Cygnet Preschool can be found in the grounds of Swanmead Community School, Ditton Street, Ilminster.  Our Preschool has facilities for the children to take part in a wide range of activities, both individually and in groups.  

We aim to provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment to enable children to learn develop and thrive.

All our staff are committed to promoting positive relationships, enabling environment and provide quality care and provision supporting the needs of all children in line with the EYFS framework.

Cygnet Pre-School is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA), which promotes good practice and offers us a variety of support services.

We offer a wide range of activities and experiences, especially messy play and physical activities. Some activities include:-

  • Painting
  • Creative Activities
  • Singing
  • Technology Skills
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Musical Instruments
  • Role Play
  • Construction
  • Reading
  • Yoga Movement

We offer regular trips within our local community, such as; visiting shops, the local park, the church, the local library and also visits to a local residential care home.

We are very fortunate to have substantial outside space available to us, with the use of a climbing frame as well as more challenging climbing equipment, both grassed and tarmacked areas and our own Cygnet allotment which is situated on site. The food grown is used in our children’s cafe.

We offer free flow, allowing the children to access our outside areas for the majority of the play session.

Cygnet Pre-School believe that a positive partnership with parents is an essential ingredient to the success of our establishment. As part of the partnership we welcome any involvement that you may wish to offer, such as; helping in a session, becoming a committee member, helping with fundraising, helping with local outings or “plant a seed stay and read” (our scheme to get parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours to come in and read to the children during a session).

Cygnet Pre-School is a registered charity. Charity number: 1052251