About Us

Newton Nippers Preschool started out in the Parish Hall over 35 years ago and later moved to the hall at Newton St Cyres Primary School.     In January 2011, following a Devon County Council funding initiative, we moved into our own purpose built Preschool located on the school playing fields.    The school is located on the main A377 Exeter to Crediton Road.

We are a registered Charity and run by a voluntary Committee.    The Committee and Staff work closely together to ensure the smooth running of the setting.     Newton Nippers supports families not just from the local rural community but also from other local villages and towns, including Crediton and Exeter. 

We are registered to take 25 children at each session aged from 2 to 5 years old, but numbers are generally lower at each session.    
Our Preschool aims to provide a safe and exciting place for children to learn through play, whilst following the Early Years Foundation Stage.    Our close links with Newton St Cyres Primary School ensures a smooth transition to school life for all the children.

Our Staff

Julie                                    Nicci                               Maria                               Sandra                           Helen
   by  Danny                        by Sophie                      by Tamzin                         by Hester                        by Isla

Staff are appointed by the Management Committee and staff who work at our setting are:

  Name                            Job Title                                Qualifications
Julie Murphy                 Preschool Manager                NVQ Level 3 Childcare
  Helen Grigg                  Preschool Manager                BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing
  Nicci Phillips                 Play Assistant /                       NVQ Level 3 Childcare (including Portage)
                                        SENCO Co-ordinator
  Maria Snell                   Play Assistant                         BTEC Nat Cert Caring Sevices Nursery Nursing (Level 3)
  Sandra Leach               Play Assistant                        Cache Level 3 Diploma in Preschool Practice

We are very lucky to have a great team of highly qualified and approachable staff.    All our staff have a lengthy background in childcare and are constantly updating their knowledge and skills.     When not working at Newton Nippers, Maria provides a friendly face in  Class 1 (Reception Class) where she is also a Teaching Assistant.