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Kilkhampton Pre-School
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We are a small village pre-school situated in the village of Kilkhampton. We are a registered charity, non-profit making organisation managed by a parent committee and have been providing childcare for children for over 45 years. We are registered with Ofsted and can accommodate 20 children at any one time aged 2-5 years.

Who to contact

Contact name
Vinnie James/Nicole Cornish
Contact position
Manager/Deputy Manager
07584 855130

Where to go

Kilkhampton Pre-school
The Grenville Rooms
Penstowe Road
EX23 9RF

The Grenville Rooms is the village hall. We can be found on Penstowe Road. There is ample parking to the front and side of the hall.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£13.50 Per Session
£2 Lunch Club
We offer 2 year old funding and 15/30 hours for 3 and 4 year olds.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
funding codes and passport or birth certificate


Age ranges
From 2 years 0 months to 5 years

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Front and back door access. Level paths leading to building

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
All staff are aware of allergies (From parent information) when preparing food for snack time. Parents provide own childrens lunch boxes.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Special toys. We follow curriculum and own policy
Languages spoken



Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact for current situation.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08.45 15.15
Tuesday 08.45 15.15
Wednesday 08.45 15.15
Thursday 08.45 15.15
Friday 08.45 15.15

School pickups

Offers pickups
not applicable

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Vinnie James

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

Obtain information from the parents regarding the childs development and learning styles. We use EYFS framework to track our children's progress. We use next steps, observations and cohort tracking.

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

We carry out small group work with our identified children, solitary support and work closely with professional agencies.

Links we have to other agencies

We work with speech therapists, the senior locality SENCO, social workers, health visitors, physio therapist, CDT, occupational therapist, educational phycologist.

How we support children transferring to school

We have close contact with our main feeder school which is located just up the road from the pre-school. Reception teacher and head teacher visit often so they know all the children very well.

We can arrange as many transition days as needed to support the child' needs. Children are sent with the learning journeys for the school to have a baseline.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff are NVQ level 3 qualified. Our staff attend training in SENCO induction, behaviour management and safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food hygiene. 

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

All staff have attended safeguarding training and our manager is our designated person. We carry out risk assessments on a daily basis. We have an open door policy to welcome parents to share any circumstances that may occur at home. We have been involved in early years support process and have attended TAC meetings. We contribute to the two year checks and share them with parents and the health visitor. We promote PSED within the setting by reward systems, praise, emotion stories and all staff have a caring nature.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We share learning journeys with our parents and they know that we always have time for them to discuss any questions they may have. We send out questionnaires to our parents so they can give us their input. All of our planning is on the wall so all parents can see what we are doing. We send out newsletters every half term so parents can see what we are going to be covering and informing them about up coming events. We carry out summative assessments on our children, which we then share with parents and they comment and sign.

Our complaints policy

If somebody has a complaint there are 5 stages that we follow to ensure that the process is carried out correctly. The policy is in the office on display where all parents have access to it.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We have a accessible toilet as well as small toilets for the children to use, we also have a discreet changing area. All doors are wide enough to fit a wheelchair through. There are visual labels in our setting so all children can access what they want. Our outside area is accessible to everyone.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a discreet changing area. All of our staff and committee members have dbs checks and their numbers are displayed. We use visual strips for our hand washing routine. We have a strong key person system in place and the parents are informed which member of staff is their childs keyworker.

Specialist resources we have

Disabled toilet area, large hall for quiet time/sensory play.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

When we have trips and activites we always invite the parents for their help and support. We always carry out a risk assessment to ensure the safety of our children, parents and members of staff. We ensure the travel arrangements are suitable for all children by working with our parents.

Last updated: 09/09/2021

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