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Egloshayle Pre-School Playgroup
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Egloshayle Pre-school has offered experienced and friendly childcare since 1974. We operate in a purpose built and secure building with a fenced outdoor area which we allow the children to freely access during the sessions in all weathers. Weather permitting, we use the under 5s play area during the spring and summer term, we also like to go on nature walks around the estuary to see ducks, swans and geese. We like to plan a visit our local library once every half term. We are a pack away setting and offer a variety of educational and developmental activities which are planned in relation to the children’s interests and abilities in accordance with the EYFS. 

We are registered with Ofsted, The Charity Commission and Pre-school Learning Alliance. We are led by a volunteer committee of pre-school parents and have 4 paid members of staff, who hold early years’ qualifications at a level 3. 

Who to contact

Contact name
Sally McGowan
Contact position
07980 053642

Where to go

Egloshayle Pre-School
Playing Fields
PL27 6AQ

Service 55 Bodmin - Padstow

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 09.15 - 13.15
Tuesday : 09.15 - 13.15
Wednesday : 09.15 - 13.15
Friday : 09.15 - 12.15

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.75 Per 3 hour session
£4.25 Lunch Club
£12.75 per morning session - 9:15AM - 12:15AM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
£4.25 for lunch session - 12:15PM - 13:15PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
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 and allergy related diets are catered for. We are part of the Healthy Eating Nippers Nutrition Programme and change our menus to suit all requirements. We currently hold a Level 4 award.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
All children are welcome in our home.
All children are welcome at Egloshayle Pre-School. This is included in planning and special needs cultural opportunities policies.
Languages spoken

English, but we welcome and support children with English as an additional language

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact us for current session availability
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
Egloshayle Pre-school are partnered with Wadebridge Primary Academy - Little Bridges, which is based on Gonvena Hill and Sticky Fingers on Trenant Vale Industrial Estate

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 09.15 13.15
Tuesday 09.15 13.15
Wednesday 09.15 13.15
Friday 09.15 12.15

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

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SENCo name
Natalie Chapman and Emma Jeffery

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

We have two member's of staff who are SENCO's, Emma is in the setting every day and Natalie is part time. we invite parents into our setting before a child starts for an induction meeting, where we gather as much information and knowledge to be able to support the child to the best of our ability. We are happy to invite professionals in to our setting to work along side ourselves, the parents and child.

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

We observe the progress children make using the EYFS. 7 Areas Of Learning Development Sheets are completed every 3/4 months and development record reviews on all children are done to ensure individual next steps are being met. If we feel a child's needs are not being met at our setting we will seek help and advice from outside agencies.

Links we have to other agencies

SALT, Portage, Senco, Schools, Children Centre and Health Visitors.

How we support children transferring to school

Managers meet with parents, children and new school providers to provide an easy transition, through meetings or with other professionals working with children with additional needs and requirements. The Keyperson also works with the parents and the child prior to transition and prior to leaving our setting all children who are transferring to school have a learning development assessment detailing their age and phase of development in line with the EYFS. Our setting agree with parents for information to be shared as part of the transition process, and arrange visits from surrounding schools into our setting at transition stage.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All our staff have experience of looking after children with SEND. The Pre-School is an all inclusive practice. Two members of staff have attended SENCO, and emotion coaching, two members of staff have attended Behaviour management.  All members of staff hold Level 3 Childcare Qualifications. All members of staff hold First Aid and Food Hygiene qualifications. The SENCO and all staff attend regular network meetings covering areas such as Place Plus Funding, Supporting Children with SEND and Visual Aids. All staff have a basic knowledge of Makaton signs which are used every day in our setting.

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

We support children's health and well-being by getting to know the child's needs before they start at our Pre-School. We have a Level 4 at present and we are working towards a Level 5 with The Nippers Nutrition Healthy Eating Programme. All staff have training in Safeguarding and the designated Safeguarding Officers are Sally McGowan. Health and Safety Risk Assessments are carried out daily and assessments of any new activities or outdoor and cooking activities are undertaken before commencing the activity. We promote PSED through the use of positive praise, reward stickers, choosing of stories and sharing information with the child's parents. We have a good Key Person System in place and good relationships with all children and parents. Parents are also encouraged to share information with us about any changes to their child's well-being and staff are always available at any time to speak to. We also encourage the positive use of physical exercise and music and use activities from our fun fit book.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

 Ongoing communication. We have an open door policy and speak to the parents, especially children with SEND everyday. Each child has a Key Person who is responsible for them, planning their next steps, observing them and transferring information in to the child's Learning Journey. Parents are welcome to view their child's Learning Journey at any time and every three months approximately, we write up learning developments, where we will be inviting parents into discuss their child and their next steps. All children are also given opportunities during the sessions they attend to look at their learning journeys.

Our complaints policy

We have a Complaints Policy in place. All parents on starting their child at Pre-School receive a copy and the Policy is displayed on the Parents Notice Board at the Pre-School. There are clear steps marked in the Policy about resolving problems. The first point of contact is to speak to the Manager and most complaints are resolved amicably and informally. If this does not have a satisfactory outcome then there are clear and detailed steps in the Policy about making a written complaint, the holding of meetings or referring to mediation.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our building is a purpose built building and was built for all children and adults to have access to. We have wide doors, a ramp, a toilet for the disabled and there is a hearing loop in the building.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a room/toilet where children can be changed. Potties are available for children getting to grips with toilet training in the early stages for 2-3 year olds. All staff are DBS checked and these are rechecked every three years as good practice. We have visual timetable cards in place to support and promote personal hygiene practices in the routines of the session.

Specialist resources we have

At present we do not have any specialist resources but if we need to we can arrange to borrow or purchase equipment from specialist departments. We are age and stage appropriate and we offer Sensory and Heuristic Play.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

At Egloshayle Pre-School we consider ourselves to be an inclusive practice and we make everyone welcome. We aim to include all children in activities taking into consideration their individual needs and we discuss these needs with their parents. Children are all kept well informed of any changes in their daily routine before we go anywhere.

Last updated: 11/01/2019

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