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Minpins Early Years

At Minpins Early Years Nursery, children have opportunities to play and learn in an exciting, challenging and well-resourced learning environment.   Children are able to choose to play both indoors and outdoors, as they choose, in very secure grounds, set in the Indian Queens Primary School site. Ensuring that all children are very safe and secure is taken extremely seriously.  The nursery is led by a very experienced and fully qualified teacher, assisted by a dedicated, stable, well qualified and experienced team of staff, who are always happy to meet parents and children to look around the nursery and grounds, and discuss any special requirements that may be needed.  Staff  work closely with parents and carers to ensure that each child's experience of nursery is planned and delivered to meet their child's individual needs. Knowing each child well is a priority, so that their interests are valued and built on and their achievements celebrated!  Professionals such as speech and language therapists work closely with the nursery to provide any support necessary.  The nursery forms an integral part of the Foundation Stage Department of the school and close links exist between the nursery and reception classes, enabling the children to become familiar with the school environment and very confident, and 'ready', when the transition from the nursery to school takes place.  The child's start to school becomes exciting and positive, rather than an unfamiliar, and potentially scary, experience.  The children are able to enjoy using the school's facilities, including the sports field, fully equipped sports hall and second school hall, for drama, play and music, and the well-stocked library and computer suite.  The school grounds, in addition to the nursery environment, offer many other safe and secure opportunities to explore and play.  By prior arrangement, children may also attend the Earlybirds Club in the school, which starts at 8.00am, following which the children are safely transferred to Minpins.  Further details and lots of pictures are available on the Indian Queens School website, and any further information required can be requested via the contact details below.  Come with your child and see for yourselves!

NB: We have a limited number of places for children entitled to 30 hours funding.  We also run an Earlybirds Club from 8.00am and an after school club until 5.30pm on each day except for the last day of each term.  We are happy to discuss with you whether this 'extended' provision might be suitable for your child in addition to sessions already spent in school that day.


Who to contact

Contact name
Sue Roberts
Contact position
01726 860540
01726 860330
Parent organisation
Indian Queens Community Primary School & Nursery

Where to go

Indian Queens School
Suncrest Estate
Indian Queens
St. Columb

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 09:00:00 - 15:15:00
Tuesday : 09:00:00 - 15:15:00
Wednesday : 09:00:00 - 15:15:00
Thursday : 09:00:00 - 15:15:00
Friday : 09:00:00 - 15:15:00

Other details


Please contact the school for costs.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
We would always wish to work with carers to support them in their role, initially by discussing what the setting can do to help the child in care.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Can accomodate as needed

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Can accomodate as needed

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact school for current vacancies, as this varies from term to term. The school also admits eligible 'rising 3's' and there are a limited number of places available on the 30 hours funding entitlement. Please contact the school for further information.
Vacancy range(s)
From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: 15)
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 have a limited number of spaces for children entitled to 30 hours extended entitlement - please contact the school for further details.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 09:00:00 15:15:00
Tuesday 09:00:00 15:15:00
Wednesday 09:00:00 15:15:00
Thursday 09:00:00 15:15:00
Friday 09:00:00 15:15:00

School pickups

Offers pickups

Last updated: 03/12/2018

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