Sessions are currently taking place online only for active members of the Petite Ecole who were already enrolled in March 2020. We are presently planning the return of some of the groups on our premises.
La Petite École is currently closed and will not be reopening its doors until further notice. We will confirm later in the year when it will reopen. We had to put on hold enrolment for new members. Do not hesitate to send us an email to put your name on our waiting list.
La Petite Ecole de Redbridge is a club for bilingual children (from 3-year-olds) with at least one French-speaking parent. We are not a school but a French-speaking childrens' group run by parents.
Bilingual children will improve and learn French through play, songs, storytelling, arts, drama while having fun and meeting other children. Children are split up into age groups. We offer them activities appropriate for their age and their level in French.
Parents are invited to stay during the sessions and encouraged to take part in the groups activities as much as they can, whether by reading a story, sharing a debate, or explaining conjugation to the older children!
Where to find us:
Methodist Church Hall
Wanstead E11 2AR
We meet every Saturday morning from 10h -12h except during school holiday Calendar
The first trimester runs from September to Christmas the second from January to Easter, and the third from Easter to the end of the British academic school year in July.
Our information brochure can be viewed and downloaded here (in french only) here
Membership and cost:
To pay for the group's running costs, we ask for a small financial contribution
- £15 one-off registration fee for each family. This will allow you to borrow educational material (books and DVDs)
- £3.50 per child or £5.50 for two or more children from the same family per session.
- The contribution is payable in advance per trimester. You can join the group at the beginning of each half-term; the price of your contribution will be adjusted prorata.
Please note that the admission to La Petite Ecole takes place during the first lesson of the half-term.
The registration form can be downloaded here