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We Learn Through Play

Founded in 1968, Moretonhampstead Pre-school has a long tradition of supporting families and children, aged 2 to 5 years, from the local area, including Manaton, Lustleigh, North Bovey and Chagford.

In September 2017, after close consultations with parents and the local community, the pre-school moved to Moretonhampstead Primary School and became a Governor Run Pre-school. Our children now have a beautiful purpose built room and stunning large outside space plus the use of all the other areas within the school such as the outside classroom, library, trim trail and large sports field, all of which will enable our children to be school ready and have a smoother transition into their reception class. 

We believe that children should be allowed to learn through play and provide a learning environment where learning is instrinsic with play and one that meets the individual needs and interests of everyone of our children.  

We are OFSTED inspected and incorporate the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) into all our planning and activities.

We have 3 full time staff and can have up to 20 children in our sessions; each member of staff has a keyworker group.  Working together in these smaller more personal groups allows our children to work with their peers and enables them to grow and flourish as independent learners.   

We are currently open for 19 ½ hrs per week, term time only. We are looking to increase our provision to 5 days a week if there if sufficient demand within our community.

Our opening times are:- Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 9am – 3.30pm

If you would like any further information or to arrange a visit please contact us on 01647 440482 or email