Useful Information

Session Times and Fees

Currently, subject to demand, we offer breakfast club from 8.30am-9am where children enjoy a bowl of cereal, a slice of toast and a drink with their friends. They really love starting the day by having breakfast with their friends and we love having extra time with them! Our sessions run from 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. Children are welcome to stay or come in early to join us for lunch from 12pm-1pm. We offer wraparound care after preschool from 3pm-4pm.

We aim to offer breakfast club and wraparound sessions on an ongoing basis, however this depends on uptake of children and is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure its financial viability. We will always consult with parents before making any decisions in relation to this matter.

Breakfast club (includes breakfast) 8.30am – 9am £4.00
Morning session (includes snack) 9am – 12pm £15.50
Lunchtime session 12pm – 1pm £6.00
Afternoon session 12pm – 3pm £15.50
All day session 9am – 3pm £31.00
Wraparound (includes snack) 3pm – 4pm £6.00

Government funding is available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds where applicable. Please speak to a member of staff who will provide you with the most up to date information and issue you with the relevant forms. If you would benefit from support to complete the process of applying for funding, please speak to us as we may be able to help you.

Childcare vouchers are accepted from the various schemes available through your employer. Please speak to a member of staff who will be able to provide you with our Provider number which allows you to set up payments to us to pay for any paying preschool sessions for your child.

Current Opening Times

Term time only:

Monday:9am – 3pm
Tuesday:9am – 3pm
Wednesday:9am – 4pm
Thursday:9am – 4pm
Friday:9am – 3pm

We can offer breakfast club and after school club (wraparound session) subject to demand – please speak to a member of staff for more information.

Snack and Food

Snack is provided by the preschool and all the children sit down at 10.15am to share a snack which comprises of two fruits, one carbohydrate and a dairy product. Milk and water is provided. When possible, children will also be provided with dips such as hummus or mayonnaise. Children should be supplied with their own drink bottle.

Packed lunches from home are required for all children who attend during 12pm and 1pm. Children are always welcome to join us for lunch if they only attend the morning session. Parents are encouraged to include the following in their child’s packed lunch:

  • sandwiches/wraps/pitta bread with a healthy filling,
  • fruit,
  • and milk based desserts, such as yoghurt.
  • We prefer the children to have a healthy packed lunch and encourage parents and carers to support us in this by providing a balanced lunch for their child.
Landulph Under Fives adhere to the Healthy Under 5s initiative through Healthy Cornwall at Cornwall Council. For more information please click below.

Typical Day

Children arrive for breakfast club from 8.30am and sit down together to enjoy some cereal, toast and a drink ready to start the day with lots of energy for playing with their friends. At 9am more children arrive for the morning session and we welcome them to preschool where they join their friends for some free play while the children settle in. We start the day with a wake up shake up activity and can often be found dancing around preschool to our favourite nursery rhymes. We then all sit down for circle time to talk about our topic for the term, things we have done and we may play a game. We also teach the children Jolly Phonics and this takes place during circle time too.

We believe it is important to gradually build children’s independence both in their play and the choices they make. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework. Each child is allocated a Key Worker to ensure that their individual needs and development are met. They enjoy free time at various points of the day along with plenty of outside play where they can choose the activities they would like to do from a range that are on offer. When the children are inside, we typically have writing activities, drawing and art, building and construction, and our home corner which we transform into different things depending on our topic. It has been a Farm Shop, School, Market, Home from Home and much more. We have an array of resources for our preschoolers to explore. Outside we have access to some raised flower beds where we enjoy growing fruit (our strawberries make delicious snacks) and digging the ground developing our motor skills! We particularly love looking for wildlife with our binoculars and hunting for bugs with our bug hunting kits. We are also fond of riding our bikes, driving our Little Tikes cars, playing football and learning balancing skills. We embed maths and language throughout the time at preschool and focussed group or individual activities take place to ensure the children are learning at their own pace and progressing appropriately for them. We love messy play, painting, cutting and sticking, singing and reading stories.

Daily Timetable Example

An example of the daily timetable (this changes depending on the day, number of children and other factors)
8.30am-9am Breakfast Club  (cereal, toast and a drink and extra playtime with friends!)
9am-9.20am Free play
9.20am-9.30am Physical activity (e.g music CD)
9.30am-9.45am Circle time (including Jolly Phonics)
9.45am-10.15am Free play
10.15am-10.30am Snack time
10.30am-11am Individual/group activities
11am-11.30am Outside play
11.30am-11.45 Maths activities
11.45am-12pm Story/singing
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-1.30pm Free play (staff find time for their lunch!)
1.30pm-2pm Cutting/painting/messy play activity
2pm-2.30pm Outside play
2.30pm-3pm Story/singing

2023/2024 Term Dates

*Please note, sometimes the term dates for preschool differ from the schools*

Autumn Term – 1st half

Inset day: Monday 4th September 2023
Preschool opens: Tuesday 5th September 2023
Last day of Preschool: Friday 20th October 2023
Half term: 23rd October – 27th October 2023

Autumn Term – 2nd half

Inset day:Monday 30th October 2023
Preschool opens:Tuesday 31st October 2023
Last day of preschool:Tuesday 19th December 2023
Christmas holidays:20th December 2023 – 3rd January 2024

Spring term – 1st half

Preschool opens:Thursday 4th January 2024
Last day of preschool:Friday 9th February 2024
Half term:12th February – 16th February 2024

Spring term – 2nd half

Inset day:Monday 19th February 2024
Preschool opens:Tuesday 20th February 2024
Last day of preschool:Thursday 28th March 2024
Easter holidays:29th March – 12th April 2024
Summer Term – 1st half
Inset day: Monday 15th April 2024
Preschool opens: Tuesday 16th April 2024
Last day of preschool: Friday 24th May 2024
Half term: 27th May – 31st June 2024
Summer term – 2nd half
Inset day: Monday 3rdJune 2024
Preschool opens: Tuesday 4th June 2024
Last day of preschool: Wednesday 24th July 2024
Inset days: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th July 2024