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Once Upon A Time Day Nursery
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At Once Upon A Time Nursery we create a happy,caring and stimulating environment for all children and babies.

We aim to create an outstanding learning environment based around the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We encourage the children to progress at their own pace and provide learning support suited to every individual child.

We encourage parents as partners. Parents are the main source of each childs learning, we encourage as much involvement as possible to ensure outstanding learning outcomes and achievements.

Who to contact

Contact name
Angela Ellis
Contact position
Nursery Manager
01736 351135

Where to go

Once Upon A Time Day Ltd
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 week: 8am - 6pm - £160.00
Full week: 9am - 3.30pm - £132.00
Full day: 8am - 6pm - £40.00
Full day: 9am-3.30 - £30.00
Morning session - 8am - 1pm - £25.00
Afternoon session - 1.00pm - 6pm - £25.00
Hourly rate £5.00
Toddlers/Pre-School 2-5 years:
Full week: 8am - 6pm - £140.00
Full week: 9am - 3.30pm - £120.00
Full day: 8am - 6pm - £34.00
Full day: 9am-3.30 - £25.00
Morning session - 8am - 1pm - £20.00
Afternoon session - 1.00pm - 6pm - £20.00
Hourly rate £5.00
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
Cater for dairy free & vegetarian

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
All children are welcome in our home.
Cater for all religions/cultures
Languages spoken

We a member of staff that are fluent German. We encourage all languages.


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 by foot from Alverton 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 a 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

Our nursery staff are makaton trained, we hold a certificate for good practice in signing. We have had visual aid training, SENCO training, behaviour management, and child protection and safeguarding training.

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

We are Level 3 with Nippers Nutrition. 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. We have a member of staff that is dance trained this offers great support with our keep healthy sessions.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Each child has a daily diary which is filled in each day, this allows parents to know how their child has been throughout the day, what they have eaten etc We also provide parents with lots of verbal feedback. Parents are able to access their child's 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 evening every 6 months. 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 comforters. We have a baby changing unit situated in our baby room, and a milk kitchen to make up any baby feeds. We have a private toilet area based within our 2 year old and 3-5 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 provide the children with their own toothbrush for brushing teeth after lunch, we encourage healthy personal care. We are breast friendly.

Specialist resources we have

We have a combined sensory / 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. Our pre school children attend a bounce and rhythm session at Penzance library each month. We take part in outings as a nursery,each year we have a toddle waddle to the boating lake to race boats in the water. We organise an event each month which ranges from Easter egg hunts, fancy dress days, to sports day.

Last updated: 18/01/2019

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