The Mulberry Bush Pre-School

We provide a high quality, safe, secure and stimulating environment to enhance the development and education of pre-school aged children. We work in partnership with parents and ensure equality of opportunity for all children and families.


Venue address
St Andrews C Of E Primary School Littlemoor Road
Weymouth & Portland


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-14:45
Tue: 08:45-14:45
Wed: 08:45-14:45
Thu: 08:45-14:45
Fri: 08:45-14:45

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call for details of places available and to be added to the waiting list.

£4.25 per Hour
Additional Information

Free early education funding accepted from the term following a child's 3rd birthday. Funding can be accessed from 8.45 am Monday to Friday up to approved funding levels. We take children from 2 years 9 months until they leave us ready to start School. We offer a well-planned balanced curriculum based on ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ purpose built (2010), ‘eco’ pre-school. Part covered outdoor play area providing shelter and shade. Located in the grounds of St Andrews C of E Primary School. Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy.

Age Range
2 years 9 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
04/02/2020 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
Yes - ramped access to building.
Parking availability information
Parents are advised that there is no parking available on site during school drop off and pick up times. However, there is plenty of parking off site and it is a short, safe walk into school. There are 2 disabled parking bays on site for use by qualifying families.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
Other facilities for children with additional needs as required.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

At The Mulberry Bush all children, including those with SEND are made to feel welcome and safe, and are supported to reach their full potential. Our staff get to know each child and understand their needs and interests. Activities are planned around the needs of individual children (under the guidance of EYFS) to help them to meet their next steps. Any concerns can be raised informally – Pre-school staff are always available to talk about your child – or a formal meeting can be arranged. Confidentiality is maintained at all times. If it is felt that your child would benefit from additional support to aid their development, we would discuss this with parents and together we can create a plan to address this need. Where a child is not making the progress we might expect, we can, after consultation with parents, seek additional help and expertise. Dorset Early Years Childcare team are always available to advise us on inclusion, and specialist support and training. The local health visitor makes visits to our Pre-school. All staff at The Mulberry Bush have attended the Inclusion training. Members of staff have also attended the SENCO training and all staff are familiar with the SEND code of practice. We have good links with the local schools and work hard to support and prepare our children for a smooth transition to Primary School. Being on a school site we are able to plan regular activities with the reception classes and begin building relationships with the teachers.

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Address: St Andrews C Of E Primary School  Littlemoor Road  Weymouth  Dorset

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