Mrs Zoe Pipe

Twice outstanding 2014 and 2020 Outstanding term time childcare. I am a mother of 2 children Zara aged 15 and Zach aged 13 and we live in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of the local schools. Our mornings are filled with trips to Upton country park, Toddler Groups, National Trust places, The Tank Museum, splashing in streams, beach, childminder meet ups - in fact anything your child is interested in! We go out whatever the weather and throught-out Covid we have rediscovered the natural world for an old fashioned childhood. In the afternoons we like to undertake craft, story time, garden play, cooking, role play or free play with any of the toys within the playroom. I’m very child led so will aim to do what your child enjoys to ensure they grow and learn in a warm and stimulating environment. I like to ensure the parents are involved in every part of their child's day so I take lots of photos. I currently only work school term times.


01202 240561


Venue address
BH16 5LS


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-17:00
Wed: 08:00-17:00
Thu: 08:00-17:00

Service Details

Vacancy information
Sorry no vacancies at this time.
School pickup
Upton Infants' School : AM/PM
Upton Junior School : AM/PM
Upton Methodist Church Pre-School : PM
Nursery/Pre-School pickup
Pick up from Upton Methodist Church Pre-School Midday only
£5.00 per Hour
Cost variations
No charge for school holiday retainers, my holiday is only taken in school holiday terms so no costs for you, no charge for Bank Holidays. All outings included except farmer palmers.
Additional Information
I hold an NVQ 3 in childcare and am an accredited childminder so I can take preschool funding. I have been rated 'Outstanding' twice by Ofsted for my services. Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during opening hours. Transport available.
Age Range
0 years 0 months to 10 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
16/03/2020 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
Parking availability information
On site parking.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
I currently have no SEND training but would be willing to learn new skills to aid your child. I''m a very outdoors setting with many trips and all children will be fully included within this and I would ensure it would be aimed at all levels to include everyone. The needs of the children who are new to my provision are identified through discussions with their parents/carers and any other professionals involved with the family - this enables me to identify the starting points in your child’s learning journey. Parents are given photos of your child''s day to see and feel involved with your child''s day. At the end of each term a developmental report is written for you to know how your child is developing and any areas we are working on. I am available for chats at the start and end of day but also via text, telephone or email to discuss the child. I am a small setting as such can offer a personal service to get the best outcomes for you child. Although I currently have no SEND training I would be willing to undertake training to help your child. I''m a very outdoors setting so you child would be including in everything.
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Address: Upton  Poole  Dorset

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