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Free childcare for 2 year olds

Find out if your child is eligible for free childcare and how to apply.

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15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Find out if your child is eligible for free childcare and how to apply.

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30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

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Help with childcare costs

Find out where you can get help and advice with your childcare costs.

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Day Nurseries

Abbey School Nursery (Torquay) SEND Local Offer

The caring atmosphere at Abbey School Nursery offers young children, first and foremost, a play situation where they are encouraged to develop all aspects of their individual learning journey through the Early Years Foundation Stage.Activities and curriculum are designed and monitored by fully qualified professionals.  Additional activities such as swimming, ballet, French, tennis and music enrich learning as well as outdoor play in our eco garden especially designed for our foundation stage.  Children are able to explore areas including bog garden, willow tunnel, growing area, soft surface for wheeled toys and outdoor classroom.  The wonders of our varied environment enables children to interact with and observe.  Our pupils have the freedom to explore, use their senses and be physically active and exuberant in secure surroundings.

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Braeside @ Sunflowers Day Nursery SEND Local Offer

Braeside Nursery is a privately owned Neighbourhood nursery. It is situated in a quiet residential area close to Goodrington beach and Paignton harbour which makes it an ideal location for babies and young children to learn and explore during visits. Here we offer a warm, friendly environment with loving, dedicated staff for children from 2 weeks to 5 years old.We operate 4 units each catering to the needs of differing age groups of children. Each room is full of exciting learning, activities and play experiences specially chosen for the child’s age and stage of development. Meals are cooked and provided for on site by the chef.We offer free settling in sessions for your child and work alongside you to help support your child in the best way to settle confidently into the nursery. Ofsted Registered: Good.

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Curledge Street Academy & Nursery SEND Local Offer

Curledge Street Academy is part of the Bay Education Trust along with Paignton Community & Sports Academy and King's Ash Academy.

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Hatfield Nursery Limited SEND Local Offer

Hatfield Nursery have four dedicated age groups: Little Bees 0-2's, Curly Caterpillars 2-3's. and Eager Elephants 3-5's  Holiday Zoo After School /Holiday club for 5 - 11's.  Throughout the nursery each age group has at least 2 rooms of their own plus use of the spacious soft play room and large garden areas.Their fully qualified chef prepares mid morning snacks, lunch with dessert and an afternoon snack using fresh daily deliveries of fruit and vegetable and meat.  The chef is able to cater for all dietary requirements.Open all year including Bank and Public Holidays (excluding Christmas and Boxing Day)

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Kiddi Caru Day Nursery (Torquay) SEND Local Offer

Purpose built nursery. Extra activities included at no additional cost including French, yoga, music and movement. Large outdoor area with shaded and undercover areas, security system - visual and intercom. All key care staff hold level 3 qualification. Ofsted grade: Outstanding.

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Little Palms Nursery (Torquay)

Little Palms is part of the Early Years Alliance and is located in the centre of Torquay, Devon. In Febuary 2020 we were graded 'Good' by Ofsted. We offer 24 Ofsted-registered places for both private and funded. We are open from 8.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.

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Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Barewell Road) SEND Local Offer

Settings opening times are from 07:30 to 18.00 but offers the option of a 19:00 finish if prebooked.

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Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Long Road) SEND Local Offer

Mama Bear's Day Nursery provides a friendly, clean and comfortable, safe environment which children can find stimulating and challenging and where enjoyment and fun are linked with discovery and learning. It is a 62 place nursery with three rooms, a baby room for 3 months to 2 year olds, a Bouncy Bears room for children approaching 2 to 3 years and a pre-school for children aged 3 to 5 years. The nursery is passionate about outdoor play and adopt a free flow policy allowing children to move freely indoors and out throughout the day.  The outdoor environment reflects all the play and learning opportunities expected to be found indoors with the added benefits of being able to explore, build on a larger scale and discover new skills.

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Mama Bear's Day Nursery (Midvale Road) SEND Local Offer

Home cooked food provided.  Close links to Midvale Clinic, especially the Speech Therapists. Children with special needs welcome and included in all activities. Wide range of activities provided. The garden area for outside play has recently been redesigned.

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Muddy Wellies Nursery (YMCA Paignton) SEND Local Offer

With a team of experienced and qualified staff we excel at child-driven play. Linking in with EYFS and the National Curriculum we see that all children in our care develop well as we prepare them for their transition to school. 

