When you imagine the perfect childcare environment, what do you see?

Do you imagine an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ place where you are welcomed by a team of qualified, knowledgeable and experienced early years practitioners who go above and beyond to make your child feel safe, settled and cared for?

An interesting and stimulating space where your child can explore, learn and develop at a pace that is right for them?

A place where your child spends as much time as possible playing outside in the magical Dartmoor landscape – growing, learning, playing – and slowly developing an understanding of the world through nature?

A place where every child can truly be themselves? At Orchard Preschool… you’ve just found it.

“Amazing preschool. All the staff have really helped my son build confidence and feel secure. He has not enjoyed going to other settings but has created a lovely bond with staff who are enthusiastic and have a true open door policy, I feel able to speak to staff openly. The play opportunities are fabulous. I will at times arrive early to see my son engaged in an activity of his choice where he is relaxed with a smile on his face or the look of concentration because his imagination has been captured, with a member of staff supporting his play in a non-intrusive manner, that helps him feel able and cared for.”

What makes Orchard Preschool special?


We provide a naturally stimulating environment for children to learn through play. Helping them make sense of the world around whilst also developing their sense of imagination and creativity.


Fresh air and space is in abundance at Orchard. We spend most of our time outside in our dedicated Nature Garden, Nuture Garden and Community Orchard.


Whether it’s seeing the frog spawn or the first shoots of spring, we encourage all children to see the magic that nature has to offer in every session.


We take our place and our impact on the the world and our community very seriously and we encourage all our families to embrace our community ethos.

My two daughters attended Orchard Preschool and we had the most wonderful experience there. The staff were wonderfully supportive and took amazing care of my children whilst delivering wholesome, nature based activities and experiences. They loved it!

Liz, Mum to Jess and Maddie

Orchard Preschool and Playgroup is Ofsted registered (106167) and received a ‘Good’ report at our last inspection in 2014.

Orchard Preschool and Playgroup is a registered charity (1036897) and is managed by a parent led committee of Trustees. Everyone who choses our setting has the opportunity to become a Trustee and play their part in supporting and steering the organisation forward.


Orchard Preschool offers nature based early years care and education for children aged one until they are ready to go to school.

Get in Touch

Get in touch to discuss your needs or book a visit:

e: orchardpreschool@gmail.com
t: 01647 277546
Lustleigh Village Hall, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9TA

Opening Hours

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:00 pm