Advice & Links


We are registered with Ofsted and are recognised as a Good Provider.

"Staff provide a welcoming environment and develop good relationships with children. Children are happy and settled in the pre school and display high levels of confidence."

Our latest Ofsted Report is here

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Advice about funding and paying for childcare, including links to apply:

Childcare Choices

Information about Tax Free Childcare & 30 Hours Funding:

Top things parents need to know

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Devon County Council provide us with support and funding towards the cost of providing childcare. They have advice for parents and carers at

You can also apply for funding via their website.

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We are members of the Early Years Alliance and have adopted their Constitution. The membership includes insurance and legal advice.

Early Years Alliance have a website dedicated to advice for parents and carers


Advice and activity ideas for children 0-5 years


Search for groups and activities, including childcare, in your area. 

Community Services in Devon

"Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility"

If you have any concerns about a child or member of staff at Scallywags, speak to Lorraine Crocker 07552238793 (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Emma Murphy 07975909633 (Committee Safeguarding Lead)

NSPCC has helpful advice


Devon Information Advice and Support

for Special Educational Needs and Disability

"We support parents, carers, children and young people with SEND

and our service is impartial and confidential."

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We work very closely with neighbouring Halwill Primary School and exchange regular visits so that the children become familiar with the school and teachers. Scallywags has their own garden area in the school grounds where we plant flowers and vegetables.

Halwill Primary School is part of The Carey Federation (with Ashwater Primary School). Their website is

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Halwill Parent and Toddler Group meet Monday and Thursday mornings in the Halwill Baptist Church Hall between 9.45am and 12 noon (term time).

This group is a stay and play session for children aged from birth to 5 years. Parents, grandparents, carers and mums-to-be all welcome.

Activities, crafts and plenty of toys. Snacks provided. £2 per session. 

For more information ring Hayley Potter on 07815545938

Devon Family Advice Line

  • Are you arguing more often with your partner?

  • Are you struggling to agree about arrangements for your children with your ex?

  • Are your children driving you mad?

  • Is discipline becoming a problem in your house?