Chipmunks Day Nursery - Dorchester

At Chipmunks we are committed to providing a safe welcoming environment in which parents will have peace of mind that their children are receiving quality care from staff with the necessary qualifications and experience, to ensure that every day with Chipmunks is a stimulating experience where children learn through play.


Venue address
6 Herringston Road
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 07:45-18:00
Tue: 07:45-18:00
Wed: 07:45-18:00
Thu: 07:45-18:00
Fri: 07:45-18:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please call for vacancy details.

Nursery/Pre-School pickup
From all local schools
£8.00 per Hour
£36.30 per Session
£72.60 per Day
Cost variations
We offer an hourly rate, session rate and a daily rate dependent on child's age. Please contact the nursery for more information.
Additional Information

Early Education Funding can be accessed Monday to Friday. We are closed Bank Holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year. Also Edgefield Holiday Club throughout all of the main school holidays. Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy.

Age Range
0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
06/09/2022 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
If a childcare provision is run by a school they may not be separately registered with Ofsted, therefore the link to their report will be for the school.
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
Ground floor areas accessible by wheelchair.
Parking availability information
On site parking, a disability bay.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor toilet.
Other Facilities
Children with special needs are admitted after consultation with parents and key worker.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Relevant staff have attended SENCO training, practical inclusion and British Values training. We have children with the following: speech and language, visual support and hearing support. Referral forms completed for the necessary agencies for example SALT (speech and language Therapists), portage. Parents can always access our policies and procedures.

Record Last Updated
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Address: 6 Herringston Road  Dorchester  Dorset

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