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Nurturing development through discovery

Perranporth Pre-School is a registered charity, originally opened in 2009, and is managed by a voluntary committee whose members comprise of parents of children attending the group. We share our building with Perranporth family help hub, but have our own self-contained area and are located next to Perranporth Community  Primary School. We operate in one large open plan room and a have access to two fully enclosed outside play areas, one of which holds our forest school.

 Perranporth Pre-school Nursery Childcare Cornwall
We currently employ 10 members of staff all of whom hold appropriate early years qualifications, and support your children in their learning helping them to thrive whilst in our care.
We are open from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday during term time, with sessions from 8:45am-11:45am and 12pm-3pm or a full day.
We also offer a Breakfast Club, from 8am-8:45am and an After Pre-School Club from 3pm-4pm.
We welcome children with additional needs and those who speak English as an additional language.


If you are a parent who would like to help, either by joining the committee or by volunteering at some of our fundraising events, then please get in touch via our Contact us page.

“Children receive nurturing support to their social and emotional development. Parents speak highly of the strong bonds their children form with the caring and attentive staff.”

Messages from the team…

Week Commencing 30th January

This week we are looking at the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

On an early Sunday morning, a caterpillar hatches from his egg. The text describes him as “a tiny and very hungry caterpillar”. He begins to look for something to eat. The very hungry caterpillar eats through increasing quantities of fruit for the following five days (Monday through Friday). First he starts with an apple on Monday, then a duo of pears on Tuesday, then a trio of plums on Wednesday, a quartet of strawberries on Thursday, and a quintet of oranges on Friday. Each of the days repeat the line, “But he was still hungry”. On Saturday, he has a conniption and goes on a big feast and eats a piece of chocolate cake, a strawberry ice cream cone, a pickle, a slice of Swiss cheese, a slice of salami, a lollipop, a piece of cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake, and a slice of watermelon. That night he gets a massive belly ache from overeating, especially from the Saturday quantities of food.

The next day (Sunday again) the very hungry caterpillar tries again and begins by eating one green leaf, and afterwards feels much better. But, right now, the caterpillar is no longer hungry, and is no longer little. He is now grown in size (being a big, fat, caterpillar). Beginning with that time, he is a big caterpillar now. On the same day, the now-big caterpillar spins a chrysalis[a] around himself. Once inside, he stays inside for at least two weeks. After two weeks, the caterpillar nibbles a hole in the chrysalis and pushes his way out. Finally, he develops into a butterfly with large, gorgeous, multi-colored wings. Now a butterfly, the butterfly cycle starts again. The story follows a caterpillar’s actual life cycle: first eating leaves and growing into a big and fat caterpillar, then spinning a chrysalis, and finally metamorphosing into a butterfly.

Our Jolly phonics sound of the week is q.

Our Makaton sign of the week is butterfly.

Week Commencing 24th January

This week we are looking at the story We are going on a bear hunt.
Follow and join in the family’s excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Our Jolly Phonics sound of the week is p.

Our Makaton signs of the week are under and over


Week Commencing 17th January

This week we are looking at the story Superworm!
The wiggly, squiggly superhero is now available in paperback. Never fear, Superworm’s here! He can fish Beetle out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm’s rescue when he’s captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all Superworm’s insect friends have a cunning plan…
Our Jolly phonics sound of the week is o.
Our Makaton sign of the week is Mini Beasts.

Week Commencing 10th January

This week we are looking at the story Monkey puzzle.
Can butterfly help little monkey find his mum? Yes, finally, but only after a lot of trial and error as butterfly misunderstands monkey’s descriptions and leads him to all sorts of unsuitable animals.

 Our Jolly Phonics sound of the week is m 


Our Makaton sign of the week is