www.stteath.co.uk  ;

St Teath Children's Centre

North Road, St Teath, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3JX

tel: 01208 851 548

email: stteathpreschool@talktalk.net

The Children's Centre is a place where your children can play
and learn with other children in a safe, fun and caring environment.

Download our prospectus as an Acrobat pdf file by clicking here.

Take a look at an account of our outstanding 2012 Ofsted report

Can you help St Teath Pre-school and Primary School?

Help our Bag2School collection and have a clear-out by donating unwanted textiles. These can include adult's and children's clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding (not duvets or pillows)

Please fill any bag and take to the School or Pre-school by Friday 12th October. Alternatively, give Sarah a call on 01208 851548 and we can come and collect your bags - St Teath village only on Wednesday 10th October between 10 and 11.30 am.

Many thanks

Opening Times
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday9.15 - 11.45 am Pre-school session
Wednesday, Friday 9 am - 3 pmPre-school session
Monday to Friday 11.45 am - 12.45 pm Lunch club
Tuesday1.00 - 2.45 pmStay and Play
Wednesday 9.30 am onwards or drop inBaby group

About us

The St Teath Children's Centre was opened in September 2005. The building was funded by Sure Start and is bright and airy with a play area at the rear.

We are a registered charity no.1038819, run by the parents/carers of the children who attend pre-school. We are just on the outskirts of St Teath, adjacent to the playing fields.


Pre-school Manager
Mandy French

Business Manager
Sarah Morey

Pre-school assistants
Tina Dungey
Nicky Halford

Our Daily Routine

9.15 am   Registration and show and tell

9.30 am   'Wake up and shake up' followed by group activities (age related)

9.45 am   Free Play

10.00 am   Snack time

11.20 am   Tidy up time, followed by songs and stories

11.45 am   Home time

11.45 am - 12.45 pm   Lunch club (optional)

Friday pm - same order as mornings


3 and 4 year olds, 15 hours government funded per week, the term after their 3rd birthday

2 year olds £7.50 per morning session

Wednesday and Friday afternoons: £6.50

Stay and Play: £1 per family

Baby Group: 50p

Committee Members

Chair: Louise Paul
Secretary: Jo Bass
Treasurer: Rob Allingham
Emma Davoust-Zangari, Moyna Fox, Alex Harris, Grace Keat, Marie Osborne
Cath Turner, Justine Smale, Kelly Vanderplank

Ofsted Inspection 2012

It's official, St Teath Pre-school is outstanding!

St Teath Pre-school has achieved the ultimate accolade from its recent inspection by Ofsted, the provision being awarded Grade 1 in all seventeen areas covered by the report. Ofsted defines Grade 1 as 'Outstanding; …exceptionally high quality.'

The Pre-school's Business Manager, Sarah Morey, said, 'Staff, parents and our committee have worked together over several years to build our provision and underpin it with thorough policies and procedures and excellent documentation. To have every aspect of our inspection achieve Grade 1 is a tremendous achievement.'

'Staff provide a highly stimulating, enabling environment where children learn through play. Resources are in excellent condition… Play areas are bright, welcoming and child-focussed.'

Ofsted reported that 'Children are happy and thrive in the exemplary care and attention. … Staff have extensive knowledge of children's individual needs and successfully promote inclusion. They have excellent relationships with parents and strong partnerships with others. This contributes significantly to children's welfare, learning and development.'

Mandy French, Pre-school Manager, is supported by assistants Tina Dungey, Nicky Halford and Lauren Williams. Their expertise is acknowledged in the Ofsted report which states that 'Staff provide a highly stimulating, enabling environment where children learn through play. Resources are in excellent condition… Play areas are bright, welcoming and child-focussed.' 'We're all delighted that Ofsted has recognised the quality of our provision' said Mandy. 'We are all totally committed to our work and aim to give the children in our care the very best opportunities to learn through play. We help children to develop independent personal skills so that when they move on to school, they are confident and well-prepared.'

Staff and children at the Pre-school     Photo: adrianjasperphotography.co.uk

The Ofsted report noted that parents have high regard for the Pre-school provision. Parent Jo Bass, who is also Secretary of the Pre-school's committee, said, 'The staff and facilities within the Pre-school are fantastic - both my boys love coming here.'

The official report can be accessed here.