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If you regularly buy from Amazon or are just looking for some gift ideas then please take a look at our village shop. Its not just books and CD’s, it pretty much everything from shoes, to greenhouses, to video games, to watches, the list goes on and on.

You can buy the exact same items from our Village Shop from the same supplier at the same price, BUT we earn a small commission, normally 5% which goes towards buying equipment and consumables for the preschool.

Cannot find the perfect gift for somebody, then let them choose for themselves, give them Amazon gift certificates.

Looking for that latest track or a golden oldie from your youth. Amazon MP3 tunes are often cheaper than iTunes and are DRM (Digital Rights Management) Free, meaning you can load them on to as many of your devices as you want.

About Preschool & Toddlers

Sydling Springs Preschool is a small community run preschool that caters for children from Sydling Saint Nicholas, Cerne Abbas and surrounding villages. We run as a volunteer led charity with aim of providing the best care and environment for our children to grow up in.

Our latest Ofsted report from July 2008 rated us as good in all areas. You can read the full report on the Ofsted site. Sydling Springs Preschool Ofsted Report. Some highlights from the report are:

“Staff make good use of the spacious outside area to provide a suitable range of activities”

“Children are happy, settled and secure”

“Staff set appropriate challenges linked to each child’s interests, use effective questioning to encourage children to think, recall and solve problems”

Sydling Springs Preschool and Tadpoles parent and toddler group meet at Sydling Saint Nicholas village hall.

We cater for children from 2 years to school age in the preschool, and for babies upwards in the toddler group.

More information can be found on our own website at

Opening hours are:


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Monday, Thursday & Friday Lunch Club 12.00 – 1.00pm
Fees : £7.95 per session.    Lunch club : £3.20 per session


Wednesday, 10.00 – 12.00
Fee : £1.50 + 50p per extra child.
Tea, Coffe and Biscuits supplied, but please bring a peice of fruit for the children to share.

Preschool Aug 2009 Update

Hello to all existing and new Parents and Children!

September is a really exciting time, with new children joining us as well as welcoming back children who are used to coming to us.  This term we will be following many of our usual activities, which include the children helping the staff to prepare lunch once a month.  The children are involved in the menu selection and this is a great opportunity to show how raw ingredients are transformed into an edible lunch.

Last term we spent many Thursday mornings in a nearby small copse, climbing trees and getting very muddy.  This was so successful that we intend to continue this from September whenever possible. We do regularly take the children out in the rain and have a supply of waterproofs and wellies, it seems that the children love nothing more than splashing in puddles!

We will be launching our social events for the coming year in the next edition of the Chalkstream, so please do all you can to support the pre-school by coming along to them.  We are a charity and rely on every bit of funding we can get, including the money we raise at events.

There are still some places left for the autumn term, we can take children from two years old.  If you would like your child to start, please call me on xxxxx for more information.  You are welcome to come along for a session and see first hand what we do.

If your child is not yet pre-school age, don’t forget we run a toddler session every Wednesday during term time from 10 am to 12 noon in Sydling Village Hall.  No need to book, just turn up (£1.50 per week, plus please bring a piece of fruit to share at snack time).

And finally, our AGM will be on Weds 23rd Sept  in Sydling Village Hall.  Please do come along if you want to know more about the pre-school as this meeting is open to anyone.

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