Uplyme Pre-School is historically known as a fantastic pre-school, proof being that it was established over 50 years go and is still a thriving part of the community. Pre-school’s overall management is undertaken by an annually elected committee, made up mainly of parents, who act together as the policy makers and the employers of all the staff. At Uplyme Pre-school we promote learning through play and free-flow indoor/ outdoor play. We have a fantastic staff team who have many years of experience in Early Years Education. At our last inspection, Ofsted commented on how well the staff worked together and how this reflected on the children’s behaviour and learning. Children learn at their own pace in a kind, safe environment where they can thrive and be happy. Safeguarding is at the heart of our settings policies, through robust procedures , we make sure our families and staff are protected and safe.
We are Ofsted registered and have regular inspections; we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage for children from birth to five years.
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our setting helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.
We open during term times only and we follow the same term times as Mrs Ethelston’s primary school.
Monday: 9am – 12noon Lunch Club: 12noon – 1pm Afternoon Session: 1pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 12noon Lunch Club: 12noon – 1.30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 12noon Lunch Club: 12noon – 1pm
Friday: 9am – 12noon Lunch Club: 12noon – 1.30pm
During the summer term only, we run a Thursday session in the reception class of the primary school. This session is only for children that have been allocated a space at the school in September.
The fees are £4.00 for 3-year olds and £4.50 for 2-year olds, this is per hour and is payable half-termly. Fees must still be paid if children are absent without notice for a short period of time. If your child must be absent over a long period of time, talk to Annie Thurgood the manager or Kayleigh Beddows the committee chairperson.
For your child to keep her/his place at the setting, you must pay the fees. We are in receipt of government funding for three and four year olds and 2gether funding for eligible 2-year olds, where funding is not received, then fees apply.