New nursery to open in Okeford Fitzpaine

Okeford Fitzpaine CE Primary School has today announced plans for a new nursery provision in the village. The new nursery will cater for children from 4 months-4 years old, and will be based at the primary school, benefiting from the use of their extensive school grounds as well as a dedicated nursery space within the school.

Experienced nursery provider, Sunbeams Day Care based in Poole, will run the nursery, and as well as caring for younger children, they will also provide wrap-around care for pupils at the primary school, and a holiday club for local children.

Headteacher Annie Dowling said “I am delighted that Sunbeams Day Care have chosen to open a nursery, wrap around care and holiday club provision on our school site. It is wonderful that we can share our beautiful grounds with pre-school children and their older siblings. This will be a fabulous facility for families in Okeford Fitzpaine as well as further afield and will no doubt be of huge benefit to our working parents who need childcare both before and after school, as well as during the school holidays. I am really looking forward to welcoming the Sunbeams team and working in future partnership.

Sunbeams Managing Director, Kirsty Lester said “We are very excited to be working with such a lovely school and despite these uncertain times we cannot wait to be involved in something new and positive for families within the community of Okeford Fitzpaine.

The nursery is expected to open later this year, and anyone interested in a place is encouraged to contact the school office on or phone 01258 860530

Christina Spencer-Smith
Service Support Manager​