LAST DAY OF SUMMER TERM Friday 20th July (Please note this is different to Withycombe Primary School!)

STAY & PLAY SESSIONS for anyone interested in a space next year Wed 4th & 11th July 2-3pm

School visits are underway, more visits with Preschool on 11th or 13th July

Reports will be issued w/c 2nd July, and sign up sheet for a parent meeting w/c 9th July should you wish to speak to us in more detail.

We have held two ‘ready for school’ information sessions for parents, if you were unable to attend please speak to a staff member as we have hand-outs available.

Don’t forget our HOLIDAY CLUB runs every Tuesday throughout the six weeks!



14 weeks + 2 days
Thursday 6th September 2018
Half Term w/c 22nd October
Friday 21st December – Last Day
12 weeks
Monday 7th January 2019
Half Term w/c 18th February 2019
Friday 5th April 2019
12 weeks (less 2 x Bank hols)
Tuesday 23rd April (May Day 6th May 2019)
Half Term w/c 27th May 2019
Friday 19th July 2019 Last Day


Newsletter Summer 2018
Newsletter Spring 2018


  • 14th June – All Preschool children and families to board the Exmouth Land Train for a morning at the Beach!
  • 22nd & 26th June – school ready information sessions for parents of school leavers
  • Wed 4th & Wed 11th July – Stay and Play sessions for children starting next year 2-3pm
  • 25/27th June & 11/13th July – School visits (with preschool staff)
  • SUNDAY 15th JulyY – FAMILY FUN DAY 2-4pm – everyone very welcome, games/BBQ/presentation to leavers
  • Mon 16th July – ‘Moving on’ service in church at 2.15pm – everyone welcome


BREAKFAST CLUB –  Open from 8am.  £4 per child.  Drop off at any time between 8-9am, arrival by 8.15am to ensure a healthy breakfast is included (cereal/toast/juice/fruit).

Monday 8-3
Tuesday 8-3
Wednesday 8-3
Thursday 8-12
Friday 8-3

We are open during term time only and children must attend a minimum of 2 x 3 hour sessions (9-12) per week with the optional addition of bringing a healthy packed lunch and staying until 1pm, or all day until 3pm.


The majority of our new children will start with us in September each year.  If children are not funded until January or Easter it is not always possible to guarantee a space, however, there is an option to pay for two sessions per week until funded.  Please telephone for more information.  We operate a waiting list.  We accept 2 year old funding  from the term following their second birthday, non-funded two year olds from their second birthday.

Information on Early Years Entitlement (15 hours funding from 3 years)


Our aim is to be accessible to all and so we keep our prices as low as we can.  Children who are not yet eligible for funding, or are in excess of 15 hours a week are charged at £4.00 an hour, invoiced termly.  We also accept childcare voucher schemes (where childcare is taken directly from your pay pre-tax).


We have a very dedicated and experienced team of staff lead by Supervisor Janet Hemmins.  Our Deputy (and Administrator) is Alison Cooper.  Most staff are trained to level 3 and hold a current paediatric first aid qualification.  Our safeguarding officers are Janet & Alison, and Lucie from our committee.  Emelye is our apprentice, having a day a week at college to complete her qualification.

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Top row from left:  Lydia, Emelye, Tamsin, Debbie
Front row from left:  Becky, Janet, Alison

Our Committee

We are a registered charity managed by a volunteer committee of parents who are elected annually in September.  They organise many excellent fundraising events in order to subsidise outings and buy new equipment and toys.  We are, therefore, able to keep our fees as low as possible to ensure we are accessible to everyone.  All our parents and carers are VERY welcome to join our fundraising team throughout the year, and are eligible for election at the AGM annually.  Parents and carers are also encouraged to help out on trips or come and talk to the children if you have an interest or occupation to share!