Sturminster Marshall Pre-School

Own purpose built building within grounds of First school, good links with the outstanding Ofsted school. Full implementation of EYFS curriculum. Emphasis on outdoor play with fenced playground, access to school field, woods and garden. Excellent links with Sturminster Marshall First School. Rising 5s sessions include work with reception teacher and class. Daily outdoor play in safe enclosed area. Broad range of multi -sensory activities and resources.


01258 858395
Mobile: 07597 202096


Venue address
The Nest¬ Rear Of First School 78a High Street
Sturminster Marshall
BH21 4AY
East 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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£4.50 per Hour
Cost variations
Funding up to 15 hours per week. £4.50 per hour for 3-4 year olds. £5.50 per hour for 2 year olds thereafter.
Additional Information

Morning (9am to 12 noon) or afternoon (1pm - 3pm) sessions available. Parents can use their early education funding entitlement at any time during our opening hours. Safeguarding is a priority. SENCO available and additional needs are fully supported. 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
17/05/2017 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
Fully accessible via ramp.
Parking availability information
Arrangements could be made with the school if necessary for a child with a disability to park in school but no other parking on site.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, facilities for intimate care for older children with additional needs.
Other Facilities
Healthy snack time policy followed. Individual needs met in consultation with parents. Cosy corner. Free flow facility via ramp or stairs to adjoining outside areas. Purpose built Pre-School. Open Plan playroom with zoned areas.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We welcome all children at Sturminster Marshall Pre-school. Our single storey building is fully accessible via a ramp and has a large accessible toilet and changing area. Additional funding is available for specialist equipment, resources or additional staffing to support a child's additional needs, considered on an individual basis. We seek advice and support from other services and professionals to ensure the best advice is gained to meet the child’s needs. The impact of additional support is monitored through on going assessment in learning and development and the child's general well-being. We work closely with the child's family, developing a partnership to keep them up-to-date and to best support their child’s needs. All practitioners are qualified to a minimum level 3 in childcare and have inclusion training. Two are trained as Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators. We ensure all practitioners have a thorough up-to-date understanding of child development and attend further training regularly, always supporting the needs of the children attending. For new children previously identified as having additional needs before they join our setting, we will work with the established team, for a smooth transition process. Alternatively, our assessment process of observation, assessment and planning will evidence where there is need for additional support. We plan for either early years next steps or as an Individual Plan, so realistic and achievable learning goals can be reached. Activities provided will be gauged at the correct level for the child, and reflect the needs of the child, through free-play or group activity.

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Address: The Nest¬ Rear Of First School  78a High Street  Sturminster Marshall  Wimborne  Dorset

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