FROM THE SUMMER TERM 2023, UNFUNDED SESSIONS WILL BE
CHARGED AT £6.21 PER HOUR
Funded hours will be offered between
8:30am and 4:00pm (Monday to Wednesday)
8:30am and 3:00pm (Thursday and Friday)
Breakfast Club: £4.32 per session
After Preschool Club 2: £7.02 per session
Optional Additional Charges:
Early Start: £2.70
Morning Session: £1.00
Day Session: £2.00
After Preschool Club 1: £4.86
Optional charges cover the cost of breakfast, snacks and enhancing preschool
provisions such as Forest School that are not covered by funding. More
information is available in our Fees & Funding Agreement Policy.
Unfunded sessions including optional charges:
Morning Session: £22.74
Day Session: £39.26
Day & After Preschool Club 1 & 2: £63.56
You will need to provide your child with a packed lunch for all sessions.
For details regarding invoices or payment plans please email:
All children qualify for Free Early Education Funding from the term after
their 3rd birthday. Please see our Funding section for more details.
We currently accept vouchers from the following organisations:
Computershare (formerly Busy Bees)
Sodexo Motivation Solutions (formerly Sodexo Pass)
Edenred (formerly Accor)
Imagine Co-op (Midcounties Co-op)
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:
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.
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: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Monday- Wednesday we offer
After Preschool Clubs
Day & After Preschool Club 1: 9:00 to 4:00pm
Day & After Preschool Club 1 & 2: 9:00 to 5:00pm