We are open Tuesday-Friday term time only. Our term dates correspond with local West Dorset Primary schools.
The academic term after a child turns age three is when they are entitled to receive 15 hours of funded Pre-School education. These Pre-School funding vouchers can be used across our opening hours as you wish. If your child attends Pre-School for more than 15 hours per week then you will be invoiced for the extra hours they attend. All snack/breakfast club charges will be invoiced.
Invoices are sent out half termly, although we plan to introduce a more flexible system from September 2017.
Before your child is eligible for 15 hours of Early Years Education funding vouchers you will be invoiced for the whole cost of their Pre-School education for the amount of hours/sessions they attend.
Remember we also accept two year old funding vouchers for those that are eligible –find out if you qualify for them. Please ask our Manager or read our Two Year Old Funding information in our Welcome Pack on the Downloads page!
We charge an hourly rate of £4.50 per hour.
Tuesdays: 9.00 am – 1.30 pm
Wednesdays: 9.00 am – 1.30 pm
Thursdays: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Fridays: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Session Start Time
Morning only, afternoon only and all day sessions are available with start times according to you and your child’s need.
Afternoon sessions on Thursdays and Fridays start at 12.00 noon (that includes lunch club) and finish at 3.00pm are at the discretion of the Leader.
We have Toddler bed mats / cushions within a quiet area / section for those little ones who need a morning or afternoon nap. We also have a buggy available if this would suit your child better.
Lunch club is included in all morning and all day sessions, and also in the afternoon session that begins at 12.00 noon. (Please see welcome pack download for lunch recommendations.)
We offer a snack mid morning and mid afternoon, which is provided by the pre-school. This consists of a selection of fruits (which we buy from the local farm shop) and sometimes savoury snacks such as crackers and breadsticks, or perhaps some home cooking the children may have prepared themselves! There is an additional charge of 25p per session for snack which we will invoice you for.
We do sell uniform, which is recommended but not compulsory. Our uniform consists of red polo t-shirts and fleeces with our Pre-School Logo on.
Uniform is advised in order to stop your child’s home clothes getting messy and grubby during play! We recommend old clothes to be worn to Pre-School.
A red polo shirt costs £8.00
A red fleece jacket costs £12.00
Pre-School book bags £5.00
Please ask our Leader about ordering uniform if you are interested.