Little Firs Day Nursery

Little Firs provides an enriched enabling environment where children play, rest, develop their talents and abilities, thrive and grow and develop into independent and confident children that are able to meet their full potential. Staff have high expectations for the children and enthuse and motivate them to explore and develop their learning. All children are included in all activities and we aim to provide effective learning opportunities for all children using well planned experiences both indoors and outdoors that link to the Early Years Foundation Stage 2017, to achieve this we work in partnership with the parents and carers. We put Inclusion at the heart of our practice and procedures and believe that being inclusive means that we are doing the best for everyone. We celebrate diversity and the children learn acceptance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles.


01305 782727
Fax: 01305 782727


Venue address
Westham Children's Centre Radipole Lane
Weymouth & Portland


Opening times
Mon: 07:30-18:00
Tue: 07:30-18:00
Wed: 07:30-18:00
Thu: 07:30-18:00
Fri: 07:30-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call for vacancy

Cost variations
Cost vary depending on age, sessions and whether or not children receive Early Education Funding. Please call for cost details. 5% discount for siblings. Lunch is cooked on premises and costs £2.25.
Additional Information

We are registered to take all Early Education Funding including 2 year funding and 30 hour funding, parents can use the funding when it suits during opening times. We also have an After School Club, Holiday Club and a Breakfast Club in which we offer a drop off service for Conifers Primary School for children aged up to 11 years. 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.

Related Links
• Little Firs Breakfast Club
• Little Firs Kids Club
• Little Firs Holiday Club
Age Range
0 years 6 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
23/01/2020 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
Our building is fully accessible and their is a ramp at the front of the building.
Parking availability information
On site parking facilities. Drop off facilities. A disability bay.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, facilities for intimate care for older and younger children with additional needs.
Other Facilities
We are very inclusive and have children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Little Firs is a very inclusive setting and provides childcare and education for children aged 0 to 11 years with complex needs. The setting has worked closely with a wide range of specialised professionals including Speech Therapists, Portage, Paediatricians, Educational Psychologists, Hearing and Visual Support Service, Occupational Therapists, Physio-Therapists, Health Visitors, Out-Reach Workers and the Chesil Family Partnership Zone. We have experience of working with children with Communication Delays, Hearing & ¦Visual Impairment, Sensory Impairment, Physical Delays, Social and Emotional Delays, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Hypermobility, Williams Syndrome and Down's Syndrome. The Settings Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is super numeral and has worked at the setting since 1999 and has lots of experience of working with children with special educational needs and disabilities. The SENCO has a level three Childcare and Education Qualification-specialising in Special Education Needs. She is Derbyshire Language trained, holds an ELKAN 0-3 level 3 Language Qualification, a Diploma in Child Psychology and Counselling, a level 3 Certificate in Mental Awareness, PECS-Picture Exchange Communication Systems Qualification and Sign Along trained and initiates signs for the week throughout the setting. The SENCO has completed numerous Education Health and Care Plans and works with the child’s key-person to support the children with Person Centred Plans. Senior staff members also hold qualifications in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and some staff are BSL trained.

Please see our SEND Policy and Procedure for more information on how we support children and young people with SEN and disabilities
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Address: Westham Children's Centre  Radipole Lane  Weymouth  Dorset

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