Flying Start Nursery And Pre-School - Gillingham

Flying Start Nursery and Preschool is situated in the town centre of Gillingham close to natural green areas, allotments, high street amenities and park lands. We have recently extended our offer to include babies, little love hearts. Our little nursery offers all the things children dream of and we work closely with parents and pride ourselves in communication with parents and other settings. Children can enjoy being outside for the main part of the day enjoying time in our natural outdoor environment. Specialist sessions are provided by our Early Years Professionals who are fully trained at graduate level. Fully qualified and experienced staff provide a wealth of opportunities for children to engage in activities, to explore, to experiment and to be independent learners.


Venue address
The Lodge¬ Cemetery Road
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-18:00
Tue: 08:00-18:00
Wed: 08:00-18:00
Thu: 08:00-18:00
Fri: 08:00-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information
Please email us or call us for vacancy information.
£4.00 per Hour
Cost variations
We offer extra specialist activities such as music and movement and children's yoga during both term time and holiday clubs. Morning snack included at no extra charge. Lunch can be provided from £1.65 for babies/£2.20 for toddlers and preschool children. Breakfast and Teatime also provided.
Additional Information

Opening hours 8am to 6pm all year round except for bank holidays and two weeks shutdown at Christmas. We accept 30 hours and 15 hours free entitlement which can be used flexibly across the week and funding may also be stretched throughout the year to cover school holiday periods. We aim to support parents with individual childcare needs. Please call to discuss your childcare requirements: 01747 824998 or 01747 852666.

Age Range
0 years 0 months to 12 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
22/06/2017 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
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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 is available upon entrance to the building - portable ramp could be easily deployed if required.
Parking availability information
Parking is available.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilets and intimate care facilities are available

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Flying Start Nurseries aim to provide nursery education and out of school hours care which allows all children to reach their potential. Many children will join the nursery with an unrecognised and undiagnosed special educational need, and we will act in partnership with parents to ensure these needs are identified and that each child is provided with support by the appropriate specialist agencies. With pre-school and nursery children, we are often the first people to have close contact with a child beyond the family, and we can be of great assistance in helping parents through what could be an anxious time. We welcome and accommodate children with special educational needs and disabilities in all instances. Your child will be monitored and supported by the nursery and where necessary outside agencies such as speech therapists, portage or occupational health. Each child has a key person, the child’s main carer at the setting. Discussions with you and your child will take place with your child's key person and the setting's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCo). SENCOs have received in-depth training in many aspects of supporting a child with SEND. We provide ongoing training to our SENco’s and our staff where necessary according to each child’s individual needs. We endeavour to work closely with local schools in order to provide a smooth transition. We provide detailed transition information which is shared with parents at Team Around the Child Meetings.

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Address: The Lodge¬  Cemetery Road  Gillingham  Dorset

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