The Folly Nursery and Pre-School stands within the grounds of the former Dalwood Primary School in the beautiful East Devon Countryside and was rated 'OUTSTANDING in 2012' by Ofsted. Here at Dalwood we cater for children aged from very young babies right up to school age. We have separate classrooms for; 0-2, 2-3 and 3 years plus where children learn, develop and thrive whilst following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Children can attend from as little as 2 short sessions right up to 5 full days. During their time with us children can enjoy home cooked nourishing meals, catering to individual dietry needs, at breakfast, lunch and supper. During school holidays/inset days we offer care for children up to 5 full days.
The children work and play together amidst colourful, airy and adaptable surroundings in a happy, relaxed and positive atmosphere in which encouragement abounds. The experiences provided for each individual are stimulating, challenging, absorbing and satisfying, allowing for every aspect of development and natural progression through the various strands of the EYFS curriculum.
At The Folly Nursery and Pre-school we recognise that every child is a supremely competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured, given the right environment. We recognise that children develop in individual ways at varying rates. Children's attitudes and dispositions to learning are influenced by feedback from others. We therefore use praise and encouragement, as well as celebrating and sharing special times and rewards to encourage children to develop a positive attitude to learning.
Whilst each child is treated as an individual when it comes to their learning, our higher level values mean that all children are treated fairly regardless of race, religion or abilities. All children and their families are valued equally within our nursery and Pre-School community. The children are supervised and taught by dedicated, enthusiastic and exceptionally qualified staff, in spacious and well equipped rooms. This all combines to help us provide your son or daughter with the best start to an education of the very highest standard.