Welcome to The Little Learning Tree Preschools website.
We provide excellent quality childcare in two safe, nurturing, friendly and calm preschools in the Tunbridge Wells area. 
Children are at the root of everything we do and with strong community and family links,
we can grow together. 

Our Showfields setting is open Monday to Friday 9am-3pm, Term time only.
Our Salvation Army setting is open Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm, Term time and during the school holidays. 

Our Southborough setting will be open Autumn 2022 Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm, Term time only.
The Little Learning Tree
Learning Through Play
Our Tree
Relax and Read
Natural Materials
Maths Area
Dinosaur Play
Music Bowl
Dressing Up
About us


At The Little Learning Tree we will be responsible for introducing your child to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in a fun and stimulating way.

Our Vision is that through play-based learning, the children gain a level of independence, confidence and the social skills required for the next part of their learning journey.

Our Day


We are open Monday to Friday at both settings.


Session times @ Showfields are:

Morning Session:


Afternoon Session:

12.00pm-3.00pm (inc. lunch)

Term time only

Sessions times @ Salvation Army are:

Morning session 9-12pm

Lunch 12-12.30pm

Afternoon session 12.30-3.30pm

After school club 3.30-4.30pm

All year round - Funding can be used term time only

Children can attend all day or a combination of session times

Meet our staff


The Little Learning Tree Preschools are owned by Hayley Coombes and Alice Penfold.

The Little Learning Tree @Showfields is managed by Alice Penfold with support from Lisa Skinner as deputy, Chantal Hanson, Ellie Medlin, Carla Pickering and Nichaela Sturmer as Early Years Educators.


The Little Learning Tree @Salvation Army is managed by Hayley Coombes with support from Sarah Cook as deputy, Carla Pickering, Chelsea Coombes, Dena Hoff, and Niamh Hitchman as Early Years Educators.


Contact us

Call Hayley on:

 07948085991 for Salvation Army

Call Alice on:

07925177730 for Showfields

Or email us at: