Pre-school Classes

Fun, friendly and educational classes for 2, 3 and 4 year olds to share with their parents or carers.

Launchpad sessions are run by qualified primary school teachers who are also experienced mums. 

The structured classes actively encourage children and their parents/carers to work together. 

Numeracy, literacy and science are taught through ‘hands on’ and interesting activities. 

Your child will be learning to communicate and develop social confidence through games, stories, songs and art activities. 

View our pre-school class photos


What are we up to in our autumn term? 
(Sept/Oct 2017)

  • Maths -  Recognising and writing numbers.  Shapes.  Colours.

  • Literacy - Initial sounds and letter formation.  Speaking and listening skills. Sharing stories.

  • Science - Exploring our topic through simple science.

  • Topic - 'pirates' and 'the seaside'

Download a copy of the sign up form here


The structure of the Launchpad sessions

Launchpad’s carefully structured classes are an exciting mix of…

  • Songs and number rhymes

  • stories

  • fun and active games

  • art activities

  • parachute games

  • simple science

  • role play activities


Follow up activities to try at home

Every week we will provide a fun activity to take home to reinforce what your child has learned during the session. 

View more activities to try at home


Launchpad Lending Box

When you attend our classes you will also have the opportunity to borrow games and activities from our unique ‘Launchpad Lending Box’.  The activities are designed to reinforce the learning that takes place in our classes.  These resources can be borrowed for a week at a time and returned the following week to swap for a different activity.



Each Launchpad session costs £6 and lasts for 50 minutes.  

Siblings over 2 years receive a 50% discount.  Siblings under 2 are free.
We ask that you sign up a term at a time and pay for the course in advance.

As well as fun, friendly, educational classes the Launchpad fee also includes:

  • a follow up activity to take home to reinforce what your child has learned during the session.
  • the opportunity to borrow resources from the ‘Launchpad Lending Box’



We run two classes in Bristol each week. 


The Spielman Centre, Arnos Vale - 10.10-11am

The Spielman Centre, Arnos Vale, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW


The Southville Centre (Main Hall) - 2.00pm-2.50pm  

The Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Southville BS3 1QG


Term dates for September/October 2017

Monday class term dates: 11th Sept, 18th Sept, 25th Sept, 2nd Oct, 9th Oct, 16th Oct (6 weeks)

Friday class term dates: 15th Sept, 22nd Sept, 29th Sept, 6th Oct, 13th Oct*, 20th Oct (6 weeks) 

* Please note that there is no Arnos Vale class on Friday 13th October 


Term dates for Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

Monday class term dates: 30th Oct, 6th Nov, 13th Nov, 20th Nov, 27th Nov, 4th Dec, 11th Dec (7 weeks)

How to sign up for Launchpad classes...

If you would like to join one of our classes please contact us.