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Independent PRE SCHOOL & Private Nursery

Buckholme Towers School is an independent pre school, otherwise known as a private nursery or day care in Poole. Located in Ashley Cross, we are easily accessible for children in Poole and Bournemouth.

We pride ourselves on putting your child first, ensuring they receive the very best education. At our independent pre school we have small class sizes to facilitate more 1-to-1 teacher support, and we are proud to share the testimonials we have received from parents.

Discover more about why you should choose this pre-prep school in Poole.


We offer the Free Early Education (FEE) scheme at Buckholme Towers. This government programme enables independent pre schools to provide free learning for children under the age of 4. All 3 to 4 year olds in England are entitled to 570 free hours per year. You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare - find out if you are eligible here.

This can include:

·         Up to 15 hours per week for part time attendees

·         Up to 30 hours per week for full time attendees 


·         Our pre school is for children aged from 2 years 9 months to 4 years


·         Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.30pm


The pre school academic year is from September to August.  In line with their Free Early Education (FEE) allowance, children can attend either in keeping with the Buckholme Towers School's Term Dates, or they may 'stretch' their attendance for up to 47 weeks per annum. Prices start from as little as £20 a week.

We are closed on Bank Holidays and for one week at Christmas, two weeks at Easter and two weeks in the Summer.

ADDITIONAL COSTS (for attendance in addition to FEE hours)

·         Breakfast Club (8.00 to 8.30am) £4 per session

·         After School Care (3.15 to 5.30pm) £5 per hour

·         Additional hours throughout the school day £8 per hour


Parents can either provide a packed lunch or we can provide a cooked lunch at an additional cost of £210 per term


Our pre school uniform is optional, however children usually wear a BTS polo shirt with matching hoodie and joggers (school shorts and dress in the Summer).

To discuss your child’s pre school further, email or call on 01202 742871. Or book an appointment to come and meet us!