Dorchester Community Nursery School

We offer high quality pre-school provision in our own purpose-built Nursery with a spacious main hall and a quiet room, 'all-weather' outside classroom and large reception room. Superb, large, safe enclosed garden. Well qualified, experienced, caring staff.


01305 265140


Venue address
York Road
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-15:30
Tue: 09:00-15:30
Wed: 09:00-15:30
Thu: 09:00-15:30
Fri: 09:00-15:30

Service Details

Vacancy information

Phone or e-mail for vacancy details.

Cost variations
Cost: £4 per hour for under 3 years rate. £5.50 per hour for over 3 years rate.
Additional Information
There will be a phased return in process for parents using their Early Education Funding entitlements after the Coronavirus. Session times: Early start 8.30am to 9am, morning session 9am to midday, lunch club midday to 12.30pm, afternoon session 1pm to 3.30pm, all day sessions are also available.
Age Range
2 years 6 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
25/11/2021 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
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Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Building is wheelchair accessible.
Parking availability information
Drop off facilities.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
We have a fully trained special educational needs co-ordinator and liaise with appropriate agencies. Staff experienced with children with English as an additional language. Staff can use sign along.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We have a SENCo (special educational needs co-ordinator) and Deputy that both have the relevant qualifications. We will always adapt our environment to suit any individual needs. Here at DCNS (Dorchester community nursery school) we have developed over the years, a good working relationship with other professionals such as Health Visitors, Speech and Language, Portage, Family Partnership Zone, Early Years Advisors and any other professional that may be required. We follow the necessary procedures for early intervention to ensure that the referral is dealt with quickly and efficiently allowing the child to reach their full potential. We like to develop a strong relationship with all of our families and will provide as much support, knowledge and guidance for them as we can whilst they are with us.

Record Last Updated
Most childcare providers listed in our directory are open and operating, however on occasions there may be a need to close for short periods on the advice of Public Health Dorset or due to staffing illness. Please contact providers with enquiries.

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Address: York Road  Dorchester  Dorset

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