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Welcome to Monkleigh Pre-School!

Tel: 01805 623777

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** We are currently FULL until September 2021 with a waiting list**  


 Our opening times are: Monday-Friday 9.15-3.15 term time only.

We also offer wrap around childcare at Breakfast and Tea Club inbetween 8am - 5.30pm (Mon-Thurs) (Fri until 4.30)

  There are two sessions per day:  Morning 9.15-12.15, Afternoon 12.15-3.15       

Children are taken from 2 and a half years until 4 years old. 

This is a Governor run setting, and governors state that all fees are payable half termly, in advance.

Our Pre School is situated in the the school grounds in its own building. We have access to all the school facilities, including the large field, playground, wooden train and boat. We take the approach of "in the moment" planning, which means our activities and challenge for the children is implemented through the child's own choices and interests. 

We are a small Pre-School and take no more than 14 children per session.

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We provide a range of activities, linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our playing field
pirate ship playground
Pirate Ship Playground

Staff - We have three members of highly qualified and experienced staff.

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Jodie Chugg is the Pre-School Leader. She is level 5 Early Years trained and holds a level 3 safeguarding qualification.

Martha Kingdon is the Pre-School Deputy Leader. She is level 3 Early Years trained and has 3 of her own children.

Nikki Troke is a pre-school assistant. She is Level 3 Early Years trained and has a child of her own.

All staff hold at least a level 2 safeguarding certificate and are peadiatric first aid trained. 

 NOTHING stops us from exploring the great outdoors!
Frost                     outside loking at grass   walking up lane


                                         SCRIMBLING     Cooking

Box    Technology   Group game


We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters!

World Book Day 2017

 The children enjoyed making their own delicious pancakes on Pancake day! pancake

Working hard to build our 'Fairytale' cottage 


The children have really enjoyed bringing in and sharing their favourite stories with their friends.  To link in with this we have been doing lots of lovely creative arts and crafts, role play, shows, cooking and bear hunts! 

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We have really enjoyed making the most of the changes winter brings, but we now look forward to welcoming spring, where we can get planting in our sensory garden and growing our own delicious fruit and vegetables!


Another Fun filled year ahead!

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Tradititonal Christmas Dinner before the Christmas party!

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The children have been working extremely hard with their Christmas Performance "A little bird told me"

Here are a few snaps before the show. The children were all very happy and excited to sing for their parents!

They were amazing!

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We have been raising money this week for Children in Need by doing a sponsored 'WIGGLE WEEK'


We have been very busy engaging in lots of physical activities such as imagination on the move stories, action stories and songs, a range of ring games and physical skills with bikes and balls.        


   We have also of course been baking and decorating some delicious Pudsey bear Cakes!

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We LOVE to be 'Hands on' with our learning at Monkleigh Pre-school!


We have really enjoyed learning about Diwali 'The Festival of light'


Shayla brought in some beautiful indian clothes for us to look at.

She brought in her own Salwaar, her mothers Sari and another outfit called a Lenga.

The children loved how colourful and sparkly the clothes were.

bangra dancing

We joined Class R and Miss Beer taught us some Bangra moves.

We really enjoyed this.

diva lamps   Barfi   rangoli patterns

We were able to take part in some wonderful Diwali activities

We made our own Diva lamps out of clay, we later painted them and added glitter!

We made some delicious Barfi and created some beautiful Rangoli patterns from coloured rice.


mehndi patterns

We also were able to have our own Mehndi patterns painted onto our hands, which we loved!

We also created our own too!



We have been very busy creating a range of bonfire and firework crafts.

Look at our amazing Chalk fireworks!!

junk modelling  isabella dabbers

We are always looking for new ways to be creative and to develop our busy fingers!


We love being outdoors amd exploring.

We went on an adventure up the lane to pick blackberries for snack and to make some Jam Tarts 

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We are always curious of the world around us and like to explore the great outdoors!


We had a pyjama and film day! We loved it. We watched Despicable me and Frozen.

We had lots of exciting treats to eat too! 

We have been making the most of the warm sunshine before autumn arrives! 


From Easter 2019 all 'charged for' sessions will be recorded using ParentMail registers.  This will enable you to see which sessions you are being charged for.  All pre-booked sessions for the half term will be input at the start of that half term.

A polite reminder - all fees are payable in advance 

Persistent late payment or non-payment of fees will result in debt being passed to the Credit Control Team at Devon County Council and will result in your child's place in the setting being refused and offered to someone else.

For more information please email Jodie at the above address. Phone calls are unlikely to be taken during session time (although we will take them after 3:30)

You can also find our Monkleigh Pre-school page on Facebook.