Pre-school activities for your child

Aged 2 to School

Fun & educational

Learning and Fun

Through play

Toddler Sessions

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0-4 toddler stay & play sessions

Wednesdays 1.15pm - 3.15pm

Planned activities for both

children and parents/carers

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  • Provide

    A safe, secure, stimulating environment

  • Promote

    Learning and fun through play

  • Create

    Positive friendships

Experienced friendly team of staff

Qualified at NVQ 3 or equivalent and DBS checked

We are a small friendly group run by devoted committee members. The Pre-School is a registered charity and belongs to the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Our aims:

  • Provide a safe, secure, stimulating environment.
  • Promote learning and fun through play.
  • Create positive friendships.

In line with the Early Years Foundation Stages, our objectives were to transform our outside area. We had a very exciting garden project planned which totally transformed our outdoor facilities. thanks to fundraising and a £2,500 donation from Holsworthy Energy Services Company we were able to achieve this. Our new shelter was officially opened on the 18th October 2011. This outside ‘room’ is a really valuable to the children to allow them some fresh air and fun and to also learn about nature.

We are Ofsted approved and are regularly inspected, our Ofsted registration number is: 106349 and Registered charity number: 1174687.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website, if you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Ofsted OutstandingOfsted Outstanding


– Children’s needs are exceptionally met, enabling all children to reach their full potential.

– Educational programmes are unique both inside and outside; this ensures children learn through motivational and inspiring activities.

Ofsted 2015

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Opening Hours

We operate flexible session times to suit you. The pre-school opening times are as follows;

  • Monday

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Lunch club 12:00 pm – 1.00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Lunch club 12:00 pm – 1.00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Lunch club 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

    Play and Stay session for parent/carers and children 0-3 years.

  • Thursday

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 3.30 pm

    Lunch club 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Lunch club 12:00 pm – 1.00 pm

Enquire About a Place

Telephone: 01409 282856

Pre-School Manager: Jane Elston

Ofsted URN: 106349

What People Say

  • My little boy absolutely loves being at Shebbear Pre-School, as did his older brother. The staff are kind and welcoming, the children are very well cared for and the activities are really well-planned. It’s a total gem of a Pre-School.

    Anna Hare

  • Our daughter thrived at Little Bears and it’s prepared her for Shebbear Community School. There is always a wide variety of fun and exciting activities to help her learn and keep her entertained.

    John Salter

  • I can’t thank the little bears team enough for the excellent start that they have provided for my little monkeys and cannot recommend them enough for your little monkeys too!

    Nichola Dobson