Our Natural Environment
Each classroom has their own dedicated outside space which are available for use most of the day.
In addition, Hopscotch boasts a vegetable garden and our special nature garden which was landscaped with thanks to Natural England, Christchurch and East Dorset District Council and Project Nurture.
Hopscotch backs onto Parley Common which is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). Another name used locally for the common include The Heath as it is largely a shrubland habitat characterised by open, low-growing woody vegetation. A number of our staff are Forest School trained, and make the use of such a wonderful natural environment on our doorstep by taking small groups out onto the heath. Any such visit focuses on learning, and in particular communication, self esteem and team work. All external visits follow our comprehensive approach for risk and safety.
Hopscotch Pre-school is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and is registered in England and Wales as Hopscotch Pre-school CIC with registered address Barns Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8XH and company number 08948567.