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Peekaboo Childcare Limited (Torquay) SEND Local Offer

Peekaboo Childcare (Torquay) Limited is a 6 months to 4 year old setting that offers high quality care and education within a stimulating and friendly environment, across flexible hours.

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Phoenix Childcare SEND Local Offer

We are an 'OUTSTANDING' OFSTED Registered nursery, specialising in childcare for children aged 3 months – 12 years and based in the Ellacombe area of Torquay.  We offer funding for 2 and 3 year olds.

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Rainbow Day Nursery SEND Local Offer

This nursery only caters for NHS staff employed by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

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Roselands Community Nursery & Playschool Day Nursery SEND Local Offer

Visit www.roselandsnursery.com for information. Ofsted grade: Good

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Southernwood Nursery (Torquay) SEND Local Offer

Highly trained, experienced, long term staff committed to early years education and quality, homely childcare.  Children play together regardless of age.  Good range of facilities with outdoor space including gardening area, play equipment for climbing and hard surface for games, bikes etc.  Food is included and all home made and healthy.  Lots of art, music and drama activities included weekly.  Children bake on a regular basis and generally have lots of fun.

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St Michael's C of E Academy and Nursery

St Michael’s is a brand new academy in the heart of Paignton, which opened in September 2021 to nursery and reception children as a one form entry primary academy, growing by year group annually until Year 6.

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Tadpoles Nursery (Brixham) SEND Local Offer

Tadpoles Nursery is on site of Eden Park Primary School Academy.

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Tops Day Nurseries: Babbacombe Nursery

Babbacombe day nursery & preschool in Torbay provide Early Education and Care for children from 3 months – preschool age and also features a Hi 5’s before school and after school club for school children up to the age of 8.

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Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery SEND Local Offer

Our nursery is in the grounds of Watcombe Primary School, on Moor Lane. It provides an attractive and safe environment which provides varied and interesting activities that meet the child's individual needs. 

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Registered Childminders

Amanda Anne (Torquay Childminder)

Lovely spacious family home with unique indoor play area. Close to town, parks, library. My husband (a former primary school PE teacher) is also registered as my assistant. We have two boys 9 and 10 and our lovely springador dog Rosie.

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Amanda Berry

Ofsted registered Paignton based childminder. 

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Andrea Nathan (Paignton)

Hello, my name is Andrea, and I have been childminding for 19 years. I enjoy childminding very much. Every day your child spends with me would include lots of exciting, fun and learning activities.

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Annmarie Parfitt (Torquay)

All children are made to feel welcome and relaxed and are encouraged to have lots of fun playing. Lots of freely accessed resources and plenty of planned activities for a fun filled day, with trips to the local area such as playgroups, the park etc. Every child is made to feel important and encouraged to meet their full potential. Works around the needs of the child and their family and is always willing to help.

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Barrett Naomi & Leanne (Paignton)

Ofsted registered childminder with 20 years experience, and daughter Leanne as an Assistant, who has passed her level 3 in childcare.  Safe, enclosed garden, good size playroom, outings to the zoo, belong to Forest school association with level 1 in forest school, Occombe Farm and Dinosaur World.  Activities include painting, cooking, trips to the beach and playgrounds.  Childminder creates a photo diary of the activities the children do for parents.  Based in the Windmill/Dolphin area of Paignton. I have adopted a red panda at paignton zoo for children to learn and visit.

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Becca Bellamy (Torquay) - Becca Bellamy Childcare

I provide all types of childcare; Childminding, nannying and babysitting.

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Becca Bellamy Childcare

I am a registered childminder and also do nannying and babysitting, school pick ups and overnight care.  I have been working with children for 14 years, 7 in a nursery and 2 years and a half self employed.

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Beverley Young (Paignton)- COVID19 CLOSED

Children are treated as individuals, shown love and taken out everyday, come rain or shine, on a variety of  fun-filled days where they are encouraged to socialise, share with and respect other children (and adults) and above all have fun!  Days out to libraries, music groups, museums, aquariums, zoos, country parks, beaches, train journeys, parks, bowling, Crealy, farms, Pennywell, National Trust and messy play sessions.Qualifications and training: NVQ 3, Paediatric first aid, child protection, confusion with inclusion, forest fun and behaviour management, food hygiene, health and safety, diversity, EYFS.

