Clayesmore Nursery

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Clayesmore nursery provides a high-quality early year’s education for children from 2 years old. We offer a range of activities such as swimming, dancing, music, yoga, forest school, messy play and a weekly visit to the school library. Our outdoor facilities include a private lake , woodland and greenery to explore. At Clayesmore nursery, the children are at the heart of everything we do, we take every step to make sure they flourish in a safe, happy and nurturing environment.


01747 813155


Venue address
Clayesmore Preparatory School
Iwerne Minster
Blandford Forum
DT11 8LL
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-18:00
Tue: 08:00-18:00
Wed: 08:00-18:00
Thu: 08:00-18:00
Fri: 08:00-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call for vacancy details.

£5.00 per Hour
£18.18 per Session
£60.90 per Day
£304.50 per Week
Cost variations
Please check Nursery section of Clayesmore School website for details.
Additional Information

Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery: Mrs Charlotte Townsend; Nursery Manager: Miss Robyn Howell. Highly qualified and friendly staff who work closely with parents. We have a strong key worker system in place, including daily hand overs with parents/ carers and a higher than average staff to child ratio. Children can start nursery at 2 years old and we offer the 15 and 30 hour funding from when they are 3 years. Funding can be used Monday to Friday, maximum of 6 hours in one day. Funding must also be split between two sessions: 8.45am to 11.45am and 1pm to 4pm. Come along to 'Bushy Tails' Toddler Group, every Friday in term time, 9.30am to 10.30am at Clayesmore Nursery and Pre-Prep.

Related Links
See the latest independent school inspection report
Age Range
2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Yes, the nursery is accessible to a wheelchair.
Parking availability information
On site parking, drop off facilities, a disability bay.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet and a nappy changing area.
Other Facilities
Nursery activities are available indoors and outdoors in the nursery garden. Activities are carefully planned according to the children's interests and stage of development. Visual aids are used for support and practitioners are experienced and highly trained. There is also an allocated nappy changing/ rest/ sleep area.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

At Clayesmore nursery we have highly trained and experienced staff, the manager also has qualifications in speech and language support for children. We work closely with the learning support team in the Prep School to ensure the best support is in place for every child. Please do ask for more detailed information.

* See Clayesmore school policies.
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Address: Clayesmore Preparatory School  Iwerne Minster  Blandford Forum  Dorset

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