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The Barn Nursery
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)

We offer day care and nursery education places for children from 0 to school age.  Regular trips out - Beach and Woodland projects We have our own 8 and 17 seater transport so use these to take the children out as often as possible. Safe enclosed outdoor play area and separate decked play area for under 2's; use of school playing field. Very low staff turnover - mature, qualified workforce. EYP leader. Small family run setting Flexible provision. Sports 4 Tots and dance lessons every week included in fees (no additional cost).

Who to contact

Contact name
Louise Ninnes or Joseph Greenfield
Contact position
01736 793150
Mobile: 07802807451

Where to go

The Barn Nursery
Higher Tregenna Road
St. Ives
TR26 2BB

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
from 35.00 per day (3 & 4 years) 8.30-5.30 Per Child
3 hour sessions £13.00 (3 & 4) £15 (2 yrs)
9-3 short day from £25 (3 & 4 years)
We charge differing rates for babies (under 2) , 2 - 3 year olds and 3 & 4 year olds. Please e-mail or call for further prices.
We provide lunches for children over 2 years old at a cost of £1.50 per day.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
This is limited to the ground floor due to space constraints

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
We provide lunch for children over 2 at a cost of £1.50 per child per day

Cultural provisions

Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
All children are welcome in our home.
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8:00 5:30
Tuesday 8:00 5:30
Wednesday 8:00 5:30
Thursday 8:00 5:30
Friday 8:00 5:30

School pickups

Offers pickups
St Uny CE School
St Uny drop off at the nursery for after school Nancledra drop off at the nursery after school

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Susan Davies and Joseph Greenfield

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Regular assessments via Tapestry online/digital learning journals.

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

Observations and assessments via learning journals and Progress Trackers, consultation with parents, staff meetings. SENDCO employed for work with children who need support.

Links we have to other agencies

Regular contact with senior area SENCo Speech and Language therapy

How we support children transferring to school

Teachers visit the nursery in the last half of summer term Our setting accompanies children on transition visits to local schools. We contact all schools our children will be attending and speak with or visit the reception teacher.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

reSome staff have completed the visuals training course and use the appropriate visual aids within the setting. Some staff have undertaken Makaton training and Joe Greenfield is lead Makaton practioner.   Joe Greenfield and Autumn at the setting SENDco's and have completed the 2 day SENDCO training.

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

We have just begun providing lunches for the children and always choose balanced, healthy options. - we go out every day regardless of weather. Babies go out in specialized 4 seater buggy for a daily walk. Toddlers also use this. We use the school playing field for large motor exercise. We ensure a medical needs assessment is carried out on induction if there are issues to address. Sports for Tots sports coaching lessons for 3-5 year group are held weekly and ensure lots of physical play. Settling in sessions are offered to ensure children are integrated into nursery gradually. Key person system ensures children's attachment needs are met.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Termly consultation sessions. IEP/ILP'S are written with SENDCO and parents and signed to ensure agreement all round. Additional support that is highlighted as necessary is sought via the Inclusion or Speech and Language services with parental consent. We feedback to parents daily when they pick up their child/ren.

Our complaints policy

We have a full complaints policy which is available via e-mail on request


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Ramp to access front door Disabled toilet Decking area at the side of the building to make accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. 

Facilities we have for personal care

Changing areas in the toddlers and babies are in the room Toilet facilities upstairs and downstairs with hand wash basins

Specialist resources we have

Sensory equipment and experiences provided for younger children.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Our mini bus has car seats to enable us to take children on trips. We have asked parents to provide additional equipment when needed. Where children need one to one support we ask for parent helpers or apply for additional funding to provide this.

Last updated: 24/02/2020

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