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Helitots Day Nursery
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)

Only available to those holding a current pass to access Culdrose.

We have three main rooms and a large outside play area.

We can offer childcare shifts and patterns to mirror most working routines, and are able to facilitate early opening hours if needed. 

Who to contact

Contact name
Janice Thirlaway - Price
Contact position
Managing Director
01326 552662
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Where to go

Helitots Day Nursery
R.N.A.S Culdrose
TR12 7RH

Bus route - Helston/Lizard/Redruth

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
25.95 Per Half Day ( 5 hours )
42.90 Per Full Day
£25.60 Per Half Day ( 5 hours )
£41.20 Per Full Day
10 % discount Per Sibling
(We only charge for 48 weeks of the year if your child attends for more than 3 days a week.)

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
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 able to offer shared funded with any other local provider.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 730 530
Tuesday 730 530
Wednesday 730 530
Thursday 730 530
Friday 730 530

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Becky Warburton

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Helitots staff carry out on going observational assessments of all children in our care. These are linked to the development matters ages and stages of development Each child will have a key worker, their role is to develop a trusting and sensitive relationship with parents and children to enable respectful sharing of information.

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

We invite all parents and their children to visit Helitots during a session, prior to their child starting. We ask parents to complete two forms which are used as a tool to allow us to identify each child's specific needs before starting.One covers your child's personal likes and dislikes, and the other focuses more on the developmental stages. We will work with you to support your child, by carrying out on going observational assessments, which may in some cases identify individual needs. We also work closely alongside other early years professionals. If we feel their support and knowledge could help your child, with your permission, we will make the relevant next steps.

Links we have to other agencies

We have developed good links with the local speech and language team, Early years SENCO and the Early years advisory teacher. With your permission we will contact other teams with expertise needed to support your child and Helitots to ensure we are meeting your child's individual needs. In recent months we have developed professional relationships with our local Child Development Centre and other professionals used in CAF meetings.

How we support children transferring to school

We will hold a transition meeting at your convenience to plan the transition for your child into their new school. This gives the school time to make necessary plans for any changes they may need to make, as well as sharing targets on your child's IEP's. We would also arrange for your child's key worker and new teacher to attend settling in sessions both here at Helitots and at their new school, we have found that this has helped make a smooth transition. In our experience we have found that CAF meetings provide excellent opportunities to ensure that all information is shared with all who need to know.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Our staffing team have been on various training courses such as; Speech and Language, Communication, Makaton, Behaviour management and Visual aid. Our SENCO attends all the network meetings, ensuring we are up to date with all current information and practices. We pride ourselves on a low turn over of staffing team. This has allowed us to build up a vast wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding of the early years practice, EYFS and children. We believe this has enabled us to provide a high standard of care.

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

Our staffing team are very welcoming and friendly to each family; providing an inclusive, sensitive and positive approach so your child feels welcomed. Our staff are good role models for behavior and provide consistency in our day to day care. We have a daily routine which is flexible to ensure we provide a positive environment for your child's needs and ensure all personal care is met. Personal health care plans can be adopted if necessary, and staff will be trained in giving the appropriate medication for your child if required. All activities will be adapted to ensure your child is able to fully interact with their environment and visual strategies will be used to help them understand and be involved in our daily choices and routines.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We encourage you to be involved with your child's learning from the very first visit. We will have termly parent and Key person meetings to involve you in identifying needs, information sharing, identifying targets and next steps to focus on at home and as well as at Helitots. If more frequent meetings are needed to develop IEP's they will be arranged at a time to suit all involved. Helitots has an open door policy, which means that parents are able to come and speak to their child's key person and management whenever they wish. We understand the importance of clear communication with all parties. If any outside agencies need to be involved, parental permission will be sought.

Our complaints policy

We have a complaints policy which can be sent on request.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Helitots is a one level building. There is a small step outside the front door, but we do have a portable ramp which can be used to gain access to the building. We also have portable ramps which are used to enable easy access to our outside play area as there is a small step when accessing the nursery from the playground.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have an accessible toilet with a large private space for personal care.

Specialist resources we have

We have a delegated budget to train staff and provide equipment/resources needed to support your child. Inclusion funding can also be applied for.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All activities at Helitots are planned and delivered so that all children can be involved. We have height adjustable tables, various sized equipment i.e. paint brushes, crayons and a large floor space which provides spacious areas for play. When planning visits off site your child's personal needs will be taken into account. We will endeavor to include parents in the planning of visits, we can prepare a photo book for your child so they know what to expect. If your child requires any aides or medications, these will all be taken in to account whilst planning the trip. On every trip risk assessments are carried out.

Last updated: 17/05/2021

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