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Carbis Bay Nursery
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Coronavirus status: Open for key workers and vulnerable children

Set in the middle of Carbis Bay, Carbis Bay Nursery opened in April 2019 

We are a small nursery setting taking young children from 2 years  old, where we offer a flexible, calm and stimulating home from home environment,  inspired by Montessori and Reggio ethos.

Children learn by having access to  explore natural materials to find their creative sides with open ended  resources. 

2,3 and 4 year old funding is also accepted within the setting, as well as  the 30 hour funding

Holidays clubs are also available for non registered children for up to 8  years old where we provide a weekly activity programme 

Who to contact

Contact name
Alice Turner
Contact position
01736 795824
Carbis Bay Nursery's facebook page

Where to go

Carbis Bay Nursery
Longstone Hill
Carbis Bay
St. Ives
TR26 2LJ

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Per Hour
Where we offer flexible hours to suit the needs of each individual family, we can also provide set hours and prices which can be as follows

8am-6pm £37
8am-4pm- £36
8am -1pm / 9am-2pm - £22.50

A school session is also something we are able to offer which 8.30am-3.30pm this can allow for you to drop off older siblings in surrounding schools and pick up after. This is charged at £30.

Additional hours is also an option which are priced at £4.50 per hour
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

Cultural provisions

Languages spoken


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

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 8am 6pm
Tuesday 8am 6pm
Wednesday 8am 6pm
Thursday 8am 6pm
Friday 8am 6pm

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Alice Coppinger

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

All children are allocated a key person during their settling sessions, and will then be assessed within all areas of learning within the first 6 weeks of starting with us, this is achieved by the key person completing a baseline assessment. The key worker will then carry out ongoing observations to oversee children's progress. . If the key person has any concerns about a child, they will share these with the parents and the Nursery SENCO. If, after these discussions we feel that specialist support is needed, the SENCO will refer to the appropriate outside agency informing the parent/carers at each step in the process.

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

The child's key person is responsible for taking observations which could be of adult led or child led activities, all observations are linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage. If children are not meeting their expectations we would put our strategies in place - More focused observations would be made to help make our decision on our next step, This could be with the parents permission a referral or us as a setting using our skills to support the child and family

Links we have to other agencies

We have links to the Early Years Inclusion Service, Speech and Language Therapists, Paediatricians, Health Visitors. Social services, Portage workers. We also have links with services who can help us to support children and families with English as an additional language.

How we support children transferring to school

We have good links with our local school, where we invite their teacher to come in and meet the children and their key person, we are then able to share information about each child's learning and development. We also meet the children at the school on their first school visit. Once back at nursery we share pictures with the children at Nursery of their new school to help familiarise the children 


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All members of staff at the setting are all qualified practitioners with at least a level 3 in Children and Young People, All staff have a up to date Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene Certificate.

We also have members of staff who have SENCO and Level 3 Child Protection training

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

We offer healthy snacks and drinks which are balanced and nutritious such as Milk/Water, Fruit and crackers. On registration parents/carers are asked to fill in registration forms which outlines any allergies or dietary requirements a child may have. Policies and procedures are in place for illness and infections 

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

Parents and carers are able to speak to members of staff each drop off and pick up. Every term we provide parents meetings for each child who attends and if we have any concerns about a child's development, parents will be consulted.

Our complaints policy

Carbis Bay Nursery believes that children and parents are entitiled to expect courtest and careful attentoin to their needs and wishes.


1 – Any parent that has a concern about the setting talks first of all to the management. Most complaints should be resolved at this stage as an informal complaint.

2 – If this does not resolve the issue, a parent should put in writing to the Owner their concerns. This will be stored in their child’s personal file and Carbis Bay Nursery complaint files. When the owner has investigated the complaint, a meeting will be held with the parent and a written response given. All written complaints will be responded to within 28 days.

3 – If the parent is not satisfied with the outcome, they should request a meeting with the Manager and Owner. The parent should have someone to accompany them and minutes of the meeting will be taken as well as any decision or outcome recorded. If this is signed by both parent and Manager it signifies that the procedure has been completed

4 – If the complaint is still not resolved, an outside agency will be involved to mediate (such as Family Services) and then written minutes recorded of any outcome or conclusion to the complaint

5 – Parents can call Ofsted directly at any stage of the above procedure on 0300 123 1231 Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD.

These details are displayed on the notice board in reception

Records are kept on site of any complaints in the designated complaints file.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Access Ramp

Facilities we have for personal care

We have an accessible bathroom with three small toilets and a Nappy Station

Specialist resources we have

None at present but can access if needed

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

Our nursery is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children particularly those from a diverse background. We are committed to anti-discriminatory practice and aim to:

  • Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all children can flourish and in which all contributions are valued and considered

  • Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity

We provide an environment where all children are supported to reach their full potential.

In this aim we:

  • Ensure our provision is inclusive to all children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

  • Support parents and families

  • Identify the specific needs for all SEN children

  • Work in partnership with all agencies and parents

  • Monitor and review our policy, practice and make adjustments if necessary

Last updated: 03/02/2020

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