Panda Pre-school is open to every family in the community. We are open to children for their 2nd birthday.

We accept government 2 year funding for eligible families and 3 and 4 year olds government funding. We also accept childcare vouchers, please ask at the office for details. We support the governments tax free childcare initiative and also the 30 hours government funded childcare. For more information on any of these please ask at the office.

Come and see what we do...

Our opening hours are

9 am - 12 pm/12 pm - 3pm

We also run a breakfast club from 7.45am

and we are open until 3.30pm after pre-school (additional costs apply)

Please contact us for details and to book a space.

We advertise in the local area and have our own website ( in addition to the Dorset Family Information Service. We are flexible about attendance patterns and payment in order to accommodate the needs of the individual children and families; but your requirements should be explained at the earliest opportunity.

To register your child for a space at Panda Pre-school or for more information please use the contact form below.

Attendance at Panda Pre-School does not guarantee admission to Milldown CE Academy, even though we are sited next door.

Panda Pre-School will comply with its obligations under the Race Relations Act 1954 and 2000, the Sex Discrimination Act 1986, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the Equalities Act 2010 and the Childrens Act 1989 and 2004, the Childcare Act 2006 and Every Child Matters - Change for Children 2006, Convention of the Rights of the Child UNICEF 1989, GDPR 2018, Every Child Matters 2003, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Human Rights Act 2000.