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Liskerrett Nursery and Pre-School
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Liskerrett Nursery and Pre-school is a non-profit making organisation offering professional childcare to families from both the local area and further afield. We currently have spaces for children aged 12 months to 5 years from 8:00 am until 18:00 pm Monday to Friday. The Nursery and Pre-school is open from 8:45 am until 15:00 pm, with later sessions available if required. We run a holiday club during some school holidays for children up to 7 year 11 months. 

We offer a small, dedicated staff team with many years experience who provide excellent Key Person care and promote your children's learning and development throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). One member of staff holds level 3 Forest school qualification.  We offer flexibility when sessions are booked in advance, and you will only pay for the hours you book i.e. if you book 9-3 you will pay for 9-3 (6 hours) and not be expected to pay for a full day 9-5 for example.

We have sole use of a FANTASTIC outdoor area in which we are able to provide forest school style activities, large construction equipment, role play and space for practising bike riding and spatial awareness.

Who to contact

Contact name
Lisa Whell
Contact position
01579 346194

Where to go

Liskerrett Nursery and Pre-school
Varley Lane
PL14 4AP

Parking permits for the car park opposite are available to parents, for 15 minutes at certain times of the day.

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 08:45:00 - 15:00:00
Tuesday : 08:45:00 - 17:00:00
Wednesday : 08:45:00 - 17:30
Thursday : 08:45:00 - 15:00:00
Friday : 08:45:00 - 13:00:00

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour
£4.50 per hour
Holiday club is £20 per day for children aged between 3 years and 7 years 11 months.

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
One level building accessed via a ramp.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Nut allergy
Dairy free

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Diversity welcomed

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
We currently have spaces for all children aged between 12 months and 5 years
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08:45:00 15:00:00
Tuesday 08:45:00 17:00:00
Wednesday 08:45:00 17:30
Thursday 08:45:00 15:00:00
Friday 08:45:00 13:00:00

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Lisa Whell

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We have a thorough key person system. Key persons are responsible for observing and assessing their individual key children. We hold team  meetings where any observations identifying the possible need for additional support are discussed with the staff team. At this point we will decide what additional support, if any, we will put in place. At the first stage this will usually be for the key person to carry out specific observations relating to the identified need i.e. speech, behaviour. These observations will be shared with the SENCO throughout the next few days and with the staff team again at the following week(s) meetings. The key person, SENCO and manager will monitor the observations and decide if and when to provide additional support which may involve specific activities or making referrals.

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

Our Key Person system ensures that each individual child is supported, observed, assessed and planned for according to their individual learning and development needs. Activities are then planned according to their needs in order to assess their progress. We plan our environment in accordance with the needs of the group of children in our care ensuring they all have access to a good range of activities covering all areas of the Early Year Foundation Stage.

Links we have to other agencies

We receive support from our local Children's Centre Teacher and the Pre-school Alliance. We are within close proximity to the Liskeard Children's Centre who we could contact for any advice for parents if requested.

How we support children transferring to school

The manager contacts all feeder schools in the 2nd Summer term and arranges to visit the teachers. She also asks teachers to visit the children at Pre-school in order to see them within the setting. The manager also attends transition network meetings with local schools and other local pre-schools in order to discuss transitions.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff have carried out basic Child Protection / Safeguarding training within the last 3 years. Our manager has attended Multi-Agency Safeguarding training. A member of staff has attended SENCO induction training.  All staff are involved in the updating of Safeguarding procedures. All staff have Paediatric First aid training. Staff use a simple makaton signs within the setting each day with all the children. We also use visual aids, such as a visual timetable and spot timers. 

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

We have comprehensive policies in place which are updated annually or as and when needed. Any additional training required to meet any individual health needs would be arranged. For example, all staff have attended epi-pen training for a child who has a nut allergy. We do not administer any medicine that has not been prescribed by a doctor. We have a 48 hour policy for diarrhoea and vomiting and ask that children needing anti-biotics stay away from pre-school for 48 hours until the anti-biotics have fully entered their system. These procedures are in place in consideration of the health and well-being of all those who attend the setting. We are following the Healthy Under 5's scheme in cornwall.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We are big believers in face to face discussion and daily feedback with parents. We welcome parents into the setting each morning where the manager and key persons are available if parents wish to discuss anything with them or if we have any information to pass on. We also hold half termly "Stay and Play" weeks when parents are invited to join the setting for a short time to meet with the key person and discuss their children's time at pre-school.

Our complaints policy

Our complaints policy statement is: Our setting believes that children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt, careful attention to their needs and wishes. We welcome suggestions on how to improve our setting and will give prompt and serious attention to any concerns about the running of the setting. We anticipate that most concerns will be resolved quickly by an informal approach to the appropriate member of staff. If this does not achieve the desired result, we have a set of procedures for dealing with concerns. We aim to bring all concerns about the running of our setting to a satisfactory conclusion for all of the parties involved. The manager has an open door policy meaning that whenever she is in the setting she is available for parents to approach if they wish to discuss anything. She will also happily make specific appointments to meet with parents at a time to suit all if need be. We hope that any concerns can and will be addressed promptly resulting in a satisfactory outcome


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our site is accessible via a ramp to the garden and a smaller ramp into the building. We have good floor space within the setting which is easily adaptable to meet individual needs. We have a large garden area consisting of a tarmac track / road, a barked area, a small wood area and a separate flat "no-mow" area.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have three small toilets and sinks available for all children. We also have an accessible toilet available. We have facilities available for changing children's nappies and clothes whilst maintaining dignity and showing respect for their need for privacy.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We are an inclusive setting. In order to ensure that all children are included in activities we assess each individual activity in regards to children's individual needs. Risk assessments will be carried out where necessary. We will liaise with parents and families to ensure any special measures that need to be put in place, will be. We maintain ratios of 1-3 for under 2's, 1-4 for the 2 year olds and 1-8 for 3-4 year olds, which would be increased on outings and trips.

Last updated: 28/01/2020

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