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Threemilestone Pre-School CIO
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Threemilestone Preschool has now become a Charitable Incorporate Organisation with effect from the 12th June 2017.  The Preschool continues to flourish.

In the light of the introduction by the Government to introduce 30 hours free childcare to eligible parents, we offer childcare to meet these requirements. However due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we have amended our opening hours to 8.15 am - 2.50 pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8.15 am - 11.30 am on a Wednesday term time only.  For those children wishing to stay for a full day, we will be making a nominal fee to cover the lunchtime session.

We  will continue to cover all areas of the curriculum providing opportunities for children to learn both inside and outside. Activities are tailored and personalised to meet the needs and interests of all children. We use an electronic learning journal system which has enabled us to inform and share with parents, photos and observations of developments and achievements in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. This system has been a success with our parents.

 The Pre-school operates an After-School Club on behalf of the main primary school.  'Bibbles' is open to children attending the school from 3.15 - 6 pm who are in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3 classes.  If you would like your children to attend, please contact Dawn at Threemilestone School on 01872 263322.


Who to contact

Contact name
Sarah Wallis
Contact position
01872 275349

Where to go

Threemilestone Pre-school CIO
The Cedar Building
Polstain Road

Whilst we are independent of the primary school, we are situated to the left of Threemilestone School and occupy a purpose-built building in their grounds.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per Session
£3.00 Lunch Club
£8.50 Afterschool Club
Our current fees for a 3 hour session will be £15. We also offer the 30 hours free childcare for those parents eligible. In order to facilitate these hours we are currently open from 8.15 am - 2.50 pm and on a Wednesday, 8.15 am - 11.30 am. A Lunch Club will be provided at a cost to the parents of £3.00 per pack lunch if the extra hours are not within the funded hours entitlement .

Costs are charged monthly in advance and we are happy to accept Childcare Vouchers in payment.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
In order to for Nursery Education to be paid to the Pre-school, we require the appropriate form to be completed by the parents and a copy a child's Birth Certificate or current Passport.

Inclusion within our setting

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
Threemilestone Pre-school is part of the Healthy Under 5's Programme and has completed the programme promoting healthy eating an a healthy lifestyle. Allergies are taken into account when assessing children's dietary needs as indicated on children's registration form. All staff are made aware of any child's known allergy. We offer the full 30 hour free entitlement to parents who are eligible. We also provide a Lunch Club for children. Parents have the option of providing their own packed lunch at a cost of £3.00.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
Languages spoken


Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Currently we have 32 sessions vacant.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 3 years (spaces available: 9)
From 3 years to 4 years (spaces available: 23)
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
Opening times for the 30 hours is 8.15 am - 2.50 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday and 8.15 am - 11.30 am on Wednesday with a lunch club charged to the parents if outside of the Nursery Education Entitlement.

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 08:15 14:50
Tuesday 08:15 14.50
Wednesday 08:15 11:30
Thursday 08:15 14:50
Friday 08:15 14:50

School pickups

Offers pickups

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Tracey Dunstan

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

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

Each child is allocated a Keyworker in line with the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Regular monitoring of children's development is undertaken by conducting ongoing observations and assessments linked to the Development Matters of the EYFS as well as using the ECAT Monitoring Sheet to assess children's communication and language development. We also undertake, before a child's third birthday, a Two Year Old Progress check which is a short written summary of a child's development. If any additional support is necessary, the SENCO will ensure that this is provided by the setting and outside professional advice sought if deemed appropriate.

Our Senco will support any child with an identified need by using the 'graduated response system' to assess and respond using a step by step approach of intervention levels. Where necessay, we will also access additional funding to provide specialist support from other professionals or provide specialist equipment.

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

Through observation and assessment produced by the keyworkers and evidenced in Learning Journals. Parental concerns regarding children's learning and development needs are also an important aspect of our aim for all children to reach their potential.

Links we have to other agencies

We have strong links with other outside agencies, including the Senior Area Locality SENDCo, Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists and Child Development Centre based at Tregolls Learning Academy.

How we support children transferring to school

We also have strong links with Threemilestone School, especially their SENDCO and reception teachers. Transition to primary school has been successful over the years due to these positive links.

We have a good reputation for dealing with children at key transition points and with parental consent, meetings are held with school or another provider to ensure our knowledge and continuity of care is cascaded to the new setting. Activities are planned to prepare children for school life, such as changing for PE. Regular visits from teaching staff and visits by pre-school staff to school on 'errands' is all part of our successful transition programme.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

All staff Makaton trained and the Senco team have received PECS training. Staff have wide experience of dealing with Special Needs. We have experience in preparing Educational Health Care Plans and supporting documentation. We have three members of staff who have undertaken 'Lead Professional' Training and who have experience of the 'Team Around the Child' meetings. We have received specialist medical training in identified areas.

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

We are committed to ensuring that children have access to healthy food during their time at the preschool. As part of this commitment the setting is part of the Healthy Under 5's Programme, a Cornwall Council iniaited project, to encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle, therefore giving them the best start in life. Our current Food & Drink Policy together with our Snack Menu is published on our web site together with a link to Change4life providing information on healthy recipes and activities.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We operate an 'Open Door' policy. We use an electronic Learning Journal system which regularly advises parents of their child's development. The system is a 'two-way' process which allows parents to post observations back to us. We also provide parent interviews to review progress and discuss 'next steps'. Stay and Play days are organised to provide parent's the opportunity to undertake fun activities with their child and to be involved in their learning. Newsletters and web updates ensure that parents obtain relevant information relating to all aspects of our setting.

Our complaints policy

We have a designated Complaints Policy which is available to read on our Web Site.  All complaints are documented and available for inspection by an OFSTED Inspector.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our building is on a flat level surface and accessible to all.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a disabled toilet and changing table. Small toilets and basins are at the children's height. Training toilet seats and a Nappy Changing Policy are in place.

Specialist resources we have

Visual timetables. Makaton signs. Specialist equipment as identified by need

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All inclusive pre-school. Outings are organised within the statutory requirements of the EYFS and would be organised to meet the needs of all.

Last updated: 18/03/2021

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