Downlands Dandelions Pre-School

We are the pre-school of Downlands Community School. We are committed to providing outstanding care and education in a secure and happy environment at affordable prices.


01258 489914


Venue address
Downlands Community School College Road
Blandford Camp
Blandford Forum
DT11 8BG
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:50-14:50
Tue: 08:50-14:50
Wed: 08:50-14:50
Thu: 08:50-14:50
Fri: 08:50-14:50

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call for vacancy details.

School pickup
Downlands Community Primary School : AM/PM
Cost variations
Cost per hour: 3 year olds and above at £4.50. Lunch can be provided at an additional cost of £2.40.
Additional Information

Parents can use their Early Education funding entitlement, including the Government 30 hours free funding for eligible 3 & 4 year olds, at any time during opening hours. Provision has an inclusion/equal opportunities policy. Please note that a place in a school pre-school does not guarantee admission to the school on site. Parents/carers must apply for a place at the school if you want your child to transfer to the school’s reception class. See for more information and to apply.

Age Range
3 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
07/06/2023 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
If a childcare provision is run by a school they may not be separately registered with Ofsted, therefore the link to their report will be for the school.
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
Parking availability information
On site parking, drop off facilities, a disability bay at Downlands Community School.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, facilities for intimate care for older children with additional needs.
Other Facilities
Links to special educational needs co-ordinator in school identification procedure.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

See Downlands School Local offer (on school website).

See our Special Educational Needs and Disability support information.
Record Last Updated
Most childcare providers listed in our directory are open and operating, however on occasions there may be a need to close for short periods on the advice of Public Health Dorset or due to staffing illness. Please contact providers with enquiries.

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Address: Downlands Community School  College Road  Blandford Camp  Blandford Forum  Dorset

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