Explorers Herston Pre-School - St Marks Primary School

Explorers Herston is a outdoor learning and nature based pre school set in the grounds of St Marks school. With a large outside area and Forest School. We encourage children to engage daily in a Forest School based curriculum with a qualified Forest School teacher. We are passionate about children exploring and learning through nature, the outdoors and the varied curriculum it provides. We offer an open plan setting with access to the outdoors at all times. Explorers is a firm part of the local community and accesses the local amenities such as the library, toddler groups, the beach and local churches regularly. 


07882 871535
Mobile: 07882 871535


Venue address
St Marks School High Street
BH19 2PH


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

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call 01929 426355 for current availability or drop into the setting. 

School pickup
St Mark's CE Primary School : AM/PM
£5.50 per Hour
Cost variations
Sessions are £5.50 per hour for 3 to 4 year olds and £5.75 for 2 year olds. Parents can use their Early education funded childcare hours on all opening hours there is also the opportunity to stretch funded hours across the year and use during the school holidays at Explorers Holiday clubs. Fully inclusive setting with flexible booking system. ¦
Additional Information

Pre-school registered with Ofsted on 18 August 2021 and is awaiting their first Ofsted inspection. Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy.

Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
Awaiting Inspection
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
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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
Wheelchair and buggy accessibility to all areas of the setting, all of the setting is on ground floor level with wide door openings and flat level surfaces. 
Parking availability information
Parking is available on the High Street and surrounding areas at the top of the school drive. 
Toilet facility information
Wheelchair accessible toilet with facilities for intimate care. Children sized toilets and sinks with changing facilities for those children in nappies or toilet training. 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We are a fully inclusive setting and tailor our provision to the need of each individual child. The team consist of highly experienced childcare professionals with a background of over 15 years of working with children with additional needs. For more information please see our local offer or by getting in touch with our SENCo on 01929 426355 or 07882871535.

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Address: St Marks School  High Street  Swanage 

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