The Royal Naval Pre-School Learning Organisation
(Jack and Jill's Childcare)

The Royal Naval Pre-School Learning Organisation started life in the front room of a Married quarter by a housewife whose husband was at sea around 1972.

On a regular basis a group of mums met and encouraged their children to play together at each others houses whilst adults supported each other, eventually due to the popularity of these weekly meetings the very first Naval childcare provisions were created.

Over a period of time the concept of childcare for Service children grew around the City of Plymouth. The groups were usually attached to NACO family Centres in units provided and maintained by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Currently there are six provisions around the city including one in Torpoint.

The Royal Naval Pre-School Learning Organisation (RNPSLO) is a charitable organisation that delivers childcare to the service community and the local neighbourhood's in and around the Plymouth area. Service children are given priority of spaces with spare capacity offered to civilian children.

RNPSLO works along side the Naval community team which is part of the Royal Naval Family Personnel Service (RN FPS). The primary purpose being to 'Support the Royal Navy, its personnel and their families in peacetime and war by helping or reduce the effect of service life, in order to optimise the military capability of serviceman or woman'.

Cycle of Separation

At Jack and Jill's all our settings understand periods of separation from a loved one whether this is through their job , a family bereavement or relationship break up . Many of our staff teams are ex-service or military spouses so have empathy when any loved ones are absent for periods of time and can share advice and guidance to support all children and families.
The organisation has resources that families can access to help with this period of missing a significant person from their lives. These are boxes full of relevant books, games and activities that can be loaned to families for a period of time.


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The Royal Naval Pre-school Learning Organisation
Charity No.1040329

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Providing quality childcare facilities to service, ex service, veteran, and civilian families, ensuring all children are safe and stimulated through play

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