Welcome to our Pre-School

  • For children from 2 years old
  • The only Pre-School with an 85 acre campus
  • Free taster sessions
  • Weekly PE, Forest School type activities, cookery and music
  • Large, safe garden and play area
  • Interaction with the whole school community

30 Hours Early Years Funding

We offer Early Years Funding to cover 30 hours per week for 2 and 3 year olds. You can use your entitlement in a flexible way over various sessions and you do not have to use all 30 hours.

Childcare vouchers are also accepted.

What makes our Pre-School so special?

Our wonderful new outdoor play area is a safe and vibrant where our children can play and learn. Beyond this, our 85 acre rural school campus offers an ideal space for the our children to explore and interact with the wider school community.

We regularly take the children to visit departments in the Senior School such as our science laboratories, art studios, music centre and sixth form centre where they meet older pupils and take part in exciting activities.

The children also enjoy weekly Forest School type activities in our woodland areas and regular trips to local attractions as well as visits from interesting guests.

Following the Early Years Foundation Stage, the seven areas of learning are delivered through a balance of adult led and child initiated activities:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Communication & Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Included in the Pre-School curriculum are regular French, Mathematics, Literacy and Music lessons along with Cookery, PE, Art and a variety of other subjects.

The initial phase of a young person’s education should be exciting and rewarding. At Shebbear College we achieve this by providing a reassuring, safe and happy environment.

We believe in promoting the independence and social skills of all children in our care, encouraging them to grow into happy and confident children as they learn, through play, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Children are welcomed into our Pre-School as they reach the age of 2, usually on a part-time basis and they remain here until the end of their Foundation year.

Through observations and interests shown, topics are planned which will develop and enhance their learning in a fun and challenging way.

Daily Term-Time Sessions:

Early Club 8.15am – 11.15am
Morning Session 11.15am – 2.15pm
Afternoon Session 2.15pm – 3.15pm
Activities 3.15pm – 5.15pm (except on Fridays)