Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Teddy's Pre-School

We have a toddler unit for the youngest children in our care, which is currently in use as a sensory room, and for our chatty bears group which is small group work for children who need encouragement to develop their language skills. On the lower floor we have two open plan rooms, which allow for a calm, nurturing feel for your child's first steps into childcare provision. We also have the whole ground floor as a spacious provision for our older children, with access straight onto the outdoor area via double doors. A separate area of the outside space is available for the younger children also. Qualified and experienced staff teach based on the individual child's interests, in our child led learning environment. We are a friendly, welcoming setting and we achieved a GOOD outcome for our work from OFSTED in December 2019. We currently open from Monday to Friday from 9am-12pm or 12-3pm or even 1pm-4pm (funding is welcome during these times). There is an opportunity to pay for an early start (8.30-9am) at £4 per child per day and/or a lunch club or late finish (3-4pm) at £4 per child per day. Please contact Kerry or Louise for an appointment to visit us soon as we fill up quickly!
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Venue/Contact Details
34 Somerset Road
34 Somerset Road
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Childcare type
Pre-School Playgroup
Provision type
  • Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Overall limit on childcare numbers
Eligible to take 2, 3 & 4 year old entitlement
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Lift
  • Outdoor Play Area / Garden
  • Accessible Toilet
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 08:30-16:00, Tuesday 08:30-16:00, Wednesday 08:30-16:00, Thursday 08:30-16:00, Friday 08:30-16:00
  • School Term Time Only
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Other Costs:
From April 2024 - Early start club (8.30 - 9am) £5 per child per session. Late finish club (3-4pm) £5 per child per session. Lunch club (12pm-1pm) £5.00 per child per session. Under 2's 3hr session £29.00 2 year old extra session (3 hours) £21.00 3 and 4 year old extra session (3 hours) £19.00. Funding can be used between 8.30-4pm for two days a week 9-3 9-3 and either 9-12 or 12-3 or 1-4 on 2.5 days a week or five mornings or 5 afternoons (12-3 or 1-4pm). NO DEPOSITS NO REGISTRATION COSTS NO CONSUMABLES CHARGES. Just good quality child lead learning! Open 38 weeks of the year for early education funding use and additional 6 weeks of the year for self-funded provision. Daily and session cost depends on child's age.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 1 years to 4 years
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Vacancy information
Both morning and afternoon sessions available currently for 1's 2's 3's and 4's on all combinations we offer. This changes all the time though so please do contact us for more information particularly if you are looking for set days for working commitments as we will always try to accommodate you where we can.
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
  • Eating Or Drinking
  • Global Development Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Physical Disability
  • Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
  • Severe Learning Difficulty
  • Social Communication Difficulty
  • Specific Learning Difficulty
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Toileting & Hygiene
  • Visual Impairment
Languages spoken
  • French
  • Gaelic/Irish
Religious / cultural provision:
We are part of YMCA Bournemouth which has a Christian Ethos however we welcome everyone who is with religion or not* or those who celebrate other religions.
Special dietary provision
Parents provide all lunch and snacks for their children (we offer milk/water), and we offer advice around healthy eating, portion sizes and other things that parents may like support with. We can cater for all dietary needs on an individual basis, so please always tell us if your child has severe allergy for example. Please ensure you tell us on your show around appointment or make us aware on the registration paperwork of anything we need to know in order to keep your child healthy and safe.
SEND Local Offer SEND

We have a SENCo for the setting that ensures all children are equally provided for regardless of their individual needs. We support all families who may have a learning difficulty or behavioural issues.

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
  • 3 and 4 Year Old Early Education Provider
  • 30 Hours Free Childcare Provider
  • Tax Free Childcare Provider