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Bishop Cornish Education Centre
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)

Forest School
All weather decking
Animal farm on site
Purpose built eco space
Highly qualified staff

Who to contact

Contact name
Jenna Dark
Contact position
pre school manager
01752 848115
Parent organisation
Bishop Cornish CE VA Primary School

Where to go

Bishop Cornish C Of E Va Primary School
Lynher Drive
PL12 4PA

The Education Centre is in the grounds of Bishop Cornish School but is in a separate purpose built building. 

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Lunch Club
£13.00 Per Session
£31 Per Full Day
Costs are reviewed annually by trustees

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
We have catered for gluten free, milk and lactose free diets. We have also become a nut free zone when needed. School dinners are provided by Bishop Cornish school and we can cater for vegetarians as well as any allergies and intolerances.

Cultural provisions

Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?
List of pets
Other furred animal

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Waiting list being held for January 2023 and September 2023. Contact Mrs Dark for more information.
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 15.30
Tuesday 08.45 15.30
Wednesday 08.45 15.30
Thursday 08.45 15.30
Friday 08.45 15.30

School pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/03/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
17/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
12/03/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Jenna Dark

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

When children enter pre school we discuss their development with parents and ask about any concerns. We also offer all children a home visit. After observing and working with each child for a few weeks, targets are set and each child is tracked according to their stage of development and their age. This enables us to clearly identify if a child is not working at the appropriate level and seek advice and help from outside agencies after we have initially put in some intervention.

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

Each child has a key worker who will work with them on a 1 to 1 basis as well as in a group. This person will identify the childs needs and with support from the teacher will plan for their next steps. All staff input into each child's development and we will discuss how best to support each child in staff meetings. Any concerns or successes are shared with parents every half term.

Links we have to other agencies

In the past we have worked with the area SENCO and her team , various speech and language therapists , GPs and consultants , specialist nurses for different conditions , educational psychologists , Autism support workers , Occupational Therapists , Teacher of the deaf ,  EAL team , Family Support workers , Health Visitors.  We would seek to access any agency that would support and develop a child.

How we support children transferring to school

All children transfer to school in different ways. We invite teachers in from each school in the summer term to see and talk about the children. If a child has individual needs not met by the settling in sessions the school offers we can offer an enhanced transition. In the past this has included taking a child for weekly visits to a school, taking our puppet (sprog) to visit and making a photo book. Each child is individual and a plan would be made based on their needs.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Our pre school is run by an early years teacher who has a wealth of experience and training. Other staff have also been on visuals training, behaviour management training and supporting children with speech and language issues training. All staff have a paediatric first aid certificate. We also attend regular SEN cluster meetings and locality cluster meetings to keep skills and knowledge up to date.

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

If we have concerns about these issues we would first speak to the parents to see what support we could offer. We would then access information for parents from the local health visiting team and/or family support. As a HEY setting we develop the childrens understanding of their wellbeing and emotional needs and support parents through such things as toilet training. We also support parents by running regular evenings about the development of chilren.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

If a child is at SEN support level and has an IEP we would regularly inform parents by talking to them about their childs IEP and progress etc. On a more formal basis key worker meetings are held every term. We have a very good relationship with our parents and encourage them to come and talk to us at any opportunity.

Our complaints policy

If a parent has a complaint they should first approach Mrs. Soady. If the problem cannot be solved through this then a letter can be written to the trustees - please see our full complaints policy. All complaints are recorded.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our building is all on one level and is fully wheelchair accessible. It is a modern purpose built new build built in 2009. The building is accessible to all.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a separate accessible toilet area.

Specialist resources we have

We have an accessible toilet area with a higher toilet and bar. We have various sensory toys and have had sensory training.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We aim to go to places that are accessible for all. for example Theatre Royal Plymouth and Pennywell farm. We encourage parents to accompany their child and take any equipment we may need with us.

Last updated: 01/04/2022

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