Welcome to Little Fishes

We offer excellent play-based care and education for children from Birth to 5yrs, Monday to Friday flexible sessions between 7.30am and 5.30pm. Serving Braunton and the surrounding villages, as well as being ideally placed for travel in from Ilfracombe and Barnstaple.

Both Nursery and Pre-School areas are open plan, giving a welcoming and homely feel to our setting. Our well-qualified, caring and enthusiastic staff plan carefully for the individual needs of each child, to support you in giving your little one the best possible start in life!

Learning Through Play


“Through our safe and inspiring environments, our passionate and well-trained staff maintain a kind, respectful, supportive and loving environment: full of exciting opportunities, activities and experiences for children to explore, and interact with, the world around them.

We believe each child has unique and wonderful talents and skills which will help them make their mark on the world. We aim to work with the whole family to help each child achieve the best possible start in life and develop the building blocks for a lifelong love of learning and the confidence, tenacity and enthusiasm to achieve their goals.

With an equal indoor/outdoor focus for learning, and the opportunity for vitally important ‘risky play’ in a carefully structured environment, we help children engage and explore, learning to care for and respect others as well as this beautiful world in which we live!”


We are excited to have extended our outdoor learning with our brand new allotment garden… with a large turfed area, Summer house, pond, sensory plants and sand & digging pits, we will developing raised bed areas, living willow fedges and bowers, wildflower garden and a fire-pit – as well as opportunities for den-building and many more natural play activities. More information on this on our latest news page…

From Autumn 2017 working parents will be able to access up to 30hr FREE childcare a week! More information on  our Latest News page.

We also work with Health Care Professionals, Childrens’ Centres and other outside agencies to provide a complete service for the benefit of your little ones. Come and visit us to see for yourself how we can support for the whole family during these important formative years 🙂