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Gorran Pre-School
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Trips around the local area - walks through the countryside, walks to the beaches.
Swimming in school pool.
Outside area that we use everyday - wet or dry - we have wet weather suits for all weathers.

Who to contact

Contact name
Michelle Beard
Contact position
01726 842161

Where to go

Gorran School
St Austell
PL26 6LH

Bus from St. Austell   we are a rural preschool situated in a small village beside some beautifull countryside and beaches.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 Per morning
£28.14 Per Full Day
the above is 2year olds
The cost for 3 and 4 year olds
morning £11.00
full day care £25.73
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?


Age ranges
From 2 years 0 months to 4 years 0 months

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Languages spoken

English is the spoken language at pre-school .

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact for current vacancies.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 4 years (spaces available: 6)
From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: 4)
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
30 hours partner details
we are open from 8.45 till 3.30
Term time only

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08:45:00 15:30
Tuesday 08:45:00 15:30
Wednesday 08:45:00 15:30
Thursday 08:45:00 15:30
Friday 08:45:00 15.30

School pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
01/05/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
24/05/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
22/01/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Michelle Beard

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We gain information from the parents about the children and keep in contact with the local health visitor.We also use a wide variety of tracking devices to keep an eye on our childrens progress . Where a child has entered the setting with  an additional need we work with parents and proffessionals to make sure everything is in place to support the child and family .we use a tool called ecat which help keep a close eye on childrens language we  also complete  a 2year old check for all children which they will take along to their two year old check with them .we make assesments every term through all areas of the early years foundation stage.

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

All stafff have or are attending a variety of training courses to make sure we are regularly updated on all aspects of supporting all children in our care.We follow targets  through working with many different professionals like speach and language,health visitor and social workers .we also use visual aids and a few makaton signs to help children throughout the setting .

Links we have to other agencies

We work with many agencies like speach therapists   , teachers , social workers , Family support .We have many others that we work with throughout the year.

How we support children transferring to school

Our feeder school is Gorran School and we are very lucky to be on the same site as the school.Therefore we work very closley together we the school all through the academic year with shared playtimes and shared crft mornings .We regularly ve visits from the reception teacher .We share all information and tailor the visits to school for each individual child .


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff are trained or attending training on behaviour management, basic makaton, safeguarding, speech & language. We are the first setting in Cornwall to achieve the Healthy under 5s .Healthy life style award.


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

All staff have attended safeguarding training our designated officer is Michelle Beard who is the manager .We carry out regular risk assesments on a daily to termly .We have always had an open door  to welcome parents and to have time to listen to their concerns and woories.We contribute to the 2 year old checks .We have a very good key worker system in place and feel it works very well .

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We hold parents evening once a term this gives us and parents the opportunity to share information about the children and to support them .We send out monthly newsletters via email and it goes onto our website but we also print copies off for our parents who do not have use of the internet at home .When needed the staff attend any meetings they are needed to when we can .

Our complaints policy

The parents can find the policy in preschool in the policy folder in the cloakroom or on the website .


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We have a ramp leading up to  the building .We have a discreet changing area  we have fire and exit signs that are visable .

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a discreet area to change children .All staff and committee members have all  got up to date dbs .We have a strong key worker ststem in place which works well for our setting .

Specialist resources we have

At the moment we do not have any additional equipment but know how to source it when needed.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We like to go out on trips with the children and also like to involve our parents within this as we feel it is good for our parents to meet one another .We take regular photographs to support the children and to use as evidence with in their learning journals.

Last updated: 01/10/2021

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