When a student leaves our care, our aim is that they will be completely bilingual in English and French,
and will have acquired the basis of a lifelong multilingual ability.

Welcome to Little EIFA

Welcome to Little EIFA, a day nursery school designed to start your child on their journey to a bilingual life with all the joys that this will bring. Little EIFA follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and, like the rest of EIFA is English-French bilingual, which means that your children will take part in activities in both languages.

We have created a warm and friendly, specially designed learning environment to nurture the confidence of young children. With facilities such as our dedicated quiet sleeping room, our small intimate nursery offers the perfect environment for young children, often away from their parents for the first time. Our staffing levels mean that our highly qualified and experienced teachers can spend time with each child as they learn through play to explore their bilingual environment.

Throughout the day, a wide variety of activities including Arts and Craft, physical play, group games and dance help the children develop their communication, cooperation and coordination skills. Our teachers lead the children in activities such as reading, music, counting, and story time to help fire their imagination. We ensure extra attention and support are given to those children who are not native to French or English. Our staff also make sure you are kept informed of your child’s progress, so you can feel secure in the knowledge that they are safe and happy while in our care.

We are open for 44 weeks of the year and accept children who will be two years old between September and December.

Rebecca Naylor-Alayej, Head of Little EIFA & EYFS

Dates | Times | Back to School Information for 2021/2022 – CLICK HERE

We recently asked all of our parents to take part in a survey. We are very pleased to announce that we have received an overall rating of 4.61 out of 5 and a massive 100% of our parents would recommend us. If you want to see why, you should take a look at the comments (below) or book a visit to see for yourself. We will be delighted to welcome you for a personal tour.

It’s been truly inspiring for our team getting all their wonderful feedback. Thank you to our parents, we’ll do our best to keep pushing those numbers up! Here are some snippets of what our parents have said about us:

“Great team and amazing teaching approach. Kids are making tremendous progress every weeks.”

“We are extremely pleased with the staff at LIttle EIFA. My daughter is very attached to the staff and she is well looked after. She has made real progress in terms of socialising and the school has greatly contributed to this.”

“The whole team is just doing an amazing job. You are very dedicated and we can see this on the face on our kid everyday when we pick her up. She is growing and learning every day and the quality of the care you are providing is unmatched. It is beyond our expectations. Please continue like that as you are setting up the standards.”

“We are just impressed by the dedication, involvement and professionalism of all the staff at Little EIFA! Thanks for all the hard work you have been doing on a daily basis!”

“I am extremely satisfied with all aspects of Little EIFA. The staff members are fantastic, especially in their ability to create such a nurturing environment for the children. I am very thankful for the care that my daughter receives and I know that she is truly enjoying her time at Little EIFA. It is a relief as a parent to know that my child is in such good hands. Thank you very much.”

“The attention and care my child gets everyday from all staff is excellent. As points of excellence, I would also mention the involvement of each member of the team and the great variety of pedagogical activities.”

Little EIFA 

All our French teachers are French native speakers; they are all certified or hold a teaching diploma from the French Ministry of Education. All our English teachers are qualified, native English speakers, with experience teaching in their home countries as well as in schools around the world.


EIFA welcomes applications for admission from all students regardless of nationality, religion or gender. Applications are considered throughout the year and visitors are always welcome to make an appointment to receive a private tour of our school.

There are no formal examination requirements at EIFA. Where classes are over-subscribed, priority is given to siblings and Westminster residents.

If you have any additional questions on any aspect of the admission process, or if you wish to book an appointment with me or visit our school, do not hesitate to contact me:

Head of Little EIFA and EYFS:  Ms Rebecca Naylor-Alayej   |   e: littleeifa@eifaschool.com       t:  +44 20 7637 5351

Our vision is to present a truly bilingual environment, a school where a combination of high quality,
imaginative and engaging teaching gives students the priceless gift of two mother tongues.

