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Pencoys Primary Pre-School
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

On the same site as Pencoys Primary School so have shared facilities - large outdoor play area. Operates as a Foundation Unit, following the foundation stage curriculum where appropriate and work closely with the main school.
Learning through play and lots of activities - cooking, painting, crafts, ICT. 

Who to contact

Contact name
Sue Hedges
Contact position
Pre School Manager
01209 215203
Parent organisation
Pencoys Primary School

Where to go

Pencoys Primary Pre School
Pencoys Primary School
Loscombe Road
Four Lanes
TR16 6RB

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 08:45:00 - 11:45:00
Monday : 12:15:00 - 15:15:00
Tuesday : 08:45:00 - 11:45:00
Tuesday : 12:15:00 - 15:15:00
Wednesday : 08:45:00 - 11:45:00
Wednesday : 12:15:00 - 15:15:00
Thursday : 08:45:00 - 11:45:00
Thursday : 12:15:00 - 15:15:00
Friday : 08:45:00 - 11:45:00
Friday : 12:15:00 - 15:15:00

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per 3 hour session
£32.50 Per Day
£162.50 Per Week

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
We provide healthy snacks for our children and will always accommodate any dietary needs in consultation with parents and carers.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
All children and families are welcome in our setting we celebrate similarities in culture such as Chinese New Year and Diwali in relation to our Christmas and birthday celebrations. We have regular visits from someone who shares their rich knowledge and Indian culture with us. We also recognise that all families are different and may not wish their child to be involved in celebrations of this kind. When possible we make arrangements for children to take part in alternative activities, in this way we have welcomed a number of Jehovah's Witness children into our setting.
Languages spoken

English is spoken in our setting, however we know who to contact should a child join us who does not have English as their first language.

We use Makaton signing, which supports speech in our setting as this helps all the children not just those who need support with communication. We also use visual support in the form of visual timetables and the traffic light system to help children understand what is happening and when within the setting.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Details about current vacancies are available upon request.
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 11:45:00
Monday 12:15:00 15:15:00
Tuesday 08:45:00 11:45:00
Tuesday 12:15:00 15:15:00
Wednesday 08:45:00 11:45:00
Wednesday 12:15:00 15:15:00
Thursday 08:45:00 11:45:00
Thursday 12:15:00 15:15:00
Friday 08:45:00 11:45:00
Friday 12:15:00 15:15:00

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Sue Hedges

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We complete baseline assessments and two year old checks where appropriate, this helps to highlight any areas where additional support may be needed. Each child is assigned a key-person who completes a Learning Journey and does regular assessments in the seven areas of learning with a focus initially on the Prime Areas of learning which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

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

Close relationships with parents who complete a 'getting to know you' sheet with their child. We have an 'open door' policy so parents may speak to us about their child at their convenience. We give additional support to children if required and will apply for place plus funding if individual support is required. We use Makaton signing in the setting and use a visual timetable as well as other visual aids.

Links we have to other agencies

We have links to the Early Years Inclusion Team, Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologist, Autism Support. We have links with the Child Development Centre in Truro and have had children who have attended this specialist unit as well as Pencoys Pre-School. This enables children who require extra support to receive it as well as attending a maintained setting.

How we support children transferring to school

We are within Pencoys Primary School and have very strong links with the Foundation Class which most of our children go on to attend. We take part in shared activities to make the transition to school as smooth as possible. Children with additional needs will be provided with a book of photographs of the staff and classroom to support them and to help them to settle in.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All our practitioners use Makaton signing and one is trained in Sing and Sign. All practitioners have received training in the use of visual aids. Practitioners hold a wide variety of qualifications including Autism support, behaviour support

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

We completed the Hey Project (Healthy Eating in Early Years) and use the Inspire to Move curriculum. We use the Lueven Scales to assess how children are feeling. We consult children in the planning process.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We complete regular assessments including a base-line when children join us, therefore we know their starting point. We have an 'open door' policy so parents may speak to us whenever they wish. Our key-person system ensures practitioners build up a close relationship with parents and carers.

Our complaints policy

We aim to resolve any complaints jointly as a setting and would wish to deal with any issues quickly and sensitively. We have a clear complaints procedure. Our complaints policy and file is displayed on our notice board and we have a poster displayed telling parents what to do should they have a complaint.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Pencoys is a fairly new building and is therefore fully accessible to wheelchair users. In the past we have been able to accommodate a child who was a wheelchair user.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a changing area in our bathroom and also have access to a toilet for the disabled within the main school.

Specialist resources we have

We have visual

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Extra adult support and we would also check to ensure where we were going could accommodate children with specific needs.

Last updated: 12/06/2020

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