Welcome to Whitchurch Pre-School !
We are GOOD – for our latest Ofsted report following inspection October 2015, please follow the link…. Ofsted Report 2015
Whitchurch Pre-School is an OFSTED registered Pre-School, run from the village hall in Whitchurch Canonicorum.
It is a beautiful West Dorset village, providing a great setting for the children to explore, play and learn in. There is a fantastic village park right next to our Pre-School which we visit regularly, providing lots of extra fun outside space.
We are a charity non-profit making Committee run Pre-School. The Committee are made up of parents and friends of the Pre-School, who kindly volunteer to oversee and manage the Pre-School, alongside the Pre-School Manager.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).
At Whitchurch Pre-School we remember, “Children are like snowflakes, each one is different!”
Whitchurch Pre-School takes children from the age of 2-5 years old. We accept 2 and 3 / 4 year old Early Years funding vouchers. We are also able to accept the extended 3 and 4 year old funding introduced in 2017 on a limited basis.
We are open Tuesday to Friday (term time only), and offer a combination of morning, afternoon and full day sessions. We would recommended all children attend two sessions a week minimum, however we are happy to be flexible, and of courses, places are dependent upon availability. Please see opening times for our full hours.
Whitchurch Canonicorum village hall has ample parking to make drop off and pick up times relaxed and easy.
We have our own dedicated Pre-School room within the hall, in addition to having use of the whole hall during sessions. We provide an indoor and outdoor free-flow environment.
Most recently, in early 2017, we began to create our own permanent outdoor garden space. It is very much a ‘work in progress’ but many areas have now been completed and the children enjoy visits to the garden on an almost daily basis.
Whitchurch Pre-School has an excellent team of fully Early Years qualified and experienced staff, as well as unqualified staff who are currently training and working towards Early Years Qualifications. We provide continuous professional development for all staff.
During our last inspection in 2010 we were awarded a “GOOD” OFSTED report.
We offer a safe environment for your children to explore, learn and have fun in. We plan and provide a wide range of activities both indoors and in our two outside learning areas. We have a wide range of good quality equipment to support children in all areas of their play and learning whilst at Pre-School.
We are located only a short drive from Charmouth, and near to Lyme Regis and the surrounding Marshwood Vale.
We have strong links with Symondsbury School, Marshwood CE Primary Academy and Charmouth School as well as others. We provide good transition support for you and your child when they make that step between finishing Pre-School and starting Primary School.
The safeguarding and welfare of the children in our care are obviously a top priority at our Pre-School and all staff are highly trained in these areas.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our website, and for all enquiries please contact us.