Foundation Unit

Welcome to Dallimore Foundation Unit
We are a large unit catering for children aged from 2 – 5 years.

Foundation unit brochure


The two year old children have a purpose built room, and the lead nursery practitioner for that room is Mrs Smith. Click here to go to Ladybirds page

Mrs Roberts, Mrs Wibberley and Miss Langton are the teachers in the unit, supported by a team of very experienced teaching assistants.

DRAGONFLIES (for children aged 3 to 4 yrs old)

Mrs Wibberley is the teacher in Dragonflies and is supported by Mrs Cooper-Litton and Mrs Mason

Children can start in Dragonflies in the term after they are 3 years old and will be allocated either a morning or afternoon place (15 hours per week). We will always try and work with parents to allocate sessions to fit in with personal circumstances and, in addition we are able to offer a limited number of full day sessions (30 hours per week). Applications for places is made directly through the school office.

BUMBLEBEES AND BUTTERFLIES (Reception for children aged 4 to 5)
Applications for places in reception is made through Derbyshire County Council and the allocation of places is made by the local authority.

Butterflies is located in the Foundation Unit.
Mrs Roberts is the teacher in Butterflies and is supported by Mrs Barker, Mrs Dunne and Mrs Wall.

Bumblebees is located in the main school building.
Miss Langton is the teacher in Bumblebees and is supported by Miss Parkin.

We aim to support our children emotionally, socially and academically to achieve the very best that they can.

We are very lucky to have a large outdoor area which provides opportunities for large scale play and for exploring nature. The children also regularly visit the forest for Forest School activities.

Visitors to the unit are always welcome and potential parents are invited to arrange to see us the classrooms and meet with Mrs Roberts.