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Butterflies Montessori Nursery
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Butterflies Montessori nursery is set in the beautiful villge of Angarrack, close to Hayle and Connor Downs. We have highly qualified, dedicated, and enthusiastic staff who provide a caring, warm and friendly environment for your child to develop a fun, lifelong love of learning. We take children from 2 to 5 years of age.

2, 3 & 4 year old funding is available.

We offfer a breakfast club from 8am 

Who to contact

Contact name
Michele Dann
Contact position
07544 562587
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Where to go

Butterflies Montessori Nursery
Angarrack Community Centre,
13a Grist Lane
TR27 5HZ

Butterflies Montessori Nursery is located just off the A30 near Hayle, in the beautiful village of Angarrack. We operate within Angarrack Community Centre Hall  - it is fully accessible with a ramp to the main door and has an accessible toilet. The garden is enclosed with a patio and sloped lawn for the children to play and learn, with vegetable/flower planters and space for children to access all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. 

We follow the Montessori Ethos working alongside the EYFS Curriculum where children follow their own interests whilst being guided by qualified and knowledgable practitioners.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£16.50 Per 3 hour session
£4.50 Breakfast Club
Payments may be paid by cash, cheque or Bacs. We also accept childcare vouchers and Tax-free childcare.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
We adapt our snacks to provide the appropriate food choices taking each dietary need into account. Parent complete an individual dietary form to ensure their child is catered for.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Languages spoken

At present all children are English speaking. When a child arrives with English as their additional language we provide resourses via books/song/games to support their individual needs.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 2 years (spaces available: 2)
From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: 0)
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 share 30 Hours free childcare funding with many local settings, including Hopscotch, Sandcastles, Foundry Under 5's. We offer a maximum of 25 hours from Monday to Thursday, from 8am to 3pm (Wed 8-12)

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8am 3pm
Tuesday 8am 3pm
Wednesday 8am 12am
Thursday 8am 3pm
Friday Closed Closed

School pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
05/06/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Michele Dann

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Upon entry parents share information about their child’s needs and abilities. We require you to provide your child's 'Red Book' to share information about your child's development from birth and the name of your Health visitor. We require you to complete an ‘All About Me’ sheet, sharing for example your child's likes and dislikes, special words, comforters, favourable toys and activities etc.

Children attend an induction session(s) to have a play and meet their keyworker.  An entry baseline assessment is completed in their first week.

Two year old checks are completed to share with your Health visitor at their two year old check.

We work closely with parent's and carers to support children with an identified delay and use a selection of resources to provide the best possible outcomes. These include Individual Education Plans to record and monitor individual children’s progress, Every Child a Talker (Ecat) monitoring sheets, and regular ongoing observations and assessments linked to the 'development journal' and the revised 'EYFS Development Matters', .  

When a child’s progress is not as expected and may require extra support, with parental permission from the Early Years Inclusion team, Speech and language Therapists, Health Visitors and/or Child Paediatrician.

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

Every child has a Keyworker who observes each child during spontaneous play and planned activities to identify children’s interest, needs and development.

Keyworkers support each child's progress by using the Revised Development Matters, preparing the environment to facilitate independent choices/interests.

We continue to use Learning Journey books shared with each child and family to record their time in nursery.

A Two Year old progress check is completed for every child between age 2 and 3yrs to share with their health visitor at their two year health check.

When a child is showing signs of a delay in their development a range of monitoring tools may be used to support their developmental needs- Individual Learning Plan,  Every Child A Talker monitoring tool, a Development Journal.  

When intervention is required by outside agencies we follow the guidelines to support the child, monitor and review progress to help close the gap in preparation for the child's transition into school. 

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with all multi-agencies via the Early Help Hub: the Senior Locality SENCO, Early Years Inclusion Team, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupation Therapists, Social Communication Worker, Vision Support, Educational Psychologists, Community Paediatrician, Penwith Child Development Centre (PCDC) Teachers and Health Visitors.

We are happy to make referrals for Parents wishing to attend Parenting courses, Incredible Years 3-5 or any additional service Parents feel may benefit their family. 

How we support children transferring to school

Having identified where each child is attending school we invite reception teachers to our setting to meet the children.

Children attend transition sessions to the school reception class in the summer term, along with play and stay sessions.

For 2021 school transitions, information/child development records have been transferred via secure email format.

Transition visits from local school teachers, Team around the child (TAC) meetings have resumed at nursery outside to help children build familiar relationships with their new teachers.

Parents may share their child's Learning Journey including a summary of current stages of development with their new reception teacher.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff are Paediatric First Aid trained and attend Safeguarding training to the correct level for their responsibility.

SENCo Induction training and regular SENCo Network meetings are attended to maintain up-to-date information/records.

Every Child a Talker (ECAT), Attachment, Equal Opportunities, Behaviour that Challenges, Social and Emotional Development , Visual Support and Makaton training. 

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

Individual Child Requirements are recorded to meet all children’s needs.

Children have access to a cafe style snack- making their own healthy food and drink choices of which they select, carry and eat their snack with friends- washing up afterwards.

A quiet place is provided for children to rest. 

Indoor/Outdoor play -  By following the Montessori ethos of 'freedom of choice', 'freedom of movement' children are fulfilling individual emotional and physical needs on a daily basis. We use a range of visual tools to support children with their emotional and well-being including visual emotional  boards, 'A Box Full Of Feelings' (by Professor Ferre Leaven) supporting children to identify their feelings and help with social interactions. 

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Keyworkers are always available for daily informed chats and concerns about a child’s health and well-being, offering guidance and advice/ liaising with Health visitors where necessary. Information on healthy eating is displayed, with guidance from the Healthy Under 5's. Newsletters and Learning Journeys are used to share development and interests. Staff/parent concerns are always discussed with confidentiality. 

Staff are happy to chat during drop off or collection of children. If parents need more time to discuss their child we are happy to arrange a confidential/mutual time before/after children are collected.

Our complaints policy

We have a Complaints and Suggestions policy available at all times in the policy folder in the cloakroom, to encourage parents to voice any ideas or concerns they may have. Our Ofsted Complaints poster is displayed on our Parents Notice Board.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

The nursery building and garden is fully accessible for all children and wheelchair users, with an accessible toilet. Visual support signs are used to label fire exits, stop signs on restricted areas.

Facilities we have for personal care

Separate child toilets with child height sinks, soap and paper towels dispensers. Accessible toilet with sink and hand dryer. Nappy changing area and sleep area.

All areas have visible makaton sequenced strips to support children with routines in self care.

Specialist resources we have

Montessori didactic materials support all children according to their level of development and learning ability across each area of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

All activities are freely accessible on child-sized shelves to help children become independent learners.  Children may explore the world around them by playing with activities and materials that are tactile and  help refine each of the senses. The activities support children to maintain focus and have a built in control of error to help build confidence and a sense of satisfaction and achievement.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

 Increase adult/child ratios by providing extra staff and parents. Provide one to one support for children with additional needs.

Last updated: 17/01/2022

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