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Moving to Dorset – Schools and Childcare Services

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Shaun Vallance
Moving to Dorset – Schools and Childcare Services

Whether you’re moving to a different part of the UK or just around the corner from where you live now, there’s a lot of planning in-store. And for anyone who has young children, certain additional considerations will need your attention straight away. Although this sounds a bit daunting, it’s easy to solve this by making a start today by putting a plan of action together.

Dorset is an excellent place to set up home for people with little ones, and our education institutions are widely recognised for excellence. Not only do we have some of the UK’s best nurseries and schools, but there’s also plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy in Dorset. It’s always helpful to know who to begin contacting. So, with that in mind, here is Woods Removals’ guide to schools and childcare information.

Five Tips on Finding Childcare and School Information –

Start your research and planning today – Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. You’re making a life-changing decision to move your family to a different county. It’s essential that you give yourself as much time as possible to find the ideal home and schools for the kids. Contacting an estate agent might be a good idea to help arrange viewings.

Go online and find council information – The local council for each area have excellent resources, and you should check out the information they offer. Whether it’s a list of local schools or childcare provisions, they will have them or can refer you. Additionally, they have extensive information on Dorset and various things that are happening.

List all schools and childcare facilities – If you’re not sure about the exact area you’re moving to in Dorset, start by creating a list of all schools in relation to the age of your children. You can check each school’s Ofsted scores as well as any additional achievements online. Then repeat this process for childcare and preschools in Dorset.

Visit Dorset a few times – This is one that we suggest any potential Dorset resident undertakes. You need to get to know Dorset and the surrounding areas first-hand. Google is an excellent resource, but it’s not a substitute for the lived experience. Dorset has some unforgettable places to visit and lots of places to stay overnight, so make a weekend of it for the whole family.

Arrange meetings with potential schools and preschools – You can only learn a certain level of information online and by contacting schools. By arranging short meetings with the Headmaster of each school or preschool, you’ll have a better understanding of them. It might also help you secure a place for your children by meeting them in person.

What Makes Dorset Appealing for Young Families –

In addition to educational advantages the county enjoys, Dorset is a beautiful place with a plethora of towns and villages to make your home in. House prices fluctuate across the area, but there is something for all budgets if you’re willing to do your homework and expand your search. There are low levels of crime, lots of employment opportunities and a strong local business sector.

Dorset has an active business community, with a strong emphasis on catering to residents as well as visitors. It’s a prime example of somewhere that balances the two perfectly. People support Dorset businesses here and sourcing local produce is a noticeable feature. The farmers’ markets and community retailers have a prominent role in their community.

There are thousands of people who live in London and have second homes in Dorset. Some even decide to trade in city life once they experience Dorset daily. We have excellent transport links to every main train and bus station in Southern England. Additionally, we’re close enough to London if you have business interests there. Most of all – the quality of life here is worth the relocation alone.

Woods Removals – Dorset and Berkshire’s Favourite Removals and Storage Provider –

At Woods Removals, we move hundreds of people in Dorset and the surrounding areas every year. We get a lot of customers who are looking for a family-friendly environment to set up a home. As part of our drive to provide the best customer service possible, we offer the most affordable rates for removals and storage in Dorset.

From your first call to us, we’ll take you through our services to help you match them with your requirements. The Woods Removals team are happy to discuss your big move into Dorset. Even if you’re planning or getting quotes. Providing the best level of customer service is our number one goal, and we go above and beyond for our customers.

A lot of our customers opt to use storage to ensure that their belongings are safe and secure until the official date of the relocation. We have four storage options – home storage, commercial archive storage, trade self storage (metal containers), and we can also accommodate large items in our warehouse.

If you’re looking to relocate your young family, you’ll find everything you need in Dorset. Contact us today, and we’ll walk you through our range of removals and storage services.