|About||Quality, flexible and affordable childcare from 18 months to 4 years in a caring and nurturing environment. Visits always welcome.|
St. Minver Pre-School first opened its doors over 40 years ago in the parish hall of St. Minver. Since this time it has evolved from a mother’s playgroup into the high quality childcare provision we know and love today.
At St. Minver Pre-School we endeavour to provide a warm welcome to all. It is the aim of our pre-school to provide a safe, happy, healthy and stimulating environment where all children feel valued and included and are able to develop to their full potential by learning through play.
Learning through play is a powerful tool in the development of children which must never be underestimated. Play is the main method in which a child learns to make sense of the world around them. Through play, children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments. At St. Minver Pre-School we embrace the notion of learning through play and allow our children the freedom to make their own choices and decisions to play with materials in their own way.
Within our Pre-School staff work with children both individually and in groups. We are sensitive to children’s play and engage with them in an appropriate manner so as not to disrupt the flow of learning. Instead we offer ideas and suggestions, introduce new language and concepts, encourage our children to explore their ideas and in this way extend their learning capabilities.
The day-to-day running of our pre-school is carefully planned with age appropriate activities. Ordinarily we have one main adult-led activity planned for each day which runs alongside our continuous provision. Through careful observation and assessment we are able to identify the next steps in our children’s learning journey and these are incorporated into our planned activities to help them on their way. On a daily basis you can also expect to see some work delivered from the Phase One Letters and Sounds programme. This is a fantastic initiative whic