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Welcome to the webpage of Start Right Nursery School!

Start Right Nursery School aims to provide high quality educational experiences in a safe, encouraging environment in which each child is highly valued.

Run by a husband and wife team, we offer education for 3 and 4 year olds in homely surroundings. A child may start in the term in which they become three.

We aim to give children a sense of confidence and enjoyment in learning and to help them prepare for life at school. The children are encouraged to feel happy and relaxed and to value themselves and each other.

Caryll Ingerslev, a qualified teacher, has developed the educational programme. It includes personal, social and emotional development, language and literacy, mathematics, knowledge and understanding of the world, physical development and creative development. Each session includes a mixture of play and structured activities.

There is a maximum of 24 children in each session, supervised by 3 trained and experienced members of staff. A parent helper may be present. Our cocker spaniel dog, Molly, is also present during sessions.

Start Right Nursery School has received a Quality Assurance award with 'Investors in Children' endorsement from the Effective Early Learning programme, University College, Worcester.

  • 8-9am Children can arrive early.
  • 9-12noon Session
  • 12-1pm Lunch - Please provide a packed lunch.
  • 12-1pm Lunch - Please provide packed lunch
  • 1-4pm Session
  • 8-9am Children can arrive by booking ahead
  • 9-12noon Session
  • 12-1pm Lunch - Please provide a packed lunch
  • 1-4pm Session
  • 4-5pm Children can stay late

As more children are staying for whole days we have created afternoon activities for them:

  • Monday - Dance
  • Tuesday - Art & Music
  • Wednesday - French & Spanish
  • Thursday - Cooking
  • Friday - Outdoor Activities


Devon County Council are now funding 15 flexible hours. The 15 funded hours can be split between 2 settings from 8am-4pm for 3 and 4 year old children.

At Start Right Nursery School we run our sessions in blocks of 3 hours from 9-12 noon or 1-4pm. Please book the whole sessions, which have already been reserved, for you. They can be part funded and part charged. We are open from 8am-5pm.

Charges are 7 pounds per hour and all chargeable hours will be charged at the beginning of term.