Milborne Ladybirds Playgroup

We are a community village preschool providing learning through play giving children opportunities to develop under the supervision of qualified experienced staff, who create a warm friendly atmosphere encouraging children to become independent learners.


07767 450967
Mobile: 07771 512427


Venue address
Milborne St Andrew First School Hopsfield
Milborne St Andrew¬ Blandford Forum
DT11 0JE
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-15:00
Tue: 09:00-15:00
Wed: 09:00-15:00
Thu: 09:00-15:00
Fri: 09:00-15:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

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£4.75 per Hour
Cost variations
Cost per hour for 2 year olds is £5.00
Additional Information
We have a high staff/child ratio to give special help where needed in line with excellent Ofsted report. Planned visits with Milborne First School. Childcare funded places can be accessed on Monday & Tuesday 9.00am to 2.30pm and Wednesday to Friday from 9.00am to 1pm. Provision has an inclusion/equal opportunities policy. Setting re-registered on 7th Nov 2023 and is awaiting an Ofsted inspection.
Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 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
Easy access all facilities are on ground floor.
Parking availability information
On site and drop off parking facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
In line with the Playgroup policy.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

At Milborne Ladybirds we pride ourselves in being a fully inclusive preschool where all children engage together and learn through play. We have experienced adults who have attended Communication, Behaviour and Inclusion training. If specialised training is needed eg Signing or use of Epipen staff attend training. We work closely with other professionals, eg. Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists and Portage who have all visited the preschool. Where special programmes are provided the SENDCo ensures these are included in sessions. Ladybirds operate a key person system providing a point of contact. We have a small staff team who work together to get to know all children. Then if the key person is not available the individual child’s needs are known and catered for. We consider it good practice for a child to work with more than one adult so that a dependency is not built that makes transferring to school difficult. An individual transition to school is arranged whenever additional support will be needed; this includes family meetings, visits from the teacher and assistant and visual prompts. Our premises is on one level with a car park. We have a large toilet cubicle which caters for wheelchair users and space for changing children. We include children who wear nappies and support them in toilet training. We will seek additional equipment when possible. Eg, Occupational Therapy have supplied a chair for a small child to access table top activities. ¦For more information contact Liz on 07771 512427 or email

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Address: Milborne St Andrew First School  Hopsfield  Milborne St Andrew¬ Blandford Forum  Dorset

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