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The Lantern Preschool

The Lantern Preschool is part of The Lantern Church, Merley and we meet in the Old Village Hall in Canford Magna which has been updated and modernised in recent years. More recently we have been developing a fantastic outside play area which includes a playhouse and tyre swing as well as a vegetable plot. We welcome you and your child to share in the experience of belonging to a preschool and look forward to working in partnership with you to help your child develop in a loving and stimulating environment. We exist for the benefit of families with children from two years to school age and aim to provide a place where the children are safe and secure and loved and where children can learn to take part in activities away from home in an atmosphere of Christian love, are stimulated and allowed to develop their full potential and are prepared for the changes in their lives that school life will bring.

The Old Village Hall
Canford Magna
BH21 3AE
01202 639263
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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
Visits and Outings
Car Parking
Times Available:
Monday 09:00-12:30
Tuesday 09:00-12:30
Wednesday 09:00-15:30
Thursday 09:00-12:30
Friday 09:00-15:30
All Year Round
From 2 years  0 months to 4 years  11 months.
£4.00 per Hour
Other Costs:
Cost for 2 Year Old - £4.95 per hour Cost for 2 Year Old 3 hour session - £14.85 Cost for lunch club for 2 year old - £2.48 Cost for 3 Year Old - £4.00 per hour Cost for 3 Year Old 3 hour session - £12.00 Cost for lunch club for 3 year old - £2.00 Voluntary contribution for snacks 50p per session.
Immediate Vacancies
Vacancy Information:
As at 18.11.2019 Mon 5 x am 4 x pm Tues 3 x am Weds 1 x am 0 pm Thurs 6 x am Fri 6 x am 4 x pm
No of vacancies:
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Last Inspection Judgement:
Last Inspection Date:
Cultural Provision:
Caters for Special Diets:
Lactose free, vegetarian, gluten free
Referral Procedure:
Email or phone the setting.
Languages Spoken:
Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Recognised As (Scheme):
2 Year Old Early Education Provider
30 Hours Free Childcare Provider
Tax Free Childcare Provider
3 & 4 Year Old Early Education Provider