Little Birds Pre-school

We are a term time only setting who support children age 2 to 5 years to give them the best start to their education. We offer a variety of learning opportunities which enhances and extends their knowledge to prepare them for school. Children are encouraged to learn through their interests which helps keep them engaged for each individual teaching moment. We are adventurers, We are explorers, We are a family, We are the Little Birds.


01929 289223


Venue address
St Marys R C Primary School Northbrook Road
BH19 1QE


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-15:00
Tue: 09:00-15:00
Wed: 09:00-15:00
Thu: 09:00-15:00
Fri: 09:00-15:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call 01929 289223 for latest vacancies.

School pickup
The Swanage School : AM/PM
£5.50 per Hour
Cost variations
Sessions are 9am to 12pm, 12pm to 3pm or 9am to 3pm. Sessions are £5.00 per hour for 3-4 year olds and £5.50 for 2 year olds.
Additional Information
Setting re-registered on 28 July 2021 and is awaiting Ofsted inspection. We are a setting that has been established for over 25 years which has moved to a different area in Swanage to a larger building. The new site allows us access to the beach, local park, Swanage town centre, local allotments and market to take the children on daily outings.
Age Range
2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
Awaiting Inspection
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
We are a ground floor preschool and have full access for wheelchair users.
Parking availability information
Parking available nearby on Northbrook Road, just a short walk from the preschool.
Toilet facility information
We have a larger disabled toilet, child height toilets and changing facilities for those in nappies.
Other Facilities
We have two rooms, one of which has various sensory resources to aid children''s learning in a calm environment. We adapt our provision to each individuals needs and recognise that every child is unique and learns in different ways. We have access to large outdoor areas and access the local areas for outdoor play and learning opportunities; i.e. going to the park-accessing climbing and play equipment; going to the beach - looking at the shells, sea and building in the sand; going to the local market - buying fruit and vegetables; going to the local allotment - planting and seeing things grow.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We are a fully inclusive setting and support all children to extend their learning through a variety of play opportunities. We access additional support and/or resources for each individual as and when needed with full discussions with the family. We make any referrals with parental support to enable children to all access the same areas of learning. We recognise that every child is unique and therefore has different ways of learning. Further details of how we can support your child can be found on our website or by calling 01929 289223 to speak to our SEND leader.

Record Last Updated
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Address: St Marys R C Primary School  Northbrook Road  Swanage 

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