Sunbeams Okeford Fitzpaine

Sunbeams is a full year nursery and Pre-school provision set in the beautiful rear grounds of Okeford Primary school. We have a strong ethos for outdoor learning including Forest Nursery concepts, we utilise the best of several other educational philosophies including Reggio Emilia, Montessori and the curiosity approach. Our room is homely and inviting with lots of opportunity to spark interest and our staff are very well qualified and experienced.


Venue address
Okeford Fitzpaine C Of E Primary School
Okeford Fitzpaine
Blandford Forum
DT11 0RF
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 07:45-18:00
Tue: 07:45-18:00
Wed: 07:45-18:00
Thu: 07:45-18:00
Fri: 07:45-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information
Vacancies in all rooms: Baby Roo''s - limited spaces
School pickup
Okeford Fitzpaine Academy : AM/PM
£6.50 per Hour
Cost variations
2 year hourly rate £5.40, 3 and 4 year hourly rate £4.80. Consumables contribution applies to funded children please ask for details. 10% discount for Siblings attending Holiday club.
Additional Information
Setting registered on 13 May 2021 and is awaiting their first Ofsted inspection. Parents can use their Early Education funding between 9am and 3pm every day. We do offer transport for trips etc and are fully insured to do so. Breakfast provided, hot lunches are available during term time. We also provide holiday club and before and after school facilities for families in the locality with a Sibling discount. The baby room "Baby Roos" is now open.
Age Range
0 years 4 months to 12 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
Awaiting Inspection
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
Ramp to main door available
Parking availability information
On street parking in the village
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet but Disabled toilet in another part of the building
Other Facilities
All children are assessed for any individual needs and the relevant support, reasonable adjustments and advice sought to do our best to meet those needs.. <br/>We have a strong ethos for outdoor learning and always provide a calm learning atmosphere.

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.
Record Last Updated
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Address: Okeford Fitzpaine C Of E Primary School  Okeford Fitzpaine  Blandford Forum  Dorset

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