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Bridget Ward (Brixham)

My home is safe, friendly, fun and caring.  I live with my fiancé and two daughters who are aged 10 and 16.  The dining room has direct access to our enclosed garden where we have a trampoline, set of swings and a lawn. During the school holidays we have varied days out and visit the Library, Cockington, Occombe Farm, Paignton Zoo, Woodlands and National Trust gardens along with other days out and activities to suit the children's interests.

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Carolyne Lane (Torquay)

Purpose built play room, small but well equipped garden area used to plant and maintain a variety of edible plants.  House backs on to a large field which is used for the children to play football etc.  Frequent trips to local areas of interest and further afield such as Crealy and Woodlands. Currently working towards the 2nd Interim of Bristol Standard quality assurance scheme. Offers a Babysitting service. 

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Cathryn Stringer (Torquay) SEND Local Offer

Registered childminder with over 15 years child care experience. I aim to provide a fun and educational environment for children to play and learn in, allowing them to grow into happy and confident individuals. We are located in a quiet part of Torquay (Barton/St Marychurch) away from busy roads but close to public transport.

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Claire Burns (Paignton) SEND Local Offer

Care is based around the child's happiness in a fun environment. Meets up daily with at least 2 other POSY (Providing Outdoor Stimulation for Youngsters) childminders. Does not provide school pickups as out all day on trips to Crealy, Pennywell Farm, Powderham, Plymouth Aquarium and more, all inclusive in the price. May be able to provide a pick up and drop off to the child's home address.

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Clare Goodwin Brixham Childminding

Clare Goodwin

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Felicity Gartside (Torquay)

Torquay based childminder working to offer a home from home for children to learn and develop in.  We have a large play room with patio doors, allowing free flow play into our large enclosed child friendly garden. Daily trips to places such as the zoo, local parks, beaches, local playgroups and much more.  I have a close network of childminding friends so lots of opportunities for the children to mix with others children, have fun whilst developing their social skills. 

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Felicity Small (Torquay) - Small Childminding

Registered, fully qualified childminder in Ellacombe, Torquay. I am a mum of three boys and I offer flexible childcare in a warm and welcoming home environment, for children aged 0-12 from 7:30am to 6pm. We have a large bright play room that leads into a secure garden complete with sturdy climbing frame and slide as well as a sandpits and water areas and lots more!   I have a full clean driving licence and an 8 seater vehicle that we find very useful! We have regular trips to the zoo, beach, parks and woods, learning as we play, usually alongside other childminders to allow the children to get used to socialising in larger groups ans make new friends. We also regularly take part in local projects like music workshops, stay and plays and even forest schools, giving the children as many opportunities as possible to develop in all areas of learning.

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Hayley Taor (Paignton)

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Holly Burke (Brixham) - Tiny Tots Childminding

I offer a secure and loving home environment for the children in a lovely house with a playroom that leads onto a secure garden.  I live in a lovely quiet area with on road parking.

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Jane Brounger (Brixham) - Janeys Dayz

A warm home from home experience in BRIXHAM where all children are a part of our extended family. I have 3 children of my own and We love to just be crazy and have fun all whilst learning. We live a very open and honest life and always strive to do our very best.

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Jellietots Childminding Sarah English & Sophie Winfield (Paignton)

We are Sarah and Sophie, otherwise known as Jellietots Childminding, we offer childcare to families with children aged from birth to 4 years. The property is a semi detached house set in a great location with easy access to the local beach, park, zoo, woods and library. The garden is fully enclosed which is excellent for children to burn off their energy and enjoy the great outdoors. We have a selection of toys to encourage growth and development. Indoors we have two well equipped playrooms as well as a large hall area downstairs, which is all open plan. We have a creative space for children to explore and engage in messy activities and another separate space where the children can engage in role play and freely have access to a range of toys. As well as a homely environment, we also like to explore the great outdoors to give children a greater depth and understanding of the world around them.

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Jessica Hughes (Torquay)

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder, Level 3 qualified, located in Torquay.

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Kim Rees

I am no longer taking on any new children 

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Kristina Westacott (Torquay) SEND Local Offer

Kris Westacott's Childminding

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Leah Michelle Jackson (Torquay)

I am a registered childminder and have been minding since 2009. I live in St Marychurch with my husband and our 3 children. I have a BA degree in Childcare and Education, as well as relevant qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Child Protection training. I've achieved qualifications in Makaton and Level 1 in Forest school. 

