Portchester Community School

Portchester Community School

Parents: Visit www.gov.uk for information on the 30 hour funding offer.



OFSTED - On 31st May 2018 OFSTED inspected the Early Years Provision at Portchester Community School.  We are pleased to confirm that we were judged us as 'GOOD', with an area of 'Oustanding' for personal development, behaviour and wellbeing. The full report can be found by following the link below.


Exiting News!

From 1st September 2018 Portchester Day Nursery will be opening from 7.30am and Little Stars Pre-school will be open 51 weeks a year. 


Please check the website in the event of extreme weather to see if we are able to open.

Snow days will still be charged at the normal rate.  This is due to our running costs and overheads still having to be paid.  However, where possible during the period of the time that your child is at our setting we will always try to offer additional sessions to compensate for the missed sessions.  These sessions will be given when available. Please refer to the payment policy for more information.


        We are a Sun Safe setting!       

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Little Stars Pre-school and Portchester Day Nursery

 'GOOD' - Ofsted October 2015

'Children's welfare is given high priority. Staff are extremely vigilant and protect children at all times.  As a result, there is an exceptionally warm and homely atmosphere in both the day nursery and pre-school. ' Ofsted October 2015.

Contact Us:

Portchester Day Nursery - 023 9236 4355 or 023 9236 4349 From 6 months to 4 years

Open Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm.

Little Stars Pre-school -  023 9236 4350 From 2yrs 6 months to 4 yrs

Open Monday to Friday (Term Time) 8am - 4.30pm.


The Nursery is in purpose built setting with its own gardens. We provide a fun, caring environment for your child to grow. Open 51 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday 8am—6pm (7.30am from 1st September 2018.

To help your child feel less apprehensive about being left we arrange a settling in period with you. The experience prepares you for the first occasion you leave your child with us. All children have a designated key worker who is responsible for your child’s development records, planning and keeping parents informed of their child’s progress and well-being.


6 to 18 months.  A home from home, providing care from 6 months. Our committed staff offer a secure, safe and fun environment to ensure your baby is given the best foundations.


18 months to 3 years. To help your child achieve confidence and independence through a variety of independent led play.  We work with parents and carers to work towards achieving a child’s goals such as toilet training.


3 to 5 years.  All children within our setting follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This is continued all the way to the end of Reception Year at school. Our friendly staff are committed  to providing the best care to help your child prepare for school and make the transition process an easy one.

Sandra our onsite cook prepares freshly cooked meals and snack daily, for all children that attend nursery.  Sandra works with parents to ensure all needs are catered for, including allergies.

'The quality of teaching in both the day nursery and pre-school is good. Staff are highly skilled early years practitioners. They have an in-depth understanding of how to support children's learning through fun, well-planned and practical activities inside and out.' Ofsted October 2015.



 'Children are clearly very happy and settled in the day nursery and pre-school. Relationships between children and staff are very strong. Staff know each of the children exceptionally well and consistently provide for their individual needs' Ofsted October 2015.


30 Hour Funding - From September 2017 the Government is introducing additional funding to support working parents.  30 Hour Funding offers those who qualify an additional 15 hours a week on top of the 15 hour universal funding that all children receive in the term after their third birthday.  For more information visit the government website www.gov.uk


Visit Holiday Activities and Holiday Childcare for OSCAS Information.

Parent/Grandparent volunteers.  We are always in need of an extra pair of hands!  If you or you know of someone that is willing to give up a few hours a week, then we'd love to hear from you.  Some of the activities we need help with are:


DIY and decorating

Looking after on site animals (from 2018)

Having fun with the children!

For more information please speak to a member of staff.  Please note all volunteers will be subject to emploment checks and DBS.

 PARENTS/CARERS - Please be aware of our payment policy that all parents/carers must adhere to when attending one of our childcare settings.