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Lanivet & District Under Fives
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Coronavirus status: Open for key workers and vulnerable children

At Lanivet & District under Fives we help children to learn & develop through play in a happy and relaxed atmosphere. We have a range of resources available each day including role play, craft areas, outside play with school escapes play equipment,  trikes, den making, puzzles & games. We also cook regularly with the children and attend the local park. All staff are dedicated to providing the best service possible to all children and families attending the setting by getting to know individual interests. All staff are qualified to a minimum of NVQ2/3 in childcare, or are working towards this qualification.

Who to contact

Contact name
Charlotte Britten
Contact position
Lanivet & District Under Fives's facebook page

Where to go

Lanivet and District Under Fives
The Church Hall
Rectory Road
PL30 5HG

We are situated on the right hand side after the school as you go up the hill.


Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.80 Per additional hour
£14.50 Per afternoon
£17.40 Per morning
£37.70 Per Full Day
All our children's invoices are required to be paid in full on the 1st of each month.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?


Age ranges
From 1 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Dairy free
we encourage parents/ children to bring in a range of healthy snacks to share to allow children to taste a range of different snacks however we cater for children with dairy, wheat, gluten and vegetarian needs. We’re a NUT free zone.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
If the family has English as an additional language they will be encouraged to share key words in their home language for the key person to understand with the child.
Languages spoken

At the moment we only have children who speak English attended the setting, however if a child with an additional language was to attend we would speak support in offering dual language recourse and sourcing a translator if needed to help support the parents with any meetings.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
we currently have a few vacancies for all age ranges.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years years to 2years 11 months years (spaces available: 1)
From 3 years years to 5 years years (spaces available: 5)
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 15:00
Tuesday 08:45 15:00
Wednesday 08:45 15:00
Thursday 08:45 15:00
Friday 08:45 15:00

School pickups

Offers pickups
Lanivet Community Primary School

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Sara Frost

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We continuously track the learning and development of our children against the Early Years Foundation Stage age and stages. We hold regular consultations with our parents.

We use the Every Childs a Talker monitoring form,

Communicate closely with outside agencies.

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

We focus on each child's individual needs and adapt our planning to cater for the needs to provide the children to achieve their full potential. We review all children's progress termly and then highlight gaps within each child's learning.

Links we have to other agencies

Early years inclusion worker,

Speech and Language professionals,

Lanivet School,

Social workers,

use our network of other local preschools to support the practice that is offered within our setting.

How we support children transferring to school

We work closely with the new school and pass any essential information on to them to make the transition as effective and easy for the children. Lanivet school reception teacher visits us once a week throughout the year. We join with the reception class for outdoor learning to ensure the children are familiar with Lanivet community primary school teacher. The children spend a day in the reception class before the end of the summer term ends. Also our role play area gets transformed into a school offering the children opportunity to dress into  the school uniforms and look at the transition books we offer the children. We take part in school events such as charity days, sports days and watch the school nativity at the church. 

As the school is only located 50 yards away we follow their Term time and teacher training days- to stop confusion 


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Our manager is level 3 qualified and holds 14 years of experience in working in large nursery settings, she grew up within the local area and has strong links with other professionals around us. All staff member are trained at either level 2/ level 3 and all have completed a safeguarding course alongside food hygiene. She is also a mum of two young children so she can understand the emotional impact leaving your children for the first time has on you.

Our deputy manager holds 40+ years experience in working outside of nurseries and childminding settings as a previous inspector. Who has and has two older children of her own and 3 grandchildren she looks after regularly. She delivers weekly forestry school sessions within the wood land area opposite our setting and is booked on relevant training to deliver this at a high standard of outdoor learning. From September 2020 she will be decreasing her hours and becoming semi retired. 

The deputy from September 2020 has been with Lanivet Under Fives for over 8 years and holds nvq 3. They have extremely good experience in behaviour management and has a passion for outdoor learning/keeping healthy. 

 Our team is a very warm and personal team who take pride in offering a family environment to all the children who attend our setting. 

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

We use a secure key worker system throughout the setting, which allows both children and parents to form an attachment with this person, which allows both parents, children and key worker to be able to talk confidently about the children.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Parent & carers communication is valued and the key person will work together with the parents to ensure that every child's learning is supported. We use tapestry which is an online assessment system that allows the parents to be involved in their child's learning journey with us. This is updated weekly.

We send out monthly newletters,

We have a facebook page where we share special events

Our complaints policy

Policy statement Our setting believes that children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt, careful attention to their needs and wishes. We welcome suggestions on how to improve our setting and will give prompt and serious attention to any concerns about the running of the setting. We anticipate that most concerns will be resolved quickly by an informal approach to the appropriate member of staff. If this does not achieve the desired result, we have a set of procedures for dealing with concerns. We aim to bring all concerns about the running of our setting to a satisfactory conclusion for all of the parties involved.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

We have two child size toilets, a accessible sink for the children and a area for changing the children.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have two children friendly toilets which allows children independence when going to the toilet and also a step to the sink to promote self care in washing their hands.

Specialist resources we have

We have numerous visual resources within the setting, alongside sensory resources and also use Makaton throughout.

We have experienced staff who have lots of experience with working with children the behavioural  and additional needs.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We regularly go to the local park and forest school area within the village. We conduct regular risk assessments and adapt our outings to meet all the children's individual needs. 

We have been chosen to take part in the Healthy Movers Project- this allows children to move in all different ways at preschool and at home. This project covers all areas within the EYFS

Last updated: 27/03/2020

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