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St Columb Minor Preschool Ltd
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Welcome to St Columb Minor Preschool LTD.

Our setting offers childcare from 1yr up to 12 years of age 

We offer flexible government funded places for 2yr olds and 3yr and 4yr olds.

Our opening times are from 7am till 6.30pm and we are open Monday to Friday.

Sibling discounts are available, and we have a before and after school club for ages 4yrs to 14 years


Who to contact

Contact name
Lucy, Lynn or Beth
Contact position
01637 879358
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Where to go

St Columb Minor Preschool LTD
Church Street
St Columb Minor

St Columb Minor Pre-School LTD is managed by a team of highly qualified, caring and experienced staff. 

All of our staff undertake regular training; first aid, child protection and food hygiene are mandatory. We also have staff trained in special needs, sign language and behaviour management.

On joining the setting your child will be allocated a Key Person. This grouping involves a member of staff taking responsibility for a specific group of children. Children are allocated a Key Person according to their age; the groups are yellow and purple (pre-school groups) and red, green and blue (non pre-school groups i.e 2-3yr not going to school in the next cohort).

We promote the role of the key person as the child’s primary carer in our setting. The key person works with the family to plan and deliver a personalised plan for the child’s well-being, care and learning and will also be responsible for necessary observations, assessments and record keeping helping them reach their full potential.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour
£4.50 p/hour Before school
£4.50 p/hour Afterschool Club
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
Multi cultural training
All children are welcome in our home.
Languages spoken

Staff are trained in sign along to support non verbal children.


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 offer flexible funded places for 2, 3 &4 year olds stretched or term time only.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 0700 1830
Tuesday 0700 1830
Wednesday 0700 1830
Thursday 0700 1830
Friday 0700 1830

School pickups

Offers pickups
St Columb Minor Academy
Newquay Junior Academy
Trenance Learning Academy
The Bishop's CE VA Primary School

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Lucy Applewhite and Bethany Dales

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Comprehensive planning of activities to track milestones

Use Every Child a Talker (ECaT) monitoring tool

phase 1 letters and sounds assessment tool

Staff plan all activities to the individual needs of each and every child, so that learning is tailored to meet these needs and support progress.

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

Regular assessment and monitoring enables us to identify children that may require additional support; we work very closely with parents to support children's developmental needs and put together effective, IEP's (individual education plans).

3 of our 5 staff are SENCO trained allowing the appropriate support to be sought once identified.

Links we have to other agencies

We work closely with the early years team

Links to local health visitors

Links to Speech and Language Therapist


How we support children transferring to school

We invite the teacher to visit our setting and attend the childs school with them

We work in partnership with St Columb Minor Learning Academy (attending events at the school such as Nativity and Sports Day, to familiarise children with school)

 Staff work in partnership with St Columb Minor Learning Academy in moderating children's learning and development ensuring consistency in assessing starting points.

Transition reports are put together with parental input and sent to schools.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

Minimum of a level 2 in childcare, paediatric first aid, safeguarding training and food hygiene for all staff

In addition we have staff trained in many areas including; Understanding behaviour, children's learning and development, Autism, sustained shared thinking, online safety, radicalisation and the prevent duty.

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

We encourage independent learning and work closely with parents to identify children's starting points and possible lines of direction.

Parental partnerships are crucial to children's health and well-being and we always endeavour to promote these.

We encourage healthy eating and provide information for parents on induction.


Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We regularly hold learning journey workshops, parent consultations and an open door approach.

Children's learning journey's are regularly shared with children and parents and reports sent home at regular intervals.

Our complaints policy

Please visit our setting to see our complaints procedure


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Fully accessible

Facilities we have for personal care

Toilets and hand washing facilities

Specialist resources we have

We source as required

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Careful planning

Last updated: 10/07/2019

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