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Registered Charity No. 1024056

Lymington Little Dolphins is a friendly, pre-school that has been established for 15 years.  We promote a safe and happy atmosphere focusing on ‘Learning through Play’ developing their potential at their own pace offering a stimulating and nurturing environment.  We enable each child to be confident, challenged and successful, gaining high self-esteem.  We aim to maintain and keep providing high quality childcare, supporting a natural transition to full-time schooling.

We are a registered early years provider (registered charity number 1024056) Offering places to all children aged 2yrs 9months – to school age and predominately serve the town and surrounding areas.  Nursery Education Grant funding is available for 3 to 4 year olds.

We offer 5 morning sessions Monday to Friday 8:45 to 11.45 and 2 full day sessions Monday & Wednesday until 15:00 (Children bring pack lunches)

At Lymington Little Dolphins Pre-School we embrace the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Activities are planned around a theme on a termly, weekly and daily basis set by the EYFS – Please see the Latest newsletter

Good Ofsted inspection (our latest inspection from 2011 is available on request. We are accredited with the Pre School Learning Alliance (PSLA) and work to high staff to child ratios.

The Pre-School is run by a committee of parents who are elected annually at the AGM which is responsible for the finances and the overall management of the group.  We hold regular meetings to make decisions about the current and future management of the setting.

The Pre-School has much to offer parents and carers.  Through committee work, fund-raising and rota days, new skills and confidence can be gained.  It’s a chance to get to know others in the same situation and to develop a support network.  Parents can share skills and interests with the children.  Many lifelong friendships begin in the years when the children are at Pre-School together.

Every summer we organise a summer outing which is open to siblings and parents.  We also have a Christmas party for the children.

Lymington Little Dolphins Pre-School annually reviews and updates policies and procedures. We also send questionnaires out to all our parents to measure the effectiveness of our service and look at ways to improve and update the environment, layout, equipment and resources available within the Pre-school.