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St Mark's Pre- School

At St Mark‟s Pre-school we want each child to learn, have fun and build on their successes. By following the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage, we offer a healthy balance of adult and child led activities to help growth and develop-ment.
We embrace the Key Worker system, working in close partnership with parents/ carers.
Our free-flow ethos means that the children can choose whether they want to play indoors or outside in our all-weather area. They can also select the toys they wish to play with by placing photos of the chosen toys onto Lily Ladybird!

The pre-school itself consists of one large open plan play room with an all-weather patio leading off of it; a kitchen, office, entrance hall/cloakroom, children’s toilets and disabled/adult toilets. Outside it has its own small fenced area with grass for playing on and a raised planting area.

In addition to this, the children also have regular access to the school playground (where they have their own shed for storing large wheeled toys), the playing field, the Science garden and the Nature Reserve which has access to a shelter, pond and trees.

The children regularly go over to the school and are able to use the school hall for Christmas performances, sports and large group activities. The children also have weekly activities to work with the children in class 3 (the EYFS and KS1) either in school or pre-school.

Who to contact

Contact name
Samantha Merrett
Contact position
Pre-school Manager
01288 331395
07896 925122 Pre-school mobile

Where to go

St. Marks C Of E Primary School
EX23 9PE

The pre-school is part of the school and is situated in a purpose built building between the playground and the car park, at the front of the main school building. It is in the hamlet of Shop, which is part of the parish of Morwenstow on the North Cornish coast.

Built in 2011, the pre-school is well equipped to welcome children who have physical needs; with wide doors, level access and disabled toilet facilities.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.80 Per Hour
£3.80 Per Hour
£3.80 per hour if additional hours used after 15 hours funded places.
We are able to accommodate children with 2 year old funding.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?


Age ranges
From 3 years to 4 years

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Dairy free
We do not offer meals, but ensure that the snacks we provide are suitable for any intolerances or allergies. This also includes Soya free

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Languages spoken

The pre-school holds Makaton Friendly status and all staff have attended Makaton training courses.

We incorporate greetings and phrases in other languages to our everyday learning.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
We are currently full, but do have spaces for all age ages in September 2019.
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
Thorne Manor
Cheeky Monkey Childminding
Eastbrook Childminding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 9.00 3.15
Tuesday 9.00 3.15
Thursday 9.00 3.15
Friday 9.00 3.15

School pickups

Offers pickups

Last updated: 02/07/2019

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