Cullompton Baptist Church, High Street, Cullompton EX15 1AA
Tel: 01884 839965       Email:




















How do we work

The preschool session is divided into various activities during the morning or afternoon. A typical morning session may run as follows:

8.45am - 9.15am
Some children arrive for Early birds club - a fun way to start the morning
9.15am - 10.40am

Rest of the children arrive and enjoy Child led play activities indoors or outdoors

9.45am - 10.10am

Circle time - Time to say hello to everyone and split into 2 or 3 groups

10.00am - 11.30am

Child led play and activities inside and outside

11.30am - 11.45am

Tidy up time and small group story time

11.45 – 12.15pm

Story time – 2 or 3 groups  and recap of the morning

11.40 – 12.15pm

Morning and some all-day children will have lunch, whilst other children continue child led activities

12.15 – 12.45pm

Morning children leave, afternoon children arrive, the rest of the all-day children and the afternoon children have their lunch, whilst other children continue child led activities

12.45 – 2.00pm

Child led play and adult initiated activities indoors or outdoors

1.30 – 2.15pm

Cafe style snack and drinks

2.30 – 2.45pm

Tidy up and circle time split into 2 or 3 groups

2.45 – 3.05pm

Outdoor play and activity time

3.05pm - 3.15pm

Singing and story time

End of the day - time to say goodbye to everyone

Morning or afternoon children are very welcome to bring their own packed lunch to enjoy the experience of eating in a different environment.  You can choose for your child to eat at home on their half days. For ideas on a healthy lunch for children, please see

Links with the Church

The Preschool is based in the School Rooms at the Cullompton Baptist Church and we are well supported by the church – both by volunteer helpers and committee members.  We welcome families of all religions and cultures.

At the end of the Autumn and Summer terms we hold a short concert in the Church - which is sensitive to the Christian Faith, for the children to take part in.

 Links with Primary Schools

As a Preschool, we maintain close links with the local schools.  The foundation teachers visit us prior to your children starting school.  As part of the “Culm Valley Pre-School Liaison Group”, we meet regularly with the schools in the area to ensure continuity of care and that the transition to school is made as easy as possible.

What do we need to know?

Before your child starts at Preschool, you will be asked to complete a form which is confidential, giving personal information about your child.  We need to have details about your child’s health, child’s Doctor and Health Visitor and emergency contact numbers etc.

Key Person System

When your child starts with Preschool, they will be allocated to a member of staff who will help them settle into Preschool.  This person will be your child’s key person.  The key person will be responsible for observing your child and keeping the necessary records, so that we can ensure that they reach their full potential whilst with us.


  Noahs Ark Preschool Registered Charity 1134305
Tel: 01884 839965