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West Looe Playgroup and Nursery
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We are an established playgroup in West Looe, but are now offering the flexibility of a nursery, offering care for children from 3 months to 5 years, 49 weeks a year, 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

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Who to contact

Contact name
Miss Laura Marlow
Contact position
01503 265623

Where to go

West Looe Playgroup and Nursery
The Old School Canteen
Downs Road
West Looe
PL13 2AR

We have recently extended our opening hours and are now able to take babies from 3 months old until 5 years old, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, for 49 weeks of the year. We also run term time only sessions for those parents that prefer this option. We have 3 dedicated rooms, we have a baby room for the under 2's, a room for our 2-3 year olds and the term after the child turns 3 they go into the pre-school room for 3-4 year olds. The baby and 2-3 rooms have their own seperate sleep rooms. 

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Full Day 8am -6pm £50 Per Full Day
8am - 1pm/ 5 hour block £25 Per Half Day ( 5 hours )
1pm - 6pm/ 5 hour block £25 Per Half Day ( 5 hours )
£5.30 for flexible/additional hours Per Hour
£2.65 lunch club Lunch Club
Please contact us for full details of all costs
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
No, but can be arranged with prior notice.

Dietary needs

Has provision
We record details of any allergies or dietary requirements and can adapt our menu based on these. Healthy snack provided. Bring own packed lunch if staying for lunch club.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
We celebrate a range of cultural events and encourage families from different cultural backgrounds to share their knowledge and experiences with us.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact for current 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 08.00 18.00
Tuesday 08.00 18.00
Wednesday 08.00 18.00
Thursday 08.00 18.00
Friday 08.00 18.00

School pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
04/12/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
18/11/2021Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Laura Marlow

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We work closely with parents and listen to any concerns they may have. Each child has a key person who gets to know the child well and regularly observes and tracks their progress and development, identifying any areas where additional support may be required.

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

The key person works with the SENCO to identify appropriate next steps for the child and incorporate these into the planning to enable the best opportunities for development.

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with the Early Years Inclusion teams, the Senior locality SENCO, Educational Psychologist, Portage team, speech and language therapists and health visitors and would aim to work with any other professionals working with a child.

How we support children transferring to school

We visit local schools and also invite teachers from the local primary schools to visit our setting during the summer term and discuss any children who might need additional support. In cases where it is needed, transition meetings will be arranged with the school, pre-school and parents to discuss how to best support the child and make the process easier.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

We have staff with childcare qualifications up to level 4. All staff undergo regular training to keep updated. Training includes: Safeguarding, Paediatric first aid, SENCO induction training, behaviour management, Makaton visual aid training and language development

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

We offer a healthy snack and provide a weekly menu for the parents to view. We give out information to parents in order to support them in providing a healthy lunchbox. If there were any concern we would discuss them with the parents/carers and signpost them to relevant agencies. We keep records for administering medication at the setting and staff would attend relevant training for any specific medical needs. We carry out risk assessments to ensure the safety of our building and activities provided. We have a designated person responsible for safeguarding and health and safety.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We encourage all parents and carers to come to the door to the playgroup when they drop off and collect their child. This provides both carers and staff a chance to exchange information informally. Parents are able to view their child's file at any time as it is stored in their child's own drawer which is accessible every day. We also share observation feedback and summative reports and targets with parents/carers on a regular basis.

Our complaints policy

Our complaints policy is displayed on our notice board and an updated policy will soon be available on our website.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our building is up a flight of steps which has no wheelchair access but once inside the building all areas are accessible along with an outside space to play. Our playrooms are open planned to allow us to set up furniture and equipment as needed.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a accessible toilet and a nappy changing unit.

Specialist resources we have

We ensure that children in our care have access to a wide range of resources including sensory equipment and visual aids.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We rely on parents/carers support in order to maintain our ratio's of one adult to every two children when we go out on any trips in order to ensure our children's safety. Trips are risk assessed to identify any potential barriers to inclusion. We prepare the children before a planned excursion so that they know what to expect.

Last updated: 25/02/2022

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