Nursery Schools

By SPP Reporter

There are nursery schools which are approved by the Dorset County Council and the

Garrison Commander.

Bovington Nursery

Bovington Nursery has been established now for well over 30 years. We are a large setting with five rooms, all of which have access to their own outdoor area, we have a large indoor play room, a large outdoor play area and a sensory room. All staff are either qualified or undergoing the relevant training. The staff are kind, caring and committed to ensuring that every child reaches their full potential. Our aim is to provide a safe and secure environment in which children can develop both emotionally and educationally.

We look forward to meeting you!bovington-nursery@btconnect.comBovington Nursery is situated between the stables and the Tank Museum. We are open Mon-Fri, 0900- 1800hrs, term time only. We offer childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are a registered charity and inspected regularly by Ofsted. ALL families are welcome at our nursery, you do not need an appointment to come and have a look round. If you would like to contact us then please call 01929 403602 or e-mail

Bovington’s Neighbourhood Nursery

, BovingtonHolt RoadThree Bears Educare Ltd,

The nursery is situated in Holt Road, next door to Bovington Primary School, and includes JAK’s breakfast/ after school and holiday club. Three Bears is open from 0800-800 hours for 48 weeks of the year, offering full day care for children aged 3 months-5 years. The Just Add Kids (JAK’s) breakfast, after school and holiday club caters for children up to the age of 12 and also operates for 48 weeks of the year.

The modern purpose built buildings are well equipped for all ages. The Tiny Teds babies and toddler room includes a fabulous sensory room and there is an exciting and stimulating pre-school, which in the term after a child’s third birthday offers 15 hours free child care per week (term time) via government funding.

The vibrant JAK’s club operates in its own dedicated extension and offers a drop off and pick up service for children from Bovington Primary School. Our staff are committed, caring and highly qualified. Healthy eating is encouraged in our nursery and healthy snacks and a hot cooked meal prepared on site are provided.

We have a beautiful sensory garden and outdoor play area which enables the children to play and learn outdoors throughout the year.

The children help to grow some of the fruit and vegetables used for our healthy meals.

Three Bears is a registered charity, inspected by Ofsted, open to both military and civilian families.

We look forward to meeting come and see what we have to offer or alternatively call 01929 405777 for more information or visit our website

Wool & Bovington Sure Start Children’s Centre

We cover the area between Lulworth and Lytchett Matravers. Our base is in Bovington, where we have a drop in office and activity room. We are part of the Purbeck cluster of Children’s Centres and work closely with Wareham, Swanage and Upton Children’s Centres.

We work closely with health and the Midwife and Health Visitor both run regular sessions at the centre to ensure parents receive expert care and guidance. We work with children aged 0-5 years and are part of a wider offer of family support in Dorset, working with parents, professional organisations, health and voluntary groups to maximise the potential of children. We are based next to the hairdressers in Bovington, where we have a well equipped activity room and office. Please drop in for more information and to find out about other groups and support available. In order to support parents in their childrens development we run a varied programme of events each week as well as supporting families one-to-one in their homes.

Sure Start comes to the Memorial Hall!

We are running two ‘Make & Play’ groups a week at Bovington Memorial Hall. These sessions will be Thursdays 1330-1500 hrs & Fridays 1030-1200 hrs

This group is aimed at Under 5’s and their Parents and is an opportunity for children to experience different types of messy play, build their confidence and social skills, and above all have fun. You are welcome to come along and see for yourself.

, Merlin Court, Lulworth Camp Camp Pre-School Lulworth

“Where Learning is Fun!” We offer a small, caring environment where each individual child’s needs are taken into account within a balanced curriculum covering all areas of learning. We are Ofsted registered and welcome all local children from 2 years of age. Please come along and visit the setting or phone for more details. Tel: 01929 552839.

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