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History

Manor Park Pre-school is over 30 years old.  It was originally known as as the Rainbow Playgroup based in the Dorchester Youth Centre on Colliton Street and then First Steps Pre-school at the Youth Centre on Kings Road.

The pre-school moved to it's current site in Manor Park School in 2006 at the request of the Headteacher and Reception Teacher at the time.  The move was part of a plan to strengthen the group's links with the school.  The idea was that it would allow the children to become familiar with the school environment and for them to receive visits from the Headteacher and Reception Teacher so that they would be familiar faces by the time the children moved up to 'the big school'.  

The move also allowed us to take advantage of some of Manor Park's facilities, such as the School Hall for our concerts and access to their playground to allow our children to really stretch their legs.

First Steps officially amalgamated with Manor Park First School on 1st April 2018.