Important Notice:

It is with regret that we are giving notice of permanent closure of Haselbury Plucknett Preschool.

Haselbury Plucknett Preschool has been running on the school site since September 2017 and it has been our privilege to educate the youngest members of our community. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints and inability to staff the setting adequately, we are unable to continue our provision and can confirm that out setting will permanently close in 5 weeks’ time on Friday 12th May 2023 at 3pm.

Alternative childcare settings can be found here.


Our pre-school is situated at Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School within the rural village of Haselbury Plucknett, a short distance from Crewkerne and Yeovil. We offer an exciting indoor and outdoor environment for children aged between 2 and 5 years old and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, working supportively with parents to help their children develop to their full potential.


Our aims are to:

  • provide a safe, welcoming environment where all children are valued and able to flourish.
  • support and encourage each family, sharing information and building relationships with them so that each child can reach their full potential.
  • support and encourage children’s development and learning through play, giving equal opportunity to all and treating each child as an individual.
  • provide an interesting and varied curriculum each term, helping and supporting each child in all areas of development as they progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • ensure all children become confident, independent learners ready to begin school.


The pre-school is part of Haselbury Plucknett Church of England Primary School and is housed in a separate spacious building on site.  The pre-school building comprises of a cloakroom, a main large learning space, a separate smaller learning space, a kitchen and toileting facilities. Outside there is a spacious covered play area which the children can use all year round along with a grassed area with additional equipment. We make use of the school playing field, which has areas used for forest school activities, and the school playground during specific parts of the school day.

The Pre-School adheres to a number of policies that set the guidelines to our practices. Copies of all these policies are available in the school office or on the school website.

The Governors have adopted a rolling programme to review and update these policies and procedures. If a policy or procedure is altered or amended, the new document will be posted on our website.

We encourage all parents and carers to read these policies and procedures.

Parental Involvement

Haselbury Plucknett Pre-School recognises parents and carers as the first and most important educators of their children. All our staff see themselves as co-workers with you in providing a high quality of care and education for your child.

There are many ways in which parents/carers can take part in making the Pre-School a welcoming and stimulating place for children and adults:

  • Exchanging information about their child’s particular needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff. Each child has a Home-School Book/ Reading Log, which is kept in their book bag. Parents can use this book to share relevant information with Pre-School staff.
  • Parents are encouraged to add observations and comments to their child’s learning journal via the Tapestry app.
  • Helping to provide, make and look after the equipment and materials used in the children’s play activities.
  • Supporting the community activities in which the Pre-School takes part.
  • Building friendships with other parents/carers in the Pre-School.
  • Parents/carers who have a particular interest or skill they feel they can share with the children are encouraged to do so by offering to take part in the sessions.