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Leanne Patton- Leanne's Childcare services

I am an Ofsted registered Childminder living in Brixham. I have 3 children 2 of which attend Eden Park primary school. I offer a busy, loving home where I strive to promote happiness and independence.

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Lisa Jane Catlin (Paignton) SEND Local Offer

Provides a safe, happy and fun environment for children to learn and develop. Daily outings and trips to various places such as the library, Zoo, parks and beaches.

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Little Heroes Childminding

I'm a qualified primary and early years teacher, having led the EYFS and Key Stage 1 teams in a school locally as a Deputy Headteacher. My aim is to offer a 'home from home' for your children, peppered with authentic educational experiences that help them to develop within the early years foundation stage framework. I live at home with my 3 children and my husband (who is also a teacher). We have a variety of friendly pets who also help us out with childminding including 2 dogs, cats and guinea pigs. I encourage the children to help with the animals to gain confidence and to explore the world around them. I am DBS checked, have a first aid qualification, am trained as a designated safeguarding lead and hold a postgraduate degree in education from the University of Plymouth. I will be opening from April 22nd 2024.

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Little Sandy Footprints Childcare

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder located in the Goodrington, Paignton area. The house is situated 10 minutes walk from Roselands Primary School (3 min drive) and a 15 minute walk from White Rock Primary School (6 min drive).

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Melanie Smith (Paignton) - Precious Steps Childcare

***2021 spaces available ***

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Michelle Davis (Paignton)

My name is Michelle and I am an Ofsted registered childminder in Paignton. I am 35, married and have 3 children aged 5, 10 and 12. I offer a relaxing, caring, inclusive home from home setting. I will provide all children with fun learning activities indoors and outside. I visit many local places  including the zoo, libraries, music groups, play groups, farms, beaches, museums, soft play areas, national parks and local play parks. At home, I have a wide range of resources for all areas of learning and all ages. I love setting up messy play days and garden play.

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Michelle Reeves (Torquay)

One of my main aims is to give the children a variety of interesting, physically active based outings.  We go to many fun attractions such as Teignmouth Park, Cockington, Paignton Zoo, local beaches, afternoon activities consist of messy play i.e. playdoh, painting, water fun.  Also visits to Torquay Library, doing puzzles, and storytime.  Fun is a key word and happy children is my goal.

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Michelle Rundle

I offer a warm inviting home with a wide variety of activities including tuff trays..messy play..games.. puzzles..loose part play.. books.. nursery rhymes and more.We go out to local toddler/childminder groups,the library,the zoo,occumbe farm,nature hunts etc.

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Natasha Stimpson (Torquay Childminder)

I am DBS checked and have completed recognised Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and Food Safety courses. (Certificates obtained)I have recently had my Ofsted Inspection and have been graded 'Good' (I was two recommendations off outstanding)

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Paula Marie Button (Torquay) Willoughbee Childminding

Willoughbee Childminding.

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Quackers Childcare

Anna HorwellSmallcombe Road,Paignton.

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Rachel Ann Marshall (Brixham)

I am an NNEB qualified nursery nurse, I have worked as a nanny and with physically disabled adults, working as a senior care worker.  I have great experience having cared for my sister with special needs following a brain injury, including giving daily kidney dialysis. 

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Rebecca Walker - Childcare (Brixham) COVID-19 OPEN

Ofsted Registered Childminder, Brixham

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Rebecca Woodger - Preston Childminding

My name is Rebecca and I live in Preston, Paignton. I am a qualified primary school teacher and a trained nursery nurse. After the birth of my second child I decided to leave teaching and become an Ofsted registered childminder. I opened Preston Childminding in September 2018.

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Samantha Frances Snook (Paignton) SEND Local Offer

Provides a varied service, including outings, play groups and activities at the setting which includes an outside area.

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Sarah Gehringer (Torquay) 'Home from Home Childminding'

I am the only Ofsted registered Childminder based at The Willows. I offer a 'Home from Home' service, where your child can thrive, in a warm, safe and stimulating environment.

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Stacey Janine Adams (Paignton) SEND Local Offer

Stacey's child minding is a home based child minding service; situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in Paignton close to parks, the beach, town centre, attractions, schools and bus routes.

