We aim to provide a stimulating, challenging environment where children and adults can explore, have fun, play, talk and learn together, developing as happy, confident and independent individuals within our community.
Our ethos of ‘We care, We help, We succeed’ is woven throughout our provision. We care about the children in our setting and encourage the children to care for each
other, developing those positive relationships with both adults and children. We also understand the importance that the outdoors has for our children. We have an extensive outdoor space which is continually developing to encourage the children to explore nature and be curious in a safe and engaging environment.
We help the children to develop as good communicators, confident movers and kind, caring individuals within our community.
NURSERY – Wheal Peevor
Mrs Melody Kaasjager
Mrs Kim Penny
Mrs Karenza Taylor
Mrs Denise Blight
Mrs Emily Searle
Mrs Sharon Roberts
These are the three prime areas in the Early
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
These areas are our main priorities as only
children who are secure in these areas are
ready to learn.
The remaining four are known as the specific
areas as they focus on the following:
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design.
A Typical Day
Morning session runs from 8:45am until 11:45am.
Lunch time is from 11:45am until 12:15pm.
Afternoon session runs from 12:15pm until 3:15pm.
Children have the opportunity to access provision both indoors and outdoors throughout the session.
Breakfast club and after school provision is also available as part of the flexible entitlement you may wish to use.
Communication with Families
Communication between nursery and home is very important. We communicate in the following ways:
Weekly school newsletter sent on a Friday
Our Facebook page
Class Dojo – This enables you to keep up to date with nursery news and the experiences your children are having each day.
Young children learn by doing things for themselves, by exploring and investigating, watching and listening, talking and discussing, creating and communicating – in other words playing.
For many years it has been acknowledged that it is through open ended play experiences that children are able to make sense of the world around them, helping them to grow, develop and learn. We can define ‘play’ as ‘learning’ in the foundation stage. This learning will occur in both planned and spontaneous ways both inside and outside. Most of the work we do with the children is ‘child led’. This means we nurture their interests and ideas.
Stay and Play Sessions
In order to ensure that your child settles as comfortably and calmly as possible we feel it is extremely beneficial to invite parents and children to attend at least two Stay
and Play sessions before joining our nursery.
These Stay and Play sessions enable you as parents to see how a normal nursery session looks, meet the staff and allow your child to explore the setting and meet other children who attend. We provide a flexible approach to our induction, enabling children to start nursery when they are ready, offering a transition that suits the needs of every child and ensuring that we maintain good communication with families
Once your child has turned 3 (term after), you are entitled to 15 hours of free provision.
These funded hours can be taken over different sessions throughout the week (flexible entitlement).
You may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours free funding if you meet certain criteria.
Additional hours above your allocation (15 or 30 hours), if available, will be payable separately (in advance) per hour.
You must use a minimum of 3 funded hours per week during term-time with us.