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Bodmin Pre-School (Mary Kendall)
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Bodmin pre-school offers lots of interesting, stimulating and diverse activities based on children's interests for children and staff to explore together such as: music/dancing, creativity (creating not recreating), malleable play,Heuristic play, sensory, role play, writing/ mark-making , woodwork, maths area, multi-cultural awareness, festivals, water/sand, feeding animals, snack cafe, circle time, puppets, stories & rhymes, sensory room, parachute games, bats & balls, ICT, bikes & trikes, skittles, wheelbarrows/spades, problem solving and lots more!

Improvements have been made to our outside area such as: artificial grass in our nature area. We also have a mud kitchen, natural construction, bug hotel and our hidden hut.

In our other outside physical area we now have: a wetpour road and a quiet area for reading and relaxation also a pirate ship.

Who to contact

Contact name
Nicola Bennett
Contact position
01208 79825
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Where to go

Bodmin pre school
Priory Road
PL31 2AE

Bus to Bodmin Town Centre

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 09:00 - 15.00
Tuesday : 09:00 - 15.00
Wednesday : 09.00 - 15.00
Thursday : 09:00 - 15.00
Friday : 09:00 - 15.00

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£24.00 3/4 year olds Per Session
£27.00 2 year olds Per Hour
48.00 3/4 year olds Per Full Day
£54.00 for 2 year olds Per Full Day
A three hour minimum stay will settle your child ready to play and enjoy their day with us.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Ramp into premises, wide doorways

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Please can you bring a lunch box, if your child stays all day?

Cultural provisions

Experience with
Multi cultural training
We have worked with many families with differing cultural needs. We respect the children and families individual needs and work closely with them to full fill their requirements
Languages spoken

Staff have a few key Polish words to communicate with children and parents

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years years to 4 years 11 months years (spaces available: )
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 09:00 15.00
Tuesday 09:00 15.00
Wednesday 09.00 15.00
Thursday 09:00 15.00
Friday 09:00 15.00

School pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/02/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
10/02/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
14/09/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
10/09/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Nicola Bennett

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

* Our induction discussion with parents highlights any concerns that parents may have. *We undertake initial assessments 'In the beginning' for all children. *We undertake 2 year progress checks that we share with parents. *We undertake summative assessments to check children's learning and development each term. *We allocate a Key Person for every child to work closely with each child and family. *We undertake a cycle of observations , assessments and evaluation to assess children's next steps within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) *We are competent in writing children's Development Plans which breaks down and supports children with additional needs next steps * We use various methods to assess children such as Every Childs a Talker (EcAT) communication and Leuven Scales involvement and well being. *Reports from other professionals are incorporated into development plans etc

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

*Children's learning and development needs are identified as above and support put in place such as: *Visual timetables *Makaton *Singing and Signing *Letters and Sounds Activities * Adaptations to physical equipment ie scissors, balls, chairs etc

Links we have to other agencies

*Speech and Language Therapists (SALT) *Area SENCo *Educational Psychologist *Children Centre Teacher *Pre-school Learning Alliance

How we support children transferring to school

*We invite receiving schools and or settings to visit our pre-school- this enables them to familiarise themselves with the child and share information in partnership with parents *We complete 'Moving on' forms that state where children are with regards to their learning and development within the seven areas of the EYFS. *We set up our role play area with books about school, feelings and we resource it with different school uniforms * We have also taken a child with additional needs to their new school and have taken photos of their new teachers, environment and resources and have made a book to share with the child and family to promote familiarisation, security and confidence.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

There are five members of staff at Bodmin Pre-school . The Setting Manager has a BA Honours Degree in Professional Practice in Teaching and Learning. The Early Years Manager has a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Teacher Status (EYT) .The remaining three members of staff have achieved a level 3 or are working towards a level 3 in The Early Years Educators Award .Four members of staff have paediatric first aid. All staff have attended Safeguarding training , Early Language Development programmes, Five to Thrive , Visual ,Behaviour and Eating Well for Under 5’s .

All staff have a good knowledge of child development , supporting parents , outside Forest activities and   special educational needs and disabilities.

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

The setting has  achieved level 4 in the Nippers Nutrition Programme which has enabled us to fully support children's ,parents and staff health and well-being. We discuss what a healthy lunch box might look like within our induction process and provide parents with information to support.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We share their progress with them on a daily basis at hand over time. We share observations and assessments via Eylog online learning journey (information is emailed to parents during their child's day) .We discuss what parents can do at home with their children based on their interests.

Our complaints policy

We have a complaints policy in place that we share with parents at induction.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

The building has a ramp to the front door, no steps. We also have double door access to the rear of the building.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have toilets that we use for personal care but no separate areas as we are limited on space.

Specialist resources we have

We have a sensory room with many different resources available to meet many different needs.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All children are included in all activities based on their needs such as 1:1 support , differentiation such as looped scissors , triangle pencils , different seating. We look at all children's individual needs and based on that need we make adjustments so that all children are included at all times

Last updated: 01/04/2022

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