August 12, 2021


We are excited to announce that we have been able to extend our opening hours. We are now open (in term time) Mon-Fri 9:00 to 3:00pm. Our sessions are 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00pm with lunch club 12:00 -1:00pm.

January 08, 2017

We are GOOD! Ofsted Report

From the Milborne Reporter January 2017


Ofsted praise for Ladybirds


Ladybirds was again judged to be ‘GOOD’ after their recent Ofsted inspection. The pre-school was praised for offering a ‘stimulating environment’ where children ‘make good progress in their learning’. Ladybirds’ staff, committee and children are celebrating following the publication of their Ofsted report.


The one-day inspection took place in November with the inspector observing the activities undertaken by the children both indoors and outside. Ladybirds, led by Liz Dyer and her team of highly qualified staff were commended for having a ‘good understanding of how children learn through play’. The team were praised for encouraging and developing children’s creativity and for taking into account individual children’s interests which helps them to be eager and excited to learn.


All aspects under inspection were judged to be good which included assessing the quality of leadership and management; teaching, learning and evaluation; personal development, behaviour and welfare. The inspector could see that Ladybirds help the children to develop good skills in readiness for starting school. All the staff and committee are delighted with the report. The team work hard to ensure that they offer a nurturing, child-centred, play-based learning environment for the children of the village and local area and the inspector recognised this.


To become an ‘outstanding’ setting, there are a couple of areas that need to be addressed, which will be done over the coming months. The overall impression the inspector gave was extremely positive – a great achievement for a highly-valued village amenity.


Ladybirds is run from Milborne St. Andrew Village Hall and we are open on Monday and Tuesday from 9.00am to 2.30pm and Wednesday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm, with an early-bird session from 8.30am if required. Please get in touch to arrange a visit and find out more about us. We welcome children from the age of two to five. Our website address is or search for Milborne Ladybirds on Facebook.


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