Panda Pre-School

We are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and have an amazing outdoor space. We provide a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere. We offer opportunities to learn and develop through play and exploration and become valued, independent and confident children. We were awarded Good in our latest Ofsted inspection in March 2020.


01258 458151
Fax: 01258 458151


Venue address
Milldown Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7SN
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 07:45-15:30
Tue: 07:45-15:30
Wed: 07:45-15:30
Thu: 07:45-15:30
Fri: 07:45-15:30

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£16.50 per Session
Cost variations
Breakfast Club and after school care charges vary from the time your child starts.
Additional Information
We have a wonderful, large and secure outdoor area and fantastic Woodland School, fully accessible to all children. low adult:child ratios. Government Funding can be accessed Monday to Friday 08.45 to 11.45 and 11.45 to 14.45. This can be as a session or used as a whole day. Breakfast Club runs from 07.45am to 08.45 and after school care runs from 14.45 to 15.30 as required and requires an additional cost to the sessions. Please note that a place in the pre-school does not guarantee admission to the primary school on site.
Age Range
2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
03/03/2020 Good View here
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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
Single height building, ramp to building, accessible toilet.
Parking availability information
No parking available. Disability parking available.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
Well qualified Special educational needs co-ordinator and staff, Low child to adult ratio, learning activities available indoors and out. Inclusive policies and procedures. We use Wellcomm speech and language system to support children''s development.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
We have experienced and qualified staff with Jody Park as the named SENDCO. All staff attend SENDCo training and updates. We have a low ratio of adult to child to support the needs of all the children. Our building is on one level, having a ramp to the front door and an easy access toilet in the foyer. Inclusive Policies and Procedures are in place. We have experience in a variety of SEND and can offer Narrative Therapy and Wellcomm to support children''s Speech, Language and Communication needs. We work with other professionals as needed such as local schools, Speech and Language Therapists and Portage. We are fully inclusive and welcome all families to our setting.
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Address: Milldown Road  Blandford Forum  Dorset

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