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Alverton Woodland Nursery
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Current Ofsted rated ‘Good’

Alverton Day Nursery Ltd Penzance opened in May 2006.

The setting is a warm welcoming Nursery with outside play areas, an indoor soft play room and several childcare rooms that support an under two's area, 2-3 year old area, Pre-school and younger aged holiday care children if required (up to the age of 8 years).

We are based on an school site of whom we support with out of school care and of course our children's transitions to school. Furthermore we have a strong partnership which has been formed in January 2019.

We are also surrounded by several housing estates predominantly occupied by young families and working families.

Additionally, we are fortunate to have a Woodland Area on site and beaches within close proximity which enables us to offer forest and beach school activities.

Woodlands Nursery Pre-School Room also has the fantastic opportunity of working very closely alongside Alverton schools nursery class which is lead by a qualified teacher. The children of both settings work together within the Woodland Nursery room which has been created by joining schools and the day nursery pre-school rooms. This area has been specially designed to create an outstanding learning environment where children have access to a variety of areas designed to enhanced curriculum provision and staff from both settings work together to support children’s learning.


The settings share the same safeguarding policy and follow the same process and procedures. The Nursery Manager Abigail Piff is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the children registered to the setting. The Headteacher is the DSL for the children registered with the school nursery. Risk Assessments cover both settings

We are also procured to support the lottery funded Who Dares Work initiative supporting some of Cornwall’s most vulnerable families and those furthest from the workplace.


Our Senior Management Team are:

Nursery Manager / DSL / SENCO – Abigail Piff
Deputy Manager – Stephanie Holmes

Early Years Teacher – Kate Hall

Room Leader – Charlotte Parry

Room Leader – Michaela Statham

Room Leader – Natasha Lally

Who to contact

Contact name
Abbie Piff
Contact position
Nursery Manager
01736 351135
01736 351135
Alverton Woodland Nursery's facebook page

Where to go

Alverton Woodland Nursery
Toltuff Crescent
TR18 4QD

Main Penzance bus routes

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 08:00:00 - 18:00:00
Tuesday : 08:00:00 - 18:00:00
Wednesday : 08:00:00 - 18:00:00
Thursday : 08:00:00 - 18:00:00
Friday : 08:00:00 - 18:00:00

Other details


Babies 0-2 years:
Full day: 8am - 6pm - £44.00
Full day: 9am - 5pm - £38.00
Full day: 9am - 3.30pm - £33.00
Morning session - 8am - 1pm - £27.50
Afternoon session - 1.00pm - 6pm - £27.50

Toddlers/Pre-School 2-4 years:
Full day: 8am - 6pm - £38.50
Full Day: 9am - 5pm - £32.50
Full day: 9am - 3.30pm - £27.50
Morning session - 8am - 1pm - £22.00
Afternoon session - 1.00pm - 6pm - £22.00
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?


Age ranges
From 3 months to 5 years 0 months

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.
Cater for all religions/cultures
Languages spoken



Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact for current situation.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08:00:00 18:00:00
Tuesday 08:00:00 18:00:00
Wednesday 08:00:00 18:00:00
Thursday 08:00:00 18:00:00
Friday 08:00:00 18:00:00

School pickups

Offers pickups
Alverton Community Primary School
Pick up on foot from Alverton Primary School.

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Abigail Piff and Stephanie Holmes

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We work very closely with every child, with this and information from home we are able to determine individual support and needs. Each child has a key person who carries out an entry assessment on each child, continuous observations and assessments which include the 2 year old checks. This highlights any additional support that may be required.

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

Each child has an online tapestry learning journey which contains vital information regarding progress. Each child has a tracking sheet to highlight their stage of development. We continuously observe, assess and monitor each individual child. We work closely with parents and others professionals to ensure we meet each child's individual needs.

Links we have to other agencies

We have links to Speech and Language Therapy, Early Years Consultants, Early Years and Childcare support assistants, Area SENCO, Early Years inclusion team, and our local Health visitor

How we support children transferring to school

For all children transferring to school we arrange transitions days for each child to visit their new school, regardless of the chosen school we ensure good relations between the child's key person and new teacher to ensure each child has a smooth and happy transfer to 'big' school.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

SENCO training

Child Protection and Safeguarding Training level 2 and 3

First Aid

Five to Thrive 

Prevent Duty

Food Hygiene


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

We offer lots of free flow and outside play, we have use of the schools fields for physical activity. We have our own garden which provides equipment to challenge the children on their physical movements. 

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Parents are able to access their child's online Tapestry learning journey whenever needed. Parents have an open door policy, they are able to come and speak with their child's key person or manager at anytime. We hold a parents evenings every term and we have a noticeboard for parents to learn about nursery events and monthly newsletters.

Our complaints policy

We have a complaints procedure which is accessible to all parents.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

None, our nursery is purpose built.

Facilities we have for personal care

We offer a monitored sleep room for the babies. Big beds for the older children, who have their own bed bag which contains sheets, and any comforters they may have or need. We have a baby changing unit situated in our baby and toddler room, and a milk kitchen to make up any baby feeds. We have a private toilet area based within our 2 year old and 3-4 year old room. We offer the children child size toilets and support potty trainers. We have individual toilets for adults and a toilet with wheelchair access. We are breast friendly.

Specialist resources we have

We have a sensory room and a soft play room.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

We enjoy going out on trips. We ensure we have a high staff to child ratio, and encourage parent volunteers. We organise an event each month which ranges from Easter egg hunts, fancy dress days, to sports day.

Last updated: 14/10/2019

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