“Children’s behaviour is very good. They share toys, respect friends and use good manners”. (Ofsted June 2013)
“Relationships between staff and children are close, supportive and encourage the children to develop into confident young people”. (Ofsted June 2013)
Our Early Years provision starts at 3 months and takes the children right through to the time that they start formal school in Reception. There are three parts to our Early Years Department:
Little Turtles - 0 – 2 years
Sea Lions - 2 – 3 years
Dolphins - 3 – 4 years
Many of the children will move from Dolphins to our Reception class, which is part of the main St Petroc’s school or to local primary schools.
The Early Years provision is available from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and all year round. Free places are available through the 3-4 year old funding.
The children at all phases follow the Early Years Foundation Stage programme. Throughout we focus on the over-arching aim of St Petroc’s School, which is help children to develop a sense of self-confidence and self-esteem. We were delighted that the recent Ofsted Inspection our Early Years provision was so positive and endorsed our approach.
The Little Turtles occupy rooms in the main building, which have recently been re-furbished. The Sea Lions and Dolphins are resident in our eco-friendly new building which is warm, light and spacious with free flowing access to two garden areas.
We aim to be as flexible as possible in terms of sessions and timings. Please do come and visit and meet our Early Years team. You can arrange an appointment by contacting Nicola Olver, who manages the Little Turtles and Sea Lions ages, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01288-354262. Tahira White manages the Dolphins and she is available on email@example.com or 01288-352876.