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First Friends Wallisdown Pre-School

First Friends Pre-school is a small and inclusive Pre-school in Wallisdown. We offer a welcoming and nurturing setting where each individual is valued and supported in their development to help them to flourish and achieve, and above all to be comfortable, independent and confident in their learning environment. Located in the bright and spacious Saint Saviour's Mission Church Hall, First Friends offers a child-led curriculum where children are enabled to learn and develop at a pace suited to their needs and interests. During our daily routine children will learn valuable social and emotional skills, learning to treat each-other, and their environment, with kindness, respect and consideration. We place a high value on learning life skills and independence so that children are well prepared for their onward journey to school. We work closely with the families, parents and carers to ensure that we are always providing learning opportunities suited to the changing needs of the children in our care, and use an online learning journey for each child to track their development and progress. We have a small and imaginative outdoor play space which is free flow during freeplay times, and we arrange regular trips to the Bourne Valley Nature Reserve and Turbary Common to help to support our children's physical development whilst teaching them street safety and nurturing a love of the great outdoors. Please feel free to get in touch to arrange a visit and see what adventures await your child as they begin their learning journey with First Friends.
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Venue/Contact Details
07717 842699
07717 842699
Saint Saviour's Mission Church
Saint Saviour's Mission Church
Scott Road
BH12 5AT
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Childcare type
Pre-School Playgroup
Provision type
  • Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Overall limit on childcare numbers
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Outdoor Play Area / Garden
  • Playroom
  • Refreshments / Snacks
  • Visits and Outings
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 08:30-14:30, Tuesday 08:30-14:30, Wednesday 08:30-14:30, Thursday 08:30-14:30, Friday 08:30-14:30
  • School Term Time Only
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Other Costs:
Occasional trip subsidies (always pre-arranged with consent given by parent).
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 2 years to 4 years
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
Referral process:
  • Fill out a registration form on our website at or call to arrange a visit and we will talk through our registration form and process.
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Vacancy information
As of Spring Term 2024: We have up to 5 vacancies each day Monday-Friday 8.30am -2.30 pm
Number of vacancies
Ofsted URN
Last Inspection Judgement
Last Inspection Date
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Global Development Delay
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Social Communication Difficulty
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Toileting & Hygiene
  • Visual Impairment
Languages spoken
  • English
Special dietary provision
Can cater for allergies, vegetarian/vegan, diabetic, wheat free, gluten free, sugar free, lactose free, kosher, halal, dairy free and we are a nut free setting.
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