Welcome to First Steps

Welcome! First Steps is our Pre-school at Sampford Peverell C of E Primary School. All Pre-school children are in Willow Class and our aim is to to help them develop confidence and a love for learning whist learning new skills, which can enrich them ready for their school life. We have a lovely indoor and outdoor space and all of our learning spaces encourage independence, heuristic play and imaginative play to create all sorts of learning opportunities.

Your child will be taught by Mr Leaman, Mrs Weetman and sometimes Mrs French. Learning in Willow Class is overseen by the Mr Vernon, our Early Years Foundation Stage Lead. First Steps caters for children from their 2nd birthday right up until they start school in Reception. We offer a safe, nurturing environment in which each individual child is recognised, valued and supported to achieve their potential through meaningful play experiences. We have a mixture of group sessions, free play and adult guided, offering children the chance to develop the skills they need in life – to explore, to play, to learn, to think, to express themselves and to learn to make friends!

Our sessions are term time, Monday to Friday - times are: 
- Morning - 9:00-12:00
- Afternoon - 12:00-15:00 (lunchtime is included in this session)
- Wraparound care session - 15:00-15:30
- All day - 9:00-15:00 or 15:30
From the Summer Term 2022 our hourly rates are £5.50 for 2 year olds and £4.60 for 3 to 4 year olds.
Government funded hours are available. For more information on funding options, please visit funded hours.
Children attending all day or the afternoon sessions have the option of bringing a packed lunch or having a dinner prepared in the school kitchen. For more information on school meals visit school meals info.
If you are keen to find out more about our setting, please complete the form on this LINK or email sampford@ventrus.org.uk.