Parents’ Area

Welcome to our Parents’ Area, we hope you find all the information you need. If you require anything further please call us on 01258 857922 or email.

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The prospectus and fees structure below give detailed information about our nursery.

If you would like to find out more about our nursery and availability for your child, please fully complete the Enquiry Form with yours and your child's details along with the sessions you require or call us on 01258 857922.


Each year we produce a series of newsletters.

The newsletters provide you with the latest information about the nursery as well as key dates for your diary and forthcoming events.

Policies and Procedures

We pride ourselves on having a detailed and annually updated set of policies, procedures plans in-line with Ofsted guidelines. They aim to inform parents, staff and other relevant persons about the excellent care we provide and the reasons why we do things in a particular way.

In some cases, we are obliged to follow procedures that are laid down in the EYFS Statutory Framework or other relevant legislation. Sometimes it is good practice and the way we have chosen to fulfil our vision and values.

Our policies, procedures and plans are filed as follows:

  • Safeguarding

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Partnership with Parents

  • Health, Safety and Hygiene

  • Miscellaneous

Please click on the relevant folder to view and download the associated policies and procedures.

Our Policies and Procedures are reviewed annually.

If you have any questions please contact Ewa or Sarah on 01258 857922.


Here at The Old School Nursery we understand the importance in providing children with well-balanced, nutritious and 'home cooked' meals.

All meals are cooked on-site by our cooks, Debbie and Vanessa and we hold a food hygiene rating of 5 - the highest accolade - awarded by the Food Standards Agency.

As part of our all-inclusive package we will provide; a healthy breakfast, snacks, cooked lunch with pudding and tea. A cooked tea is also provided for your baby. We cater for all dietary requirements and allergies.

We buy all chicken and sausages from Mato Butchers in Blandford, ensuring we  provide high quality British meat for our children.

Click here to view an example menu of our healthy low salt and low sugar meals.


Here's what some of our parents think about our food;

The Old School Nursery is a fabulous place with dedicated and enthusiastic staff. They have been brilliant dealing with my son's multiple allergies, catering for him specially and never making an issue of this. He loves it there and I feel very comfortable leaving him with them. The fees are straightforward and cover everything, including 3 good meals a day which makes life so much easier when you're working. Highly recommended! - Clemency Jan 2018

I'm so pleased we chose this nursery and my daughter would go everyday if we allowed her. She now eats food she wouldn't try before and always has a delicious home cooked hot meal. - Kirsty Aug 2017

The children eat delicious home cooked food, with a carefully balanced menu which changes frequently. They are also understanding and patient with children who may not be quite as adventurous about trying new things (my little boy wouldn't eat sandwiches at one point, so they would give him crackers instead).
- Kerry  Sept 2018


Below are a small selection of over 30 testimonials we have had from parents over the last two years. We believe that these testimonials give you the best insight into how our nursery can support your child to learn, grow and flourish, preparing them for the next stage of their amazing lives. We are also incredibly proud that these testimonials now make us the most highly recommended nursery in the South West on the Day Nurseries website.

My little boy started in the preschool room in September, aged 3 years old after being with a childminder since he was 10 months old. I was so worried but the staff are absolutely amazing – they are so friendly, warm and welcoming, which settled my nerves (and his). My little boy not only loves […]

Katie L February 2019

My little boy absolutely loves his time at nursery and can’t wait to come in in the mornings. He has been with his key worker since he started at 5 months old and she has followed him through the rooms; she is his favourite person! They do so many lovely activities with all the children […]

Karen D January 2019

I can not speak highly enough about the staff at Old School Nursery, they are fabulous in every single way. A home from home with lots of care, attention and cuddles. My daughter loves it. Thank you. How likely would you recommend? Extremely Likely  

Marie S November 2018

I would definitely recommend the old school nursery, my daughter loves attending, they participate in lots of different activities, everyone is friendly and they have a great amount of outdoor space, including being able to go out for walks around the village. How likely would you recommend? Extremely Likely

Rachel C October 2018

My little girl started at the nursery in September 2018 when she was just 9 months old. At home we struggled to get her to sleep in the house, so would end up walking with the buggy to get her to sleep. Since starting nursery, this has changed so much. Now 14 months, she takes […]

Sarah L September 2018

It’s a tough time when you go back to work but my daughter is so happy at The Old School Nursery. My daughter started at 9 months old in the baby room and she loves it there! Every morning she goes in with smiles on her face and clearly feels happy there. This nursery treats […]

Tara F August 2018

My son started at The Old School Nursery in September 2017 when he was 9 months old. He is my first child and I was extremely nervous about leaving him and returning to part-time work. I knew from the moment I looked around the nursery that it was the right place for him. It is […]

Emily J June 2018

Our 1 year old and almost 3 year old started at the nursery in December 2017. During their first month, they have been exceptionally well taken care of, and have thrived in a safe, fun and stimulating environment (in a beautiful spot too!). The staff are never too busy to answer questions and give a […]

Sara B January 2018

A very special nursery in a beautiful location surrounded by countryside with a large outdoor play area. My daughter loves coming to play with the ‘babies’ even though the babies she plays with are her age (2) she still refers to them as her babies! My daughter is always happy to attend and is always […]

Natalie L December 2017

I honestly cannot fault this nursery. As a first time Mum, I was very nervous about sending my daughter to nursery and leaving her. I had been given many recommendations and Old School Nursery was always mentioned. The moment my husband and I visited we knew this was the nursery for our daughter. The setting […]

Lisa Y December 2017

My daughter has been coming to The Old School Nursery since she was 10 months old (she’s now 3, in the preschool room) and from the moment the manager showed us around, we knew it was perfect for us. The nursery is like one big family, each and every staff member is so loving and […]

Laura F November 2017

From the moment I picked up the phone to enquire about viewing The Old School Nursery, I knew it was a special place. The staff have been nothing less than an extension of myself and my husband in the care and development of my Son since he joined at 9 months. I have the happiest […]

Emily K October 2017

The Old School Nursery is a really lovely place for my son to spend his time. The countryside setting is calming and beautiful, the food is great (and my son eats his fair share) and the child-staff ratio is really nice. But most of all, the staff are friendly, kind and fun and just the […]

Tim S October 2017

My daughter goes to The Old School Nursery two days a week. She enjoys her time there and is happy to go into the nursery in the mornings. The staff – even those who are not in her room – know us by name and are always friendly and cheerful. The staff in her room […]

Katherine K August 2017

Great welcome from nursery and appreciated phone call on our son’s first day to reassure me he was quite happy. A brilliant key worker who gives lovely feedback at the end of each session. Our son is always happy when dropped off and picked up. He loves it and the food!

Lisa S July 2017