About Us

​"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" 
Nelson Mandela

Apple Tree Pre-School is situated next door to Sidmouth C of E Primary School (Manstone Avenue Site) with whom we have good links. We have a Manager, Deputy Manger/SENCO/Play Leader, one Play Leaders, two Play Assistants, and one Lunch Time Assistant. The majority of our staff are parents and our Play Leaders are all qualified to level 3 minimum.

We provide each family with a Key Worker and this person will work with both your child and you to provide the best care possible, throughout your child's time with us.

Individual planning for each child is provided through the child's learning journals. We use this system to record your child's progress inline with the early years foundation stage curriculum. Parents are free to look through their child's book any time they wish to and add in any information in helping us with their child's progress.


We are here to work in an atmosphere of mutual support. You will find our staff very approachable and friendly and nothing is too much trouble!


We want the children to learn in a cheerful atmosphere and we positively encourage laughter and fun. In fact the lesson we aim to provide for children for life is that learning is synonymous with fun.

Mission Statement
​Our mission is:
  • To know our children

  • To value each child's contribution

  • To make each child feel secure with themselves and with us

  • To make learning synonymous with fun

  • To keep each child safe, healthy and strong

  • To listen

  • To laugh with the children and with each other

  • To do the very best we can in terms of care and education for each child

  • To acknowledge every child's strength and build on it

  • To make relationships with our families to provide an environment of mutual trust and respect

Apple Tree is a Charity run by the staff team along with Committee Members made up of parents/carers whose children attend Apple Tree

Without this amazing committee of volunteers our pre-school could not function. We meet once a month and are always looking for new members! Apple Tree has many unsung heroes who put in time and effort behind the scenes - but it's not all hard work, we have lots of fun at our meetings too! If you would like to volunteer a small amount of time to help out, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our Committee