Our aim is to provide a safe and caring environment where children are given the opportunity to learn through play without fear of rejection or failure.

Bideford Baptist Pre-school is a voluntary run pre-school managed by a committee of parents. It opened in 1982 and operates in the Bideford Baptist Centre, which is situated in the centre of Bideford in North Devon.

Our children have access to three main areas within the building with easy access to toilet facilities and there is a secure outside play area.

We are open during term times only and although our sessions may increase/decrease depending on numbers our usual opening hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. We also offer a lunch club 12noon - 1pm. Children may attend 3, 4 or 7 hours in any one day and attend from a wide catchment area in and around Bideford.

Our Parent & Toddler Group operates on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings 9.30-11.30 a.m in the upstairs hall.

We are registered on the Early Years Register and the Compulsory and Voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. We can care for children from 2 yrs up to school age at any one time and currently have 51 children on roll. We receive funding for the provision of free early education for children aged 3 & 4 and the 2 year old funding.

We support children with special Educational needs and/ disabilities or have English as an additional language. We employ 14 staff and all hold appropriate qualifications in childcare.


Detailed Parents Guide to our pre-school

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