Tywardreath Pre-School Playgroup is a committee run registered charity. It opened around 1968 and operates from one room in the old town hall. We have exclusive use of the premises, which includes access to our secure enclosed outdoor play area. We have been at our current location since 1998 and previously operated from the village hall on Church Street, and before the mid 1980s, located at the old chapel at Glen View.
Both present and past staff and committee are typically from the local area and promote the community fellowship and life. The group has a secure and supportive ‘family feel’ and many children who attend the setting choose to address the staff as ‘Auntie’, as has been traditional with the setting for over forty years.
What We Do Well
We pride ourselves in being an inclusive setting and treat each child as an individual. We give all children the chance to join with their peers and adults to live, play and learn together.
We produce ongoing cycles of observation, planning and assessment to help to take forward each child’s
learning and development by building on what she/he already knows, enjoys and can do.
We show strengths in supporting children with special educational needs. We use a multi-sensory approach in activities where possible. We support our verbal communication with Makaton signing. We use visual aids, such as photographic timetables, to aid the understanding of all children. Our setting works with teams of professionals, such as Speech and Language Therapists, Special Educational Needs officers and Occupational Therapists to ensure any children who require additional support have their needs met and can thrive and achieve.
We have a strong partnership with parents/carers and recognise parents/carers as the first and most important educators of their children. Parents and carers are also encouraged to participate in the management of the setting and contribute ideas for our future.