Head Starts is an independent day nursery located in Bournemouth, providing quality and excellence in childcare.

At the heart of our mission statement is to provide the highest quality of care in a safe and secure environment, and for children to leave our setting ready and prepared for school life and future learning.

Our high quality care enables children to positively grow with healthy eating and exercise, and knowledge and skills gained from their time with us.

Our home from home setting provides a stimulating environment that encourages children to socialise and learn alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).

The EYFS is a comprehensive statutory framework that sets the standards for the care and learning and development of children from birth to five years. We use this framework in our activity planning, so parents can be confident their child will receive a quality experience that focuses on their readiness for future learning and healthy development. With this framework and the knowledge and skills of our professional and friendly staff, you can be sure your child receives the Head Start they deserve.
A parents' Guide to the EYFS can be found here.

Our staff hold many childcare qualifications from NVQ's to degrees and also many health and safety and safeguarding certificates.

The meals and snacks we provide have been approved by the Children's Food Trust so parents can be sure their child has a healthy and balanced diet with us!


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Free Nursery Sessions!


11 hours per week free childcare, 51 weeks per year for eligible 2 Year Olds and every 3 and 4 Year Old. Please see our 'Fees' page for more information.

The free entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds will double from September 2017 for working parents, taking the current 11 hours to 22 hours, 51 weeks per year. Please contact us for more information or visit the Childcare Choices website here.


Contact us to arrange a visit where our Nursery Manager will be more than happy to show you around and introduce you to our team.

  • Graded 'Good' by Ofsted October 2014 - only four months after opening!

  • Food Standards Agency food hygiene rating - 5! View our food hygiene rating information here.
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