Puddletown Pre-School

We are situated in a purpose built classroom within the new First school building. We aim to provide a caring, safe environment in which all children are valued and given equal opportunity to grow and develop. We provide a wide and varied range of activities which is supported by experienced and qualified staff.


01305 849533


Venue address
C/O Puddletown C Of E First School Dorchester Road
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-15:00
Tue: 09:00-15:00
Wed: 09:00-15:00
Thu: 09:00-15:00
Fri: 09:00-15:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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School pickup
Puddletown CE First School : AM/PM
£3.80 per Hour
Cost variations
Lunch Club £3.80.
Additional Information

Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours. 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 www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/school-admissions for more information and to apply.

Age Range
2 years 9 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
12/01/2017 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
Parking availability information
No parking.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
Policy in place to accommodate children with additional needs.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
We are a village preschool in the grounds of a newly built First School offering a welcoming and inclusive environment for children aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. We provide a setting for children with SEND to access and activities and opportunities at their level of ability and involvement. We offer taster sessions in Pre-school which offers the opportunity for parents and staff to discuss any individual needs. This allows the setting to gain a more holistic view of the child from the outset. We have experience in completing Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and work closely with other Professionals, such as, Health visitors, Portage, Hearing and Vision Support Service (HVSS), Speech and language Therapists, Occupational Therapist and Social Workers. We provide a high ratio of adults, with 1:1 support if necessary and have supported children with a wide range of abilities and needs. All children have a key person who work with the setting SENCO, however, children with 1:1 funding will have an individual key person exclusively allocated to them. They will create individual plans to support and monitor the child’s progress. Although we recognise the need for 1:1 support it is also a priority to allow the child independence and to form peer interactions during the sessions. Continuing professional development for staff is a high priority in the setting. Recent whole staff training includes Signalong, PEIC-D, IEP workshop, PECS, Behaviour management, SALT. We invite parents to attend if applicable to their child.
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Address: C/O Puddletown C Of E First School  Dorchester Road  Puddletown  Dorchester  Dorset

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