About Altarnun Pre-School

We are very proud of the achievements of our children, the standards of our pre-school and the quality of our staff.

Altarnun Pre-School

We are very proud of the achievements of our children, the standards of our pre-school and the quality of our staff.

Altarnun Pre-School aims to give your child the best start in life by laying solid foundations for future learning, where children can explore the world around them, establish friendships, develop imagination, share, co-operate with others, gain confidence to initiate and try out new ideas, seek new challenges, make new discoveries; and most of all have great fun and develop a love of learning.

Our experienced and dedicated staff help the children to become successful learners, confident individualsand effective contributors to society. Children learn through play and planned activities with a balance of free choice.

We are registered with OFSTED to provide part-day care, welcoming children from two years to five years. We are also registered to offer places under the Early Years Education Grant Scheme. This means that a child can have up to 15 funded hours per week beginning the term after their third birthday.

  • Chrissie

    Pre-School Manager

    My Name is Chrissie and I'm the Pre-School Manager. I have worked at Altarnun Pre-School since we opened in April 2005. I manage the setting, staff and work closely with our management committee. I'm also the settings SENCO and Safeguarding officer.
    I love being outdoors and seeing the children's imaginations grow, I also love doing Forest school sessions with the children and seeing them learn new skills. I enjoy being part of a friendly and hard working team.

    NVQ Levels 2,3 & 4 in Childrens care Learning and Development, Child Protection CAMAT, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safty Level 3, Tier 2Child Protection Training, Playwork Level 1, Level 3 Forest School Practitioner.

  • Leah

    Pre-School Deputy Manager

    (Currently on maternity leave)

    NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Childrens care Learning and Development, SENCO, Deputy Child Protection Person, Healthy Eating under 5's Co-ordinator, Paediatric First Aid.

  • Emma

    Acting Pre-School Deputy Manager

    My name is Emma and I am a pre-school assistant, I have worked at Altarnun Pre-School for 3 years. I have a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development, I am also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Healthy Eating for the under 5's.
    I enjoy planning and implementing crafty and cooking activities, I also enjoy exploring outside and going on walks around the local area.

    NVQ Levels 3 in Childrens care Learning and Development, Paediatric First Aid, Healthy Eating under 5's, Tier 2 Child Protection Training, Level 1 Award in Creative Craft Using Wood Crafts,

Altarnun Pre-School Aims & Policies

We aim to encourage a happy, secure and exciting learning environment.

Altarnun Pre-School Aims

  • To provide a safe, stimulating environment in which all children can feel welcome, happy and secure, regardless of race, colour, ethnic or religious background.
  • To create a stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environment in order to realise each child’s potential.
  • To ensure a broad and balanced curriculum that provides young children with the best possible learning opportunities and experiences.
  • To work in partnership with parents and children in their learning journey through active learning and creative teaching strategies to support the children.
  • To work in partnership with parents and to see each child in the context of his or her family and as belonging to a culture of equality, fairness and inclusion.
  • To value the contribution of the parents/carers in the role of educators and to assist, encourage and support them in that role.
  • To value each member of our centre by encouraging positive attitudes towards others and develop confidence and self-esteem and foster wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity.
  • Above all, we believe in allowing each child to grow in their own unique way.

Key Worker System

At Altarnun Pre-School our Key Worker system means we can ensure a planned curriculum tailored to the needs of your child.

Altarnun Pre-School Key Worker System

The Curriculum for the Early Years Framework emphasises the importance of key relationships for children, including those relationships between children, their parents/carers and a key person within a setting. At Altarnun Pre-School we recognise and value the importance of these relationships and allow plenty of time, opportunities and experiences for strong relationships to build.

By implementing and maintaining an established key worker system, children's individual needs, interests and passions for learning will be observed and recorded to ensure we can effectively meet them and care for the children to the best of our abilities, helping them to feel safe, secure and settled at our Pre-School.

Our secret to successful, strong relationships with our children and their parents/carers, will be through our thorough settling in process, which will allow each child enough quality time to get to know the whole team, their new surroundings at nursery and most importantly their key worker.

Contact Us

  • 01566 86274
  • info@altarnunpreschool.org

Altarnun Pre-School, Five Lanes, Launceston, PL15 7RZ, Cornwall.
Charity no. 1116104