About St. James' Cottage

Welcome to The Cottage website, here you will find our latest news and information as well as relevant policies and contact details.

Situated just outside Wimborne, we are close enough to reach, but have the benefit of being surrounded by idyllic countryside.

The Cottage strives to provide a home from home experience and our staff encourage children’s development and love of learning.

We offer convenient wrap round day care from 8am to 6pm, with 24 spaces available.

Have a browse to find out more and see what we’ve been up to recently.

Latest News / Events
Up and coming events…

Zoolab  Friday 22nd September

Shake, Rattle & Sing Monday 9th October  

AGM Tuesday 10th October 7.30pm & The Cottage

Open Afternoon Wednesday 11th October 1.30pm-2.30pm

Teacher Training Day Friday 20th October (Holiday Club)

Holiday Club Monday 23rd  – Friday 27th October

Teacher Training Day  Monday 30th October (Holiday Club)

Tempest Photography Tuesday 7th November

Christmas Fayre  Saturday 2nd December 12-2pm

Nativity Play Tuesday 12th December

Christmas Party Friday 15th December

Newsletter Archive

Newsletter September 2017

Newsletter July 2017

Newsletter May 2017

Newsletter April 2017

Newsletter March 2017

Newsletter February 2017

Newsletter January 2017

Newsletter November (2) 2016

Newsletter November 2016

Newsletter September 2016

Newsletter July 2016

Newsletter May 2016

Newsletter April 2016

Newsletter March 2016

Newsletter January 2016

Newsletter December 2015

Newsletter November 2015

Newsletter October 2015

Newsletter September 2015

Newsletter June 2015

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“We found the care and attention that both our children received to be very good and the extended hours was a bonus. As the children got older, the holiday club and after school club really helped out.”

Wimborne Parent

“I have found the “The Cottage” to be a friendly, nurturing and educational environment or all three of my children. The Cottage offers a safe and secure setting and the ability for children to run outdoors whilst well protected. They have a close link with St James First School and encourage joint events. I found the attendance for activities at the main school, in my children’s’ final year at The Cottage, enables them to progress seamlessly into St James First School. I utilise both the After School Club and Holliday Club which the older children thoroughly enjoy.” 

Holt Parent


For our most recent Ofsted report click here

For the St James First School website click here

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