About Us

Our History

Established in 1976, Landulph Under Fives has evolved over the last 45 years into a successful and thriving preschool which really cares for and nurtures the children in our care. We are based in a bespoke preschool learning room at the back of Landulph Memorial Hall in Cargreen. After running a pop up preschool in the main hall for around 35 years, we raised enough funds and converted the old snooker room which had run into disrepair and revived it for many generations to come.

 

Landulph Under Fives is a small committee led pre-school for 2-5 year olds in the riverside village of Cargreen, just 5 miles from both Saltash and Callington. We are a registered charity which requires a committee with the majority of membership being reserved for parents (60%).

 

We were rated Good in our most recent Ofsted inspection in November 2018.

 

The pre-school has a dedicated space attached to the lively village hall, with use of a fabulous outside space. Many of the children go on to Landulph School, with children attending from the parish of Landulph as well as from Hatt, Botus Fleming, Callington, Landrake, Saltash and the surrounding areas.

Our Mission

Landulph Under Fives Preschool is a friendly and enthusiastic group, aiming to provide all our children with a secure and motivating environment in which they can develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.  A friendly place to grow, to think, to learn, to play and to make friends. 

 

We offer a space for children to be themselves, to explore the world around them and learn through play.  We follow a structure at preschool so the children become comfortable with a routine and this helps them to feel safe and secure.  We encourage friendships in an inclusive setting where new friendships are borne which can last a lifetime.  As a small, friendly and dedicated preschool, we can offer your child the attention and nurturing they need at preschool age.  We are able to have fun with the children in our setting while also being available to comfort the little ones if needed or wanted. 

Ofsted

Rated Good

Landulph Under Fives is Ofsted inspected and was rated as “Good in all areas” in its most recent inspection in Autumn 2018.


Landulph Under Fives is particularly proud of the recent improvements in the leadership and management section

“The new manager is committed to providing high – quality care and education for the children.”


…and delighted that quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children all maintained their good ratings.

Landulph Under Fives is also particularly proud of the team who work hard to maintain the high standards and lovely atmosphere of the Landulph Under Fives setting

“Staff know the children well and welcome them warmly at the start of each session. Children arrive confidently and settle in quickly, happy to see their friends and eager to start playing.”

 

Who Are We?

Staff

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Claire Fry - Preschool Leader

Claire joined the team in September 2019 and has NVQ level 3 in Early Years. Having worked in childcare for over 20 years she brings a wide range of knowledge and a wealth of experience to the preschool. Claire is also a keen musician (flute) and has introduced musical activities to the setting on a daily basis. Claire is also our lead SENCO for the setting. When she’s not at preschool, Claire enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew.

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Nicola Feltham - Deputy Leader

Nicola is a mum of 3 teenage boys and has been part of the team for many years, initially as a volunteer before taking a formal employed position in 2016 and has NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. She thoroughly enjoys working with the children and feels lucky to work in such an inspiring and beautiful environment. Nicola is our queen of funding and, along with Claire, deals with all the council queries!

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Kelly Welsh - Preschool Practitioner

Kelly joined the team in March 2021 and is a mum of 2 girls aged 10 and 7. She has a level 3 in Childcare and Education and 6+ years experience in childcare including day nurseries, where she worked in both a baby room and with foundation stage. She also worked in a primary school as a classroom assistant and a lunchtime supervisor.

Committee

Jess Howells

Jess Howells - Chair

One of Jess’s children currently attends preschool and she joined the committee when her eldest was there (now moved onto primary). Jess mainly works for the NHS as a Newborn Hearing Screening and also a peer supporter for Perinatal Mental Health. In her spare time, when she’s not busy with work and preschool, you will likely find her rounding up escaped cows or stomping through the fields on her farm. Jess joined us as Chair in September 2022 and has been a massive support to the staff and committee. She has much to bring to the preschool – we’re excited to see her ideas come to life! Her partner Charlie is our handyman too and he is an absolute blessing to have around for the practical things.

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Jess Dyer - Treasurer

Jess is a parent of one of the children who attends Landulph Under Fives and her eldest also attended before moving onto school. Jess’s day job is ensuring the family Canoe Shops business is run smoothly and efficiently. She is a master of the accounts and super organised. She keeps us on the straight and narrow with our finances and keeps the purse strings tight to ensure we remain sustainable.. Jess moved to Cargreen 4 years ago and regularly attended Landulph Stay and Play with her youngest before she started at preschool. She is a valued member of the Landulph Under Fives committee and we fully utilise her office management skills!

Missy Kellow

Missy Kellow - Secretary

Missy is married with 4 children between them. One of her children is at Landulph Under Fives at the moment and one of her daughters attended before moving onto primary. She has lived in Saltash for the last 10 years and fell in love with the village feel of the preschool 4 years ago meaning she travels to and fro from Saltash twice, sometimes 3 times a day!! She works part time and spends her ‘free’ time with her little one when he’s not at preschool. Missy holds a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Childcare and has 8 years early years experience (0-5). What an asset to the team! Missy is our secretary and keeps us super organised!

Lisa Potter

Lisa Potter - Grants Coordinator and Health and Safety Officer

Lisa has two children, her eldest is aged 3 and her youngest is 3 months. She lives in Saltash and has done for 4 years.
Lisa grew up in a village just outside of Liskeard and because of her up bringing she knew that she would like her children to attend a smaller, village school so this is the plan for the future.
Lisa’s three year old used to attend the stay and play and now currently attends the preschool and her youngest is about to to start going to the stay and play.
Lisa works part time as a dispenser in a Drs surgery and in her spare time she enjoys swimming, baking and walking their dog ‘Nigel’

Elaine-Potterton

Elaine Potterton - Grant Coordinator

Elaine has three children and her niece currently attends preschool. Until recently she worked as the Secretary in the village primary school where her children have attended. Elaine is keen to support our lovely village preschool, bringing her experience and skills from working in education. Elaine works as a Finance Manager in a local secondary school and in her spare time enjoys walking her three dogs, baking and reading.

Jemma-Floyd

Jemma Floyd - Committee Member

Jemma lives in the village of Landulph with her partner and two children.

Her Daughter attends the preschool and follows in a long line of family who used the preschool and playgroup.

Jemma currently works full time for a swimming company and holds a level 3 childcare diploma which enabled her to travel the world as a private nanny.