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Altarnun Pre-School
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We are a small Pre-school in the village of Altarnun, you can find us attached to Altarnun Primary School. We have a small dedicated team of four staff members. Our setting is a lovely bright environment with a large outside area, with a giant sand pit, raised beds for growing plants and flowers, mud kitchen, climbing equipment and mark making areas. We also have access to the school's playing field, including a woodland area and climbing equipment. We have close links with the adjoining school and join them for special occasions such as Harvest Festival, Sports Day and the annual Nativity. We are a friendly team with a parent led and hands on committee.

Who to contact

Contact name
Roz May
Contact position
07929 410605
Altarnun Pre-School's facebook page

Where to go

Altarnun Primary School
Five Lanes
PL15 7RZ

Just off the A30

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£14.00 Over 3's Per 3 hour session
£2.50 Lunch Club
£14.50 2 year olds Per 3 hour session
£14 per session for 3 and 4 year olds, £14.50 per session for two year olds. We run nine 3-hour sessions per week as we close on Friday afternoons.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Yes, will work with families to cater for individual needs.

Cultural provisions

Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Yes - with guidance from parents

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Full time or part time spaces available for all ages from September 2022. We have limited availability in the Spring and Summer terms so please contact to register interest as soon as possible.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8.45am 3.15pm
Tuesday 8.45am 3.15pm
Wednesday 8.45am 3.15pm
Thursday 8.45am 3.15pm
Friday 8.45am 12.15pm

School pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
18/11/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
25/11/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
04/10/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Roz May

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Most children can access our provision with the resources and experienced staff they have to care for them, sometimes we identify that children need more from us to fully access our provision.

We regularly review children's progress and development, where concerns are identified we discuss with parents/carers and then set individual targets for the child. We meet with parents/carers and review these targets every 6 weeks. Where needed we will refer to the Early Help Hub or the Inclusion Team for support and additional funding to support children to access our provision. 


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

We invite parents/carers in to the setting and talk together about the child's development and how they play at home. This helps us gain an understanding of their starting point with us and we plan to help them meet their next steps through adult led activities and resources we offer. Each day we observe the children in their play, we make notes on tapestry which parents can see and we regularly review the children's progress to identify and learning and development needs.

Links we have to other agencies

We have links to:

Early Help Hub

Awena (Cornwall Virtual School)

Early Years Service

- Advisory Teachers and Inclusion

We are members of the Early Years Alliance


How we support children transferring to school

We have close links with Altarnun Primary School and other local primaries including Lewannick and Tregadillett.

We support families with transition into school, meeting with parents/carers to talk about children's progress and next steps before they start school. We invite teachers in to meet the children in our setting. We sometimes take children to visit school where the school invites us to. We provide school uniforms from the relevant schools in our dressing up area for the children to explore and try on. We meet with the class teacher to discuss the children's learning and development. We use social stories and photos to aid discussion and prepare the children for who and what they will see at school. 


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff are Level 3 First Aid trained, SEN and Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM and hold Food hygiene level 2

Infant Trauma in the Early Years.


and 1 member of staff is Level 3 Forest School trained.

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

All staff have safeguarding training, and the Manager and Deputy have Level 3. In our setting we have areas inside and out and areas which children can take time out of the group and self regulate. We promote oral hygiene through books and activities. We offer a balanced snack in the morning and afternoon and encourage social mealtimes. Each staff member has key children and keeps up to date records for them, these are shared with parents on a regular basis. We spend time outside every day, wherever possible the children can choose to play in or out.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Through termly parent meetings, tapestry, annual reports, two year reviews and talking daily at beginning and the end of sessions.

Our complaints policy

Complaints procedure in policy folder, parents are informed on this when their child starts the pre-school and know where the policies are and how to access them.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We have three ways into our pre-school and two of these doors are accessible for wheelchairs, we have low level toilets, also an access ramp into the building. Our building has a lovely open plan layout, flowing into the outside area.


Facilities we have for personal care

We have low level toilet and hand washing/drying facilities with nappy changing area. 

Specialist resources we have

Visual aids in place.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We go on regular walks around the village, we visit different places like the woods and the beach. Parents always help with trips and are invited to join us. 

Last updated: 06/06/2022

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