Little Gryphons Nursery School

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Little Gryphons is a purpose-built childcare provision in Sherborne, Dorset. It was created with the needs of parents and children in mind. Our aim is to promote a high standard of physical, intellectual, emotional and social interaction and care for the children attending the Nursery, in accordance with the 'Ofsted' National standards.


01935 810112


Venue address
The Gryphon School Bristol Road
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:30-16:30
Tue: 08:30-16:30
Wed: 08:30-16:30
Thu: 08:30-16:30
Fri: 08:30-16:30

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£6.00 per Hour
£27.00 per Session
£47.50 per Day
Cost variations
Prices shown include food (lunch an snacks). Babies under 1 year of age may provide own food at a reduced cost per day/ session.
Additional Information

Provision has an inclusion/equal opportunities policy. Parents can use their Early Education funding entitlement at any time during opening times. Forest School qualified practitioners offering a course of sessions to small groups of children. Narrative therapy sessions to support individual children. 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
0 years 3 months to 5 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
30/01/2018 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
Purpose built on one level. Wider doors.
Parking availability information
On site parking facilities. Drop off facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet. Wheelchair accessible toilet. Facilities for intimate care for older children with additional needs.
Other Facilities
Yes if necessary for child.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We are committed to the inclusion and integration of all children. Little Gryphons believes that all children are entitled to opportunities that enable them to achieve their full potential. These opportunities should encourage children to become confident with a growing ability to communicate their own views in readiness to make transition in to compulsory education. Little Gryphons works alongside parents to identify any needs and support on initial visits with the parents before the child’s start date. The setting has a named SENDCO who is experienced in the care and assessment of such children. We have lots of experience working alongside portage and other outside agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children in our care. We have experience in delayed speech, Prada Willi syndrome, Epilepsy, Autism, food allergies, hearing impairments, Cerebral Palsy and Global Development Delay. Training has been undertaken by staff in these areas and additional training will be undertaken to support any other needs. We adapt our curriculum using appropriate and targeted differentiation approaches to the weekly planning. We offer narrative therapy sessions to increase children’s confidence. We use visual cues and visual timelines to support all of our children. The nursery has access to additional support funding through Dorset council for 3 and 4 year olds. We also are able to claim pupil premium funding to improve outcomes for children in the setting. We communicate with all professionals to ensure the best for all children within the setting.

See Little Gryphons Nursery SEND Policy.
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Address: The Gryphon School  Bristol Road  Sherborne  Dorset

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