Blandford Opportunity Group

Blandford Opportunity Group is an outstanding Ofsted registered preschool for all children, including those with additional needs from 0 to 5 years old. We specialise in the early intervention and help for children with an additional need. Our home is the Williams Opportunity Hall, in the centre of Blandford, which has been modernised, renovated and turned into amazing spaces for children to play, learn and enjoy. We also have a fantastic, covered outdoor space which all the children enjoy.


Venue address
Williams Opportunity Hall Whitecliff Gardens
Blandford Forum
DT11 7BU
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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£5.00 per Hour
£15.00 per Session
£30.00 per Day
Cost variations
There is a charge for children who are not receiving nursery education funding.
Additional Information
Provision has an inclusion /equal opportunities policy. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours.
Age Range
0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
30/03/2022 Outstanding 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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Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair friendly premises.
Parking availability information
On site parking, drop off facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, some facilities for intimate care for older children with additional needs.
Other Facilities
Specialised provision for children with special educational needs, many referred by statutory services. Staff are highly trained for children with additional needs. We have an amazing sensory room which is available for all children.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
We have been running over 30 years and are very experienced working with all children and specialise in those with additional needs. We have a vast range of resources including a sensory room, 2 playrooms, a separate quiet room, a hall and a small outside play area. We have a high ratio of staff to children to ensure the children get a high level of attention and are well cared for. We take into account each child''s specific needs, dietary requirements and health needs to make sure that they are properly looked after and encourage their individual therapists to visit the group to work with the children and staff and update their programmes of therapy. We differentiate the curriculum to suit each child’s need and a variety of activities are on offer to enable each child to play at the level they are learning. Each child has an online learning journey for everyone to be able to see the child''s progress and achievements, parents are able to access their own child’s journal and add comments and photos to it. The setting is fully accessible to anyone. We are all on one level with flat entry and easy access into each room. We encourage our children to be as independent as possible and teach them what life skills we can, depending on the abilities of each child. We are a committee run pre-school and always welcome new committee members, we meet approximately 7 times a year.
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Address: Williams Opportunity Hall  Whitecliff Gardens  Blandford Forum 

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