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Jack and Jill Nursery, Corfe Mullen

Well-established day nursery for children from 6 months +


Jack and Jill is situated in the heart of Corfe Mullen village and occupies the former Methodist Church. This offers a great “open-plan” space of approximately 2000sq foot with a fabulous main hall and 2 further rooms. The whole nursery has been completely refurbished and has a new playground, new play areas, new toilets and new equipment. The rooms are light, spacious and fresh! There is a car-park for drop-off and collection.

Our playground and indoor areas have been designed to offer different zones for learning through play. Our facilities are also very flexible so that we provide new and fresh activities on a regular basis to reflect the seasons, local and world events and the children’s interests.

Our day includes a carefully planned mix of adult-led activities, child-initiated activities and free-flow sessions. This ensures that children can enjoy all areas of the nursery and playground and also have the freedom to choose their own activities.


The Big Hall

Our fabulous main hall offers several different learning zones/activity areas. Many activities are also available outside in the playground and most activities are interconnected to give a fluid, all-encompassing learning experience.

Story corner Daily story to be read, acted and enjoyed in groups, in pairs, with staff or just enjoy some quiet time to browse and dream!
Sensory Explore the senses of sight, touch, hearing, and taste.
Nature and exploration Discover the natural world through books, the nature table, nursery collections, interactive activities.
Construction We have lots of construction activities for learning and fun including: Duplo, Lego, Stickle Bricks, Big Blocks, Wooden Blocks, Junk Modelling, etc.
Small World Farm and animals, Dolls House, Train set, Cars and Garage, Pirates Ships and much more! Lots of fun on a small scale.
Home corner Be a grown-up for the day! Lots of interesting things to try from cooking to cleaning.
Role Play and dressing up Lots of role-play activities (with excellent props and dressing-up clothes) such as: Vet, Doctor, Dentist, Shopping, Big School, History, Fairytales, Around the World, Travel, Family, etc.
Music and movement Instruments and other things for making music and space for moving, dancing and generally having a jiggle and enjoying songs and rhymes too.


The Messy Room

This is where all the super-fun and wet and messy activities take place including: Messy play, water, sand and dough activities, lots of creative things with glue and glitter, paints and clay and of course drawing, printing, sticking, stamping, threading and tracing! Aprons are provided.


The Jack and Jill Room

A bright and welcoming multi-functional room which is used for:

  • Lunch-times
  • Cookery
  • Maths and cognitive activities
  • Parent drop-off and collection


The playground

We think fresh air and outdoor play is great and we encourage the children to be outside as much as possible! Our new playground offers the children a wide range of outdoor activities and fun learning experiences including:

  • Mud kitchen
  • Water play
  • Outdoor arts and crafts
  • Jumping and balancing challenges
  • Den-building
  • Bugs and mud
  • Balls and bouncing
  • Sand table
  • Gardening
  • Garden games
  • A clean, green world!
  • Construction and creative area
  • Outdoor theatre
  • Chalk wall
  • Outdoor snacks and lunches
  • Camping fun
  • Wild music
  • Weather station
  • Pedal power

Our playground and outdoor activities change with the seasons and with current topics and events to ensure a world of discovery and exploration.



Fully-refurbished toilets.

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