Welcome to Southwell Smiley Faces PORTLAND, Dorset. The group was first established as a registered Pre-School in 1981, but as a Playgroup before this we have been operating successfully for over 30 years in St Andrews Church hall. In September 2009 we moved to our new purpose built building at the end of Longstone Close, adjacent to IPACA Southwell Campus. While our aim remains the same, the policies have evolved by continual improvement and the requirement to fully comply with new rules, regulations and guidelines that have been introduced by Social Services, County Council and the Government.
We are registered for 26 children between the ages of 2 and 11 years from 7:30 until 18:00. We only close for bank holidays and the Christmas holiday period. We encourage your child to learn and develop by providing experiences in a safe, warm and comfortable environment and have excellent links with IPACA Southwell Campus.