Welcome to Pinocchio’s Preschool


Great news! Latest Ofsted report for Pinocchio’s Preschool has been judged Outstanding again (the highest grade available) . This is the 4th Outstanding inspection in a row! We are very proud of this achievement and are working hard to maintain our standards. 

Click here for the latest report on the Ofsted Website

We are based at Sylvan Infant School in Parkstone in a self-contained unit with a separate entrance within the school. We work closely with the school and regularly join in with school activities. This helps to ensure the transition from Preschool to Reception is a positive and smooth experience for our children.

We provide a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment, full of exciting and fun play activities. We are currently registered to provide care for up to 36 children per session; for the ages 2, 3, and 4. Our adult/child ratios are always high ensuring your child will be well cared for. At Pinocchio’s we welcome all children regardless of ability, culture, religion or gender. We work in close partnership with parents to ensure that the medical, cultural and dietary needs of the children are met.

Subject to availability children can start with us the term after their second birthday.

The government provide funding for some 2 year old children. This funding must begin the term after your child’s 2nd birthday for up to 15hrs a week and must be approved by Poole Borough. Proof of this funding being approved must be provided before your child starts with us.

The government provide funding for all 3 and 4 year old children. This will begin the term after your child’s 3rd birthday for up to 15hrs a week.

All our staff are experienced childcare professionals, trained to a high level and DBS checked. For more information see Staff Profile section.