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  • How can I sign my child up?

  • Welcome to Lustleigh Orchard Pre-school

    Learning is in our nature
    • Learning through play

      Our pre-school is focused on helping children develop in all parts of the early years and foundation framework, through structured and unstructred play

    • Registered charity

      Our pre-school is a registered not-for-profit charity, with all our money reinvested in facilities for the children

    • Extra learning - Extra fun!

      We have regular visiting activities, like music sessions with local Music Therapist, Rachel Millar

    • Nature garden

      Our purpose-built nature garden is ideal for children to develop skills and have fun

  • Our stimulating environment provides the perfect place for 1 – 5 year olds to learn through play.

    • Four days a week

      Our sessions run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time. 8.30am – 4pm

    • A mix of environments

      We have our purpose built outdoor nature garden, a secure playground area, a large hall, and the run of the public orchard

    We aim to provide the best possible experience for pre-school children. Our unique environment, and caring staff, help make sure that every day is a special day – for each and every child.

    • class size

      Small class sizes mean that your child will always get the attention they need to thrive

    • hours per week

      We’re open for thirty hours of fun, learning and adventure every week in term time. Plus, we host a holiday club in Easter & Summer holidays

    • %
      funding available

      We accept both childcare vouchers and government funded hours.

  • Our Sessions

    We are open four days a week, spread between outside in our nature garden, inside, and in our secure playground
  • Pre-school is open Monday to Thursday, all through term time, for thirty hours of fun!

  • Monday and Tuesday we focus as much of our sessions outside as we can. Wednesday and Thursday are our mixed sessions, where we split our time between inside, outside in our nature garden, and the secure playground. 

    • Monday
      Nature School
      • 2-5yrs
    • Tuesday
      Nature School + Music Sessions with Rachel Millar
      • 1-5yrs
    • Wednesday
      Mixed play - Indoor and Outdoor
      • 1-5yrs
    • Thursday
      Mixed play - Indoor and Outdoor
      • 1-5yrs
    • Playgroup Wednesday 10am-12noon
      A chance for accompanied little ones to come and play!
      • 0 - 3
  • We started in 1984, and since then have been providing great experiences for little ones, in the heart of our beautiful village

    Our unique learning environments help to stimulate children’s imaginations.  We have a range of activities, covering the full foundation and early years curriculum.  This helps your child to develop whilst having lots of fun!  We also emphasise social interaction, and being part of the group, with lots of opportunities for little ones to interact with their peers, their carers, and the world around them.

    • Acres of outdoor space to play
    • Learning programme from literacy to science
    • Individual attention in a small-class setting
    • Experiencing nature first hand
    • Careful, experienced supervision
    • Learning & Fun

      We have indoor and outdoor play spaces, and utilise them to the full, both with equipment and just our imaginations!

    • Balanced snacks

      We provide a balanced range of snacks, including fresh fruit every day (some of which is grown by the children in the nature garden). We also provide water and milk to drink.

    • Individual focus

      We focus on the needs of every child, and there are lots of opportunities to join in with the group, or play quietly on your own.

    • Safety

      Safety is very important to us, and whilst we encourage our children to explore our safe outdoor areas, it’s always under expert adult supervision.

  • Our supporters

    As a registered charity, we rely on funding and support from external bodies, and we are delighted to have received some great funding from various bodies, including the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund under their Awards for All scheme.

  • See Our Pre-school Photo Gallery!

  • Meet Our Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
  • Staff information coming soon...

    • My son loved attending Orchard Pre-School and still talks about it now 2 years on, he especially loved the Mervin ‘the music man’ sessions. He would always come home covered in mud, paint, glue what ever he could find and was extremely pleased with himself!

    • Our three year old absolutely LOVES the pre-school. He has so much fun, it’s hard to get him to come home at the end of the day!

    • I love the idea that our children get to play in the lovely nature garden, and no matter what the weather, they come home with big smiles on their faces!

    • Both my girls have attended Orchard and I can only say that it’s been a truly wonderful experience. Just how I imagined my children’s Preschool years to be. Lots of wholesome, fun activities to get involved in, plenty of time outside in the fresh air and the gentle learning support that little ones need to prepare them for school life – perfect!

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  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Postal Address

      Lustleigh Village Hall
      TQ13 9TA

    • Enquires

      Landline: 01647 277546 (MON-THUR 8.30am-4.30pm)
      Mobile: 07565 903443

    • Committee contact

      Chairperson: Liz Ruffles
      Treasurer: Fleur Dodwell
      Fundraising: Natalie Davies
      Secretary: Rachael Saunders

    • Sessions

      Preschool: MON-THU 8.30am – 4pm

      Playgroup: WEDS 10.00am – 12noon