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About Blandford Children's Centre Nursery

Blandford Children's Centre nursery provides childcare for children from 2 months to 5 years.

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At this nursery we offer a programme based on learning through play, fun and enjoyment. We want children to 'switch on' to learning from a very early age and hope they will be confident, investigative learners. We support this by offering first-hand experiences and observing children's interests to help extend their learning.

Find out about the curriculum, learning and development at Blandford Children's Centre Nursery

We provide up to 40 places for the following session times:

  • 8am to 1pm
  • 1pm to 6pm
  • 8am to 6pm
  • 9am to midday
  • 1pm to 4pm
  • midday to 1pm (lunchtime session)

The sessions available will depend on your child's age. Contact the nursery to find out more.

Find out about the quality, care and safety at Blandford Children's Centre Nursery

Meals at Blandford Children's Centre Nursery

We have a kitchen and a cook who prepares healthy, nutritious meals and snacks. Parents can choose to provide a packed lunch for their child if they prefer. 

We aim to grow fresh produce on site in our allotment, with the help of the children. There's a rolling 6 week menu and which can cater for dietary needs and allergies. We can provide:

  • breakfast
  • a mid-morning snack
  • hot lunch and pudding
  • a mid-afternoon snack

The meals and snacks available will depend on which sessions times you choose. If your child stays until 6pm we ask you to provide an evening meal. See our fees page for costs.

Children and staff sit together during meal times and we use this time to practice good table manners.

Find out about the facilities at Blandford Children's Centre Nursery

Fees for Blandford Children's Centre Nursery

See the table for session fees for each age group:

Session fees
Age group Full dayHalf day 
0 to 2 years £43 £23.50
2 to 3 years £42 £23
3 to 5 years £40 £22

Meal fees

See the table for fees for meals and snacks.

Meal and snack fees
Type of mealCost 
Breakfast and snacks Free
Lunch £2.30 per day

Childcare funding

We provide spaces for children in receipt of 2, 3 and 4 year old childcare funding. This includes 30 hours free childcare (subject to availability). We offer 'term time' or 'stretched' funding in blocks of 5 hours.

Find out more about childcare funding.

When funding can be used at the nursery

Funded sessions can be term time or spread over the holidays in blocks of 5 hours. This equals to:

  • 3 sessions per week as per the school term
  • 2 sessions per week all year, for sessions spread over the holidays. This includes school holidays

Sessions run from:

  • 8am to 1pm
  • 1pm to 6pm

The nursery is linked to Blandford Children's Centre. Oscars out of school club is also located on the same site.

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