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Nurturing development through discovery

Perranporth Pre-School is a registered charity, originally opened in 2009, and is managed by a voluntary committee whose members comprise of parents of children attending the group. We share our building with Perranporth family help hub, but have our own self-contained area and are located next to Perranporth Community  Primary School. We operate in one large open plan room and a have access to two fully enclosed outside play areas, one of which holds our forest school. We also offer music and Ballet lessons all included in our daily rate!

 Perranporth Pre-school Nursery Childcare Cornwall
We currently employ 9 members of staff all of whom hold appropriate early years qualifications, and support your children in their learning helping them to thrive whilst in our care.
We are open from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday during term time, with sessions from 8:45am-11:45am and 12pm-3pm or a full day.
We also offer a Breakfast Club, from 8am-8:45am and an After Pre-School Club from 3pm-4pm.
We welcome children with additional needs and those who speak English as an additional language.


If you are a parent who would like to help, either by joining the committee or by volunteering at some of our fundraising events, then please get in touch via our Contact us page.

“Children receive nurturing support to their social and emotional development. Parents speak highly of the strong bonds their children form with the caring and attentive staff.”

Messages from the team…

Week Commencing 4th July 2022

This week we will continue our theme on favorite stories so please keep bringing them in and sharing them. The children that have brought theirs in have loved showing their friends.
Our Jolly phonics sound of the week i.
Our Makaton sign of the week is Dinosaur.

Child Accident Prevention Trust information on Burns and Scalds

It often comes as a surprise to parents just how easily a young child can badly burn themselves. Because their skin is more delicate than an adult’s, a baby or toddler is more at risk from serious burns.

“Everyone in the burns unit was there because of an accident. None of them were born that way and they hadn’t developed a disease to make them disfigured. In a split second their whole life changed.” 

According to recent data from the The Children’s Burns Trust, the NHS services treat more than 30 babies and toddlers with a hot drink burn every day.  That’s over 10,000 babies and toddlers a year!

A cup of tea could be the most dangerous thing in your lounge. Any hot drink can scald a baby even 15 minutes after it’s been made.

In fact, 95% of all childhood burns and scalds happen at home. Most are caused in the day-to-day situations that many parents don’t anticipate, like children reaching a hot drink or grabbing hair straighteners. We have highlighted some of the other dangers in and around the home and some tips on how to prevent injury.

Preventing burns and scalds

In the kitchen

There’s more to watch out for than just the oven – kettles, hot drinks and saucepans can all burn. Young children can climb on chairs and counters and may often reach higher than you think.

Saucepans can seem like fun things to try to grab. Turning the saucepan handles away from the edge of the counter or cooker and using the back rings keeps them out of reach of little hands.

Kettle cords are also a temptation, but if you push the cord to the back of the worktop, or use a kettle with a short or curly flex, you will be able to keep them out of reach.

Hot drinks can easily be knocked over or grabbed by little fingers, and a cup of tea can burn even 15 minutes after it’s been made. So put your baby or child down before picking up your hot drink, avoid passing them over children’s heads and keep them out of reach of children.

Hobs and hotplates can all stay hot even after they’ve been turned off, and oven doors can be very hot when the oven is on. You can teach children how to behave safely around them, but they might not understand or remember the danger so it’s best to keep them away.

Microwaves don’t heat things in the same way as a cooker. Avoid warming babies’ bottles in the microwave, the milk may heat up unevenly leaving spots of very hot milk which can scald your baby’s mouth. Use a warmer or jug of hot water instead. Shake the bottle well after warming and test to make sure it’s lukewarm not hot.

Chip pans can easily cause fires! If you don’t want to switch to oven chips, or use an electric deep-fat fryer, make sure you only fill your pan 1/3 full and keep an eye on it.

Matches, cigarette lighters and candles are grown-up objects. Toddlers and young children can find them fascinating. It’s safest to keep matches, lighters and candles out of their reach and sight. If you can lock them away, even better. Remember that even though lighters are child-resistant, many 3 and 4 year olds will be able to operate them in a few seconds – and the child-resistant mechanism is no barrier for older children.

Week Commencing 27th June 2022

The next few weeks the children can choose their own favorite books. If they want to bring them in and share them, they are more than welcome to.
Our Sound of the week is h.
Our Makaton sign of the week is book.

Week Commencing 20th June 2022

This week our story is The Moon in a Balloon written by our children.

Our Jolly phonics sound of the week is g.

Our Makaton sign of the week is Balloon.

Happy Fathers Day!!

Week Commencing 13th June

This week our story of the week is The Mr Men are going on a trip to the moon.
The Mr Men are going on a trip to the moon! Well, the Mr Men who can fit in a space suit and helmet! Will the moon really be made of cheese as Mr Greedy thinks and will there be any cows jumping overhead?!
Our Jolly Phonics sound of the week is f:

Our Makaton sign of the week is moon:

Week Commencing 6th June

Our story this week is Night Monkey and Day Monkey. Night Monkey and Day Monkey may live in opposite worlds, but they soon learn to be the best of friends.
Our Jolly phonics sound of the week is e.
Our Makaton sign of the week is Monkey.