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Down in The Woods Pre-School Ltd

We can pick up from Merley First School for after school club. We allow funded children to stretch their hours across after school and holiday club. We offer 30 hours funding when eligible and where sufficient spaces are available, We operate a Thursday morning session specifically geared to those children going to school in September each year. All staff are first aid trained
The Annexe
Chichester Walk
BH21 1ST
07787 954387
07787 954387
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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
Quiet area
Visits and Outings
Times Available:
Monday 09:00-18:00
Tuesday 09:00-18:00
Wednesday 09:00-18:00
Thursday 09:00-18:00
Friday 09:00-18:00
All Year Round
From 2 years  0 months to 5 years  0 months.
Contact provider directly for costs
Other Costs:
Sessions: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm without lunch club or 9:00am-1:00pm and 12:00pm-3:30pm with lunch club for 3/4 year olds at £5.50 per hour. Additional hours into after school club and stretched over holiday club available (see those providers). 2yr old rate for above hours is £6.00 per hour
Immediate Vacancies
Vacancy Information:
Please contact provider
No of vacancies:
This provider collects from these schools:
Merley First School
Ofsted URN:
Last Inspection Judgement:
Last Inspection Date:
Special Provisions:
Visual impairment
Cultural Provision:
No strong religious ethos.
Caters for Special Diets:
Vegetarian, Diabetic, Wheat free, Gluten free, Sugar free, Lactose free and Dairy free
Referral Procedure:
All on waiting list under the start age of 2 years If the situation arose we would give priority to children lliving in the local area. Additional setting acquired used exclusively for 2 year olds
Languages Spoken:

SEN and Disabilities Service Description

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 (Scheme):
2 Year Old Early Education Provider
30 Hours Free Childcare Provider
Tax Free Childcare Provider
3 & 4 Year Old Early Education Provider