We believe every child should feel safe, happy and understood. We achieve this by providing a caring environment and future for each individual by ensuring we know each child and adapt our provision to include them. It is our belief that a child who feels valued and secure will flourish both academically and socially. We provide experience through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) where each child will discover their particular strengths and talents.
Beyond our Pre-School and garden we take full advantage of our exceptional surroundings with regular visits to the park, orchard and walks around the village. We offer Beach Pre-School every Monday on Mothecombe Beach and Woodland Wanderers every Friday in our local woodland.
We seek to nurture each child as an individual, building the vital moral foundation and interpersonal skills to become a valued and useful member of society. In our cosy family feel Pre-School, we encourage positive attitudes to work and a sense of responsibility and consideration of others.
Our Pre-School follows the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage which shapes the children’s learning and development. You may find our Early Years Guidance link useful as it outlines your child's development through the early years.
We received a ‘good’ rating following our most recent Ofsted inspection.
Morning session 08.45 to 11.45
Morning session with Lunch 08.45 to 12.45
Afternoon session 12.45 to 3.15
Afternoon session with Lunch 11.45 to 3.15
Full day 08.45 to 3.15
We are pleased to be able to offer Beach Pre-School on Monday mornings and Woodland Wanderers on Friday mornings. The remainder of our sessions are held in the ‘Green Room’ at Holbeton Village Hall.
Children three years and above are welcome to use the breakfast and after school club that is provided by Holbeton primary school.
Fees and Funding
A three hour session is £12 or a full day is £26, hourly rate of £4 per hour for 3-4 year olds. For all 2 year olds attending the setting we charge £4.50 per hour, (until their 3 year old funding begins). This includes milk or hot chocolate for beach and woodland sessions and for all the afternoon sessions a healthy snack. Fees are invoiced every half term and we accept workplace voucher schemes.
For more information on funding for pre-school children further details can be obtained from pre-school staff or via the Devon county council website. Some children are also entitled to funding from 2 years old.
On registering your child you will be asked to complete a registration form, booking form and complete our parental consent forms.
On starting pre-school your child will be allocated a key worker, this is to ensure your child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs and provide them with a familiar face for settling in. We encourage parents to participate in their child’s learning and development and use tapestry to help us record and share this with you. We encourage you to share with us exciting progress & developments from home through this approach.
We operate a healthy eating policy and we encourage our families to share this ethos. We ask that all children are provided with a healthy snack for the morning session. If children are staying for lunch, please provide a packed lunch (including a drink). Milk & water are provided at snack time, and water is freely available throughout the day. A healthy afternoon snack is provided by the pre-school.
We provide all parents with a fortnightly newsletter (on Tapestry) to keep you up to date with activities and progress and help facilitate our information sharing. Parents are encouraged to approach us to discuss any concerns and we support an open and honest relationship between staff and parents.
As our pre-school is managed by a voluntary committee we actively encourage our parents to become involved in our fundraising events and parent committee.
To arrange a visit or for more information please contact our team on 01752 830505 or firstname.lastname@example.org