Panda Pre-School

Coronavirus status: open

We are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and have an amazing outdoor space. We provide a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere. We offer opportunities to learn and develop through play and exploration and become valued, independent and confident children. We received a Good award for our Ofsted in December 2015.


01258 458151
Fax: 01258 458151


Venue address
Milldown Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7SN
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 07:45-15:00
Tue: 07:45-15:00
Wed: 07:45-15:00
Thu: 07:45-15:00
Fri: 07:45-15:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£15.50 per Session
Cost variations
Breakfast Club charges vary from the time your child starts.
Additional Information

Large, secure outdoor area, fully accessible to all children. Low adult:child ratios. Funding can be accessed Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm and 12pm to 3pm. This can be sessional or used as a whole day. Breakfast Club runs from 7.45am to 9am as required and requires an additional cost to the sessions. Please note that a place in a school nursery does not guarantee admission to the school on site. Parents/carers must apply for a place at the school if you want your child to transfer to the school’s reception class. See for more information and to apply.

Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
03/03/2020 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

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
Ramp to building, accessible toilet.
Parking availability information
No parking available. Disability parking available.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
Special educational needs co-ordinator, Low child to adult ratio, learning activities available outdoors.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We have two experienced and qualified named SENDCo's, Jody Park and Donna Watling, supported by Emma Atkinson. All staff attend SENDCo training and updates. We have a low ratio of adult tochild to support the needs of all the children. Our building is on one level, having a ramp to the front door and an easy access toilet in the foyer. Inclusive Policies and Procedures are in place. We have experience in a variety of SEND and can offer Narrative Therapy to children with Speech, Language and Communication needs. We work with other professionals as needed such as local schools, Speech and Language Therapists and Portage. We are fully inclusive and welcome all families to our setting.

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Address: Milldown Road  Blandford Forum  Dorset

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