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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.

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