About Us

Ponsanooth Pre School is a registered charity with a volunteer management committee of parents and other family members. There is a team of qualified practitioners lead by Dawn Carter with Jane McAllister as her deputy.

Ponsanooth Pre-School in Cornwall has been running for over 40 years and offers pre-school educational care for children aged 24 months to 5 years. We pride ourseves with providing a caring happy atmosphere within a safe and engaging environment. We encourage every child to develop naturally and to provide every opportunity to ensure that they achieve their full potential.

Our mission statement is:

“To ensure that every child’s needs are met by making every child’s interests, safety and happiness central to everything we do”

We would be delighted to show you around our Pre-School which was graded as “good” at our last Ofsted inspection. Read the Ofsted report here.

We adhere to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5.  You can find out more about EYFS by downloading the Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework here.


Whether you require full time early years education or part time childcare for your child the nursery will do their upmost to accommodate your requirements.

We can provide childcare from 7.45am to 5.45pm – find out more about our sessions and times

We welcome the opportunity to show you our wonderful Preschool and introduce you to our highly motivated staff. For more information or to arrange a visit please complete the contact us form, email us or telephone us on 07762733126.

We look forward to meeting you and your child!