Supporting Communication and Language in Early Years

At Lympstone Preschool we are committed to the support of our children and their families in as many areas as possible.

Our focus this term is on Communication and Language and supporting our families at home where possible. Our Education Manager is a trained ‘Let’s Talk Screener’ allowing our families and community to access screening for children aged two in order to help promote and support Speech and Language development in Devon.

In addition to this we also support our children in session with 1:1 and small group activities to support their language development. To ensure we continue this support for our families at home too, we offer a library book exchange within our sessions; BookStart books are given to our 3 year olds and we also have a weekly ‘story-time’ where a member of the team will video themselves reading a story to share within our online Tapestry Communication updates.

In order to make these stories available to all we have also uploaded to a YouTube channel – these weekly stories are available by searching

‘Story Time Lympstone Preschool’ on YouTube



Story Time

To support our children and their communication and language and to link with home to share our stories, we have started to post a weekly story time. These will be shared with our parents on Tapestry and will also be available to share directly with parents if requested.

Preschool Open Day

We have Preschool places available from September 2019 for children aged 2.5-4yrs

We will be holding an Open Day on Friday 12th April 2019 where members of our team will be available to show round interested families and chat about our preschool and facilities.

If you would like to book a slot to look around our open day times will run from 10am-12pm and then 1pm-3pm so please email us on to reserve your place


Events Diary

Dates for the diary:

Friday 30th November Lympstone Primary School Christmas Fayre 5-7.30pm: please donate any tombola worthy gifts for our stall at the Primary School Fayre. We are also planning on selling cookies, please please add to our cookie collection by bringing in cookies to Preschool on Thursday 29th or Friday 30th November.

Thursday 13th December – the preschool children will share with their family their Christmas Performance – this will be held in the Village Hall from 10am – small fee for adults entry £2.50 which will include festive refreshments

Friday 14th December 2pm – Santa visit and Christmas Jumper Day – Santa Claus is coming to Preschool!!! Santa will be visiting our Preschool children with some special Christmas gifts. We will welcome £1 donations per child to help cover the costs of our presents. We are also inviting our children to wear their Christmas Jumpers for a £1 donation to Save The Children.

Sunday 16th December – Christmas Craft Fun from 1-3pm – price will be £5 which will include their craft makes to take home and a small Christmas gift 🙂



In line with changes to data protection regulations and legislation, we have issued a privacy notice for the setting and have amended any relevant policies accordingly.

Please find attached the Privacy Notice regarding storage/sharing of personal information at Lympstone Preschool



Snow Day

Following local police and transport safety advice and with a view to weather warnings the decision was made last night that Lympstone Preschool would be closed today (Monday 19/3/18). We are very sorry for any inconvenience but the safety and wellbeing of our staff, children and families was priority in making this decision. Thank you