For information on First Friends Pre-School, please refer to our Parents Handbook. A copy of the handbook can be downloaded by clicking on the image.
First Friends is now registered with Ofsted and supported by the Poole Family Information Service.
All policies will be available to parents and carers upon confirmation of a place at First Friends. They will be updated regularly in accordance with the guidelines set out by Ofsted.
First Friends is committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for your child where safeguarding is paramount.
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. (breakfast club 8.30 a.m. - 9 a.m.)
First Friends is open during term times only and closed at week-ends.
We are in receipt of early years education funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. When funding is not received, fees apply. The current rate is £4.25 per hour for 3-4 year olds , and £4.50 per hour for 2 year olds.
The fees are payable monthly in advance. Fees must still be paid if children are absent without notice for a short period of time. If your child has to be absent over a long period of time, please talk to a manager. For your child to keep their place at the setting, you must pay the fees.
We will also accept childcare vouchers and tax free childcare payments.
First Friends is managed by childcare professionals with over 20 years experience of working with young children.
All staff are DBS certified and undergo programmes of continued professional development. Managers are Paediatric First Aid Certified, and qualified as ENCO and SENCO.
Every child attending First Friends will have a comprehensive Learning Journey which will detail all their experiences and learning opportunities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).For further information regarding the EYFS and the areas of learning, please download a copy of our First Friends Parent Handbook.
See the First Friends Parent Handbook