About the Group

Creating pictures

We are based at the Prince of Wales Preschool Centre where we have our own playroom and outdoor space and are fortunate to have shared use of facilities including the soft play area, sensory room and hydrotherapy pool.

Our voluntary Board of Trustees manages an experienced and motivated staff team led by Manager, Nyree Gibbs.

Our regular programme includes sessions run by speech and language therapist Jo Bryson to help children develop good communication skills using a range of methods including Signalong and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), as well as music therapy, swimming in the hydrotherapy pool and gymnastics and movement sessions.

We provide a minibus collection service for those who would otherwise find it difficult to access the service and support for parents, families and carers in the form of workshops, training and regular coffee mornings.Nyree driving the van

We received a judgement of Outstanding in all areas at our 2011 OFSTED inspection. (The inspection report is not available on the OFSTED website as we had to re-register with OFSTED when we changed to a Company Limited by Guarantee, but we can supply a copy of the report on request.)

We work closely with other pre-schools, schools and professionals to enable a successful transition to a child’s local preschool or school when the time comes. Some children will attend both Dorchester Opportunity Group and their local preschool, on different days of the week.