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Tamar Valley Pre-School
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Tamar Valley Pre-school strives to promote a safe, caring and stimulating environment, in which all children flourish and reach their full potential”

The main ethos of our pre-school is building the independence and confidence skills needed for life and school. We do this by learning through play and delivering he early years foundation stage.

We are an OFSTED registered preschool and follow the EYFS with our children who range from 2 years to school starting age. We provide a range of fun activities taking account of children's interests- these include role play, small world play, painting, drawing, chalks, focused themed activities, table top activities, water play, sand, gloop, gardening, cooking, writing, stories, trikes & scooters, climbing frame, tents & tunnels, junk modelling, walks, exploring our surroundings & charity days.

 Friendly & well qualified staff in a lovely village location.

Who to contact

Contact name
Leanne Wickett
Contact position
01822 834418

Where to go

Tamar Valley Preschool
Village Hall
The Quay
PL18 9QA

Calstock is within the bus route from Tavistock and Callington; and train from Plymouth Tamar Valley line.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£11.25 Per 3 hour session
£3.75 Lunch Club
£3.75 Per additional hour
Prices based on children aged 3 or older. Costs for children age 2 are £4.00 per hour

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
The setting is on one level which has a sloped entrance also disabled toilet facilities.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
We aim to support all dietary needs and respect parents choices regarding what their child eats at our setting. We provide snack food for all children and will always follow safe hygiene practice and allergen control measures.

Cultural provisions

We find out about different cultures and celebrations throughout the year, and encourage families of children from different cultural backgrounds to share their knowledge and experiences with us.
Languages spoken

English, Dutch

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies at the hall setting are usually available all year round. We currently have full and part time spaces for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 3 years (spaces available: 4)
From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: 8)
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 9.00 15.00
Wednesday 9.00 15.00
Thursday 9.00 13.00
Friday 9.00 15.00

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Leanne Wickett

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

- Trained and experienced SENCO - Individual Files to support children with additional needs, and identify those who may need extra support - Continual observations of children's progress using Cohort tracking and individual Progress Monitoring Records

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

- Written observations by SENCO and/or child's key worker, noting the issues causing concern - Discussions with parents/carers about any concerns they may have regarding their child's development - Tracking child's progress and noting where they are not meeting expected levels - Tailoring each child's next steps to appropriate areas of development, and providing stimulating activities and play opportunities to help them develop

Links we have to other agencies

- Cornwall Council SENCO Team - Local SALT - Child Development Centre

How we support children transferring to school

- Meetings between parents, SENCO, Key Worker and new teacher can be facilitated to discuss each child's progress and needs. - Children have the opportunity to attend sessions at Calstock School on Thursdays to learn the environment and build confidence before starting school - Excellent working relationship with staff at local school


Specialist skills or training our staff have

SENCO has also got 18+ years experience working with children

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

- Staff to attend relevant training if a child requires special medical care whilst at session - The setting offers disabled access and is an open, easy to negotiate space with child who may have mobility issues or require movement aids - Clear records kept regarding administering medication

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

- Daily feedback to parents/carers, and additional longer meetings available termly or more often if requested

Our complaints policy

Complaints policy on file


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Doors can be opened wide to admit wheelchairs, and a ramp is available.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have disabled accessible toilets, and have space to change nappies or assist children in intimate care when required

Specialist resources we have

We add to our resources depending on children's needs. We are currently building resources to assist children with additional visual and sensory needs

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All children are included at all times, additional staff and helpers may be brought in if necessary. Staff ensure transport and trip locations are accessible to all children.

Last updated: 25/03/2018

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