Our Nursery

Session Times

We are open Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm, 50 weeks of the year. We close for bank holidays and for one week at Easter and one week at Christmas.


Full day – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Half day – 8.30 am – 1.00 pm or 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm


Full day – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Half day – 8.30 am – 1.00 pm or 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm


Full day – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Short day session – 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Half day session – 8.30 am -1.00 pm OR 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Overview of the Nursery (0-2 years)
Our nursery area can take up to 14 children at a time from when a child is aged 3 months.. Throughout the day the children have access to a range of different areas of the nursery, all designed to offer bespoke learning opportunities: the playroom, the messy room, the sensory room and the garden. Each area of the nursery is set up as a stimulating environment that supports children to independently explore. Low level storage and displays enable children even at a young age to start making choices about what they would like to engage with. Lots of cosy spaces are also accessible to help promote social interactions and the forming of relationships. As the children progress in their learning journeys, more structured activities are planned to cater to individual next steps and also prepare children for their transition into the Pre-school.

Overview of the ‘Tweenie’ Room (2-3 years)
Our ‘new’ toddler area is able to take up to 12 children. Here, our aim is not only to encourage youngsters to play happily together, but also to participate in separate activities to ensure their individual needs and preferences are served.

The transition from the baby room is planned for each child. Older babies/Toddlers spend time with their new Key Person in their new surroundings to ensure the move is enjoyable and easy for both you and your child.
We do believe very much in active learning through play for all of our under 5’s and our key persons work hard to put together activity planning that not only meets the needs of their key children but that is also lots of fun.

Overview of the Pre-school (3-4 years)
Our pre-school area can take up to 20 children at a time. We aim that children start in this room when they turn 3 years of age or when we feel the child is ready. A combination of child-initiated and adult-led learning opportunities are provided. This allows children to make choices about what they would like to play with and learn about. The main playroom is divided into areas of learning linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, making an all round enabling environment.

If you would like further information or would like to visit us, please come along or telephone us on 01548 852443.

Contact Us

The Ark at Tresillian
112 Fore Street

01548 852443