Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre offers affordable childcare for children aged 3 months to 11 years. We are open 51 weeks of the year from 7am-6pm Monday – Friday and offer a variety of sessions to allow flexibility.
The Childcare Centre consists of two huts, linked by a bright glass conservatory style corridor. It stands in the spacious and beautiful grounds of Plympton St Maurice Primary School, overlooked by woods; Plympton Castle and Plympton St Maurice Church are close by.
The organisation is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) and is a non-profit making charity.
Being situated on the primary school site has enabled us to forged strong links with them.
The Pre-school was opened in 1997 and is very fortunate to have its own self-contained accommodation, consisting of a large play area, a separate kitchen and toilets. The pre-school is OFSTED approved and is able to accept 3-5 year old children eligible for grant maintained places. We are registered for 32 children per session.
The Toddler Unit opened at the same time as the pre-school, and offers childcare for children 2-3 years and is registered to take 20 children at any one time. This room has a separate kitchen, toilets and patio doors leading out to the garden.
In 2006 the Centre started caring for children from 3 months old. Then in October 2017 we re-furbished the whole setting and extended to include a new Baby Unit in the building next door. The Baby Unit is registered to care for 12 babies at any one time, and offers childcare from 3 months to 2 years old. The unit has its own sleep room with 6 cots, a large play area which offers the children toys and learning facilities, a messy/eating area, and a sensory area. This Unit has its own entrance.
The Centre also offers wrap-around childcare which includes breakfast, tea and holiday clubs for children up to the age of 11 years. The
The childcare centre has its own enclosed outdoor play area which can be accessed by all 3 age groups. We also have a discovery garden which is off the main garden full of balancing equipment, a willow house and places to explore. We are also lucky enough to have access to the school field which provides the children with a ‘Forest Schools’ area. We can also use the large playground and trim trail play areas.
Each week we are visited by ‘Kidslingo’ to offer fun Spanish lessions.
‘Moo Music’ provides music and movement for the children’s enjoyment every Tuesday morning and alternates between Pre-school and Toddler/babies.
On a Thursday morning Sammy’s comes to the setting to teach the children yoga.
Our mission statement is:
‘Plympton St Maurice Childcare Centre provides high quality childcare for the wider community at affordable competitive prices, with an emphasis on nurturing each and every individual child.’