2014: Extending Opening Hours

Doddi Pre-School are pleased to announce that we have decided to extend our opening hours and run an additional session on Tuesday afternoons from January 2014. This means that we will now be open for three full school days each week (Mon, Tues and Thurs 9.00 – 3.30) and from 9.00-1.00 on a Wednesday. This is due to increased numbers at the pre-school and a recent consultation with our parents.


Christmas Concert 11-12-2013

Pre-school families were treated to a very Christmassy Concert today. Our budding thespians overcame stage fright, remembered their words (and costume changes!) and rose to the occasion wonderfully. They gave a beautiful rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star, O Christmas Tree, Father Christmas Father Christmas (He Got Stuck) complete with melting snowman and falling-down reindeer. They were Fab-u-lous. In the finale of the show the children sang 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' impressively accompanied by Sign Language. Well done Pre-School!

Important Dates

Wednesday 11th December Christmas Concert 11.15-12.00
Tuesday 17th December Christmas Party 10.30-12.00 (includes Diddi Doddis)
Monday 16th December

Bun Bake 3.30pm

Signing In...

Our pre-schoolers were lucky enough to be joined by one of our parents for an introduction to British Sign Language. The children had a fabulous time learning how to say "Hello, Goodbye and Thank You" in BSL. Thank you so much to Lucy for coming in and sharing such a fascinating experience.

Read Write Phonics Session

Miss Davies will be modelling a Read Write lesson on Monday 2nd December for parents of 
children in Foundation year and Pre School. It will run from 11.10 to 11.30 in Class One. Please come 
along and see what we do in this very important part of our English teaching.



During the past weeks the pre-school children have been studying patterns. They have talked about and found lots of patterns everywhere; they've also been making their own patterns as you can see from our lovely wall display filled with ladybirds, bees and paintings.

Doddi Pre-School celebrates twenty years with a facelift!

Following our successful bid for Lottery Funding, a generous donation from Councillor Brook's Locality Funding and a whole lot of fundraising and hard work; Doddi Pre-School relaunched last November with a party. These are some extracts courtesy of the Mid Devon Advertiser Series and the Early Years Newsletter about our achievements:

Diddi Doddies Baby & Toddler Group

Diddi Doddies will be meeting at Doddi School Hall every Tuesday during term time from 9.30 - 11.30am. Everyone welcome. Please phone the school on 01647 252353 or email diddies@devon.sch.uk for more information.