Madron Daniel Nursery


Madron Daniel Nursery
Mrs. Sarah Hawthorn 
Pre-School Lead

Madron Daniel Pre-School and Nursery

At Madron Daniel Pre-School, we cater for children aged 2-4 years.  We split the day into two sessions - The mornings for 3-4 year-olds and the afternoons for 2 year-olds.  Full days may also be possible, if required.

Our opening times are:

Morning session - 8.45am - 11.45am (Monday - Friday)

Afternoon session - 11.45 - 3.00pm (Monday -Thursday)


£4.60 per hour (This will be £5.00 per hour from 19th February 2024)

The Pre-School is run by the school Governors and is inspected alongside the main school. We are therefore eligible for 3 and 4 year-old funding from the government.  This means that from the term following your child's third birthday they are entitled to 15 funded hours per week, during term-time. 

You may also be eligible for 2 year old funding or 30 hour funding, depending on your circumstances.

To check if you are eligible for either of these, please visit:

Childcare and funding - Cornwall Council 

Madron Daniel School and Pre-school have a real family atmosphere.  We are part of a village school with a small class, which allows staff to really get to know your child individually.  This ensures that activities and resources are tailored to your child, to challenge and interest them, supporting their needs and building on their successes.  We are an inclusive setting, which is open and accessible to all children irrespective of disability,  ethnicity, culture or religion. 

We believe in developing each child’s potential through structured play sessions, with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated learning opportunities based on their interests.  Our aim is that children learn whilst having fun!

We have our own outdoor space which is separate from the main school playground, which we use daily.  We are also lucky enough to have a large school field and an orchard, allowing for plenty of outdoor learning opportunities. 

Our classroom is situated within the main school building and has close links with the reception class, which supports the seamless transition to school.  


Our Pre-school and Nursery is managed by Sarah Hawthorn, a qualified teacher, specialising in early years education.  We also have an experienced, full-time TA - Siobhan Peart  

Training in all areas of child development is ongoing for each member of staff, maintaining a highly qualified workforce.

Staff ratios:

1:8 (3-4 year-olds)

1:5 (2 year-olds)

Curriculum Statement

At Madron Daniel, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (


You are the children's first and most important educators.  When parents and staff work together in an ‘early years’ setting, the results have a positive impact on the child's development and learning.  Therefore, in our nursery, we aim to develop an effective partnership with you, allowing your child to benefit from our cooperation and encouraging a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise.

To keep you informed of your child's learning, we use the online platform - Tapestry.  Each child also has their own 'Busy Book', which is full of photos detailing  your child's memorable moments.


If you would like your child to join us at Madron Daniel Pre-School, please contact us for an admissions pack.  Additionally, please get in touch if you would like to come in and have a look around our setting.

We look forward to seeing you soon!