About Us

Lytchett Matravers Pre-school Limited is a non-profit organisation with charitable status. The Pre-school started serving the children of this area in 1967. Since 1992 we have occupied a purpose built building adjacent to Lytchett Matravers Primary School. In 2001 this was extended, thanks to National Lottery Funding to provide more spacious premises with wheel-chair access. The children now have access to three playrooms and a fully equipped kitchen inside. Our outside area has been improved to enable children to have direct access from the inside environment to secure covered play areas and a large grassy area which adjoins the back of the two main playrooms. There is also a nature/vegetable garden to one side and a hard play area to the front of the building with a range of play equipment set into an all-weather surface. We also have access to a small woodland area, situated in the Primary School, which we use as the base for our Outdoor Woodland Learning sessions.

In March 2016 we achieved ‘Good’ in our Ofsted inspection. You can read our latest ofsted report here.

Lytchett Matravers Pre-school is a strong community consisting of early years educators, children, their parents and their families. We have strong values and beliefs which we feel enable us to provide high quality care to ensure that children achieve their full potential.

We aim to:

  • Provide a friendly, family orientated environment in which every child feels safe and secure.
  • Provide children with unique and memorable play experiences that support every child’s holistic development.
  • Ensure that all children are inspired to be creative and become competent decision makers.
  • Encourage children to care for the environment and its people. We help them to learn to be kind and respectful, develop confidence and self-esteem and nurture a love for learning.
  • Develop quality respectful and reciprocal relationships with children and their families.
  • Respect all children’s values and beliefs and celebrate their uniqueness.
  • Welcome families from all backgrounds and cultures ensuring they feel accepted and respected and encouraged to participate and contribute to their child’s learning journey.
  • Implement an “open door policy” where parents and family will be welcome at any time and mutual respect and communication will be encouraged.
  • Carry out careful planning and regularly review our practices and goals for the setting and individual children to ensure our philosophy is being met.

If you and your family want to be part of our remarkable community please feel free to download a copy of our prospectus, or contact us for more information.