Call Us:  01305 251512 /   info@charminsterpreschool.co.uk  /  Charminster Pre-school, West Hill, Charminster, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9RD.

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Fees


FROM SEPTEMBER 2019 ALL UNFUNDED SESSIONS WILL BE

CHARGED AT £4.50 PER HOUR


Breakfast Club: £3.25 (includes £1.00 towards breakfast)
Early Start: £2.25

Morning Session: £15.75

Day Session: £27.00

Extended Day Session: £40.45 (includes £2.20 for tea)

 

You will need to provide your child with a packed lunch for all sessions. 

 

For details regarding invoices or payment plans please email: 

info@charminsterpreschool.co.uk

All children qualify for Free Early Education Funding from the term after 

their 3rd birthday. Please see our Funding section for more details. 

 



Childcare Vouchers

We currently accept vouchers from the following organisations:

  • care-4

  • Computershare (formerly Busy Bees)

  • Sodexo Motivation Solutions (formerly Sodexo Pass)

  • Edenred (formerly Accor)

  • Imagine Co-op (Midcounties Co-op)

  • Fideliti 

Funding

 

All children qualify for Free Early Education Funding from the term after their 3rd birthday.

Funding for 3-4 year olds

 

Fees have to be paid for every session attended until the term after the child’s third birthday, after which the government in the form of Free Early Education Funding pays for up to 15 hours per week. Eligible working families are entitles to claim up to 30 hours of week of free early eduction funding. Click here for information on eligibility.

 

Your child will need to be:

 

  • 3 years old by 31st August to qualify for funding for the Autumn term.

  • 3 years old by 31st December to qualify for funding for the Spring term.

  • 3 years old by 31st March to qualify for funding for the Summer term.

 

Funding for 2 year olds

 

To be eligible for free early education for your two year old, you need to be receiving one of the following benefits:

 

Benefit title

  • Income Support

  • Income based jobseeker's allowance

  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit (provided your annual income is below £16,190 and you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit)

  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
     

You may also be eligible if your two year old receives support in one of the following ways:

  • Looked After Child (defined under Section 31 of the Children Act 1989) 

  • Child with a Child Protection Plan 

  • Child in Need (defined under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989) 

  • Child registered with Dorset Early Support 

  • Child from Gypsy/Traveller/Roma or Migrant family 

  • Child with a Common Assessment Framework (CAF)


To check eligibility and apply for free early education for children aged two years in Dorset please click here.

Session Times 
 

 Our Pre-school opens Monday - Friday at the following times:-

Breakfast Club: 8.00am to 8.30am

Early Start: 8.30am to 9.00am

Morning Session: 9:00am to 12:30pm

Day Session: 9am to 3pm

Monday- Wednesday we offer extended day sessions.

Extended Day Session: 9am to 5:30pm