The Old School Nursery (Shapwick) Ltd

Our aim is to provide a ‘home away from home’ for all our ‘precious little people’ creating an atmosphere whereby we are able to encourage the enquiring, expanding thoughts and imagination of the children in a safe and caring environment through activities and play.


01258 857922


Venue address
The Old School West Street
Blandford Forum
DT11 9LB
East 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

Please call for vacancy details.

£34.00 per Session
£56.00 per Day
£270.00 per Week
Cost variations
Cost to be discussed with Nursery.
Additional Information

Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy. Parents can use their Early Education Funding on Monday to Friday from 9am to midday and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Age Range
0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
04/08/2016 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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Wheelchair accessible
Ground floor accessible. First floor Stenna stairlift.
Parking availability information
On site parking, drop off facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

The Old School Nursery aims to welcome all children and families to our home away from home style nursery. We create an atmosphere to encourage all children to learn and develop from their starting points whatever they maybe. We support children to follow their fascinations, expand their thoughts and engage in our community through play. We regularly work with a variety of outside professionals who aid and support us to tailor development plans and targets. We adapt our play environments to meet the needs of the children who are in on a daily basis and this flexibility enables all children to thrive. At the Old School Nursery, we encourage positive partnerships with parents by ensuring they are informed of any additional support we believe their child might benefit from. We assist with the referral process as needed and help with early intervention from our trained Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) Frances, who has more than 5 years’ experience working in complex special educational needs. Francis also has training in autism, Picture exchange communication (PECs), sign along, intensive interaction, sensory integration, emotional literacy support and Attention Autism. We take pride in our key worker approach, building positive attachments for all children, the SENCO and key person work together to ensure that the right support is in place for each child. If you would like to come and visit us, we would love to meet you and find out if our nursery is the right place for your family.

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Address: The Old School  West Street  Shapwick  Blandford Forum  Dorset

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