We aim to provide a stimulating, caring and nurturing environment which meets each child’s needs as an individual.
We strive to offer a varied and motivating curriculum that comprises of unique experiences using both the indoors and outdoors as a positive learning environment.
One of our fundamental principles is providing emotional security, allowing a child to develop and grow within our setting. Our committed team of professional child carers will provide a happy, relaxed and safe environment, where you as a parent will be happy to leave your child and where they will want to spend their time. All children will feel comfortable in expressing themselves, as our team encourage self-confidence and individual development.
For more information on how we approach childcare, please download our latest prospectus by clicking the link below:
Three Bears Pre-School has been running in the Christchurch area for over 10 years. We are a family run business that has become a well-established group in the community, offering high standards of childcare. Our current owner, Nicola Carter had worked for Three Bears for 13 years, before purchasing the business back in 2005. We currently operate from a lovely church hall on the private grounds of St Georges Church, Jumpers Road, Christchurch, BH232JR.
Three Bears Pre-School is bright, airy and spacious with an opportunity for children from 2 - 5 years to come together to eat snack & lunch, listen to stories and play together. We are registered through Ofsted with a current 'Good' rating, to provide childcare to the local community and have recently refurbished our playrooms and outdoor space to offer fantastic learning experiences. Our team offers a caring and experienced approach to childcare, where learning through play is a priority to allow children to have fun and fulfill their potential.
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Our 'Outdoor Space' is a large open area that has the required privacy and security to offer a fantastic space for playing and exploring. The artificial grass provides a great sensory experience for our children, whilst offering a soft and safe place for physical activities throughout the year. Children benefit from a large range of outdoor toys that stimulate all areas of development in a fun and engaging way. We also have a 'natural' border that offers children the opportunity to grow plants and food items, go on 'bug hunts' and dig/build in the sand and mud!
Our 'Caterpillar Room' has been designed and developed to provide fantastic learning experiences for children aged 2 - 3. Children have access to the latest toys and equipment to promote development through the Early Years Curriculum with support from our experienced and caring team. We provide engaging and fun play based on children's likes and interests, including lots of fantastic stories and group games! Our free-flowing provision encourages children to explore the butterfly room & garden throughout their sessions to promote interaction with older peers and different learning experiences.
Our 'Butterfly Room' is a large, bright and airy space that provides great learning opportunities for children aged 3 – 4. The room has been designed to keep children safe, happy and engaged in their play, whilst providing learning experiences to promote development and progress through the Early Years Curriculum. Throughout each session children have access to a comprehensive variety of creative equipment, role play equipment, small world toys, technological toys, story books, quiet areas, sensory toys and physical equipment. Play ideas and creative work is based on children’s interests, and a flexible approach to provision allows our experienced and caring team to meet the needs of each individual child.
FREE EARLY EDUCATION
We are registered with Ofsted to provide Free Early Education for all 3 and 4 year olds, up to a maximum of 30 hours per week, over 38 weeks of the year*. We also offer Free Early Education for 2 year olds who meet the criteria set by Dorset County Council. Use the following link for more information and to see whether you can access the Free Early Education:
We have an extensive list of policies and procedures that ensures we are always offering the highest standard of childcare. Safeguarding is of the utmost importance and underpins all our policies. Copies of the policies and procedures are available upon request.
We openly encourage our parents to read our policies and become active members of the Pre-School.
Three Bears Pre-School is open 39 weeks of the academic year, following the local schools through Autumn, Spring and Summer Term. We are also open for a few weeks during the summer holidays.
Flexible Childcare Options
Drop Off - 08:00, 08:30, 09:00 and 12:00
Pick Up - 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00
The admissions process at Three Bears Pre-School couldn't be simpler. We advise that you take a look through our prospectus and contact us to book a viewing at your convenience. Once you are ready to book a place, you will need to complete the registration forms. We advise you book your child's place well in advance as we are normally fully booked throughout the academic year.
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