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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.

 Perranporth Pre-school Nursery Childcare Cornwall
We currently employ 10 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 18th October


Our story this week is Calm Down Zebra,

A celebration of colours and patterns, “Let’s help baby Joe. He’s learning his colours, which he doesn’t yet know. I’ll paint pictures of you – please line up for me. If I use the right colours then Joe will soon see.” Everyone’s favourite, enthusiastic zebra is back, eager to get in on the act as Annie tries to teach her little brother about colours. But although things don’t turn out quite the way she imagines, together they make the world a brighter and more beautiful place!
Our Jolly Phonics sound of the week is g
Our Makaton sign of the week is Zebra

Week Commencing 11th October

For those of you who missed the announcement in the week our new sensory sleep room is up and running. Please do check it out at pick up times, we think its amazing.
Also there is chicken pox doing the rounds, we are yet to have a case but please be vigilant and aware. If your child develops chicken pox do not administer Ibuprofen as its makes the spots worse please just use paracetamol. Children may return once ALL of the spots have scabbed over.

This week we are looking at the story Monkey Puzzle. It’s a lovely story teaching our children about similarities and differences and that not everybody in their families will look the same. Families come in all shapes and sizes.

The story revolves around a child-like monkey who has lost her mother in the deep, thick, hot jungle. The monkey is then assisted to find her mother by a butterfly, who tries to think of whereabouts in the jungle she might be. However, the butterfly keeps suggesting incorrect animals as the monkey’s mother, including an elephant, a snake, a spider, a parrot, a frog and a bat. Eventually, the butterfly and the monkey find the monkey’s Dad, who says, “Come, little monkey, come, come, come, it’s time I took you home to…” and then shortly after another call, Butterfly finds the monkey’s lost mother and the monkey is happy again, as well as the butterfly.
Our Jolly phonics sign of the week is f
Our Makaton sign of the week is family

Week Commencing 4th October

We hope you all had a lovely weekend, with lots of big puddles to splash in!
This month we shall be focusing on Autumn, we will be doing some walks, and collecting leaves to make Autumn pictures.
We will also be supporting mental health awareness as on the 10th of October its world Mental Health day. We have three qualified Mental Health first aiders at our setting and a Suicide first aider, if you ever need to chat, we are always here for you. Looking after your own Mental Health can be tough and it’s been made even harder due to Covid-19 and the effects it has had on everybody. We are an open setting and there is no stigma attached to Metal Health from any of us. We have advice and guidance and worksheets available all to help support your Mental Health.
Also, we have been asked to share with you some information on choking hazards and certain foods. Please see the attached advice.
This week Alishia has chosen the book Bing, big slide. She chose this book as it’s all about trying new things, and our Pre-School children are all trying new things every day. It helps show them it’s okay to be scared and that their friends are there to help them.

Bing and Pando are visiting the park in this wonderful story book, based on the hit TV series. Woohoo! There’s a new climbing frame in the park. It has a tunnel and a bridge and a slide. A very high slide. Will Bing be brave enough to slide down the very high slide? Trying something new… it’s a Bing thing!

Our Jolly phonics sound of the week is e


Or Makaton sign of the week is water

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Huge thank you for all your cake donations and support on the morning, also to Temple Spa for helping raise a huge £211.59!!! Your all amazing.

Week Commencing 27th September

Our Story this week is Simon Sock.

Simon Sock lives in the drawer with all the other socks, who often go on adventures: the sparkly socks go to parties, the sports socks do races, and the woolly socks go to the park. Problem is, you have to be a pair of socks to be chosen, and Simon doesn’t have a pair. He’s on his own. He’s odd.

Ted tries to help by pairing Simon up with some other stripy things in the house: a snake, a fish, but nothing works. Then, there’s a voice from under the chest of drawers – Simone, Simon’s pair! Simon is so happy – but it turns out that just because someone looks like your perfect match, they aren’t necessarily the person who will make you the happiest.

Hayley chose this book as it’s a lovely, bright, and sweet book about relationships and belonging. We can also look at creating, recognizing and recreating patterns. Hayley will read this weeks story.

Our sound of the week is d



Our Makaton sign of the week is milk