Owl Babies Pre-School at Leigh on Mendip First School

Owl Babies Pre-school provides a stimulating, caring and safe environment for children aged 2 to 4 years so that they can explore the world around them, develop relationships with others and build skills through a carefully planned educational programme which encourages learning through play.

We aim to provide a safe, secure and happy environment with a wide variety of resources and activities where children aged two to five can broaden their experiences and awareness of the world around them.

The Pre-School is a non-profit making organisation and is run by Leigh on Mendip First School's Governing Body. We have our own premises located on the site of Leigh on Mendip First School which enables us to have excellent and seamless transition to school.

Please feel free to have a look at our prospectus.


All the staff at Owl Babies are qualified in Safeguarding Children and Paediatric First Aid.

As the safety of the children is paramount, all employees and volunteers undergo full CRB checks and all visitors are supervised at all times.


Paula LaylandPre-School Leader: Paula Layland

Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies; SEN and Behaviour Coordinator; Qualified Teacher Status; NVQ Health & Safety at the work place.

Paula lives in Frome, is married and has two daughters.



Sarah BiddiscombeDeputy Leader: Sarah Biddiscombe

Certificate in early Years practice level 4; Safeguarding lead; ENCo; Food Hygiene. Sarah lives in Frome is married and has three sons.

Sarah likes to spend time at her caravan by the sea.



Sarah MiddleClassroom Assistant: Sarah Middle

NVQ Level 2 in Childrens Care, Learning and Development.

Sarah lives in Leigh on Mendip is married and has two daughters who previously attended Owl Babies.

Session Times & Fees

Fees are charged at £4.40 per hour for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Owl Babies is open 8:45am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact Details

For more information please contact us on 01373 812592 or Playland@leighonmendipschool.co.uk.