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110-111 Cowick St, Exeter EX4 1JE
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About Us

About St Thomas Methodist Preschool, Exeter

Our Story

St Thomas Methodist Preschool was originally started in 1969 as St Thomas Playgroup.

The joint leaders were Eunice Stopard and Jean Guest. The playgroup ran for three mornings a week with Mum’s helping out and children attending free. There was no community room back then so the playgroup met in the upstairs rooms of the church.

In 1971, the playgroup moved to the present preschool room and it blossomed from there.

We have evolved a great deal over the years and now provide a high quality preschool education for 2-5 year olds. The preschool is accessible to all children in St Thomas and the surrounding areas and has exclusive use of two inter-connecting playrooms as well as a dedicated outside area for the children to play.

Children are offered fun, educational activities and opportunities to achieve their potential. We strongly believe that children learn through play and we aim to work in partnership with parents to provide a stimulating and safe environment where children are able to develop and learn through a play education.

Our carefully planned curriculum works to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and covers:

The Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development.

and The Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • expressive Arts and Design

We strive to offer children and their parents/carers a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

St Thomas Methodist Preschool is registered with the preschool Learning Alliance and with Ofsted. At our last Ofsted inspection in 2009, we were awarded a grade 2 in all areas. This indicates our preschool setting is ‘strong’ in all areas of our provision. Of course we are continually working on ways to improve our service and reach the next level of ‘Outstanding’.

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OUR values

Our Principles

Our carefully planned curriculum works to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and covers:

The Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development.

and The Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • expressive Arts and Design

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