Sturminster Marshall Pre-School

Sturminster Marshall Pre-School

Rear of Sturminster Marshall First School
78a High Street, Sturminster Marshall
Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4AY

Pre-School News

01258 858395
11 May 2019

Quiz Night


Date: Friday 19th July 2019

Venue: The Old School Hall, Sturminster Marshall

Time:  7pm for 7.30pm start

 Tickets: £5 in advance/£6 on the door

*Teams of up to 6 people*

BAR Available

Nibbles Provided

Raffle and Prizes

Questions by Badg

To prebook contact Jan at the Preschool
on 01258 858395

1 Jun 2019

June 2019

We have started the Summer term by welcoming some new children and they are all settling well into the preschool . 

Our rising 5s have begun changing themselves for P.E. Sessions, to help with school readiness.  It’s hard to believe they will be leaving us soon to begin their school journey. 

The preschool school children enjoyed watching the school children practice for their maypole dances at the beginning of the month. They did a great job, and even let preschool have a turn at skipping around too! 

The drier weather has given us the opportunity to use our garden area a bit more this term.  We benefit from a lovely, large, sheltered sand pit and the children have enjoyed playing with the new buckets and spades in it.  The mud kitchen has also been favoured. Particularly running the toy tractors in the wet, squelchy mud, leaving tyre prints. The children finished the Spring term off by making Easter gifts and cards to share with their families. 

If you have a child aged between 2 and school age please contact us to discuss our setting and your needs for childcare.  We are a small, friendly setting and have both local children and children from further afield attending.  Great friendships are made at Sturminster Marshall Preschool, many lasting well beyond the years of education.

The Pre-School is currently open:

Monday 9.00 am to 3.00pm
Tuesday  9.00 am to 3.00pm
Wednesday 9 00 am to 3.00pm
Thursday 9 00 am to 3.00pm
Friday  9 00 am to 3.00pm
1 Apr 2019

April 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are in the second half of the 2018/2019 academic year. The time moves so fast.  At Sturminster Marshall Preschool we aim to accept each child as an individual, accepting that they all start with us having had different experiences along the way.  Everyone has their likes and dislikes, preferences, ways of doing things and individual needs. It is our role as Carer’s and educators to build on these experiences, making connections and challenges, supported by knowledgeable practitioners to extend learning.

As we approach the Summer Term we will be ensuring the children are confident not only within our setting but also with going into their new Reception class. As we are fortunate to be in the grounds of the first school we have already made our first visit to play and have a look around.  It was a very successful session and the children enjoyed seeing their old friends, new teacher as well as the new experiences of the classroom.

Our fundraising team have been working hard planning fundraising events for the coming months. Please look out for these. All funds raised will be spent directly on the children.  

The place allocation for first school will be made mid -April. If you have a child who will be going to Sturminster Marshall First School for a September 2019, please get in touch to discuss our transition activities to support this.

The setting is open Monday – Friday 9am-3pm term time. We offer a wide range of activities to cover all areas of learning and development. We follow the interests of the children and build on their previous knowledge and experiences.  Most of all they build friendships that last for years and have fun fun fun!


1 Dec 2018

December 2018

As we fast approach the festive period, plans are underway for our Christmas crafts including our contribution to the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church.  We are so lucky to share in such a thoughtful community. As usual the glitter is out and will be found everywhere until the end of term and beyond!

At Sturminster Marshall Pre-School we strive to offer a welcoming setting which focusses on children as individuals, meeting their needs in all areas of learning and development. We aim to support parents and families too, ensuring there is a two way process for communication.

Our team of practitioners are both experienced and well qualified to understand and support your child.  Recent training has focussed on the emotional support and attachment needed to develop a secure bond between practitioners and your child.  Our key person system supports this.

If you have a child who is two years old or over and you would like to book a visit to the setting, please call the office.  We work a flexible system for booking and will cater for your individual needs where possible.  So many great friendships are built in Pre-School for both children and parents, which continue throughout their education and beyond.  Secure emotional attachments are recognised as an essential building block for education.  We can accommodate free funded hours, morning, afternoon or all day sessions for your child.

Sturminster Marshall Preschool is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. 

Merry Christmas from us all at Sturminster Marshall Pre-School

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