ABOUT BUSY OTTERS

A Lively Learning Experience

Busy Otters is a local run preschool for Ottery St Mary and surrounding community.

The committee run group was first registered in 1987, and has recently become a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO).

We are a registered charity, number 1177677 (CIO)/ 1023260 (Old organisation), and our accounts can be found here

Our governing document uses the Early Year's Alliance (formerly Preschool Alliance) model constitution, a copy of which is here.

Our Ofsted number is EY560108 / EY421724 and our latest inspection report can be found here. Please note that this shows the setting as "closed" - this is not actually the case! But instead as a consequence of becoming a CIO we have a new number EY560108.

 
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OUR VALUES

Let's be P-E-A-C-H-Y!

  • Positive mindset: be the best we can.

  • Enabling Environment: that's nurturing and safe to enable optimum learning.

  • Achieve & Encourage: Have a go, keep trying, and enjoy achievement

  • Confident & Caring: supporting individual's ideas.

  • Happy: creating a happy supportive place (so individuals know where to turn if they are not happy)

  • Yourself: Where all in the setting can be individual and be motivated to grow and learn. 

 

OUR SESSIONS

Our sessions are run between 9:15am and 3.15pm Monday-Friday Term Time only.

We are able to take children from 2 years and offer up to 30 hours funded childcare per week, subject to eligibility.  ​


 

MEET OUR GOVERNING COMMITTEE

The trustees act as the governing body for the preschool, and the committee help organise fundraising.
We are all parents of current and/or past Busy Otter pupils.
We volunteer our time for free because we want to help make this setting the best possible!

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JULES SPENCER

Trustee (Acting Chair / Treasurer)

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ALISSA BENNETT-CRONK

Trustee (Secretary)

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EMILY DOMMETT

Trustee

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RACHEL GIGG

Committee

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MATTHEW GUNBIE

Committee

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RACHEL DURKIN

Committee

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DAISY HUTCHINSON

Committee

 

Here at Busy Otters your privacy is important to us. In line with the latest Data Protection Bill and the GDPR we will ensure that any information you provide us with will be used appropriately. Please see this leaflet for more information.

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