Little EIFA fees


Academic Year

2022 - 2023



New Pupils Administrative Fee (One-off, non-refundable)


New Pupils School Deposit (One-off, refundable)


SESSION FEES (per session, including Special Activities)

Morning (8:00am – 12:00pm)


School Day (8:00am – 3:30pm)


Full Day (8:00am – 6:00pm)


EXTRA SESSION FEES (per session, including Special Activities)

Morning (8:00am – 12:00pm)


School Day (8:00am – 3:30pm)


Full Day (8:00am – 6:00pm)


·         Session fees include lunch and day trips

·         A 5% discount is applicable on fees paid yearly in advance

·         Session fees are subject to yearly reviews


*Children are required to attend a minimum of 3 days per week 

Extra Sessions

Parents wishing to add extra morning or full-day sessions, subject to availability, outside their normal sessions will be charged on the one morning or one full-day rate, during term time. Payment may be made by BACS or cheque. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund should you cancel the session.

Little EIFA Terms

Please note that Little EIFA fees are calculated based on the number of weeks in each term and, as such, may vary accordingly. The approximate number of teaching weeks in Little EIFA is 40. The autumn term is approximately 16 weeks and the length of the spring and summer term varies depending on Easter and local school holiday dates. School fees for each term are calculated on the exact number of weeks and days per term and do not include the Easter break. This also applies to extra sessions.

Payment of Fees

School fees are payable termly in advance by the date stated on the invoice.
Payment may be made by BACS to:

L’Ecole Internationale Franco Anglaise Ltd
HSBC Bank PLC (60 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4TR)
Sort Code: 401160
Account No.: 70723347
IBAN No.: GB83HBUK40116070723347
Swift Code: HBUKGB4B

Please quote the Child’s Name when making a Direct Payment

Late Payment

EIFA school reserves the right to charge interest at 5% above the base rate for the time being for late payment of fees.

Terms and conditions

Please read these carefully before signing the Acceptance Form.

Please note that a full term’s written notice is required for the withdrawal of your child from Little EIFA or a term’s fees in lieu will be due. A term’s notice means notice given on or before the last day of term, in writing. Notices must be emailed, hand delivered or sent by recorded or guaranteed delivery post to EIFA: 36 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LS. Fees are also payable if Little EIFA is closed for any event beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to, lack of essential services and weather conditions.

Frequently asked questions

We compiled a list of questions that parents have asked us during the application process. Please contact us if you have any additional questions and we will be happy to answer them personally.

Little EIFA opens at 8.00am and the daily activities begin at 9.00am.

We would ask that you contact the Reception so that we may inform the Head of Little EIFA and your child’s teacher immediately.

Please inform the Head of Little EIFA, call 020 7637 5351 or send an email to littleeifa@eifaschool.com informing us of the person’s full name. Please let the person collecting know your family password (you set this on the registration form) and ask them to bring photo identification. If you are unsure of the password please call Reception. Please be aware no child will be allowed to leave unless Little EIFA has received the security information.

We ask that you email the Head of Little EIFA at littleeifa@eifaschool.com. All session requests must be made in writing.

Priority is given to children with siblings attending EIFA and families living in the borough of Westminster. Registrations are processed on a first-come first-served basis subject to availability. The School will contact parents by email if a place has become available.

We ask that you send an email to the Head of Little EIFA at littleeifa@eifaschool.com a term in advance. All session requests must be made in writing.

We ask that you send an email to the Head of Little EIFA at littleeifa@eifaschool.com at least one term in advance.

My child will be leaving: Notice must be given by:

At the end of December (before Christmas); Before the last day of the previous summer term
At the end of March (Before Easter); Before the last day of the autumn term
Mid-July (Before the summer break); Before the last day of the spring term

Yes, but we do recommend that you register your child as early as possible. If you would like to register before you have had a baby, please write “Baby” on the application form where it asks for first name and the due date where it asks for date of birth. Please note that you must feel comfortable registering before the birth.

Yes, we do accept payment by vouchers.

Yes, but we kindly ask you to inform the School.

The School expects that children will be toilet trained by the time they start Nursery (Petite Section). Teachers in Nursery (PS) will remind your child to use the toilet throughout the day. When moving up from Little EIFA to Nursery, the Little EIFA staff will ensure that Nursery staff are fully aware of your Child’s stage of potty/toilet training. The School reserves the right to delay entry to Nursery class should your Child is not potty trained when he/she enters school.

Quality at the heart of everything we do.

EIFA is an approved centre to offer iGCSEs with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), as well as Edexcel International GCSEs qualifications from Pearson, which are studied in over 55 countries worldwide and at over 350 independent schools in the UK.

EIFA is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme.

EIFA is an MLF approved school and AEFE partner.

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