The ‘Cottage’ Nursery has been established for over 40 years. We are situated in the grounds of St James’ First School, overlooking open fields, in the picturesque village of Gaunts Common 3 miles from Wimborne Town centre. Our aim is to make learning fun and the Cottage a great place to come to. This is a fantastic community environment working in partnership with the children, parents, staff and committee.
We offer flexible childcare at highly competitive hourly rates which can be tailored to the individual needs of each family, for children aged 2 to 11 years (end of year 6). We are open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm during term time and 7 weeks for holiday club for children aged 3 to 9 years (end of year 4).
Our highly qualified team of staff adhere to the correct child to staff ratio’s in line with Ofsted recommendations. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. All children are treated as individuals and their learning journey reflects this. We accept the Government Funding Entitlements for children age 2, 3, and 4 years olds.
To view the setting and meet our team or come for a taster session, please phone 01285 840679 or visit our website www.stjamescottage.co.uk for more information.
Meet the staff
Sharren Jakobsen Carol Potter Sue Lambert
Manager / Trustee EYT Team Leader Team Leader
Kerry Curchin Lucy Potter Nicky Healey
Team Leader Pre-School Assistant Pre-School Assistant
Anne Cadman Lizzie Page Emily Moy
Pre-School Assistant Holiday Club Assistant Pre-School Assistant
Issie Curchin Hayley Cook Charlotte Cook
Bank Staff Bank Staff College Student
Meet the committee
Guy Reynolds Wendy Reeves Hannah Francis
Chairperson/Trustee Treasurer/Trustee Secretary/Trustee
Jenny Spence Rebecca Horsey Kate Szymankiewicz
Trustee Committee Member Committee Member
Rebecca Steele Jo Curtis Alan Willey
Committee Member Committee Member Co-opt Member