Flying Start Nursery And Pre-School - Shaftesbury

Flying Start Nursery and Preschool is situated in the town centre within a converted building with four separate spaces for the children who attend learn, develop, grow and thrive. The setting is bright and warm with a fantastic atmosphere. Fully qualified and experienced staff provide plenty of opportunities for children to engage in activities, explore, experiment and be independent learners.


Venue address
35 Bell Street
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-18:00
Tue: 08:00-18:00
Wed: 08:00-18:00
Thu: 08:00-18:00
Fri: 08:00-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information
Please email us or call us for vacancy information.
£5.75 per Hour
Cost variations
We offer extra specialist activities such as music and movement and children's yoga during both term time and holiday clubs. Morning snack included at no extra charge. Lunch can be provided from £1.65 for babies/£2.20 for toddlers and preschool children. Breakfast and Teatime also provided.
Additional Information

Costs for nursery vary according to age range. Sessions are very flexible - term-time only or all year round. Lovely enclosed back garden and great access to the town and local places of interest. Parents can use their Early Education funding entitlement at any time during opening hours. Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy.

Age Range
0 years 0 months to 8 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
16/07/2019 Good View here
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
Good wheelchair access (would require ramps).
Parking availability information
Drop off facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
Children with special needs welcome.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Flying Start Nurseries aim to provide nursery education and out of school hours care which allows all children to reach their potential. Many children will join the nursery with an unrecognised and undiagnosed special educational need, and we will act in partnership with parents to ensure these needs are identified and that each child is provided with support by the appropriate specialist agencies. With pre-school and nursery children, we are often the first people to have close contact with a child beyond the family, and we can be of great assistance in helping parents through what could be an anxious time. We welcome and accommodate children with special educational needs and disabilities in all instances. Your child will be monitored and supported by the nursery and where necessary outside agencies such as speech therapists, portage or occupational health. Each child has a key person, the child’s main carer at the setting. Discussions with you and your child will take place with your child's key person and the setting's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCo). SENCOs have received in-depth training in many aspects of supporting a child with SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities). We provide ongoing training to our SENco’s and our staff where necessary according to each child’s individual needs. We endeavour to work closely with local schools in order to provide a smooth transition. We provide detailed transition information which is shared with parents at Team Around the Child Meetings.

See our SEND Policy within our Policy Document
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Address: 35 Bell Street  Shaftesbury  Dorset

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