Chickadees Pre-School

Chickadees is a purpose built setting on the Chickerell Primary Academy Campus. It offers a quality childcare provision which is safe, stimulating and inviting, through a variety of play opportunities. We aim to enhance each individual child's learning in a way that is fun and exciting. We offer an 'open door' policy allowing parents and children to pop in and play. We believe this supports a more natural settling in process.


01305 773103
Fax: 01305 789330


Venue address
Chickerell Primary Academy Rashley Road
Weymouth & Portland


Opening times
Mon: 08:30-14:30
Tue: 08:30-14:30
Wed: 08:30-14:30
Thu: 08:30-14:30
Fri: 08:30-14:30

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call for any enquiries about our setting and to request a registration form. We welcome visits prior to your child's start date.

£12.00 per Session
£24.00 per Day
Cost variations
Day session is £24 from 9am to 3pm. Costs of sessions are £12 (9am to midday) and £10 for a 2 ½ afternoon session between 12.30pm to 3pm. Lunch must be provided for children staying over the lunch period.
Additional Information

Our setting offers an enclosed play area with some safety flooring, outdoor mud kitchen, herb garden, climbing tyres, playhouse, patio and grassed area. If wrap around care is required Chattichicks at Chickerell Primary Academy offer a service from 3.05pm until 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and Fridays 3.05pm to 5pm in the school SEN hub. staff offer the continuity by walking the children to this. Parents can use their early education funding entitlement at any time during our opening hours. For any information required about policies and practices please see the Chickerell Primary Academy website.

Age Range
3 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
27/11/2018 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
Play areas all on one level. Doors open out to outside play area.
Parking availability information
Access limited once school has started as main gates are closed between 8.40am - 9.10am & again at 2.40pm - 3.15pm. After school entry times, parking is available.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
As well as our main play space we have a library which is a welcoming area for children to access books and enjoy some quiet time .

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

As part of Chickerell Primary Academy we have a close working partnership with the school SEN Co-ordinator Laura Wilson. Please call us if you wish to discuss anything in more detail.

See Chickerell Primary Academy's key SEND information.
Record Last Updated
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Address: Chickerell Primary Academy  Rashley Road  Chickerell  Weymouth  Dorset

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