Mrs Zoe Pipe

Coronavirus status: open

I am a mother of 2 children Zara aged 12 and Zach aged 10 and we live in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of the local schools. Our mornings are filled with trips to Upton country park, Falmer Palmers, Toddler Groups, National Trust places, The Tank Museum, rides on the Swanage Railway, Bournemouth Oceanarium, beach childminder meet ups - in fact anything your child is interested in! In the afternoons we like to undertake craft, story time, garden play, cooking, role play or free play with any of the toys within the playroom. I’m very child led so will aim to do what your child enjoys to ensure they grow and learn in a warm and stimulating environment. I like to ensure the parents are involved in every part of their child's day so provide a daily diary and take lots of photos. I currently only work school term times.


01202 240561


Venue address
BH16 5LS


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-17:15
Tue: 08:00-17:15
Wed: 08:00-17:15
Thu: 08:00-17:15

Service Details

Vacancy information

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School pickup
Upton Infants' School : AM/PM
Upton Junior School : AM/PM
Upton Methodist Church Pre-School : PM
Nursery/Pre-School pickup
Pick up from Upton Methodist Church Pre-School Midday only
£4.20 per Hour
Cost variations
All outings except Farmer Palmers included (and we go out a lot) No charge for school holiday retainers, my holiday is only taken in school holiday terms so no costs for you, no charge for Bank Holidays.
Additional Information

I hold an NVQ 3 in childcare and am an accredited childminder so I can take preschool funding. I have been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for my services. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours. Transport available.

Age Range
0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
16/03/2020 Outstanding View here
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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
Parking availability information
On site parking.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

I currently have no SEND training but would be willing to learn new skills to aid your child. I'm a very outdoors setting with many trips and all children will be fully included within this and I would ensure it would be aimed at all levels to include everyone. The needs of the children who are new to my provision are identified through discussions with their parents/carers and any other professionals involved with the family - this enables me to identify the starting points in your child’s learning journey. Parents are given a daily diary with all the information of your child’s day as well as photos. At the end of each term a developmental report is written for you to know how your child is developing and any areas we are working on. I send to the parents 2 questionnaires a year to prompt them to highlight any areas that I need developing or areas they feel I am not helping their child. I am available for chats at the start and end of day but also via text, telephone or email to discuss the child. I am a small setting as such can offer a personal service to get the best outcomes for you child. Although I currently have no SEND training I would be willing to undertake training to help your child. I'm a very outdoors setting so you child would be including in everything.

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Address: Upton  Poole  Dorset

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