatever their imagination will allow them too. A real place to explore, experiment and create….. The nursery holds the Lancashire STEP into Quality Award.

Little Achievers @ Ribbleton Children’s Centre is situated in Ribbleton Preston, with close links to the M6.  We are open from 7.30 to 5.30 term time and take children from the age of 2 years old. We accept funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, this includes 30 hours.  We are a single storey building situated within the children’s centre.

Meet the team

Emma Richards


Emma is the Lead Professional at Little Achievers Ribbleton Children’s Centre. She has worked with children since achieving her Level 3 BTEC in early years in 2012.
She started working for Rosy Apple childcare in 2013 as a Nursery Practioner and over the years has achieved roles as Senior Practioner, Deputy Lead Professional and Lead Professional.

Emma is passionate about Children’s learning and loves to see them grow and develop.
She also loves setting up enchanting and challenging activities for the children to engage in.

In her personal life Emma is busy planning her wedding and helping her partner on his dairy farm.


Senior Practitioner

Wendy thoroughly enjoys seeing and helping children to develop and reach their potential, as well as supporting staff and teams to do the same. Through regular training and research, Wendy is constantly developing her knowledge around Early Years, showing particular interest in The Reggio Emilia Approach and Brain Development in Early Years. In her personal life, Wendy is happily married with a son and 2 dogs who keep her on her toes!


Senior Practitioner

Rachael is Senior Practioner at Little Achievers @ Ribbleton Children’s Centre. She has worked for the company for just over four years, starting as an apprentice working her way up to a level 3 Practioner. She is passionate about children’s learning and development and enjoys all aspects of her role. In particular she enjoys taking the children on their weekly swimming outings. In her personal life she enjoys spending time with her husband, five children and Grandson.

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