Sunbeams Shillingstone

Sunbeams Shillingstone is a term time only Pre-school in a beautiful setting, right next to Shillingstone CE Primary school. Newly decorated, with a strong Forest nursery/outdoor ethos, we also utilise the best of other childcare methods such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia and the Curiosity Approach. Our philosophy is happy children, happy parents, happy staff and we aim to nurture every child in an exciting, loving and interactive environment; where they can flourish and grow into independent, unique and happy individuals.


01258 860446
Mobile: 07968985925


Venue address
Shillingstone C E V A Primary School Augustan Avenue¬ Shillingstone
Blandford Forum
DT11 0TX
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:30-15:30
Tue: 08:30-15:30
Wed: 08:30-15:30
Thu: 08:30-15:30
Fri: 08:30-15:30

Service Details

Vacancy information

Vacancies currently.

£5.40 per Hour
Cost variations
Sibling discounts. Extra charges for hot lunches, trips, workshops.
Additional Information

Setting registered on 20 Oct 2021 and is awaiting their first Ofsted inspection. Sunbeams has a company vehicle and is fully insured to transport children on trips. The setting is a beautiful purpose built building with a lovely spacious outdoor area.

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
Everything is on one level.
Parking availability information
Parking on the school site
Toilet facility information
Ground floor, wheelchair accessible.
Other Facilities
The setting is assessed for every child's individual needs, we work closely with relevant professionals to ensure the resources and layout are appropriate depending on the particular SEND.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Sunbeams is an inclusive setting who welcomes all families and children. When visiting the setting, as with any prospective parents, they will be welcomed to the setting by senior management who will them give them a tour of the building, showing them all the spaces we have available and detail what our daily routine is. We also discuss what activities we generally do and how we document the children’s development. Visitors are able to observe the children playing and the staff working with the children. We let parents decide whether they wish to bring their child with them to visit the setting and if they choose not to on the initial visit, we always offer them the chance to visit again with the child. We operate an open door policy, where parents are encouraged to speak to any staff members and senior management when any issues arise. We are able to book appointments for parents to come into the setting to speak with staff and management and also email or telephone.¦We hold termly parent forums where parents have the chance to air any suggestions to make the setting better as well as parent consultations and parent comments on our Facebook site and via their child’s Development Folder on the Footsteps app. Any individual needs will be discussed and assessed as to how we can best meet them.

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Address: Shillingstone C E V A Primary School  Augustan Avenue¬ Shillingstone  Blandford Forum 

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