Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Down In The Woods Pre-School Ltd - After School Club

We moved to a brand new purpose built pre-school building in September 2010 which means we are able to offer additional services of an after school and a holiday club. The outside play area is ideal for free flow play in a safe and secure environment.
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Venue/Contact Details
The Annexe
The Annexe
BH21 1ST
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Childcare type
After School Club
Provision type
  • Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Overall limit on childcare numbers
Eligible to take 2, 3 & 4 year old entitlement
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Computers
  • Disabled Car Parking
  • Outdoor Play Area / Garden
  • Playroom
  • Refreshments / Snacks
  • Visits and Outings
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 15:30-18:00, Tuesday 15:30-18:00, Wednesday 15:30-18:00, Thursday 15:30-18:00, Friday 15:30-18:00
  • School Term Time Only
Contact provider directly for costs
Other Costs:
3-9 year olds only. Pick up from Merley can be arranged. Those with 30 hours entitlement may use the after school club from 3.30pm to 6.00pm for funding where entitled
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 3 years to 9 years
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
Referral process:
  • Booking in advance
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Immediate vacancies
Vacancy information
As of April 2024 Please contact provider for vacancy details
Number of vacancies
School pick ups / drop offs
  • Merley First School
Ofsted URN
Last Inspection Judgement
Last Inspection Date
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Eating Or Drinking
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • Physical Disability
  • Social Communication Difficulty
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Visual Impairment
Languages spoken
  • English
Religious / cultural provision:
No strong religious ethos.
Special dietary provision
Vegetarian, Diabetic, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Lactose Free and Dairy Free.
SEND Local Offer SEND

How do you communicate with the parent / carer whose child has SEND?

Face/Face, Phone, Email, Tapestry (online Journal)

How do you help children settle into your setting?

Free settling in day. Visit the setting. We visit the home

What help and support does your setting offer to children with SEND as they move rooms or move on to school?

Visit from local school. Meeting with school and parent.

How do you find out how each child likes to learn?

When child starts parents fill in all about me form which is our starting point. Each child has 6 week settling where staff evaluate how the child learns.

Inclusive practice / SEND training and expertise within this organisation

6 weekly staff meetings,

The information in this SEND Local Offer was completed on 24/05/2021

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Recognised as:
  • 2 Year Old Early Education Provider
  • 30 Hours Free Childcare Provider
  • Tax Free Childcare Provider
  • 3 and 4 Year Old Early Education Provider