Kirsty Linford

Childcare Manager /Lead

company SENco

What Ofsted say......

Staff have a secure knowledge and understanding of how to promote the learning and development of young children. This includes children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Children are clearly very well supported to learn to work independently and alongside other children. This is carried out through a good balance of activities that are either chosen by children themselves or those that are led by an adult. Children are very much involved in the decision making about what they would like to do or play with.

Children routinely take home 'Chester the Bear', which helps them to understand sharing and turn taking. Staff make an attractive book using parents' contributions and their own so that children have a wonderful resource to use. This is a super tool for staff to use to help children deal with their emotions, based largely on the positive aspect of working harmoniously with others and forming kind and caring relationships. It is also one of the many ways that parents get involved in children's learning .

New children settle quickly into the nursery because time and a great deal of effort are taken by staff to get to know children very well. Many children, particularly two-year-olds, are visited in their home. This enables staff to meet informally with parents and find out in-depth information about the uniqueness of their child to help them make decisions about how they can meet their individual needs and foster their interests.

Tele: 01482 827008

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Located in the grounds of Dorchester Academy.

[email protected] has been serving the local community for over

9 years.

Providing childcare for 39 children from birth to 5 years (including

wrap around care from the nursery sessions at Dorchester School)

Opening Hours 7.30am - 6.00pm

51 weeks of the year (not including bank holidays)

The nursery space has recently been extended with a new 9 place

baby/toddler unit to work alongside the 30 place Preschool room.

With an Open Plan feel to ensure all children have all access to the

nurseries facilities & activities at all times.

Our small but well resourced outdoor area is safe, secure & fully

equipped to meet the needs of inquisitive explorers. With direct access

from playroom, children can be independent with their choice of

accessing outdoor play & the opportunities the area can provide.

Children from Dorchester & near by St. James

school are collected by Dorchester nursery staff

in order to be taken to Kids Club @ Bransholme


For our fees please see our Fees & T's & C's page

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