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About Launchpads

Launchpad is the Church of England’s Early Years Southern Network.

We run pre-school settings and offer support and guidance to others affiliated through the Launchpad Early Years Network. Our Nursery and Pre-Schools provide high-quality childcare for children in happy and safe environments, with expert staff who are passionate about the care, welfare and development to the youngest children.

We provide various discounts and the government offers help with childcare costs too.

Get in touch, so you can get an idea of what you’ll be paying and see for yourself the value for money we deliver.

Our Preschools

Barton Stacey

There is room to grow and explore in our purpose built early years building. Our 2-5 year olds…

Appleshaw

Boldre Launchpad is a happy place located within the grounds of the William Gilpin School…

Boldre

Our Appleshaw children have plenty of space for outdoor adventures. Located within the local village…

Our Values

Joy

is the pleasure of learning together with the support and connections made by the whole community. It is developed for young children through the understanding of love and care for others. We encourage friendship, respect and a loving family community within the setting.

Care

is how the community look after and provide for the needs of their young children. It is the caring attitude we model for these young children so they can support each other in a healthy safe nurturing environment. It is the care they offer to others and their environment.

Friendship

is a state of mutual trust and support developed within a safe and happy environment, where children, staff and the community care about each other. It is developed over time through a respectful environment, with love and commitment to each other.

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

We operate an open-door policy and welcome children of all faiths or none. Please see our Settings page for details.

Launchpad also provides Partnership support for settings, please see our Partnership page for details.

Apply before the end of term for your 30 hours’ free entitlement.

Terms & Conditions
Parents will need to apply for 30 hours’ funding through the government website Childcare Choices.This will generate an eligibility code for you.