Little Bicks Gan Shani is based in Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue. Children are able to start from 12 months old and can stay with us until Primary School entry. 

Opening times

Little Bicks is open Monday to Wednesday 8.00am – 4.00pm, Thursday 8.00am - 1.00pm and Friday 8.00am – 12.00pm, term time only and not including Bank Holidays. Wherever possible, the terms will be in accordance with the other Jewish schools' term dates.


Little Bicks Gan Shani has been rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted. Read the full report here

New hot meaty lunches being served. Especially catered for our nursery by The Baby Nurse who works with a leading paediatric dietitian to create a full line of wholesome, natural children's food. The meals are perfectly balanced & portioned and made of fruit, grains, vegetables and fresh meat for early years children. The healthy grains include buckwheat, millet, oats & brown rice and everything is FREE FROM: gluten, nuts, wheat, dairy, egg and genetic modification. There is also No Added Sugar or preservatives and are suitable for coeliac and reflux infants. All fruits and vegetables are certified organic helping to make that great taste for children to learn to love their food.

Session Options

Children are required to attend minimum sessions - under 2's is two sessions weekly and over 2's is three sessions weekly.


Telephone: 020 8954 0841

Managers – Jo Vogel and Ruth de Kare-Silver

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Learning & Development

Ruth de Kare-SilverJo VogelJo and Ruth have been managing the nursery in Stanmore for a number of years.

Jo says "I have been working in childcare for the past 20 years and continue to feel passionate and enthusiastic about my role.  Ruth: I have been in education all my life and have been at the nursery in Stanmore shul for 10 amazing inspiring  years.There is no greater reward than sharing new experiences and teaching young children.

At Little Bicks in Stanmore we provide a wonderfully fun and caring environment for pre-schoolers.

Not only is the nursery the starting point of formal Jewish education but we endeavour to inspire the confidence and social skills that are vital for the children when they move on to "big" school".