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Are you looking for childcare in Launceston?

Is your child aged between 3 months and 11 years?


We are a private nursery based within Launceston and the surrounding area. We set up in 2008 to provide a service to families that was missing in the town, more than 10 years on we are proud to say we are still doing this.


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  • Staff fully trained in Forest School, outdoor trained and

      outdoor paediatric first aid trained.

  • Our own private woodland set up for fire, tool use,

      learning about nature, risky play and much more.

  • Garden areas at both settings to support our forest school ethos.

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  • Full day care for children aged 3 months up to y6 at primary

  • Open 51 weeks of the year Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm

  • Government funding. 2 year old funding, 15 hour funding and 30 hour funding accepted

  • Termtime, all year round or holiday club care whichever suits you best

  • Bespoke sessions to suit your work needs or even visits to the gym.

  • Voucher payments accepted

  • Breakfast club before school and drop off at school

  • After school club including pick up, snack and planned

      activities run by experienced staff

  • Holiday club for children up to the end of primary school.

      Weekly themed fun activities to pick and choose from.

  • Pick ups from many local schools in our Smiley people carriers.

      Please enquire.

  • Your child can still have holiday fun while you work with the

      options to pay using voucher schemes from work or the government.


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  • We use our Smiley people carriers to travel within our community, the town, the beach, the moors

  • We involve our children in local events, carnivals, local shows, competitions and displays

  • We visit people in our community, the elderly, the town council, churches and local shops

  • Children and staff attend and support local events, such as shows in the town hall etc.

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  • Homely environment based around hygge and Zen

  • Loose parts play to encourage imagination and curious freeplay

  • Authentic and natural resources to invite curiosity and discussion.

  • Child led learning based on interests, schemas, home life, cultures, using in the moment planning.

  • Invitations to learn by doing and exploring, often with no product at the end but focussing on process

  • Regular opportunities for wellbeing, mindfulness, yoga and being in touch and grounded using all our senses

  • Lots of outdoor learning inspired by the findings of educational theorists.

  • To enable all children to communicate, we use Makaton from an early age.

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Head office: Unit 3, Newport Industrial Estate, Lauceston, Cornwall, PL15 8EX
T. 01566 770895
F. 01566 770895
Or alternitively you can visit our Get in touch page!

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