Parent / Guardian Questionnaire Results

We sent out 18 questionnaires and had 9 back with parent/Guardian comments recorded below Do you feel welcomed by staff when arriving at Little Bears before and after sessions? Yes / No Comments: Always met with a smile. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. Always helpful with any queries and accommodating with any extra hours [...]

New Path to Little Bears

Little Bears Pre School would like to thank Derek Hutchings from Hutching Contractors for digging out the area for the new part of our path in his own time. We would like to Thank Kim Rumsam from West Country Concrete Products Ltd, for providing and laying the concrete. Thank you to both of you and […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

Dear Parents and Carers Please be aware that we are doing as much as we can to protect the pre-school from COVID-19, please see below some information from the team at the pre-school and the CIO: If your child, you as a parent or carer have been in contact with an infected person or a […]

Fundraising Committee Members Needed

We are now looking for new members, the fundraising team meet regularly to plan events and ways of fundraising within our community. If you feel you would like to join our friendly team please contact Selina our pre-school administrator. Thank you very much Jane

Bags 2 School

HOW TO MAKE YOUR DONATION? Leave OUTSIDE YOUR FRONT DOOR by 10AM ON SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2019 ready for collection that day Drop of @ Little Bears Pre-School by FRIDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2019 Drop of @ Eastfield Farm, Shebbear, EX21 5HN by SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2019 Thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated […]

Job Vacancy – Pre-School Assistant (Bank Staff)

Little Bears Pre School are looking for a caring and motivated person to join our Bank Staff team. To provide high quality care and education to our 2, 3 and 4 year olds. The successful candidate will need to have a flexible approach to working. Working hours will vary. This position is to cover staff […]

Toddler Play & Stay

The amazing toddler Stay & Play sessions are continuing for 2019 on Wednesday afternoons.  We have lots of great activities planned and children aged 0 – 4 yrs are welcome.  The sessions run from 1.15pm – 3.15pm and there is a cost of £2.00 per family.  Please sign in on arrival for safeguarding. 9th January […]

Bag 2 School

We will be collection for Bags 2 School in November. The plan is to have the bags delivered to households within Shebbear Village before 22nd October and then collect them on 3rd November. If you live outside the village and would like a bag then please contact me on 01409 281 280 or it […]

Tarka Pottery Christmas Painting Session

Thank you so much for Jax from Tarka Pottery for coming and being so patient with the children.  We had a great session painting pottery items for Christmas.  All pottery is now ready to collect from the Pre-school.  

Easy Fundraising for Little Bears

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Little Bears Preschool – Beaworthy? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it […]

30 Hours Free Childcare From January

Apply now if you want 30 hours free childcare from January –

Mini Bears Stay & Play

Mini Bears Stay and Play will be at the new time of 1.30pm – 3.30pm on a Wednesday afternoon. 0-3 years old, siblings under 5 years old are welcome. There is a £2.50 charge to include refreshments for children and parents/carers. Sessions start again on 6th September 2017 and the first activity will be messy […]

30 Hours Funding & New Session Times

From September 2017 Little Bears will be open for the extended 30 hours as follows; Monday & Tuesday: 9am – 3.15pm Wednesday: 9am – 1pm (Mini Bears in the afternoon) Thursday & Friday: 9am – 3.15pm If you’re a working parent with a child aged 3/4 you may be eligible for the equivalent of 30 […]

Langtree Tractor Run 2017

This year’s Tractor Run was a great success!  Thank you to all who came and took part, we raised an amazing £975 for the Pre-School. Thank you to all the ladies on the pre-school committee who worked so hard on such a hot day. Image credits to Rodney from Paparazzi Parrish who captured over 500 […]

New Kitchen Area

Little Bears committee have done a fantastic job over the Easter holidays painting and transforming the preschool for a fresh new start tomorrow. We would really like to say a big thank you to Chris Caines ( who fitted the new kitchen and John Salter ( for giving his own time to fit more electric […]

Vacancy: Pre-School Assistant

Would you like to work at Little Bears, we are looking for a part time Early Years Play Assistant level 2, level 3 desirable, if you would like to apply please click on the link below, closing date 24/3/17

Shebbear Ladies Night

Come and mingle and jingle for the annual Ladies Night in Shebbear, this year we have Cocktails, Craft Stalls, Raffle, Beauty Treatments, Tarot Reader, Outside Catering and lots more… £5 a ticket includes a complimentory tipple! Supporting Little Bears Preschool Charity no 1036017  

Harvest service

Today we went to the Harvest service at St Michael’s church, Shebbear. Children enjoyed putting fruit and vegetables on the harvest table.

Easter Coffee Morning

Thursday 24th March 2016 at 9.05am We welcome you, family and friends to our Easter coffee morning at Little Bears Pre-school. We will be running an Easter square grid to raise money to buy equipment for our outdoor garden area. Each square will be £1.00 each and the grid is now up on our classroom […]

Celebrating Outstanding Ofsted Grades

Little Bears Pre School Shebbear are celebrating outstanding Ofsted grades in all areas for early years provision. This is a great achievement and a result that the staff, committee, parents and children are all extremely proud of. The report is full of positive comments about the pre school and children.  This is a summary of […]

Baby & Childrens Nearly New Sale

Buy – Sell – Advertise Clothing, toys, bedding, games, books, prams, baby equipment, maternity wear, crafts, lots more Saturday 10th October 10.30am-1pm £1 enry fee Having a pre-christmas clear out of baby / children’s items? Do you sell baby / children’s related crafts? How about having a table for £5 (to go to Little Bears […]

Ofsted Celebration

We welcome Mums and Dads, carers, family and friends to celebrate out recent Ofsted inspection grade of Outstanding. We will also be opening our new planting area that has kindly been put together by Ian Luxton and help by committee members

Ladies Night

Tickets cost £3 if purchased in advance, £5 on the night. Please contact Lucy Luxton on 01409 281790 to purchase. Price includes a glass of wine/fizz & nibbles. Alcohol & soft drinks will be available to purchase on the night. Come along & enjoy an evening of shopping & pampering. That you’re bored to tears […]

Bag 2 School

We provide care for local children aged from 2 until they start school. Whilst the Pre-School is located within the grounds of Shebbear Primary School, it is a charity, run by a small, but dedicated committee of parents and volunteers and is not affiliated to the school. The Pre-School receives some funding from Devon County […]

Easy Fundraising

Little Bears Pre-School are now on to help raise extra funds.   Please nominate using the following name: Little Bears Pre School – Beaworthy.  When you shop online you shop go via the toolbar or the Easy Fundraising website and a percentage of the money spent goes to us.

Toddler Stay & Play

The session is aimed at children aged 0-3 (older siblings are also welcome) and will be run by the Pre-school leader & deputy.  Parents/carers will have the chance to explore new experiences with their child/children, meet new people and enjoy a coffee & a chat.  There will be a small charge of £1.50 per family […]