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Vickie Mills (Torquay)

Lovely location with a large garden that has a patio area and free range chickens. There are outings daily to the Zoo, Decoy Park, Cockington and the local parks where there are lots of outdoor play activities. Lots of indoor activities like arts, crafts and baking.

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Vicky Kenneford (Torquay)

Childminder based in Torquay, ofsted registered, peadatric first aid trained, public liability insurance and ico insurance, food hygiene certificate and childminder development certificate 

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Victoria Waite (Paignton) - Sticky Kidz Childminding

I’m an Ofsted registered Childminder based in Paignton, offering care for 0-11yrs term time and in the school holidays.

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Vivienne Wagg (Brixham) COVID19 OPEN

Home from home experience with many outings and activities including cooking, social events such as playgroups, trips to rare breeds farm etc.  Lots of fresh air and variety. 

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Nursery Classes at school

Barton Hill Academy

Our primary school years lay the foundation for a life time of learning. We recognise the importance of knowing every child and work hard to foster the vital partnership between home and school.

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Brixham C of E Primary School & Neighbourhood Nursery (Brixham) SEND Local Offer

Brixham Church of England Primary School, is a small school that prides itself on its Christian values and its community feel. We believe that your children come first and in a working partnership with families, we aim to inspire working, playing and learning together. We strive to create an atmosphere where all pupils feel happy, secure and valued, enabling them to be successful learners and make a positive contribution as young people within their community.

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Curledge Street Academy & Nursery SEND Local Offer

Curledge Street Academy is part of the Bay Education Trust along with Paignton Community & Sports Academy and King's Ash Academy.

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Eden Park Infants' School and Nursery SEND Local Offer

Eden Park believe that their school is a happy school, with high expectations, a caring atmosphere and an exciting challenging curriculum, but above all, a school that children really want to come to.

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Ellacombe C of E Academy SEND Local Offer

Our vision at Ellacombe is for every child to be confident and happy as we nurture their development and strive for success. We are very much a school family, and have a fantastic relationship with our parents and families, working together to ensure the very best for each and every child.

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Furzeham Primary & Nursery School SEND Local Offer

Furzeham Primary School's first priority when new children start their school is to make sure that they feel relaxed and confident in their new environment, so that they can all begin to work together to create the best all-round educational experience that they can.

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Hayes School SEND Local Offer

Hayes Primary School is committed to creating and maintaining a happy and rigorous working and learning environment where everybody tries to become the best that they can be in everything that they do.

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Homelands Primary School

Homelands overarching purpose is to help all our children to fulfil their potential. We do this by nurturing in our children a love and enthusiasm for learning, by encouraging them to become confident and independent learners and by helping them develop care and respect for each other.

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Kings Ash Academy & Nursery SEND Local Offer

Kings Ash Primary School is a large primary school catering for approximately 400 children, based in a residential area. The school also has a nursery attached catering for up to 52 children aged 4 and over.

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Little Stars Childcare Centre

Little Stars Childcare Centre has undergone a major £800,000 refurbishment and re-opens in September 2018, offering high-quality childcare for 2 - 4-year-olds. From September the opening hours are extended from 7.30am until 5:30pm weekdays, term time, to offer wrap around care.

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Oldway Primary School

Oldway Primary School is situated in the heart of Torbay. As part of the Riviera Education Trust, we work at the forefront of education, supporting local schools, and working collaboratively with schools across the South West to ensure that children at Oldway get the very best education available; this is reflected in our consistently high standards of attainment in academic subjects.

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Sacred Heart RC Nursery & Primary School SEND Local Offer

Sacred Heart RC Nursery and Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Catholic School and has a vast community which includes children, parents, carers, staff, parishioners, other schools within Torbay and people from different parts of the world. As well as welcoming new families to our school and watching them become an important part of our ‘family’, we continually strive to provide our children with a learning environment that values their individual needs: spiritually, academically, physically, morally and socially.

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Sherwell Valley Primary & Nursery School SEND Local Offer

Our aim is for the children at Sherwell Valley Primary School to embody our school values and be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to thrive and succeed in the ever changing and diverse world beyond our school.

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Shiphay Learning Academy SEND Local Offer

Shiphay Learning Academy is a large school with 450 and 500 children at the school, from a range of backgrounds, in 16 classes. 

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