Stepping Stones Preschool

Stepping Stones Pre School is a well established, independent and forward thinking establishment based on the school site.

All our staff are highly qualified, experienced and passionate about their work. Staff have Early Years professional status or are actively working towards it. An active Committee supports and manages the Pre School.

School and Pre School work together to ensure a smooth transition to Reception class. All staff know all pupils and this really helps when it is time for your child to start school. Quality time is spent working in all areas of the school so your child will know their way around, recognise main school staff and spend time learning and playing with pupils in main school. Everyone values this relationship. It works for all of us.

No appointment is necessary. If you would like to come and visit, just pop in and you will receive a warm welcome!

Rain won’t stop play at Sithney Stepping Stones.

Nursery teacher Andrea Thirlaway explained that “learning outside the classroom supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement and promoting a sense of well being.”

The children have embraced problem solving, fire lighting and outdoor cookery whilst exploring the elements the Cornish weather has to offer.

For many children, playing outdoors at their early years setting may be the only opportunity they have to play safely and freely while they learn to assess risk and develop the skills to manage new situations.

Contact: The Pre School Manager 01326 572910


We are open five days a week offering quality learning experiences for pupils under school age from the age of two. We are a small setting and value the importance of learning through exploration. Sessions run at varying times and we do our very best to accommodate your individual requirements. 

15 and 30 hour funding available.

9am to 12pm (£15.00)

9am to 12.45pm (includes lunch) Lunch additional £4.00

9am to 3pm (£30.00)

1pm to 3pm (£14.00)

OFSTED rated: Good.