Ashwater Pre-School

Ashwater School House, Ashwater, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5EW

Tel. 07833633458       Charity no. 1027471     OFSTED No. 113126 (Current whilst Governor run. Part of The Carey Federation - Ashwater Primary School)

Previous OFSTED No. 106294 (When a Committee led Playgroup)

 Ashwater Pre-School:

We cater for up to 12 children aged between 2 and 5 years old.

Pre-School sessions are held downstairs in the school house. (This is the building situated to the right hand side of the school as you look from the road).

The Pre-School aims to provide children with a home from home environment where they feel safe, happy and confident and are given the best possible start to their school lives.

Our sessions and activities are based on the early learning goals as outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) documents published by the DfEE.  There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the educational programmes in our settings:

• communication and language;

• physical development;

• personal, social and emotional development.

• literacy;

• mathematics;

• understanding the world;

• expressive arts and design.

All aspects of learning are presented in a fun enjoyable way at a level appropriate to each individual child.

The Pre-School has been delighted to have been listed as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted during its last three inspections the last of which was published in April 2016.


Pre-School Staff:

Play Leader:    Lisa Bennett

Assistant:        Charlene Stringer


Pre-School Session Times:

Monday:        9am - 12 noon

Tuesday:        9am -12 noon

Wednesday:   9am-12 noon

Thursday:      9.00am - 12 noon

Thursday pm: 12 noon -3.00pm (Dependent on child numbers - Spring and Summer Terms Only)

Friday:          9am-12 noon


Pre-School Charges:

We accept 2Gether funded children.  All other children are funded from the term after their 3rd birthday.  At present unfunded children are charged at £2.90 per hour.

Our Ofsted reports can be found at: