Welcome to Le Petit Poucet

Le Petit Poucet is a private pre-primary day care nursery school which was founded in 1983. We welcome children from 18 months to 5 years in a warm and secure environment focusing on their development. We have a dynamic team that will welcome children of various nationalities and expose them to French and English. We prepare your children with the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic which are a necessity for elementary education.
Marie-Anne Cadet de Fontenay is the school director and head teacher assistant by the class teacher Maud Marot. Le Petit Poucet commits to:

  • develop your child’s positive social relationship 
  • develop their language skills 
  • develop their numerical skills
  • develop their graphic gestures
Our Classes

Le Petit Poucet offers three different age group classes,
as well as theme recreational activities during school holidays.

Tiny Tots
08:00 am - 14:45 pm
Learn to live together and discover the world.
  • Age: 2-3 Years
  • Class Size: 10
08:00 am - 14:45 pm
Discover the skills of language writing and speech.
  • Age: 3-4 Years
  • Class Size: 20
Big Kids
08:00 am - 14:45 pm
Start reading and counting by thinking on your own.
  • Age: 4-5 Years
  • Class Size: 20
Our Services

Holiday Activities

We offer themed recreational activities during the school holidays on Mondays & Wednesdays supervised by Maud Marot.


Branded Le Petit Poucet T-shirts are available for children of all age.


Le Petit Poucet welcome all nationality children and operates in both English and French.

Full Day Session

Classe duration is from 08h00 to 12h00 and you have the choice of either collecting at 12h00, 14h30 or 17h00. The school is close on Wednesday.

Great Environment

Le Petit Poucet is situated in the great natural environment of The Labourdonnais Estate.

Qualified Teachers

All teachers are passionate about your small children, their development and their growth.
Latest News

11 june 2016

Learning to make bread

One week of activities at Pain et Moulin.

30 January 2016

Veggie Garden

Watching our hard work grow.

17 December 2016

Mailing Father Christmas

Off we went to the Mapou Post Office to mail our letters.

13 October 2016

Celebrating Divali

Dressing up in up in traditional clothes.

Meet Our Team

We are passionate about the development and education of the little people that will be our future.

Marie-Anne Cadet de Fontenay
School Director and Head Teacher
I like to see happy children. We teach them in a fun way!

Maud Marot
Assistant and Class Teacher
I love the naivety and innocence of the little people of today!