Alderholt Sunbeams Pre-School

Sunbeams rooms are children friendly spaces. Children access materials independently and activity zones provide for communication friendly spaces. The children have, under adult supervision, free flow access to the play garden which is surrounded by trees providing a full experience of all seasons. We offer forest school sessions, messy play, sensory play, cooking club, painting, gardening and sand box. Sessional or all day childcare with term time bookings available.


01425 656382


Venue address
c/o St James C Of E (vc) First School 19 Park Lane
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 07:45-18:00
Tue: 07:45-18:00
Wed: 07:45-18:00
Thu: 07:45-18:00
Fri: 07:45-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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School pickup
St James' CE VC First School¬ Alderholt : AM/PM
£57.47 per Day
Cost variations
Free sessions for funded 2 year olds. Sunbeams offers flexible bookings and hourly rates are payable in 1/4 hours. The rate for the over threes and under threes is different. Variety of sessions and discounts available - for full details please phone or email. Breakfast - £1, Lunch - £2.50, Dinner - £1.
Additional Information
Sunbeams offers flexible start and finish times and bills up to 1/4 hour. Forest school sessions are held in the school grounds. Children over 3 years have breakfast and afternoon tea in the family room and join the pre-school between 9am to 3pm. Large outside gardens for both rooms. Open for 50 weeks a year. Strong links with all local schools. Older brother and sisters can join Sunbeams during school holidays and after school. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours. lease 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
0 years 5 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
22/11/2017 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
If a childcare provision is run by a school they may not be separately registered with Ofsted, therefore the link to their report will be for the school.
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
Wheelchair access.
Parking availability information
Roadside parking in front of the school with a disability bay in the school car park.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, facilities for intimate care for older children with additional needs.
Other Facilities
Special Education Needs Coordinator, staff trained in positive behaviour management, staff trained in speech and language support, staff trained in understanding of autistic spectrum. Communication friendly spaces and calming areas. All learning activities available outdoors and indoors in Zoned play areas.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Sunbeams has 2 trained SENCOs. The nursery offers support for developmental delay, language delay and behaviour. Sunbeams can refer to Hampshire and Dorset speech and language support. Practitioners have worked closely with Dorset and Hampshire Portage services. We have completed EHCPs. For more details please phone or email.

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Address: c/o St James C Of E (vc) First School  19 Park Lane  Alderholt  Fordingbridge  Hants

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