Welcome to Lympstone Preschool


  • We aim to provide the highest quality education and care for all our children and to welcome each individual child and family. We strive to provide a safe, warm and caring environment within which all children can learn and develop as they play(Staying Safe).
  • By providing our children with a positive introduction to education, we hope to inspire them to be curious and interested in the world and keen to learn (Enjoy & Achieve). 
  • We encourage healthy choices, & a love of physical activity in the hope that they will make healthy lifestyle choices in the future(Staying Healthy).
  • We strive for an atmosphere of respect and consideration between the children and staff and by valuing their contributions and encouraging them to take an active part in a range of group activities; we aim to support them in developing self-confidence and social skills(Making a Positive Contribution).
  • We aspire to provide the best possible start for our children and to provide a foundation, which will allow them to go on and achieve their full potential in the future(Economic Wellbeing).

EY555594 OFSTED REPORT  – our most recent OFSTED report 2021

Lympstone Preschool is a committee led, charity preschool in the village of Lympstone, East Devon.

Lympstone Preschool takes children from 2 yrs until school transition at 4yrs. We accept both 15 and 30 hours funding and have sessions Monday-Friday 8-6pm over 50 weeks a year. Children can therefore attend on a term-time only basis , or can attend on stretched provision all year round by request. We also accept childcare vouchers and the government tax free childcare payment scheme. Any hours outside those funded are chargeable at £6.20 per hour for under 3’s and £5.75 per hour for children over 3.

Lympstone Preschool also runs a breakfast and after school club for primary aged children priced at:

Breakfast Club: £4.95 (8-9am)* After School Club £7.50 till 5pm and £10.50 till 6pm.

*Early 7.45am start by request £1 additional charge

Holiday Club hours are available within preschool half terms and holidays at £5.75 per hour for school age children. Preschool children are charged at the preschool rates.

Lympstone Preschool is graded ‘Good in all areas with elements of outstanding’ by Ofsted and have a dedicated team of 15 staff. All staff have enhanced DBS disclosure and all regular staff have training in: Paediatric First Aid, Food Allergy, Safeguarding, Prevent Duty and key staff will also have training in Risk Assessment, Health & Safety  and Fire Safety.

Our designated safeguarding and child protection officer is Caroline Armstrong who is also our Education Manager and preschool SENDCO.

Our setting GDPR Data Controller and Processor is Kate Grabke who is also our compliance, fundraising and finance manager.

For information or enquiries please contact preschool on the following channels:

Landline:01395 266511

Mobile:07395 391052

or email for general enquiries:



Please complete and return forms and our admissions team will contact you upon receipt to discuss availability and requirements:


new admissions registration form 2021

Lympstone Preschool Welcome pack 2022

Primary Aged Children