our preschool



We love to get outdoors and explore nature! Our safe and secure free-flow outdoor area can be accessed by children throughout the day. We also make the most of our wonderful local area by getting out and about daily…… we explore the woodland, meadows, stream and pond that surround the community centre, play on the large field and visit the nearby playground. We also love to visit our nearby beautiful beach and be beside the seaside!

Our space….


We are fortunate to be based in a spacious, light and bright purpose-built preschool room, that can be divided into two areas. We have a secure free-flow outdoor area, and child-sized toilets and sinks, ideal for fostering independence skills. Children have access to a wide variety of toys and activities, and can take part in a range of creative and open-ended play opportunities.

Healthy minds and healthy bodies….


We are passionate about your children’s happiness and wellbeing, and we know that happy, healthy children are best placed to learn and meet their full potential! With that in mind we spend time fostering their mental and physical health. We encourage them to understand and talk about their feelings and emotions, and to be kind and thoughtful towards others. Children have the opportunity to take part in yoga and relaxation. They also learn about healthy eating and hygiene. Children have a healthy snack each session and take part in cooking activities and preparing snacks. We stay active with a wide variety of physical activities, including dancing, action rhymes, gymnastics, ballet, tennis, nature walks, bikes and trikes, and playing on the park.

Our community ethos….


Mudeford Wood Preschool has been running from Mudeford Wood Community Centre since 1990. We are a charity set up to provide families in the local community with an excellent quality, happy preschool education. We still continue in the same spirit, our staff are caring and put the wellbeing of our children and their families at the heart of everything we do. We work closely with other groups who use the community centre, such as ‘tiny tots’ mother and toddler group, and we have close links with schools in the local area, to ensure our children progress smoothly and confidently onwards when they begin school.

Mudeford Wood Preschool serves the communities of Mudeford, Somerford and Highcliffe. We are a registered charity and a member of the Preschool Learning Alliance. We are rated 'Good' by Ofsted (Mudeford Wood Playgroup URN 144297).