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The Valley Nursery and Pre School
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The Valley Nursery aims to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment which provides each child with the greatest opportunity to achieve their full potential.

All children have daily access to our beautiful grounds boasting a Forest School area, secret garden, poly tunnel and lodge. We have a yoga teacher and hold Forest School sessions daily with our two Forest School Leaders.

We have long standing well qualified staff.

All activities are child centred and are developed through observation and reflection ensuring that the needs of the individual child are always met.


Who to contact

Contact name
Kerry Wilson
Contact position
01637 830680

Where to go

The Valley Nursery and Pre School
Trevowah Road

Bus routes

Time / date details

Session information
Monday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00
Tuesday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00
Wednesday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00
Thursday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00
Friday : 07:30:00 - 18:00:00

Other details


Costs vary according to age. Please contact us for a price list or visit our website.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
10% to NHS employees with a letter confirming employment

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Ramped entrance.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
Vegetarian, vegan and Gluten Free meals are available. We work with dietician's to form specific plans where necessary.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Experience with
Yes would have an understanding
We celebrate a variety of religions and festivals. We invite parents from other cultures into the setting to involve the children in stories, cooking sessions and language learning.
Languages spoken

Experience of Cornish and French.

We set up talking boards and work closely with parents to support any children with EAL or who are dual language.

Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Sessions available depending on days & times required and age of child. Please contact for vacancies.
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 07:30:00 18:00:00
Tuesday 07:30:00 18:00:00
Wednesday 07:30:00 18:00:00
Thursday 07:30:00 18:00:00
Friday 07:30:00 18:00:00

School pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
09/12/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
06/07/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/04/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Vicki Bramhall, Louise Phillips.

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Onsite SENCO, cohort tracker, observations, ECAT monitoring, process orientated monitoring (POMS). On entry we use the moving on materials to get a good picture of each child and work with the parents to make a baseline assessment. If specific needs are identified we will set appropriate levels of support. If necessary and with parental permission, we will involve the Local Children's Inclusion Team. We complete 2 year old checks and share these with parents and Health Visitors. We have a quiet area for meetings and sensory room for focused sessions.

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

As above for identification then the SENCO works closely with any child with additional needs and their family and involves the necessary agencies to help support. Staff have attended Makaton training, Visual Support, Behaviour Management.

Links we have to other agencies

We work with SALT, educational psychologists, area SENCO, Family support, Autism workers, dieticians and Paediatricians. We are members of the PLA.

How we support children transferring to school

Meetings with schools, transition sessions, visits from reception and head teachers. Throughout the year we attend events at our local school such as Christmas plays and Sumer Fetes.  We visit the Reception class each term to catch up with the children and look through their Learning Journeys and the Reception Teacher comes to our setting to do the same. Each Summer we inform parents of the transition process and involve them in settling in sessions.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

We follow the statutory Welfare Requirements. We have two designated Child Protection Officers, Kerry Wilson and Vicki Bramhall, all other staff have basic child protection qualifications.  Staff hold training in Behaviour, Visual Support and basic Makaton. Epi pen training. Our SENCO and back up SENCO have attended SENCO network meetings focused on, Autism awareness, Visual training, the pathway training and SEN code of practise.

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

Parental involvement, advice about services available to them. Network meetings to give parents time to discuss/air issues with other parents and professionals. We promote PSED through activities, reward systems, puppets and social stories. We have quiet areas, sensory room and a lodge to provide a cosy and warm environment to help support children's well being. We carry out daily risk assessments. We have used the EY bereavement toolkit to help support children and families.  We have an Open Door Policy. We have been involved in the Early Support process and attended TAC meetings. We have involvement with the Early Years Inclusion service. Our key worker systems underpins all practice to support every child needs.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Meetings, reviews, learning together days, daily reports, online learning journeys and communication app. We receive feedback from parents after each event. We involve parents in all aspects of Nursery life. All documentation is available to parents. Key workers discuss children's developments daily at hand over and every term at parent meetings. We send out regular newsletters to keep parents informed of developments and up and coming events. Our Network meetings support parents in areas such as, communication and language, outdoor learning experiences and supporting and engaging boys in the Early Years.

Our complaints policy

We follow statutory guidelines and procedures. A written log is kept, complaints policy located in Policy File.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Ramped entrance to main building. Access to outdoor areas by a hard path.

Facilities we have for personal care

Low level toilets and sinks, separate staff and visitors toilet. Nappy changing areas and sleep rooms. All staff are DBS checked. Visual routine boards.  All staff are paediatric first aid trained.

Specialist resources we have

We have experience of using specialist equipment for a child with Cerebal Palsy. We have attended I Can training and use speech and language resources from the I Can toolkit.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Any trips require all children to be accompanied and taken by their parents/carers. Any trips are risk assessed to identify any potential barriers.

Last updated: 01/11/2021

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