Hopscotch Pre-School

We are in a new purpose built building, a safe, bright and happy environment with a wide range of activities for children to help them develop to their full potential, the garden is part grass/ part hard standing and is fully secure. Friendly, qualified staff support the children in their learning through play. High staffing ratios.


01202 870759


Venue address
The Centre Barns Road
BH22 8XH
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
Current spaces available in our Sunshine room (3/4 year olds). Please call Nicky or Lorraine for further vacancy information.
£7.85 per Hour
£22.00 per Session
£67.50 per Day
Cost variations
10% sibling discount. No top up fees charged.
Additional Information

We are a relaxed, friendly setting, with a calm happy atmosphere. We have a dedicated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), 2 deputy SENCO's regular outdoor play and frequent cooking activities. Parents can use their funding entitlement at any time during our opening hours. Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy. The Manager won an award for being an Inclusive champion in 2018.

Age Range
0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
06/03/2023 Good 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
Flat access to building and garden and a designated disabled toilet.
Parking availability information
Dedicated car park.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, facilities for intimate care for older children with additional needs.
Other Facilities
Sensory Room and electronic changing unit.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Dedicated named Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO), 2 deputy SENDCO’s ( 1 per classroom), all with special educational needs training. Complete wheelchair friendly environment. Significantly higher staff ratio's than required within the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS). Individual learning plans created for children. We have supported many children with additional needs such as hydrocephalus and spina bifida, Autism, ADHD, hearing impairment, global developmental delay, speech and language delay and epilepsy.

See our SEND policy and supporting information
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Address: The Centre  Barns Road  Ferndown  Dorset

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