Ladybirds Preschool at Porchester came about when the EYDCP in Southampton recognised the need for another early years provision in the Woolston area of Southampton, due to rising numbers of
children under 5 years. The new site was put out to tender to all early years providers in the city and as our setting at Ludlow Infant Academy was over-subscribed, with a long waiting list we put
together a tender which was successful and as a result Ladybirds Preschool (Porchester) opened on 29th September 2010.
Ladybirds Preschool is located in the Scout Hut in Porchester Road, it is a set up and pack away setting. The preschool is located in a residential area in the Woolston area of Southampton. Our setting is comprised of one large room with a separate kitchen which is separated with a bolted, low door. We access our garden directly through doors in the main room. The children’s toilets are located directly off the main room and are accessible at all times. The whole of our setting is on one level and accessible to all whatever their physical ability. We also have a separate staff toilet which is also equipped for disabled access. The access to Ladybirds from Porchester Road is by way of a level path making it accessible to all whatever their physical ability. Our catchment area is very local extending to up to approximately 5 miles from the setting.