Welcome to Little Swans!


We are Little Swans Pre-school Dawlish. Located close to Westcliff School. It is our intention to make our setting accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. We are a non-profit registered charity and run by committee made up of parents of children attending the pre-school.

The mission of the pre-school is to provide a caring, supportive and stimulating environment where children can play and learn in a relaxed atmosphere where children's individual needs come first.

Session Times


We are open Monday to Friday 


8.30am to 3.30pm


All children receive 15 hrs funded by the government, the term after their 3rd birthday. 

Additional hours are charged at £4.00 per hour for 3/4 year olds and £5.00 per hour for 2 year olds. We also accept 2 year old funding and the 30 hours extended entitlement for 3/4 year olds.

  • Free Play

  • Story Time

  • Snack

  • Outside Play

  • Clean Up

  • Lunch

  • Instructional Activities

  • Song Time

  • Crafts

  • Snacks

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and Early Years Professionals describe the time in your child's life between birth and age 5.

Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

The EYFS Framework exists to support all professionals working in the EYFS to help your child, and was developed with a number of early years experts and parents.

In 2019 the framework was revised to make it clearer and easier to use, with more focus on the things that matter most

Download the What to Expect When Guide

You can find the Early Years Foundation Stage which includes the early learning goals at www.foundationyears.org.uk