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30 hours kindergarten funding accepted

All about Durlston, Swanage.

This is possibly the only kindergarten in the country with panoramic sea views. Our outdoor kindergarten at Durlston is situated within the former Visitor Centre at Durlston Country Park in Swanage, Dorset. This intimatekindergarten combines a beautiful classroom and kitchen with a delightfully large outdoor area, surrounded by the Durlston's National Nature Reserve.

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The gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site - running all the way from Exmouth in the west to Old Harry Rocks. It's also designated as Heritage Coast, Special Area of Conservation, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Nature Reserve.  

Durlston is a superb outdoor classroom, with a wealth of opportunities to enhance the study of geography, science, history, art and much more. The spectacular coastal scenery includes headlands and bays, hundreds of wildlife species, and a rich geological history.

“We chose this nursery due to our son's love of the outdoors and we are so so happy we did! The freedom to go in and outdoors when they wish, the walks and trips they go on and learning of the great outdoors and life. Our son enjoyed coming to nursery and even wanted to go the days he wasn't supposed to be there. The staff are wonderful and supportive to the children and parents.”

Kelly, Parent

Additional information:

  • Ages  2 - 5 years

  • Opening Hours 8am - 5pm, 51 weeks of the year. Morning, afternoon, full-day places are available as well as full-year and term-time places

  • Daily fee £40. Includes organic lunch and snacks, nature school sessions in the country park, visiting artist fees, cooking sessions and relaxation sessions.  

  • Morning session from 8am to 1pm £23

  • Afternoon session from 1pm to 5pm £18

  • Registration Fee £50

  • Holiday spaces available for 4 - 8 year olds

  • 2, 3 and 4 year old funding available

Registration is open!

'Outstanding' Ofsted 2015



For more information, please contact the Kindergarten at Durlston:


Telephone: 01929-421422

Address: Kids Love Nature Kindergarten at Durlston: Learning Centre, Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL