Little Caterpillars Nursery

We aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. We will create a safe and happy environment in which everyone is included, respected and valued, so that they may grow in self-esteem and develop to their full potential. We will provide motivating and enjoyable learning experiences that enable children to become confident, independent, self disciplined, self-motivated and resilient. We will value the individual child and work alongside parents and others to ensure their needs are met and help every child to reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on the positive relationships that we form with the children in our Early Years setting and we inspire a love of learning and independence that will remain with the children throughout their school life!


Venue address
Wimborne First School and Nursery Campanula Way
Wimborne Minster
BH21 4FW
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 07:45-17:30
Tue: 07:45-17:30
Wed: 07:45-17:30
Thu: 07:45-17:30
Fri: 07:45-17:30

Service Details

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£6.17 per Hour
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Sessions, Fees and Funding - The Nursery is open 49 weeks a year, Monday to Friday, 7.45am to 5.45pm and we offer morning, afternoon and all day sessions. The Nursery will be closed for one week at Christmas and two weeks during the summer. There is a minimum booking commitment for each child of 15 hours a week. During the settling in period for children and for very young children, we accept a minimum of two sessions per week over two days.¦Fees: In order to secure your Nursery place we will require a £50 deposit. This deposit will be returned or offset against your final month’s fees when your child eventually leaves the Nursery. Please note: There is no reduction for dropping off later or collecting earlier. We offer a special all-inclusive rate for those attending - 7.45am to 5.45pm: Full day to include wrap around care: £60 per day. Session timings & Cost: Breakfast club: 7.45am to 9am 2 year olds - £8.50 per session, 3 & 4 year olds - £8.00 per session. Morning session: 8.45am-11.45am, 2 year olds - £18.50 per session, 3 & 4 year olds - £17.00 per session. Afternoon session: 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 2 year olds - £18.50 per session, 3 and 4 year olds - £17.00 per session. Whole day session: 9am to 3.00pm, 2 year olds - £37 per session, ¦3 & 4 year olds - £34 per session. Wrap around offer: ¦3pm to 5.00pm, 2 year olds - £13 per session, 3 and 4 year olds - £12 per session. 3pm to 5.45pm, 2 year olds - £15.50 per session , 3 and 4 year olds - £14.50 per session. We offer a 10% discount for siblings in the Nursery. Fees to be charged on a monthly basis and paid in advance. You will receive a monthly invoice detailing all the charges. Food - If you are self funding for wrap around full day care, then the cost of all food is included in the daily rate. If your child is attending the Nursery and is using funding for this provision, then the food provided will be chargeable. Nursery meals are provided through HSC3 and the costs are detailed below. If you are using your funding for childcare, you can either pay for lunch which will be added to your invoice or provide your child with a packed lunch. However, snacks will be chargeable for all funded sessions, as will breakfast and tea if you are using wrap around funded care. Breakdown of food costs: Breakfast: £1. Morning snack:50p. Lunch: £2.50. Afternoon snack: 50p. Tea: £1.
Additional Information

Whilst at our Nursery your child will have the opportunity to spend their time inside or outdoors. We have a great outdoor space that includes a garden, a playhouse, sand and water play tables, bikes and trikes and so much more. As we will be part of the main school we will also be able to use the excellent new facilities some of these include access to Receptions outdoor area and resources, Wellies and Waterproofs area, allotment, the halls, dance studio, library, food tech and sensory room. We appreciate that selecting the right early years environment can be a daunting task and we are delighted that you are exploring the possibility of sending your child to our Nursery. We believe that children settle best when they have a key person to relate to, who knows them and their parents well and who can meet their individual needs and we will endeavour to provide this important home – nursery link in our setting. Parents can use their Early Education funding entitlement at any time during opening hours.

Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

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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
Ground floor with wheelchair access
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Aims and objectives - At Little Caterpillars, we take pride in providing an inclusive, diverse and anti-discriminative practice and environment, which ensures all individual children and their families are respected and valued. ¦As a professional team it is our responsibility to ensure this inclusive approach is role modelled to the children and staff, reflecting in the morality of the setting. We aim to ensure that every individual child is able to access the learning and resources in which they need to flourish and succeed. •To provide every individual child, opportunities to access the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, while achieving their full potential. •To assess and identify children who require additional support to encourage succession during their early year’s life and beyond. •To nurture and support each child with the skills, in which they require holistically. ¦•To develop inspired, happy and confident individuals who thrive within a safe, secure and positive environment. •To ensure all staff receive quality training to promote best practice for all children. •To comply with multi-agencies to promote inclusive and best practice for the child and their family. Within the setting there is a designated a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

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Address: Wimborne First School and Nursery  Campanula Way  Wimborne Minster  Wimborne  Dorset

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