Doodlebugs Pre-School

We pride ourselves on providing a small, warm welcoming environment where all children can feel safe, secure and relaxed. We also place great importance on social skills, self confidence, a love of learning and above all else - a child's happiness.


07512 641210


Venue address
1 West Way
Southwell Business Park
Weymouth & Portland


Opening times
Mon: 08:30-15:00
Tue: 08:30-15:00
Wed: 08:30-15:00
Thu: 08:30-15:00
Fri: 08:30-15:00

Service Details

Vacancy information
Spaces available.
£4.00 per Hour
Cost variations
Early start at 8.30am for £2 or funding hours can be used too. Morning session from 9am to 12pm, total cost £12. Afternoon session from 12pm to 3pm, total cost £12 (lunch time included).
Additional Information
Our setting does have an Inclusion/ Equal Opportunities policy. Parents are entitled to use their free 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
30/01/2020 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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Parking availability information
On site parking on school grounds.
Other Facilities
Our activities and our environment can be adaptable to suit needs.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Doodlebugs preschool provides an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs (SEN), are supported to reach their full potential. By working in partnership with parents, outside agencies and listening to children we can identify the specific needs of children with special educational needs and meet those needs through a range of SEN strategies. We are a close, happy team who work together to meet the needs of every individual child and family and our aim is to see each child in our care thrive and reach their full potential. We have cared for a number of children aged between 2 and 4 plus years who have had emerging or identified additional educational needs or disabilities including Communication Delays, Sensory Impairment, Physical Delays, Social and Emotional Delays, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Prader Willi Syndrome. Doodlebugs Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Clare has lots of experience of working with children with special educational needs and disabilities. Clare has completed Educational Health and Care Plans in partnership with Portage and has training in PECS-Picture Exchange Communication System, PEIC-D, Setting Support Plans and Sign Along and initiates signs each week for children to learn. Doodlebugs has worked closely with a wide range of specialized professionals including Speech Therapists, Portage, Paediatricians, Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physio-Therapists, and out local Health Visitor visits the setting termly. Our team is dedicated to provide the best care possible and take each child's individual needs into account. We will support you and your child by accessing any additional services that are required for your child. We work together with the local primary schools to enable smooth transitions to the next stage in your child's life. Settling in sessions at school are organised and we invite all local schools to visit your child within the setting. We will support families to the best of our abilities and always provide a listening ear and shoulder to lean on.

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Address: 1 West Way  Southwell Business Park  Portland  Dorset

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