East Anstey Pre-School

EAST ANSTEY PRE-SCHOOL“A warm, happy and welcoming environment”
*A rural pre-school on the edge of Exmoor National Park.
 *Registered for children aged 2- school age.
*Small group sizes and high staff to pupil ratio.
*A close, caring, family atmosphere.
*Good links with East Anstey School – part of the Exmoor Link Federation.
*Close links with the Anstey Parent and Toddler Group.


Our Pre-School and Grounds

Our pre-school is housed in a traditional Victorian building adapted for a modern learning environment. Our classroom is filled with a variety of informative and creative displays.
We have a dedicated book corner and the children have use of a computer. We are lucky to be able to access the excellent school kitchen where meals are freshly prepared on site. Our children can have a school dinner on a full day.

We are proud of our newly developed outside area which we use as much as our inside space. It has been designed to offer stimulating activities including role play, art, physical development and gardening. The school is situated in a quiet village and is surrounded by beautiful, rural farmland.

What We Do

The planning of activities is designed around the children’s special interests and developing needs.

Every day we incorporate all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage,including creative play, sharing of stories, ‘show and tell’ and outside activities. We sit together for healthy snacks and use this opportunity to talk about ourselves and our environment. Older children are given the opportunity to develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills in a small group, with all the children being encouraged to develop in these areas at their own pace.

The Anstey Experience

At East Anstey we offer much more than just the curriculum. We aim to make Pre-School fun and offer wide ranging experiences including visits within the local community. We encourage children to get involved in fundraising activities including children’s charities.

Sarah Cooper
Chrissy Rycroft

East Anstey Pre-School is now managed by the governing body of the Exmoor Link Federation which encompasses East Anstey Primary School, Bishops Nympton Primary School and Bishops Nympton Little Owls Pre-School.  

Useful Information


Tuesday: 9am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 3:30pm
Thursday: 9am – 3:30pm

Our terms coincide with the schools term dates.

Early Years Funding accepted.

To take a look at our induction pack, to view our policies or procedures or just to come and have a look around our setting please do not hesitate to contact us!

How to Contact Us:

Write to us:
East Anstey Pre-School
c/o East AnsteyPrimary School
East Anstey
EX16 9JP

Phone us: 01398 341369
Fax us: 01398 341369
Email us: eastanstey@exmoorlink.org


Ofsted report: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/106325 - although this states that the setting is closed, this refers to the previous registration when the pre-school was committee run. We now fall within the school registration and are not registered as a separate entity.

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