Pelican started life in 1988 as a parent/toddler group where other parents could meet and support each other. The response was very positive and Keyham Barton Parent Toddler group was formed. In 1989 we moved to the dining hall of Drake primary school. We opened offering morning sessions to 3 and 4 year olds term time.
Luckily for us, the National Lottery Charities Board were giving first round grants so we applied for funding of £85,000 and set out to find suitable premises in the Keyham area. After weeks of searching we found 66 Saltash Road, in the meantime an application to English Partnership was made to fund renovation work.
After 18 months the work was completed. The Centre opened on September 1st 1997. We now offer childcare for 2 to 5 years old. Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm term time only. The Centre was awarded a “GOOD” OFSTED report at the last inspection which was October 2017.