Little Popples Pre-School is open from Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm.

Our Pre-school is situated in the heart of a village community and offers exceptional Early Years experience for children aged 2-4 years. 

We are housed in the new Newton Poppleford Primary School buildings alongside the Reception Class and managed by the school governing body. There are many opportunities for the children to explore indoor and outdoor space providing play areas on site and within the school grounds.  We are able to use the forest school area on a weekly basis and the new main hall for P.E sessions.  These sessions and our partnership with the school, support children’s transition into the reception class.

As a setting we successfully work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that all children have a relevant and high-quality curriculum built upon their strengths and interests, respecting individuality and celebrating achievement.

We have an experienced team of qualified practitioners ensuring a high standard of care and dedication to the development of your child.

This part of the website aims to give an overview of our services and philosophies.  You will find all the information you need regarding the day to day running of the pre-school, the curriculum and any information you may need for the future.  Little Popples Pre-school runs under the policies of Newton Poppleford Primary School - this includes GDPR.


Click here to go to the School Policies page.


For further information please call our pre-school on 01395 568300 or email

Fees Increase

As from September 2019, our pre-school fees increased.  They are now as follows:

3/4-year-olds are charged £4.25 per hour for any hours over the funded 15 hours per week.

2-year-olds are charged at £4.50 per hour.  If you are in receipt of 2-year-old funding, you are charged at the new fee if you wish to attend more than the funded hours.