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St Mewan Nursery
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We have a friendly, experienced, qualified team working within our nursery at St Mewan.  We are a part of an Early Year's Foundation Stage unit, incorporating the two reception classes and nursery. We are located within a separate, secure learning environment designed to provide wide ranging learning experiences through play from both inside and outside of the classrooms.

Our provision is available in September 2019 to all 3 and 4 year old children who are able to join a Reception class from September 2020.  We are able offer the opportunity for utilising the option of the '30 hours free childcare' where an additional 'top up' of 15 extra hours of funding can be accessed over and above the universal entitlement of 15 hours free childcare.  The Family Information Services website holds eligibility information as well as

If you have any questions or would like to arrange to visit us to discuss our provision further, please feel free to email  (Please note that attendance at our nursery does not automatically guarantee a place within the main school, parents will need to ensure that they apply for a school place in the normal way through the Cornwall Council school admissions portal).

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs Kay Walker
Contact position
Deputy Headteacher
01726 74887
Parent organisation
St Mewan Community Primary School

Where to go

St. Mewan CP School
St Mewan Lane
St. Mewan
St Austell
PL26 7DP


Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£14.00 Per 3 hour session
Funded and Paid for sessions available

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Limited wheelchair access.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
We can accommodate children with specific dietary requirements and have previously catered for a variety of dietary needs successfully.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Languages spoken

We mainly speak English in the setting, however we can access support and are happy to undertake any training, in order to cater for children with English as an additional language.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact us for vacancy information.
Vacancy range(s)
From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: )
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
30 hours partner details
We work with providers as parents provide us with contact details to provide as close as possible all requirements that children require.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 9.00am 3.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am 3.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am 3.00pm
Thursday 9.00am 3.00pm
Friday 9.00am 3.00pm

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Mrs Alison Jackson

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We build successful relationships with parents and carers, taking the time to discover the interests of children and their families. This enables us to apply initial strategies in order to support children prior to completing Individual Learning Plans. These records are completed and it is the decision of the family and the SENCO of the setting if a referral is made to the Early Years Help Hub for additional support.

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

We complete regular formative assessment on the Interactive Learning Diary, an online Learning Journey system used to record children's' daily achievements and support next steps in learning.


Links we have to other agencies

The setting maintains close links with the Early Year's Inclusion Team, Senior Locality Senco, Speech and Language Therapists and any additional agencies that best suit the type of support required for the individual child.

How we support children transferring to school

We are closely linked to St Mewan School and operate as a Foundation Stage Unit whereby the children interact on a free-flow basis at specific times of the day. This aims to make the transition to school as smooth a process as possible.  The environment and staff team are known and relationships made throughout the Nursery year and moving into their Reception classes.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

One of the nursery staff team has completed the advanced SEN Effective Practice Training.

Five EYFS staff members are Paediatric First Aid trained. All staff undergo CPD including updating safeguarding.

Other staff members hold Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in children's care, learning and development and children's health care.

The nursery team regularly review and access training that will benefit all children in the setting.

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

All staff are fully trained in Safeguarding Children. The school has specific Safeguarding Policies that the nursery adheres to.

Children's health and well-being is at the forefront of the nursery staffs minds at all times, a healthy snack is provided daily and children are fully supported in toileting development.

The Foundation Stage Unit is a secure setting on the school premises, which can only be accessed by secure keypad entrances.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Informal updates are made daily as required.  We hold regular open mornings whereby parents/carers of children can discuss their child's progress. We also operate an online Learning Journey System whereby parents can send in information about their child electronically. We are happy to arrange to meet and see parents at their convenience.

Our complaints policy

We adhere to the St Mewan School Complaints Policy, which is available on the school website.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

One end of the building is entered by steps, however the other entrance can be accessed by a ramp suitable for wheelchairs, this is currently under the process of review.

Facilities we have for personal care

There are six toilets located in the Foundation Stage Unit.

Specialist resources we have

We have made adaptations to the setting environment to accommodate individual needs.  Resources are sourced as required to suit individual's needs.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We will only arrange trips if all children can access it and will provide additional support a child requires, in order for them to be able to participate equally.

Last updated: 24/07/2019

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