Current opening times
|Pre-School Day, including Doddi Days wrap-around care.|
|Monday to Wednesday||8am to 5pm|
Our mornings begin when the children are welcomed by our experienced team of staff into the pre-school room. Parents and carers are very welcome to come in and see what the children will be up to and settle their child into one of the activities on offer. It’s a great time to talk to staff and update them on how your child is feeling.
Doddi Days is a wrap-around care service for 2-11 year olds. Sessions are Monday to Thursday 8am – 9am, the children will be offered a selection of healthy breakfast options. As well as dedicated time with our experienced, qualified staff to help them prepare for the day ahead. After School we offer a second session from 3.30pm-5pm, Monday to Wednesday. Please speak to our pre-school leader Charlotte for more infomation.
We organise our sessions so that children can choose from and explore a range of activities. There are normally three or four specific activities on offer, but the sessions are very much led by the children as individuals and the direction that they want to take.
The children explore themes through special topics and free play. Our newly refurbished pre-school room has areas for messy/creative play, sand and water play, ICT, quiet and cosy book area, construction and small world play as well as a role play and dressing up area. Outside we have an all weather area, a garden and pond area. Lots of creatures can be observed and the children are keen gardeners, tending to vegetable, fruit and flowering plants.
The Pre-School Day
The children have access to healthy snacks and water/milk through the day. When the session is coming to an end, the children love to help at tidy-up time and the reward of time together singing or a reading a story.
Lunchtime is from 12-1pm, the children and the pre-school staff sit together to eat their packed lunch or can enjoy a nutritious freshly prepared school lunch, along with the other Primary school children. This is a sociable and informal time to sit together and enjoy a healthy meal.
The afternoon sessions starts at 1pm to 3.30pm and will follow the pattern of the morning session, with a little emphasis on quiet time added in for any children who want to take a nap, or just ‘be’ for five minutes.
Doddi Days for 2-11year olds is our wrap around care service, where are children are offered a snack which they often help to prepare. Our wraparound care co-ordinates with the care Doddi Primary School provides, so families just have 1 drop off and pick up time.
We make extensive use of the outdoor decking area, waterplay and Pre-School garden for free-flow play and the playground for outdoor cycling. We also use the field and garden for outside learning and the school hall for exercise, cooking and soft play.
With the stunning Devon countryside on our doorstep both children and staff enjoy getting out for walks or visits to the farms, woodlands and moorland you can see from the pre-school
More about our pre-school and staff
Diddi Doddies Baby and Toddler Group
The Diddi Doddies Baby and Toddler Group runs every Tuesday morning during term time. We meet in the school hall between 9:00am and 10:30am.
Diddi Doddies is a relaxed, friendly group providing an opportunity for both adults and children to socialise. Offering a range of toys and activities plus tea/coffee for the grown-ups and a snack and drink for the children. This is a great introduction to Doddi school for your little one.
Everyone is welcome! £2 per session (first visit free)