Ducklings Pre-School

Ducklings are a committee run pre-school, which is currently registered to provide full daycare. We offer a warm, caring environment where children learn through play. All staff are qualified to at least a level 3. We also provide school transition visits.


01305 766920


Venue address
Chickerell Methodist Church Hall North Square
Weymouth & Portland


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-14:45
Tue: 08:45-14:45
Wed: 08:45-14:45
Thu: 08:45-14:45
Fri: 08:45-14:45

Service Details

Vacancy information
Please call or email for vacancy details.
£4.00 per Hour
Cost variations
Additional charges for non-funded hours at £4.
Additional Information
Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy. Parents can use their Early Education Funding at any time during our opening hours.
Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
08/11/2016 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
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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
Yes, ramp to main building.
Parking availability information
Off site parking only
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, facilities for intimate care for older children with additional needs.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Ducklings Pre-school aims to make reasonable adjustments to ensure our setting is fully inclusive for all and have a ramp to access the playroom and an accessible toilet. The setting will wherever possible resource and access equipment and resources to ensure that all children have a full and enriched learning experience at the setting. The SenCo/Manager and key person alongside other professionals will oversee any plans put in place to support children with SEND which will be reviewed at regular intervals and ensure the childs progress is recorded accurately. The SenCo and key person will work with parent/carers to explain what is happening. The setting follows all Policies and Codes of practice as required. All staff are first aid trained and can gain further training to support a child with Special educational Needs and Disabilities. The Manager has attended training in implementing the Disability Discrimination Act, sign along part 1 and 2 and Autism Training. All staff adheres to the Medical Policy. They attend SenCo network meetings and the annual Early Years Inclusion Conference. Before a child starts at the setting they are invited in to become familiar with their new surroundings. When the child is due to make the transition from our setting to another the team ensure all documentation is forwarded, liaise with the new setting and go with the child to ensure the child is reassured and well prepared.

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Address: Chickerell Methodist Church Hall  North Square  Chickerell  Weymouth  Dorset

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