Welcome to Bradpole Pre-School

The Preschool is situated in a classroom at the rear of The Sir John Colfox School, overlooking the sports facilities. We moved to the premises in September 2007 from the Forsters Memorial Hall Bradpole.

We provide early years care and education for children aged between two and five years. There are usually up to 26 children per session. The preschool is registered with Ofsted, fully insured, and also part of the Nursery Education Grant Scheme.

We are a non- profit making group with charitable status and our own constitution, the preschool is managed by a committee made up of volunteers mostly parents or carers of children within the group. To find out more about the Committee click here.

All parents/carers or grandparents are welcome to be involved in the pre-school setting using their own personal skills for the benefit of the setting. This can be achieved in various ways including help with cooking activities or reading in the book corner, going on walks and outings or helping with art work. We do appreciate that most people have a very busy life and some parents/carers are not able to come into the setting to help but please do help support the pre-school in other ways as we believe that children learn better when their parents/carers are involved.

Latest News!

Leavers Questionnaire Results 2019-20

Dear Parents, Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to fill in our parent questionnaire and for the positive and helpful responses. From the results of the questionnaire and after consultation with staff on how we can improve our current practice and the services we offer, we will be implementing the following changes in September or when possible. We are planning on changing the kitchen layout to include a cooker so children can be involved in more cooking activities and make their own lunches more often. Keep to the green and red keyperson teams so every child always has a keyperson on every session. New starters will continue to have several taster sessions, and one first session just for them to find pegs, drawers and to become familiar with the environment before the other children return. We will continue with staggered drop off and pick up times as this has worked well and most parents mentioned how well this works and that children settled very well, and they had more time to speak to keypersons. Most parents praised the feedback and support they received from their keyperson team, however a couple of parents wished for more informal feedback on their children’s progress, one suggested Tapestry but this was looked into before and most parents preferred the hard copy of a learning journey. Please talk to your individual key persons if you would like more information or feedback of any kind, it should be a two way relationship, built up over time, as all parents are different and like different types of feedback, we need to get... read more

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Call: 01308 456668

Ofsted Reference Number: EY358101
Preschool Learning Alliance Number: 27890
Registered Charity Number: 1035297



Bradpole Pre-School, Sir John Colfox School, Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3DT