Benefiting from its stunning purpose built building Kiddywinks Barnstaple is situated within the heart of Whiddon Valley. The nursery was designed to be open plan to aid the exploration and experiences of all of our children from birth to 5 years of age.
Our Barnstaple setting has a GOOD OFSTED report, something of which we are exceptionally proud. Please read our report here.
Our Gardens are second to none; having 3 gardens the outside space is expansive, enabling all of our children the freedom to explore all elements of nature using a wide array of resources. Senses are awoken in the garden, passions are ignited and some of the best discoveries are made. Provision is made to enable all children full and free access to our gardens for up to 80% of the day having a selection of wellies and hundreds of muddy puddle suits! Our youngest children are encouraged along with their peers to visit the garden as much as possible and to experience the fresh exhilarating environment.
At Kiddywinks Barnstaple we are very lucky to have developed a Forest Garden with already mature trees creating natural shaded areas, bug houses, dens and so very much more. With the majority of the plants being food producers the children will learn many new skills in growing and looking after them. Imaginations run wild and the child’s sense of wonder is rediscovered through being at one with nature, being given heightened responsibilities and having the freedom to become engaged in a variety of exciting activities.
We have an amazing team working at Barnstaple, please click here to meet our team..
Kiddywinks South Molton is situated within the town amongst the housing estates, within walking distance from the town centre shops and the local schools. Previously, it was another nursery and before that the building was built to provide day care for disabled adults so it’s all on one floor with easy access to all areas including the 2 gardens.
Kiddywinks South Molton was established in July 2014. We have made many changes since this time and have brought our ethos, policies, procedures and approach from our Barnstaple setting.
Enabling our free flow aspect to be incorporated we have created zones within the nursery, all of which are supervised by key staff. This allows the children of all ages to move freely from room to room having the chance to experience as many opportunities as possible.
Kiddywinks South Molton's most recent inspection by OFSTED was in February 2022, after we received the Inadequate grading in 2019 the whole staff team have been working tirelessly to make changes and have since been visited by OFSTED and we are ecstatic to say we have received our well deserved GOOD grading. You can read our full report here
We have a fabulous team working in South Molton, please click here to meet our team.