Fledglings Foundation Stage Unit

Putting children at the centre of everything we do

Our Fledglings Foundation Stage Unit is lead by qualified teachers and provides educational provision for Pre-school and Reception aged children.

We believe that working together as a partnership between parents, teachers and governors will enable all children to extend their capacity for learning across the whole range of their individual needs.  We actively encourage parents to take an interest in our school. Children who feel secure and confident in their surroundings and have the support of their parents are those most likely to succeed. We believe that the care, consideration and opportunities for learning that all our children receive here will equip them for meeting positively the challenges that life will present as they grow up in our ever faster changing world.

We have split our children into three age groups to best cater for their needs and to ensure activities are age appropriate. Wagtails are our 2-3 year olds, Wrens are our 3-4 year olds and Robins are our Reception year, 4-5 year olds.

We believe that children thrive when they are nurtured within a caring and creative environment where they feel free to learn and explore the world with confidence

Reception (Robins)

For the normal round intake into our school, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called ‘In-Year’ Admissions.

You are welcome to come and visit us to find out more, please contact us to arrange a visit: 01566 784566 or lifton@lapsw.org.

The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all schools within our Trust.  You can also contact our Admissions Officer will be able to discuss admissions with you: admissions@lapsw.org. Further information can be found in our Admissions Policy.

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All applications, whether during the normal round or in-year, should be made online via Devon County Council, or you can contact them for a paper copy of the form if you wish.

Pre-School (Wagtails and Wrens)

Sessions times for Pre-school, during term-time only, are as follows:

  • 9am—12 noon,
  • 9am—1pm or
  • 9am—3pm.

Hot lunches available if required at £2.30 per day.

Sessions are £4.50 per hour for 2 year olds and £4.00 per hour for 3 & 4 year olds.

You can find out more about funding for free childcare places on the .Gov website:

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Our Learning Environment

My child is happy at this school and the learning is made fun, especially outside. PARENT

The early years provision is a hive of busy activity and the children engross themselves in the wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. OFSTED

My child is making good progress and enjoys coming to school - I would recommend this school to other parents. PARENT