Welcome to the Axminster Early Years Centre

Welcome to the Axminster Early Years Centre

Welcome to the Axminster Early Years Centre website.


Axminster Early Years opened on September 3rd 2015 and is based at Axminster Community Primary Academy.

Rainbow and Stepping Stones Pre-schools have merged and become part of the Acorn Multi Academy Trust. The Centre has moved into the main school building, and the builders have been busy over the summer holidays creating a much more open space and learning environment. The staff have been working hard alongside the new Reception Class teacher at Axminster Primary to create a stimulating learning environment linked to the Reception Class and school. Along with the stunning outdoor area the children now have access to a wide range of dedicated areas; Role play, wet play and a reading corner to name a few.

The Centre will be working closely with Mrs Andrea Rice, Executive Headteacher of the Academy, who is a National Leader of Education specialising in Early Years. This will ensure that the provision for children meets the highest standards possible and enables all the children who attend the Centre to have the best possible start to their education.

Contact us on 01297 33005, or 07773714389, or email axminsterearlyyears@acornacademy.org

We still have a few spaces remaining - please ring us on 01297 33005 to book an appointment to visit - We look forward to meeting you!

Our new website is currently being developed, in the meantime we will be using the main school website to host key information.


Click here for a letter from Andrea Rice, Executive Head, introducing you to the Acorn Multi Academy Trust.

Acorn Multi Academy Trust - Early Years Centres

  • Axminster - Age 2+ Tel: 01297 33005
  • Chardstock, St Andrew's - Age 2+ Tel: 01460 220534
  • Membury - Age 3+ Tel: 01404 881491

Please see the documents below containing more information about the Centre.

Welcome .pdf60.14 KB
The Curriculum.pdf152.84 KB
Fees.pdf128.26 KB
Early Years Policy - Axminster.pdf117.58 KB