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What is St Petroc's all about?


How do you sum up our approach to children and their learning?


St Petroc’s School Nursery is first and foremost a vibrant community, bustling with enrichment activities and extracurricular commitments and a way of life that embraces a child’s natural inquisitive nature and desire to learn, try new things, and understand well rounded happiness. Having access to as many opportunities as possible, allows for the successes and the failures, while instilling resiliency and determination and the ability to question why...


For children at St Petroc’s School Nursery, sharing space and time with each other is a key element to enjoying their time in the Early Years.

We are very pleased to offer a Holiday Club, with morning, afternoon and whole day sessions on offer. Please click here to find out more.


St Petroc’s School Nursery has strong traditional values appreciating individuality, excellent manners and standards of behaviour while promoting effort and creativity. All of which are alongside successfully embracing modern flexibility, ideas and approaches to a child’s learning journey, albeit in the classroom or in their lifestyle outside it. I firmly believe that this is so important these days as our aim of building self-confidence for life is an excellent and defining feature of the Early Years. There is a clear ethos that everyone here is included and involved in all that the Early Years has to offer. It has been that way for the past 105 years and something that we endeavour to continue now.


The absolutely most important piece of advice I could offer anyone would be to come and visit us before making any decisions. Come and meet the staff, the pupils and even the parents. Get a feel for the building and the learning environment and the energy so prevalent within it. I completely understand that an Early Years setting is a significant choice but it is also undoubtedly an investment. If you are able to come and interact with our community you will see some of the uniqueness that St Petroc’s has to offer, and what makes us have that special “family feel”. I am very proud of the Early Years and the pupils within it and I would be delighted for you to come and see why.


Warm wishes,


Tahira White

Early Years Manager

Outstanding Inspection Report 

As a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) we are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) rather than OFSTED.


Read more about our fantastic 2014 inspection here.

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