Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

West Cliff Pre-School

Funded Places Available. Large Garden. Places for 2-4 years olds. Enthusiastic staff. Great facilities. Good Ofsted rating.
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Venue/Contact Details
St Ambrose Church Hall
St Ambrose Church Hall
West Cliff 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
  • Outdoor Play Area / Garden
  • Quiet Area
  • Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Visits and Outings
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 08:15-13:30, Tuesday 08:15-13:30, Wednesday 08:15-13:30, Thursday 08:15-13:30, Friday 08:15-13:30
  • School Term Time Only
  • All Year Round
  • School Term Time Only
Cost per hour: £5.40, Cost per session: £27.00
Other Costs:
Consumables charge of £5 per week for funded children (15 hours funding) or £8 for children using the extended offer (25 hours)
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 2 years to 4 years
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Immediate vacancies
Vacancy information
We are fully booked until September 24. Sometimes spaces do come up so please call if a space is needed before then.
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
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Physical Disability
  • Social Communication Difficulty
  • Specific Learning Difficulty
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Toileting & Hygiene
  • Visual Impairment
Languages spoken
  • Italian
  • Polish
SEND Local Offer SEND

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

Meetings before a child starts Catch ups at the end of a session Meetings during the session. Joint meetings with other professionals Meeting with parents to discuss IEP and listen to their wishes/concerns

How do you help children settle into your setting?

Settling sessions, which are open to discussion with parents, to work out each individual child’s needs. Gather information from parents and other professionals, to have as much knowledge as possible to be able to support each child. Use specific communication for children e.g visual timetables, PECS, signing.

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

We have good relationships with local schools and would organise sessions for teachers to come in or a member of the team would visit school, with the child. SEN children have a personal passport completed, with as much up to date information, as possible. Transition meetings are held, with parents and teachers.

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

Gather knowledge from parents, observe the child, listen to other professionals, try a range of activities and strategies, recording them and using what works to try new things.

Inclusive practice / SEND training and expertise within this organisation

SENCO training, PEIC-D, Makaton, PECS, Portage, Elklan

The information in this SEND Local Offer was completed on 22/10/20

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