The pre-school has a long standing history, opening in 1974 as the New Baptist Playgroup.

In September 2009 Little Bears Pre-school moved to the Nursteed School site to a purpose designed pre-school building with access to school facilities and a safe outdoor space.

Children who attend the group come from all over Devizes and go on to various local primary schools.


We believe..

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential.

A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances.

A secure, safe and happy childhood is important and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. -Early Years Foundation Stage



Fees are £4.20 per hour payable weekly or termly in advance. From September 2020, fees will be £4.50 per hour. Children are funded by Wiltshire Council Education Department from the term after their 3rd birthday. Funding is for 38 weeks of the year.


Please note The Wiltshire Council School Admissions Policy states that attending a particular pre-school does not entitle a child to any greater priority for admission to any primary school.