Dear Parents,

Welcome to Archway Nursery! Your enquiry marks the beginning of an important phase in your child’s future development. We are located on the Cranborne Chase, a nationally designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, very close to the town of Blandford Forum. Our nursery is in a beautifully converted farmhouse which is divided into 5 separate areas, each room devoted to caring for a specific age group.

We’ve been present in the local community for over two decades and we’re proud to offer a happy and homely day care service to local parents. Our enthusiastic and committed staff undergo regular training and are here to inspire your child, encouraging every individual’s interests and needs.

Please get in touch at any time, we’d love to show you around!

Liz Hennicker
Nursery Manager and Director

A little bit about us

Our mission is to deliver the highest standards of childcare and early years education, while always striving for continuous improvement. We believe a child’s early years are the most critical for developing the foundations of learning, behaviour and emotional well being, which all influence later outcomes in school, work and society. Accordingly, we offer:

  • Home away from home environment in a large converted farm house
  • Nutritious homemade meals made fresh on-site everyday
  • Safe outdoor gardens for our little adventurers
  • Motivated, experienced and enthusiastic staff with advanced qualifications and first aid training
  • Located on a nationally designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Introducing online learning journals to encourage parent engagement by sharing observations daily
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement (15 and 30 hours) for 3-4-year-olds
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility criteria

What matters most to us

Put the child first

If a child is in a happy, loving environment and getting consistently attentive care, then everything else will fall into place

Individualised care

We pay careful attention to the needs and interests of each child, encouraging all children to reach their full potential

Highest standards

We insist on relentlessly high standards across all aspects of childcare, striving for continuous improvement

Real Passion

We choose to only surround ourselves with professionals that have a deep-rooted passion for educating children

What our parents say about our day nursery

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