Welcome to Lympstone Preschool

Lympstone Preschool is a long-established setting, based in the heart of the village Lympstone, East Devon. We are run and led by a committee and dedicated team of 15 employed staff.

Lympstone Preschool is open 50 weeks of the year, Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-5pm. We offer childcare for children from the age of 2 years old until school transition, Wrap around childcare for the Children of Lympstone C of E primary school, during term time, and a Holiday club open to all children 2 – 6 years.

We accept government funding of 15 or 30 hours term time (30 hours can be stretched across the full 50 weeks), childcare vouchers and the government tax free childcare payment scheme. Any hours outside those funded are chargeable at £6.40 per hour for 2 years old and £6.10 per hour for children over 3 years.

Our Preschool offers a friendly, home from home environment, giving the children a sense of belonging and a safe environment which they can play. when you leave your children with the staff at Lympstone preschool, you have complete peace of mind knowing that they are with loving and caring staff.

Our Vision

We aim to provide the highest quality early education and care for our children and families. We strive to provide a safe, warm and caring environment where all children can learn and develop as they play.
By providing our children with an interesting environment we hope to inspire them to be curious about the world around them and keen to learn, with the aim of creating resilient, independent, confident, creative thinkers and doers.
We encourage healthy choices, a love of physical activity and an interest in the natural world in the hope that they will make healthy lifestyle choices in the future.
We strive for an atmosphere of mutual respect between the staff and children by valuing their contributions and encouraging them to join in.

Our Learning Approach

The Curiosity Approach

The clue is in the name – to ignite a child’s natural curiosity to explore the world around them.

Instead of directing children, and telling them what to do, the curiosity approach is based on child -led learning. Therefore, children make their own choices, and figure things out for themselves which leads to enhanced confidence, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

By creating active learners, children are more engaged in their environment, and have a lot more fun!