Pre-school and Wrap around care
The Pre-school opens at 9am – unless you have a sibling starting primary at an earlier time and then by arrangement from 8.40am.
School’s Out – Wraparound Care : Breakfast Club will start at 7.30am. After School Club runs until 6pm (with an option of a cooked tea).
We provide snacks in all sessions (we welcome healthy foods or monetary donations). We aren’t able to offer cooked lunch currently.
In the preschool, we have around 39 children, aged from 2 – 4 years old, booked in on different days. We operate in two rooms: the younger children have the ‘caterpillars’ room and the other room accommodates the ‘butterflies’. Both rooms have specifically designed furniture and have staff ratios for the relevant age group.
3 years old and upwards, children can attend wraparound care: Breakfast, Afterschool and Holiday Club. (See School’s Out @ Modbury)
Each preschool child is assigned a key worker with whom they form a strong bond and who is responsible for charting the child’s learning journey in accordance with the Early Years Framework.
Parents/carers can view and comment on this learning journey documented on the software package ‘Famly’. They can also communicate and receive invoices securely through this package.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering our preschool and have an questions. You can also ring on 01548 831477, please ask for Kate or Nell.
We are committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which our children are protected from abuse and harm. If you have any concerns about your own welfare or of a child and you want to contact a member of staff you can email email@example.com This email is checked often and we will then put you in a touch with a member of staff who will try to help you out.
In an emergency you can also contact
MASH – Devon’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub – 0345 155 1071
Childline – 0800 1111 – www.childline.org.uk
Police – 999 ONLY in an emergency or 101 if not an emergency
About Modbury Pre-School
Modbury is a small town in the beautiful countryside of the South Hams in Devon. Our pre-school benefits from being part of this friendly and active community. Throughout the year we are involved in community events and we have links with local play groups and businesses. These links are harder to maintain physically but they are still present in new ways. We are closely linked to Modbury Primary School making the transition to Primary very smooth due to physical location and good communication.
To provide an introduction to Modbury Pre-School, we arrange a visit day in non-term time hours to allow the child to experience new surrounding before his/her first day. It is our policy for all children to attend at least 2 settling in sessions to help ease their transition into the preschool. We have welcomed lots of new children in this manner since March 2020 and all children have settled in successfully.
Modbury pre-school child care funding options – See Times & Fees page for more information. We are a registered provider of the extended entitlement of 30 hrs (1140/annum) free childcare for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds. If your child becomes eligible next term you can register now to be contacted by the HMRC when it becomes available to you: at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/. You can apply at https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow . If you are eligible you will be given an 10 digit code which we will need to process your application. If you are not entitled to extended entitlement you will still receive the universal entitlement which is 570 hours funding per year: 15hrs per week. We will also be excepting the 2 year old funding from eligible parents. Please contact us if you need help determine your eligibility for any of the above funding. We allow government funded hours to be used in our Breakfast, After school and Holiday Club.
We aim to:
- provide high quality care and education in a safe and nurturing environment for pre-school aged children in the local community;
- work in partnership with parents / carers to help children to learn and develop;
- add to the life and well-being of the local community and
- offer children and their parents / carers a service that promotes equality and values diversity