Rainbow's End Montessori School

As the only Montessori nursery in Ferndown we offer a unique environment in which for children to learn & grow. Our qualified teachers use beautiful, authentic Montessori materials to nurture children's confidence, independence and natural love of learning. Our outdoor areas include a Nature Garden & Play Garden. Children enjoy activities such as cooking, gardening, French classes, sports, nature walks and music & movement sessions run by Moo Music. We are a family-run setting and all staff share the owner's enthusiasm for creating a happy & welcoming environment offering outstanding care & education.


Venue address
In the Grounds of Parley First School Glenmoor Road
West Parley
BH22 8QE
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-18:00
Tue: 08:00-18:00
Wed: 08:00-18:00
Thu: 08:00-18:00
Fri: 08:00-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£4.85 per Hour
Cost variations
We offer the option of all year attendance between 8am to 6pm or term time only attendance between 8.30am to 3.30pm. Please contact us for more information on sessions & fees.
Additional Information

Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours. Please note that a place in a school nursery does not guarantee admission to the school on site. Parents/carers must apply for a place at the school if you want your child to transfer to the school’s reception class. See www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/school-admissions for more information and to apply.

Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
16/08/2018 Outstanding View here
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Ramp to nursery.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We have a trained SENDco and Deputy SENDco. Staff are trained & experienced in supporting a variety of additional needs & medical conditions including ASD, Speech & Language, asthma, epilepsy, and severe allergies. Staff regularly liaise with other professionals such as SALT, Ed Psych, CDC, etc. and are experienced in making referrals, and in completing EHCP requests.

Record Last Updated
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Address: In the Grounds of Parley First School  Glenmoor Road  West Parley  Ferndown  Dorset

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