About Stawley Preschool


The Preschool is located at the entrance to the village of Appley, in the Cricket Pavillion, fifteen minutes’ drive from Wellington and Wiveliscombe and one hundred metres from Stawley Village School. There is ample parking for all of our parents and visitors.

The Pavilion looks out on the cricket pitch and surrounding fields and has its own playground. The children benefit from their rural surroundings, exploring nature, and regularly take excursions such as pond dipping, apple picking and visits to the local school.

Stawley Pre-school provides 30 places for children from the age of two. We offer morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. 

As well as an extensive range of opportunities indoors, children have access to our fabulous garden or the cricket field all day, every day.

Our staff are highly skilled and build fantastic relationships with the children in our care. We know each child very well, which enables us to tailor learning opportunities to each and every child individually.

Since January 2018, Stawley Pre-school has been part of the Wellington Area Rural Federation (WARF), along with Stawley Primary School,  Swallows Preschool and Sampford Arundel Primary School. As such, we have strong links with local primary schools and many of our children also attend Swallows Pre-school on a Monday and Tuesday. We are also able to access the wider pool of resources and expertise provided by being part of a larger network.