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Stoke Canon CofE Primary School

Nurture and Grow Together through Compassion, Integrity and Kindness

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Welcome to the 'Little Acorns' Foundation Unit 



This page provides admin information about Pre-school, if you have a question that is not answered here please either contact the school office 01392 841279 or one of the pre-school team 07909 974701. The following admin information can also be found on our Fact Sheet, please contact us to request a copy.


About Us

At Stoke Canon Primary School children of Preschool age and school Reception age learn and play together sharing our well-resourced indoor and outdoor areas. The children in the Foundation Unit follow the EYFS underpinned by the school’s vision and values.  Nurture and Grow Together through Compassion, Integrity and Kindness and through a caring Christian atmosphere. Stoke Canon Pre-School is run by the governing body of Stoke Canon Church of England Primary School. We have been Ofsted registered since December 2009 and our last inspection, which was carried out in October 2022, resulted in a 'GOOD' outcome.


We are registered to provide care for a maximum of 16 children in the early years age range. Children can attend from the age of two years old. 

Our latest Ofsted report can be viewed on the following link or by visiting the Ofsted website.

Fees/Funding Options


Children can join Pre-school when they are 2 years old and remain with us until statutory school age.


Early Education Funding (EEF) is offered to all children in England. It is available at the start of the term that follows their 3rd birthday. The funding can be used for up to 15 to 30 hours per week, for 38 weeks per year.


2gether Funded Places dependent on meeting certain criteria some children may be eligible for up to 15 hours per week, for 38 weeks per year from the term after their 2nd birthday.


Fees are chargeable for children who do not fall into the above categories or when their sessions exceed the 15 funded hours. Fees are invoiced and require payment a month in advance of the hours requested.


- 2 year olds (unfunded or exceeding 15 hours) = £5.10

- 3 years old (exceeding 15 hours)                      = £4.50


Further information about the EEF can be found on the Devon County Council website





Opening hours


Monday -       8.45am - 2.45pm*

Tuesday -      8.45am - 2.45pm*

Wednesday - 8.45am - 2.45pm*

Thursday -     8.45am - 2.45pm*

Friday -          8:45am - 2:45pm* 


The Preschool day is split into three options for sessions. 

Morning only -    8:45am  - 11:45am

Afternoon only -  11:45am  - 2:45pm* 

Full day -            8:45am - 2:45pm*  


*An optional collection time of 3.15pm is available for an additional charge.



Children attending an afternoon session will be included in our lunch session. There is the option to choose to either buy a freshly prepared, healthy school meal (£2.40) or bring their own packed lunch from home. Water is provided at lunch and throughout the day.



We request that all children attending a morning session bring with them a portion of fruit to be eaten during morning snack time. Milk is also provided during the morning snack. We are a nut free school.  



To book a place for your child, an Application for Admission Form will need to be completed. Please contact the school office to obtain the form. If you require any advice or assistance in completing the form please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation Unit Lead. 


Visits/Taster Sessions

Families are all very welcome to visit our Pre-school and School either to look round or attend a taster session.

Before a child joins Pre-school we will invite you both to attend taster sessions and settling in 'Stay and Play' sessions. 


Please contact the Foundation Unit lead to arrange suitable times and dates for a visit or taster session.