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St Marychurch Pre-school

We are a small, friendly inclusive setting with committed staff who work with parents/carers and use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to plan and provide a range of fun, stimulating play activities in a open class room. We also have access to a large hall where we offer opportunties for the children to ride on the bikes, scooters and ride on cars. We also use the hall to set up obstacles courses using a wide range of equipment to support the children's physical development.                                       

In our outdoor space the children can use a range of senses to support their progress and realise their potential in each area of learning, development and welfare, especially when using the mud kitchen and growing area.  We provide a secure and accessible environment where all children are valued and offered equal opportunties.  We have a patio, grass area and small canopy of trees for exploring and climbing.  

Qualifications and Training: All staff keep up-to-date with Child Safeguarding training. One member of staff has Diploma in Pre-School Education, two members of staff has NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, one member of staff has a level 2 in children's mental health and one has an NVQ 3 childcare and learning development. 

Who to contact

01803 312542

Where to go

The Parish Hall
Church Road

Bus Numbers 34/31/32 St Marychurch.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.50 per hour
Sibling discount.


Other notes

The senco attends arranged senco meeting with professional where they are informed of any changes made and kept up to date with the regulations. They also have contact with other outside agencies for support and advice.                                                     

The senco and staff follow 'The special educational needs code of practice' (SEND code of practice 0 - 25 years) and is made inclusive to all children. Our policies are monitored and keept up to date.  We invite and welcome parents/family to look around the setting where we will gather information about their child and their needs and inform them our our own policies. We understand that having a good relationship and communcation with the parents is key to help support and encourage their child to flourish.               

For children needing extra support in certain areas of their learning, we set up an individual learning and development plan ( ILDP) with the parents consent and input, to work towards targets set to help achieve small steps progress. These targets are reviewed regulally and discussed with parents.                                     

We provide resources to ensure children with an additional educational needs have access to the curriculum at a appropriate level. Such as offering sensory activities, adapted mark making tools eg scissors or pencils and approprate seating/ furniture equipment that may be needed.  We provide parents with a newsletter ever half term to keep them infomed and updated on what themes we are doing and areas of learning we are covering that term.

We hold a baby and toddler group on Mondays and Fridays, providing a range of activities and to encourage and support friendships in the community. Two members of staff has a level 2 Makaton qualification.                                                                                                                                                                  

Childcare Information


Please contact provider for vacancy information

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
3 & 4 year old 30 Hour funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.30 am 3.00 pm
Tuesday 8.30 am 3.00 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am 3.00 pm
Thursday 8.30 am 3.00 pm
Friday 8.30 am 3.00 pm
Visit & Outings
Out-door Play
Both indoor and outdoor activities

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
24/05/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
10/02/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
23/03/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good