The Little Learners Nursery

The Little Learners Nursery is a new family run nursery, situated at the rear of the St Leonards and St Ives village hall, in the Youth Club building. We have a safe and secure outdoor area which we share with the St Leonards Scout Group, also a big open area and play park within a couple of minutes’ walk (for little people). Our aim as a nursery is to make sure every child is made welcome, valued and kept safe. While we believe it is very important for the children to enjoy their learning. Our main focus is on the importance of the children''s social and emotional wellbeing and in the building of their confidence, as we feel that these qualities are the foundations that a child needs to help to progress to a successful and happy future.


Venue address
St. Leonards And St. Ives Village Hall Braeside Road¬ St. Leonards
BH24 2PJ
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-15:30
Tue: 08:00-15:30
Wed: 08:00-15:30
Thu: 08:00-15:30
Fri: 08:00-15:30

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£6.50 per Hour
£26.00 per Session
£45.50 per Day
Cost variations
Age groups are different: 1 to 2 year olds are £6.50 per hour, 2 to 3 year olds are £6 per hour and 3 to 5 year olds are £5.50 per hour.
Additional Information
We are a small nursery that likes to work on Personal, Social and Emotional as a priority, such as confidence, self awareness, being kind, caring and independence. These qualities are so important for a happy and secure child and then adult. We also have, 5 outdoor different areas that we use. We like to go on trips around our area learning road safety and also on a bus to the library. We have had a few different pets, including a hamster, ducks (that we hatched from eggs) and rabbits have visited. We like to keep our parents informed of the children activities by sharing photos in our private group. We sing for the older adults in our building and we have had a Christmas Nativity on stage. All of these things do not take away from our academic learning that we include every single day, with the children enjoying it so much that they hardly realise they are learning. Hours are flexible, also, start and finish times can be flexible. We also run a summer holiday club, for the children that attend the nursery.
Age Range
1 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
19/11/2021 Good View here
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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 have ramp access into the entrance of the nursery. The nursery is all on one level
Parking availability information
On site parking and disability bays.
Toilet facility information
We have a disabled toilet and two separate ground floor toilets.
Other Facilities
All learning activities available outdoors, we also have calming areas

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
Our SENCO has completed the following training: PEIC-D (Promoting Early Interactive Conversations – Dorset) and how it can be used effectively in the Early Years, welcoming a child on the autism spectrum, practical strategies to support a child on the autism spectrum, autistic spectrum disorders an introduction and is enrolled in SENCO Training in November. Experience in supporting a child on the Autistic Spectrum and their family from the age of 2 right through to the transition to school. Assisting in the referrals to Specialised school, meetings with portage and Educational Psychologist. Also, supporting the parents through child development centre process and diagnoses. We also have a Parent-Child attachment play Licensed Practitioner. Our SENCO is currently due to start a Level 3 SENCO course in the next few months.Parent please feel free to contact for more information.
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Address: St. Leonards And St. Ives Village Hall  Braeside Road¬ St. Leonards  Ringwood  Dorset

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